27th July 2012
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
26th July 2012
Archbishop to meet partner of MP he suggested died early ‘because he was gay’ 92
3:45 PM — The new Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia is to meet the partner of an MP he suggested died prematurely because he was gay.
Equal marriage advocates collect messages for Scottish government ‘thank you’ 45
2:54 PM — Following yesterday's announcement by the Scottish government that it will legislate to recognise marriages between two people of the same sex, equality campaigners are planning a giant 'thank you' card.
Peter Tatchell ‘still serially excluded’ from Downing Street 60
2:12 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said the coalition government is continuing its Labour predecessors' 'serial exclusion' of him from Downing Street events.
Catholic Church in Scotland: Society ‘should not facilitate gay relationships’ 77
1:45 PM — Following the government's announcement that it would legislate to allow gay couples to marry in Scotland, the Catholic Church has continued to claim homosexuality is 'hazardous and dangerous' and said 'no society' should 'facilitate or encourage' them whether through marriage or other recognition.
Video: Dan Savage says marriage is already ‘about love, not gender’ 3
10:31 AM — Author, columnist and founder of the 'It Gets Better Project' Dan Savage has rejected arguments that gay people are seeking to 'redefine marriage', saying it has already effectively gender-neutral.
25th July 2012
Lords bill aims to pardon gay computer genius Alan Turing 28
4:55 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in the House of Lords today seeking to pardon the gay computer genius Alan Turing, who was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 after a relationship with another man.
Australia: Extremist preacher bailed on Mardi Gras terror charge 16
4:09 PM — An extremist Muslim preacher has been bailed in Australia after answering charges for allegedly threatening a terrorist attack on Sydney's gay Mardi Gras parade and for possessing images of child abuse.
Scottish government reveals marriage consultation figures 35
3:41 PM — Following the announcement that it will bring forward legislation to allow gay couples to marry, the Scottish government has published figures from its public consultation last year.
Scotland: Catholic Church calls marriage an ‘unhelpful’ response to gay feelings 47
2:18 PM — The Catholic Church in Scotland has responded to news that the government will proceed with equal marriage legislation by saying marriage rights are not a 'helpful' response to gay feelings.
Exclusive: Out4Marriage says David Cameron personally backs gay religious marriages 31
1:18 PM — Following discussions with the prime minister at a Downing Street reception yesterday, the group Out4Marriage said David Cameron had given the strong impression that he personally supports giving churches and other religious institutions the right to hold gay wedding ceremonies if they chose to do so in England and Wales.
Scottish government will bring forward equal marriage legislation 107
11:39 AM — Equal marriage advocates have welcomed the Scottish government's much-awaited announcement this morning that it will be bringing forward legislation to allow gay couples to marry and remove current barriers for trans people.
David Cameron warns Church of ‘repeating Tory mistakes’ with LGBT community 39
11:21 AM — Prime Minister David Cameron has "gently" warned the Church of England not to repeat mistakes he said his party had made by alienating gay people in its opposition to marriage equality for gay couples.
Video: New Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow linked MP’s death to homosexuality 61
9:59 AM — The new Archbishop-elect of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia, who has warned the Scottish government against pursuing marriage equality, has linked a gay Catholic MP's early death to his homosexuality.
24th July 2012
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.
George Michael: Gays have ‘so many things to celebrate these days’ 14
2:34 PM — George Michael has said he is returning from his life-threatening bout of pneumonia last year with an upbeat album.
Police appeal over Brighton man’s death 3
1:53 PM — Police are appealing for information after the body of a 63-year-old gay man was found in Brighton.
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam 34
12:07 PM — A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.
Nebraska: Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian after attack 12
11:36 AM — Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the Nebraskan woman who had gay slurs carved into her skin and her home set on fire while she was bound inside it.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, survived by female partner 17
10:21 AM — The first female American in space, Sally Ride, has died at age 61, being survived by her lesbian partner.