17th October 2012
UK: National AIDS Trust criticises government over HIV strategy 57
12:40 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has accused the Department of Health of failing to renew its sexual health and HIV strategy for England, two years after it came to an end.
16th October 2012
Anti-gay church pickets funeral of lesbian US Army sergeant 34
9:25 PM — Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to disrupt the funeral of US Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson, a married lesbian soldier who was killed this month along with several other people in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Greek state television accused of censoring Downton gay kiss 67
9:11 PM — Greek state television has come under fire for editing out a gay kiss on the premiere of the British period drama Downton Abbey.
Wales: Teenager jailed for killing man after meeting victim on a gay website 31
6:56 PM — A teenager who murdered a man after meeting the victim through a gay website has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.
Video: LGBT celebrities rally around Obama ahead of TV debate 8
5:19 PM — Ahead of tonight’s second presidential debate in New York several of America’s biggest LGBT celebrities have come together to endorse Barack Obama’s re-election bid in a new campaign video.
UK: Labour MP Chris Bryant to introduce ten minute equal marriage bill 63
4:03 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant’s decision to introduce a ten minute rule bill on equal marriage in the House of Commons has been described as the “first shot” in the parliamentary battle for marriage equality.
California: Man accused of anti-gay hammer attack appears in court
2:01 PM — A man in California has appeared in court over an alleged homophobic attack on a gay couple as they walked their dog.
Stonewall: Tackling anti-gay crime should be a priority for new police commissioners 4
1:09 PM — Stonewall has launched a campaign calling on candidates standing to become Police and Crime Commissioners to promise to tackle homophobic crime.
Eastenders star feared being typecast as ‘the gay Muslim’ 56
11:55 AM — Actor Marc Elliott says his decision to quit Eastenders was motivated through the fear of becoming typecast as “the gay Muslim”.
UK: Church weddings possible in 10 years, says gay dean 22
10:55 AM — It could take 10 years for same-sex marriages to be approved by the Church of England – that’s according to Dr Jeffrey John, the gay Dean of St Albans.
In Photos: US members of Congress supporting the NOH8 campaign 7
12:53 AM — The NOH8 campaign, which uses celebrities to highlight the ban on same-sex marriage in states across America, has released a series of photos, showing 26 members of the US Congress, supporting its campaign.
15th October 2012
UK: HIV helpline service suffers funding cut 45
8:12 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust says its national HIV telephone helpline service will now operate at reduced hours, following the loss of government funding.
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage 32
7:13 PM — Actor and theatre director Simon Callow believes the recent outbursts of Lord Carey and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe on the subject of equal marriage illustrates how the two are living in the past.
San Francisco: Man sues gay porn company over erection injections 10
6:43 PM — A stage assistant from San Francisco has launched legal action against a gay pornography company after he was allegedly forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections.
New York: Corkscrew used to castrate gay TV journalist shown to jurors 12
3:51 PM — The instrument allegedly used to castrate a murdered gay TV fashion journalist has been shown to a jury in New York.
UK: Gay asylum seeker loses deportation fight 54
1:33 PM — A gay Nigerian asylum seeker who was living in Bradford has been deported from the UK.
UK: Transgender ex-Broadmoor patient talks of Jimmy Saville abuse 37
12:38 PM — A transgender man, who was a former patient of Broadmoor Hospital, has spoken of being sexually abused by the veteran entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile.
Former SNP leader says equal marriage is a step towards ‘fascism’ 70
10:54 AM — The former leader of the Scottish National Party Gordon Wilson has once again criticised the leadership of the SNP for supporting equal marriage.
12th October 2012
Freddie Mercury film to be released in 2014 13
7:29 PM — Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed more details about the upcoming biopic into the life of the band’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Florida Republican gay group uses image of dead US ambassador in campaign ad 33
6:08 PM — A Florida chapter of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans has been roundly condemned for reportedly using an image of a dead US ambassador in a pitch to LGBT voters to support the Republican Party.