18th September 2012
US gay advocacy group blast Rupert Everett over gay parenting row 25
6:52 PM — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise British actor Rupert Everett for his views on same-sex parenting.
Brighton: Green Party accused of ‘squabbling’ in equal marriage rift 14
6:24 PM — The leader of the Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council has criticised the Green Party for being preoccupied in dealing with one of its councillors, who caused a deep internal row, after she voted against the party over the issue of equal marriage.
France: Catholic archbishop fails to apologise for equal marriage ‘incest’ remarks 25
3:25 PM — The Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, who claimed marriage rights for same-sex couples could lead to incest and polygamy, says his comments to a radio station were misinterpreted, but has stopped short of making an apology.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new transgender online resource 7
2:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched two new support guides for the UK’s transgender community.
US: Support for equal marriage increasing, according to latest polls 6
1:40 PM — Two new national polls show that support for marriage equality in the US is steadily increasing.
Gay mayor of Paris appalled at ‘ugly’ anti-gay comments of Catholic bishop 45
12:55 PM — Bertrand Delanoe, the gay Socialist mayor of Paris, has strongly criticised the Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls for making a series of outspoken remarks about equal marriage.
Australian Senate unlikely to support equal marriage, says Finance minister 16
12:19 PM — Senator Penny Wong, Australia’s gay Finance minister is downplaying expectations that the country’s upper parliamentary chamber will support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in an historic vote, due to take place in the next 24 hours.
Berkshire: Gay couple take B&B owner to court 132
11:54 AM — A gay couple have sued the owner of a bed and breakfast after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
17th September 2012
Mika: I was scared of not being accepted by my family 23
6:19 PM — In an interview with Metro, the Lebanese singer said: “I was scared [of] not being accepted by my family. “No one in my family is gay. No one in my extended family is gay”.
PM told to stop ‘whoring’ after the gay vote, by Telegraph journalist 98
5:37 PM — Damian Thompson, the editor of Telegraph Blogs and a columnist for the paper has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for trying to gain support from the LGBT community.
Clarke Carlisle: First UK gay footballer can expect a ‘commercial windfall’ 10
4:50 PM — Clarke Carlisle, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has told Inside Sport that the first English footballer to reveal that he is gay can expect to receive a commercial windfall from doing so.
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights 12
4:22 PM — In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.
Video: Radio 1 unveils new trailer ad for Grimmy 6
2:41 PM — Several celebrities are helping out Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw, in a promotional video for the station. After confirming that he is indeed gay last month, the 28-year-old is about to become one of the country’s most prominent LGBT public figures.
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
Police investigate south London homophobic attack 1
12:04 PM — Police are seeking to identify two suspects involved in a homophobic attack which took place last month on Kennington Road near Vauxhall.
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
15th September 2012
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
14th September 2012
San Francisco: Supervisor Wiener asked to ban public nudity in ‘cock ring’ row 64
6:56 PM — Gay district supervisor Scott Wiener says he is open to introducing legislation that would ban public nudity due to the increased number of men seen wearing cock rings in San Francisco’s Castro district.
Scottish footballer to stand trial over homophobic threats
4:27 PM — A former Hibernian footballer is to stand trial charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh.