28th October 2012
Northern Ireland Health minister criticised by Greens over gay adoption appeal 15
4:34 PM — Speaking at his party’s conference, Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew said Edwin Poots was "unfit for office" over his decision to challenge a senior judge’s ruling on adoption rights for couples in civil partnerships.
Gay former Tory MP linked with abuse scandal 29
3:33 PM — The late Sir Peter Morrison, a gay former Conservative MP and ex-parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, has been described as a “paedophile” by the former leader of the Welsh Conservatives Rod Richards.
26th October 2012
Northern Ireland marks landmark gay rights anniversary 5
10:28 PM — Thirty years ago in 1982 Jeff Dudgeon, a shipping clerk and gay rights activist in Belfast, successfully challenged the criminalisation of sexual relations between men at the European Court of Human Rights.
Jamaica faces legal action over anti-gay laws 15
8:57 PM — Three people have launched legal against Jamaica due to the country’s continued enforcement of anti-gay laws.
Video: Google promotes equal marriage video ahead of ballots 4
7:44 PM — Google is raising awareness of the equal marriage public ballots that are due to take place in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington next month with a new campaign video featuring its staff.
Brighton: 2 teenagers arrested after attack in gay quarter
5:37 PM — An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Brighton have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following an attack in the city’s LGBT district.
Nick Griffin: Civil partnerships lead to death of children 79
4:46 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin claims to have the “support” of gay people after making a series of outspoken comments to a student newspaper about same-sex parenting.
12th annual Intersex Awareness Day marked around the globe 3
2:25 PM — Campaigners are marking Intersex Awareness Day, which is taking place on Friday.
US amateur boxing in clash over coach’s remarks about ‘gay’ female fighters 12
1:48 PM — The organisation responsible for amateur boxing in the US has been criticised for its failure to remove Hal Adonis from its board, after he said half of all female fighters were either lesbians or child abuse victims.
25th October 2012
Romney rejected birth certificates of children from gay parents 25
9:40 PM — Mitt Romney is being accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats 6
7:44 PM — A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
Liverpool: LGBT arts festival gets underway 2
5:08 PM — Homotopia is now underway in Liverpool and this year's festival has a special focus on the LGBT citizens of Uganda.
Scotland: Man attacks barman in row over gay porn 18
3:07 PM — A man accused of hitting a gay barman over the head with a bottle in an alleged row about gay pornography has avoided jail.
Scissor Sisters announce ‘hiatus’ at London gig 8
1:46 PM — The Scissor Sisters closed their UK tour last night in London and announced an indefinite hiatus at their Camden Roundhouse gig.
Manchester: LGBT hustings for police commissioner candidates 1
12:56 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has announced that those running to become the first elected police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester are due to take part in a hustings event for the LGBT community.
Kentucky: 2 men acquitted on gay hate charges 11
11:01 AM — Anthony Ray Jenkins and his cousin David Jason Jenkins have both been found guilty over charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in connection with the assault on a gay man in Kentucky but not of breaking US federal hate crime laws.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me 16
5:34 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender earlier this year, says she almost committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles.
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.