6th August 2009
Brad Pitt: ‘I don’t care if my child is gay’ 11
5:05 PM — Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said that he doesn't care if any of his children are gay, saying: "I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are".
Australian MP says homosexuality is ‘not a normal part of life’ 95
4:39 PM — Australian MP Dorothy Pratt has caused controversy in the state parliament after she attacked plans to allow gay adoption, saying homosexuality was not a normal part of life.
Online LGBT school to launch in 2010 5
4:14 PM — An online school for LGBT students plans to launch in January 2010. The school, based in the US, is the first of its kind and is a part of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
Lost generation: Are modern HIV campaigns failing younger gays? 26
1:47 PM — While older gay men remember shocking images of tombstones in HIV awareness ads from the 1990s, the fear and uncertainty is alien to younger men. Are they being let down by today's campaigns?
Report: Ex-gay therapy does not work 17
12:37 PM — The American Psychological Association (APA) released a report yesterday firmly stating that homosexuality cannot be changed.
5th August 2009
60 greatest gay bars announced 14
5:07 PM — Gay website Out.com has published a list of the 60 greatest gay bars in the world, which includes three British venues.
Bollywood show enters fight for Indian gay rights 1
2:09 PM — An Indian television show is to screen an episode on gay rights. 'Yeh Chanda Kanoon Hai’, an Indian courtroom television show, is to include a court case on gay rights in its new series.
Stonewall publishes advice for lesbians on getting pregnant 2
12:08 PM — Stonewall, the gay and lesbian rights group, has published a guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant in the wake of the new laws protecting the rights of lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment.
4th August 2009
Gay Sherlock Holmes ‘will turn audiences off’ 86
1:12 PM — Plans to give legendary detective Sherlock Holmes a gay twist have been attacked by a film critic who said it could turn audiences off.
31st July 2009
Portugal upholds gay marriage ban after lesbians’ challenge 8
5:57 PM — The Portuguese constitutional court has today upheld the ban on same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple tried to use a constitutional loophole to challenge the law.
Gay student who was barred from prom denied compensation 16
5:15 PM — A gay student who was denied entry to his prom for wearing a dress has been denied reimbursement for the money he spent.
American football coach apologises for gay slur 9
3:03 PM — American football coach Greg McMackin has issued an apology for using the term 'faggot' in a press conference on Thursday morning. He had asked journalists not to report the slur.
Harvey Milk to be honoured with Medal of Freedom 12
11:09 AM — Gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk is to be posthumously awarded with a Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour.
30th July 2009
Appeal for Burundi to end criminalisation of homosexuality 2
6:12 PM — The Human Rights Watch (HRC) has called on Burundi to reverse its law criminalising gay sex.
Kid Rock brands Twitter ‘gay’ 11
3:59 PM — Controversial rock star Kid Rock has announced his hatred for social networking site Twitter, calling it 'gay'.
European commissioner calls for greater trans rights 3
11:17 AM — Thomas Hammarberg, the commissioner for human rights for the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, has called on Europe to do more to stop transphobia.
Police urge caution after gay chatline muggings 2
11:04 AM — Police have urged users of gay chatlines to take care after two men in Haringey were robbed at knifepoint. The men were robbed after being lured to a private place by someone they met on a gay chat line.
29th July 2009
Australian prime minister stands firm against gay marriage 17
10:39 AM — Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia, has said that while he welcomes debate on gay marriage, he will not support it.
‘Defaced’ bible forced behind glass 24
10:18 AM — An exhibit in Glasgow designed to promote gay rights within the church has had to be put in a glass case to prevent visitors scrawling obscene messages.
28th July 2009
Video: John Barrowman and David Tennant lock lips 18
5:53 PM — John Barrowman, star of TV shows Torchwood and Doctor Who, shared a brief kiss on the lips with David Tennant at the Comicon convention this weekend.