4th October 2012
Northern Ireland: Gay rights group welcomes election of archbishop 12
1:00 PM — Changing Attitude Ireland, the Church of Ireland’s pro-gay group, has welcomed the appointment of Reverend Richard Clarke as the new primate of All-Ireland.
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay 26
11:40 AM — Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man.
Manchester: Funeral takes place for lesbian police officer
10:33 AM — The funeral of PC Fiona Bone has taken place at Manchester Cathedral.
3rd October 2012
US: Christian student hospitalised with ‘alcohol enema’ hits out at media coverage 60
7:56 PM — A University of Tennessee (UT) student who found fame after 'butt-chugging' enough wine to put him in hospital has now denied using an alcohol enema because of his Christian faith.
Chick-fil-A boss: We support ‘Biblical families’ 62
7:11 PM — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Serbia bans gay pride parade, again 8
6:05 PM — The Serbian interior ministry has banned a gay pride parade from taking place in the country’s capital Belgrade for the second year running after ultra-nationalists threatened the march and the Serbian Orthodox Church condemned it.
Manchester: LGF pays tribute to fallen police officers
4:35 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian & Gay Foundation has praised the city’s police service as the funeral of PC Nicola Hughes, who was murdered alongside her lesbian colleague PC Fiona Bone last month, has taken place at Manchester Cathedral.
Russian court backs St Petersburg’s anti-gay law 15
2:32 PM — Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s second largest city of St Petersburg can continue to enforce its homophobic censorship law.
Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza should not be sent to the US, says UN adviser 24
1:07 PM — The UK government would be complicit in torture if it extradites anti-gay Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and his fellow terror suspects to the United States, a senior UN adviser has warned.
US: Gay rights group releases huge study of LGBT youth 6
12:15 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has surveyed over 10,000 LGBT youth aged between 10 and 13 in the largest known sample of its kind in the US.
UK: Anti-equal marriage conference held in Blackpool 66
11:12 AM — The director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has attacked government proposals to legalise same-sex marriage at a conference in Blackpool.
2nd October 2012
Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people 91
7:58 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admits the Church of England’s attitude to gay relationships has often been harmful to people on the receiving end of its message.
Missouri: 17-year-old pleads guilty to anti-gay attack 7
6:26 PM — A teenager in the US state of Missouri has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge over the beating of a gay neighbour in July of this year.
Video: US football star records Catholic video against same-sex marriage 20
5:47 PM — The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in a new video for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
Ukraine gives initial approval to anti-gay law 11
4:45 PM — Human rights campaigners have criticised Ukraine after the country’s parliament passed a draft LGBT censorship law.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza in ‘poor health’ ahead of extradition 34
2:44 PM — Lawyers for Abu Hamza have asked the High Court for an injunction so they can carry out further medical tests on the radical anti-gay cleric.
Rupert Everett: Why do ‘queens’ want to go and get married in churches? 169
1:33 PM — Rupert Everett has told the Guardian – in another substantial rant – that he remains mystified on why same-sex couples would like to have religious marriage ceremonies.
UK: BACP warns against gay conversion therapy 16
12:09 PM — Britain's largest professional body of psychotherapists has warned its members against attempting to "convert" gay people, after discovering practitioners were still offering the "treatment".
Sydney: Death of gay man ‘possible’ hate crime
11:09 AM — Police in the Australian city of Sydney are treating the death of a gay man in an apartment fire as “suspicious”.
1st October 2012
Sussex: Vicar has anti-gay ban lifted 17
7:49 PM — A gay vicar in Sussex who was banned from preaching by the Church of England has been told he can now resume work.