7th December 2012
Exclusive: Government to support gay couples marrying in church in plans to be announced next week 41
11:51 AM — PinkNews.co.uk understands the government is to push for complete marriage equality, meaning religious organisations will be allowed to provide same-sex marriages, as part of its reforms, despite widespread opposition by senior Anglican and Catholic leaders.
6th December 2012
Montana: Man charged with infecting partner with HIV also accused of killing 55 dogs 13
6:27 PM — A 52-year-old man in the US state of Montana has denied a felony endangerment charge that alleges he infected an unknowing sexual partner with HIV.
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Straight couples refused equality’ 41
3:26 PM — Peter Tatchell has suggested that the government is likely to decline opening up civil partnerships to heterosexual couples, when it issues its official response to the equal marriage consultation, later this month.
Scotland: Low school bullying figures give misleading impression say LGBT campaigners 6
1:50 PM — An LGBT organisation and a gay councillor have dismissed bullying statistics that show just one homophobic incident was recorded in schools throughout the Scottish Highlands last year, and they warn the true figure is likely to be much higher.
Scotland: Teenage killer of gay barman Stuart Walker jailed for 12 years 24
12:36 PM — A teenager who admitted killing Stuart Walker after the gay barman tried to comfort him over his confused sexuality has been jailed for 12 years.
Essex: Gay hairdresser who launched scissor attack after receiving homophobic abuse is jailed 39
12:00 PM — A gay hairdresser has been jailed for two and a half years after he stabbed a man with a pair of scissors due to a homophobic remark.
US Democrats’ LGBT campaign group faces possible closure due to funding crisis 4
11:15 AM — The National Stonewall Democrats, the main political LGBT lobbying organisation that’s affiliated with the Democratic Party, may close its doors unless it raises $30,000 (£18,600) before the end of the year.
First same-sex marriage permits issued in Washington state 7
10:37 AM — Two women in Seattle have become the first gay couple to receive a marriage licence in America’s west coast state of Washington.
5th December 2012
Gay football group criticise Daily Mail over Joey Barton article 17
8:29 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network (GSFN) has criticised the Daily Mail for publishing an article suggesting footballer Joey Barton would make a suitable “gay hero” for the sport, because it trivialises the debate about homophobia in football.
Desmond Tutu: Uganda should drop ‘totally unjust’ anti-gay law 24
7:25 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town told reporters at the All Africa Conference of Churches “I am opposed to discrimination that is unfair discrimination”.
Trinidad and Tobago facing legal action by gay activist over homophobic ban 9
5:40 PM — A gay rights activist from Jamaica is planning to sue the neighbouring country of Trinidad and Tobago because of a law that prevents gay people from setting foot on the twin island.
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
Same-sex marriage opponent Donald Trump admits to attending a ‘beautiful’ gay wedding 12
1:47 PM — George Takei says he hopes his lunch date with Donald Trump can help end the billionaire’s opposition to equal marriage, and has revealed that the social conservative recently attended a “beautiful” gay wedding.
Tory MP Bob Stewart: I will vote against same-sex marriage, but I’m not homophobic 72
12:29 PM — Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart has told David Cameron and the Chief Whip Sir George Young that he plans to vote against equal marriage when the motion comes before the Commons next year.
Poland: Gay man wins homophobia case against Danish supermarket Netto 13
11:17 AM — A Polish gay man who was branded a ‘faggot’ by his former supermarket manager has won a discrimination case.
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
4th December 2012
Paris gay-friendly mosque denounced by Islamic leaders 30
5:47 PM — Islamic leaders in Paris are condemning the opening of what's been described as Europe's first gay-friendly mosque.
Long-serving presenter leaves GaydarRadio
5:02 PM — Alex Baker, the afternoon presenter of GaydarRadio, has left the station after five years.
Tory MP Richard Bacon’s motion to repeal Human Rights Act defeated 30
4:02 PM — MPs have defeated a bid by Conservative MP Richard Bacon to scrap the Human Rights Act, which opponents of equal marriage have argued is a key threat to religious freedom.