25th August 2011
Maltese LGBT community faces legal anomaly after discriminatory rule is revoked 21
11:13 AM — Mediterranean archipelago is forced to allow EU citizens' gay partners across its borders, but does not give own citizens the same opportunity.
Inter-American Court of Human Rights hears landmark lesbian custody case 4
9:45 AM — Karen Atala had been told by Chilean courts that her children faced a risk of "social discrimination" because she was a lesbian, but the country has agreed to defer to the international court's decision.
24th August 2011
Texas judge tells father not to leave children with his husband 34
5:13 PM — A Houston judge has forbidden a man from leaving his children in the care of any man to whom they are not related, in a case which has raised condemnation for its anti-gay bias.
Doors closing for only gay Republican candidate in US presidential race 16
3:40 PM — Fred Karger, who won straw polls against Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and others, claims he is being given the cold shoulder by the Republican party.
Lady Gaga set for lesbian kiss in new Simpsons episode 12
11:42 AM — Lady Gaga will roll into fictional Springfield on a private train, and end up in an embrace with family matriarch, Marge.
Apologies after gay students ejected from bar ‘for kissing’ 50
11:07 AM — Boycott organised through Facebook prompts reconciliation between bar owner and local patrons.
US appeals test HIV transmission laws 5
9:57 AM — As the movement to repeal HIV transmission laws gains momentum, two decisions highlight the inapplicability of the laws to gays in at least one US state.
23rd August 2011
Australian Prime Minister hears case for marriage equality 13
5:11 PM — Representatives from Australian Marriage Equality told the Prime Minister she had a historic opportunity to make Australian a more just and equitable nation.
Bisexuality revisited as university’s second study finds it does exist 202
4:15 PM — A second study conducted by Northwestern University succeeds where the first failed, in finding evidence of bisexuality in men.
Video: Presidential hopeful accepts “decision” to be gay, but “disagrees vehemently” on equality 40
3:31 PM — The former Republican senator Rick Santorum tried to allay gay voters' concerns and demanded respect for his different viewpoint.
Ugandan lesbian rights activist allowed entry to UK 6
1:20 PM — Petition succeeds in overturning the UK authority's decision, allowing campaigner to speak at an Amnesty International event and attend Pride festival in Northern Ireland.
Australian politician’s gay brother: comments are “dangerous” and “inappropriate” 11
12:16 PM — The politician who once claimed there were no gays in North Queensland called for gay marriage to be "ridiculed".
A quarter of New York’s new marriages are gay 11
10:31 AM — Figures for nuptials in the state jumped 33% on the same period in previous years after new equal marriage rights are introduced.
Success in second US couple’s deportation fight
10:03 AM — The immigration authority which denied leave for an AIDS-sufferer's husband is now exercising discretion as it drops a second order on appeal.
22nd August 2011
Calls for East London to react to homophobic incidents 353
5:14 PM — In an open letter, Peter Tatchell said tolerating "homophobia for the sake of preserving good community relations and not upsetting certain communities, is totally unacceptable".
US bride refused a dress for ‘illegal’ gay wedding 131
4:55 PM — A US bridal shop has refused to serve an engaged lesbian, though she planned to marry in New York, where gay unions are legal.
New Australian Party drops candidate for gay marriage question 7
3:16 PM — Jason Somerville was told he was "not the type of person" wanted in the party after asking if he could hold personal views on marriage, adoption and surrogacy.
Zimbabwean bishop seizing church homes from ‘pro-gay’ Anglicans 12
12:54 PM — Kunonga, who supports Mugabe regime and denounces 'pro-gay' Anglican Church, has initiated seizure of priests' homes.
Video: Maine’s gay marriage petition starts strong 10
11:52 AM — Supporters of marriage equality in the US state have seen 5,200 signatories on their first day of petitioning.
Anti-gay group may now intervene at ECHR as views sought on exemptions 86
11:28 AM — In the latest turn at the European Court of Human Rights, the US' Alliance Defense Fund could intervene on behalf of religious workers who want to avoid serving gays while the European Commission opens its consultation.