30th October 2012
Comment: Why does Nick Griffin think he can get away with it? 26
12:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Stephen Gray argues that BNP leader Nick Griffin’s recent homophobic online outbursts illustrates how the MEP is desperate for publicity, above anything else.
9th August 2012
CPS ‘does not endorse’ barrister’s sexual health clinic question at ‘#porntrial’ 14
3:47 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has said it "does not endorse" a question by a barrister which presupposed that sexual health clinics were for people who had "riskier" sex lives.
Tennessee: University employee threw away gay newspapers 26
3:07 PM — An employee at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee is being investigated after she was seen throwing away dozens of copies of a local gay newspaper from a communal area.
Scientists give tips to avoid ‘sensationalised’ gay animal headlines 50
2:32 PM — A comment piece in the latest edition of the journal Nature warns scientists of the pitfalls of allowing their work on sexual behaviour among animals to be 'sensationalised' in the media, with a particular focus on 'gay' animals.
Matt Bomer and partner to receive gay ‘Inspiration Award’ 20
12:24 PM — Gay actor Matt Bomer and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, are to receive the Inspiration Award from the American Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Bryan Fischer calls for new Underground Railroad for children of gay parents 64
11:47 AM — The Director of Issue Analysis for the anti-gay American Family Association has called for a new Underground Railroad to deliver children from gay parents.
London: Olympians and Paralympians offered free entry to 2014 Gay Games 5
10:31 AM — Olympians and Paralympians are being offered free entry to the ninth quadrennial Gay Games, due to take place in the US in 2014.
8th August 2012
London: Protest against Russian Winter Olympics’ ban on Pride House tomorrow 21
5:33 PM — A protest is to be held tomorrow at an exhibition in London promoting Russia's Winter Olympics at Sochi after Pride House events celebrating gay inclusion in sport were banned.
Survey: 7 percent ‘led to unprotected sex’ by bareback porn 11
4:38 PM — A survey of over 1,000 gay men by sexual health charity GMFA suggests just under 7 percent believe they were led to having unprotected sex after watching bareback pornography, but more than half thought it led others to do the same.
Australia: Former Olympic trampolinist reveals he is HIV positive 5
3:39 PM — A gay former Olympic athlete from Australia has come out as HIV positive after seeing an interview with the diver Greg Louganis.
Gay former mayoral aide not guilty of extreme image charges at ‘#porntrial’ 77
2:41 PM — Gay former London mayoral aide, barrister and city alderman Simon Walsh has been found not guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one count of possessing an indecent image.
Bret Easton Ellis: ‘Ludicrous’ to cast a gay actor like Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades of Grey 99
12:09 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, has said it would be 'ludicrous' to cast a gay actor to play the straight male lead in the film adaptation of the sexually-explicit Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Matthew Mitcham ‘most influential Australian Olympian on Twitter’ 11
11:18 AM — Openly gay gold medal-winning diver Matthew Mitcham is the most influential athlete on the Australian team at this year's London Olympics, according to a PR firm in his home country.
Team gold for Britain’s only openly gay Olympian Carl Hester 14
10:25 AM — The only openly gay Olympian in Team GB has helped his equestrian team secure gold at the London Olympics.
7th August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
US: Gay wedding magazine dubs today National Marriage Equality Day 4
4:50 PM — Equal marriage advocates in the US have dubbed today, 7 August, National Marriage Equality Day following the unofficial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week.
George Michael confirms appearance in Olympics closing ceremony 6
2:46 PM — George Michael has confirmed rumours he will appear in the London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, suggesting it had been a poorly-kept secret.
Tory poll: Dropping equal marriage and Lords reforms ‘seventh best election idea’ 73
12:46 PM — A survey by the grassroots Tory website ConservativeHome suggests dropping reform of the House of Lords and equal marriage rights for gay couples ranks seventh among readers in a list of ways to improve the party's chances at the next general election.
Obama signs military funeral protest ban bill 40
11:53 AM — US President Obama has signed a bill into law which while make protests within 300 feet of military funerals, of the kind favoured by the God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, illegal.
New Archbishop of Glasgow ‘wishes he never linked MP’s death to being gay’ 92
10:31 AM — The Archbishop-elect of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has said he wishes he had 'never alluded' to the death of late gay MP David Cairns being linked to his sexuality when he spoke at a debate on religious freedom.