22nd August 2011
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.
US country music star Chely Wright weds girlfriend 20
10:12 AM — Singer who described difficulties of being gay in the industry marries partner in Connecticut ceremony.
2nd March 2011
Australian Greens unlikely to move on gay marriage 4
5:11 PM — Gay marriage legislation is unlikely to be put forward by authorities in the Australia's smallest territory, despite similar moves by larger states.
US Supreme Court allows ‘God Hates Fags’ funeral protests 70
4:01 PM — A ruling in favour of the church upholds their First Amendment right to picket funerals, claiming God is punishing America by killing soldiers.
US student wins right to wear homophobic T-shirt to school 46
3:26 PM — The US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, has judged the slogan "Be Happy, Not Gay", despite being anti-gay, did not disrupt the peace at the Chicago school.
University students rally support for gay priest 7
2:35 PM — James St. George's teaching contract was not renewed when he spoke openly about his homosexuality, but students are claiming that removing the pastor will harm their education.
Tribunal begins for army officer sent home from Afghanistan due to ‘lesbian relationship’ 3
1:51 PM — Karen Tait is claiming sexuality discrimination after commanding officers sent her home from Afghanistan, alleging her judgment had been compromised by a lesbian relationship.
Daisy Lowe: ‘I am a mild lesbian’ 29
12:07 PM — The model told GQ she had some bisexual tendencies, describing Kelly Brook as a "hotty".
Enough is Enough campaign to distribute advisory packs to schools 6
11:43 AM — The packs, which include a DVD featuring Sir Ian McKellen, should be with schools in time for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Elton John receives invitation to royal wedding 7
11:19 AM — The close friend of Diana revealed he has been unexpectedly invited to attend.
Mozambicans seek constitutional amendment to enshrine gay rights 17
10:48 AM — Justice Minister tells UN Human Rights Council homosexuality is not illegal in the east African country, but fears subsist about unclear penal code.
Video: Danish gay porn star makes pop debut 19
10:02 AM — Gay porn star Carsten Andersson credits adult film past for boosting his profile as he launches a career in music.
19th January 2011
Facebook co-founder seeks gay marriage for New York 17
5:19 PM — Politicians signal move towards gay marriage legislation in the state as entrepreneur and campaign funder announces intention to marry.
Federal court to decide whether gay fathers’ names will appear on birth certificate 2
4:13 PM — Louisiana state officials are asking the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn previous ruling forcing them to accept another state’s rules.
European Parliament calls on Lithuania to shelve anti-gay law 9
2:15 PM — The "public promotion of homosexual relations" would be punishable by a fine of up to €2900 if new legislation is adopted.
Gay marriage to be debated in French Constitutional Council 21
1:33 PM — A lesbian couple from rural France will challenge the Civil Code ban on gay marriages.
Four defendants stand trial for attack on gay man in Paris 5
12:19 PM — Bruno Wiel was left comatose for a fortnight after the attack in the French capital.
20th December 2010
IVF treatments for lesbian couples double since 2007 6
5:31 PM — Figures released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority show strong growth in popularity of IVF treatment.
Italian companies drop racy lesbian car advert 15
4:50 PM — The risque Renault Twingo advert has been shelved by Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset for its depiction of two women at a party