6th August 2012
‘Porn trial’ barrister ‘asks if sexual health clinics are for those who have riskier sex’
5:59 PM — A Crown Prosecution Service barrister has reportedly asked a trial witness whether people who attend sexual health clinics do so because they engaged in risky sexual practices.
Teacher gives cost of Chick-fil-A meals to gay suicide prevention charity 10
5:03 PM — The sister of the co-founder of the Trevor Project has written to the charity, which works to prevent young gay people from taking their lives, donating the cost of a Chick-fil-A meal for each of her gay family members and friends.
Australia: Tasmania to legislate for equal marriage rights if federal bill fails 11
4:19 PM — The Parliament of Tasmania may pass equal marriage laws for the island's gay couples after the Australian state's premier announced support for the move.
France: Catholic Church opposes gay adoption in revived national prayer 42
3:20 PM — The Catholic Church in France is reviving a tradition begun in the 17th century of praying for the country on 15 August to hope the government does not listen to "special requests" and to oppose gay adoption.
New anti-bullying charity chair calls for ‘visible gay sexuality’ in schools 16
1:55 PM — The new chair of anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models says bullying will continue until 'gay sexuality becomes visible in schools'.
London: Police urge ‘extreme care’ to gay club drug users after death in Vauxhall 59
12:59 PM — Police have urged recreational drug users in the capital to be 'extremely careful' after a man died and two others were hospitalised this weekend after nights out at Vauxhall's gay clubs.
8,000 sign year-long petition against restrictions on gay blood donation 10
12:20 PM — A petition calling for the government to lift the ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men, which it did partially last year by allowing donations from those who have not done so for a year, has attracted 8,000 signatures.
Annual Men’s Health survey ‘assumes readers are straight’ 46
11:23 AM — A fitness magazine for men has been accused of ignoring its gay and bisexual readers after its annual reader survey assumed all respondents were straight.
3rd August 2012
Ohio: Two killed after car hits LGBT street event 3
1:01 PM — Two people have died from injuries sustained when a car, whose driver police say had been under the influence of alcohol, hit attendees of a an LGBT street event in Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend.
Tom Daley gay hate tweet footballer arrested 297
12:01 PM — A footballer in South Wales has been arrested following an anti-gay tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
Maryland: Poll suggests 54 percent will keep equal marriage at referendum 10
10:47 AM — A poll released by marriage equality advocates in Maryland suggests voters may keep the state's new laws in a ballot later this year, allowing them to come into effect in 2013.
2nd August 2012
Video: Diver Greg Louganis ‘did not think he would see 30′ after HIV diagnosis 2
2:01 PM — Olympic diver Greg Louganis has said at the time of his diagnoses with HIV in 1988 he believed he would not live to the age of 30.
London: Voting opens to choose HIV community campaign 31
1:23 PM — Online voting has opened for the public to choose a new HIV awareness campaign in London.
‘Homophobic’ ex-Tory councillor ‘suggested prostitution’ to woman needing money 31
12:47 PM — An independent councillor forced to stand down as a Welsh Assembly Conservative candidate after homophobic comments is the subject of a formal complaint for reportedly suggesting on Twitter that a woman become a prostitute to earn extra money.
‘Four in ten’ social workers believe homophobia is a problem 11
11:56 AM — A poll by an online community for healthcare workers suggests forty percent believe homophobia is a problem in the profession.
Gay employee says Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was ‘very depressing’ 56
10:22 AM — Gay employees have spoken of their feelings about Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage equality, with one calling yesterday's 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' a 'very, very depressing' experience.
1st August 2012
Stonewall dismisses rumour Ken Livingstone was nominated for homophobe award 30
5:28 PM — Stonewall's chief executive has denied former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and a gay Catholic opposed to equal marriage rights are contenders for this year's Bigot of the Year award.
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets 51
4:53 PM — Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to 'make it up as they go along' in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
Gotye addresses trans ‘hoax’ 6
3:20 PM — Belgian-Australian musician Gotye has addressed rumours he is transgender, describing them as part of a 'hoax' but explicitly declining to deny them.
Lord Mayor of Belfast first DUP representative to attend Pride event 35
2:16 PM — The Lord Mayor of Belfast, a councillor for the Democratic Unionist Party whose members have made numerous anti-gay comments in recent years, has attended a Pride event in the city.