17th December 2012
Brighton: Gay couple left devastated and traumatised after homophobic attack 32
6:56 PM — Sussex Police are appealing for information after a gay couple were violently attacked in Brighton while holding hands on a street.
Lib Dem MP Gordon Birtwistle: ‘Gay marriage is just not on’ 65
6:00 PM — The first Liberal Democrat MP to voice their opposition to the government’s marriage reforms since last week's announcement has gone public.
Uganda’s president: Gay people should not be killed or persecuted 26
4:44 PM — Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted as the country’s parliament runs out of time to pass the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill for this year.
Gay Essex dads to sue government over church same-sex marriage ban 92
3:33 PM — Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow plan to mount a legal challenge over the government’s decision to ban gay couples from marrying in the Church of England.
Bishop Gene Robinson: Jesus was pro-gay and spent most of his time with 12 men 16
2:00 PM — The US Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, says we shouldn’t assume Jesus was heterosexual.
Cameroon: Court refuses to release man serving 3-year sentence for ‘homosexual behaviour’ 14
1:24 PM — A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of "homosexual behaviour" for sending a text message to another man.
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.
Matt Damon: Why I never wanted to deny those gay rumours 13
11:35 AM — Matt Damon says he never denied rumours of being gay because he didn't want to insult some of his friends.
Exclusive: Labour MPs threaten to resign over same-sex marriage vote 33
10:48 AM — PinkNews.co.uk has learnt that Labour’s decision to grant its backbenchers a free vote on equal marriage caused a major rift in the shadow cabinet with deputy leader Harriet Harman amongst those calling for the vote to be whipped.
16th December 2012
Anti-gay marriage Tory MP, who supports Section 28, exposed as a love cheat 74
2:08 PM — Conservative MP Bob Blackman, who recently suggested David Cameron should resurrect Section 28, previously had an affair behind his wife’s back for 11 years, according to his former mistress.
14th December 2012
Source: Uganda’s anti-gay bill misses Christmas deadline as parliament breaks for recess 11
8:16 PM — Uganda’s Parliament has closed for the end of year recess without passing the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill, according to LGBT campaign group AllOut.
Pope uses ‘peace’ day message to attack same-sex marriage 103
6:43 PM — In a message for World Day of Peace 2013, Pope Benedict XVI has described same-sex marriage as a threat to justice and peace, adding that it will spark harm for society.
South African President Jacob Zuma: I’d react in a ‘certain way’ to having a gay child 18
5:34 PM — In a wide-ranging newspaper interview, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says he has no intention of overturning the country’s equal marriage laws, although he reacted cautiously when asked on how he would respond to learning that one of his children were gay.
Brazilian student strangled to death with seatbelt in homophobic murder 10
2:25 PM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old student in Brazil, with one of the suspects declaring: “He wanted to kiss me and I wanted to kill him.”
Campaigner: Uganda’s anti-gay bill may not be passed in time for Christmas 7
1:16 PM — The executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda believes the Ugandan Parliament may break up for the year without passing the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Church of England: We weren’t consulted over the government’s same-sex marriage ban 51
12:21 PM — The Church of England says it only learnt of the government’s plan to ban it from performing same-sex marriages when Culture Secretary Maria Miller took to the Commons despatch box on Tuesday.
Pope gives blessing to Uganda’s anti-gay parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga 90
11:32 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has been pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”.
Bryan Fischer: Being gay is the ‘result of a birth defect’ and mothers would abort gay babies 100
10:41 AM — Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) has interpreted a genetic study to mean being gay is the “result of a birth defect” and has suggested that parents would be more likely to abort gay babies.
13th December 2012
San Francisco: Gay-friendly ‘Queen James’ Bible launched 25
7:06 PM — A San Francisco Episcopal minister has launched what’s been described as a new “Gay Bible”.
UK: Former policeman accused of stabbing wife to death after revealing gay affair
5:32 PM — A court has heard a former Kent policeman told his wife she "couldn't compare" to his gay partner months before he stabbed her to death.