1st June 2012
Sheriff not aware of death threats against pastor after ‘no homos in heaven’ song 32
10:23 AM — A local sheriff has said he is unaware of the death threats reportedly received by a pastor who oversaw a child singing a song with the words 'Ain't no homo going to make it to heaven'.
31st May 2012
Boston federal appeals court finds Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional 20
4:47 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston has confirmed a lower court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in the way it denies benefits to gay couples by not recognising their marriages.
Video: Pastor ‘had death threats’ after child’s song about ‘no homos in heaven’ 62
2:44 PM — The pastor of a church was reported to have received death threats after a video appeared online yesterday showing a child being cheered on while singing anti-gay lyrics.
Australia: New South Wales Parliament calls on federal government for equal marriage laws 11
2:26 PM — The Upper House of the Parliament in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, has called on the federal government to allow gay couples to marry and to allow religious bodies to perform ceremonies if they choose.
Two weeks remain for public consultation on marriage equality in England and Wales 18
1:24 PM — Two weeks remain until the government's consultation on how to introduce marriage equality for gay couples closes, prompting final calls for responses from gay and trans people as well as straight allies.
Manchester to host gay rugby world cup this weekend 6
12:29 PM — Manchester will play host to the Bingham Cup this weekend, where gay and inclusive rugby teams from around the world will compete for the 2012 title.
Policing minister Nick Herbert ‘rather fed up’ with being told civil partnerships are enough for gay couples 36
12:06 PM — The Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice Nick Herbert has said he is 'forever grateful' to those who voted for civil partnership legislation but 'getting rather fed up' with being told gay couples should be satisfied with the system.
California senate approves ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy for minors 10
11:09 AM — The Californian state senate last night approved a bill to ban the use of so-called conversion therapies on minors which attempt to alter their sexual orientation.
‘Worrying’ annual figures put new gonorrhoea cases in gay men up 61 percent in 2011 57
10:29 AM — Health Protection Agency figures released today have revealed a two percent rise in the number of new sexually transmitted infections recorded in England. Young people and men who have sex with men are at highest risk, with the rate of new gonorrhoea cases up 61 percent on 2010 among the latter.
30th May 2012
Video: Oona King comes @Out4Marriage to redress ‘outrageous’ marriage inequality 8
6:31 PM — Labour politician Oona King has become the latest to film a video for the Out4Marriage campaign, saying her support is inspired by the fact that her parents' mixed-race marriage would have been illegal in some parts of the US at the time they wed.
Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas cover star of Attitude’s annual ‘naked issue’ 22
5:27 PM — Gay former professional rugby star Gareth Thomas will appear on the cover of this month's Attitude magazine, its annual 'naked issue', which is to focus on sexual health.
Daily Mail criticises Nick Clegg’s ‘illiberal’ whipped vote on equal marriage 73
4:46 PM — The Daily Mail has published a leader article today criticising the deputy prime minister's intention to whip the party's MPs to vote for legislation removing the ban on gay marriages in England and Wales.
Gay Sports Day to return this year following London Olympics 6
3:39 PM — The Gay Sports Day will return for 2012, slipping in to the capital's summer's calendar between the London Olympic and Paralympic games on the August Bank Holiday.
Illinois citizens to sue for equal marriage rights 9
2:30 PM — Illinois residents are to file lawsuits against the state, arguing that the ban on marriages for gay couples is unconstitutional.
Updated: Robert Mugabe made a ‘leader for tourism’ by UN agency 49
1:55 PM — The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, who said gay people 'offend against the law of nature' has been made a 'leader for tourism' by the UN's World Tourism Organisation.
Former Teletubby: Tinky Winky was not gay 40
12:53 PM — An actress who portrayed the Teletubby Laa-Laa has said the children's programme did not contain gay undertones.
Californian ban on ‘gay cures’ for minors may see senate vote today 17
11:36 AM — A bill at California's state legislature which would ban attempts to turn gay minors straight through therapy and require adults to be informed of the unproven effectiveness of such treatments is expected to be voted on at the senate later today.
Ex-BP chief executive: Business is still intolerant of gays 9
10:09 AM — Lord Browne, the gay former chief executive of oil giant BP, has said the business world is more intolerant of gays than legal, media or arts professions and that Britain must work 'overtime' to reverse the criminalisation of homosexuality globally.
29th May 2012
Second homophobic assault reported in Worcester in two weeks 12
6:17 PM — A second homophobic assault has been recorded in the county town of Worcestershire in less than a fortnight.
Lead singer of Against Me! cheered at first performance since revealing she is trans 10
5:51 PM — The lead singer of punk band Against Me! was greeted with cheers at her first stage appearance since announcing she is transgender.