19th July 2012
Scotland ‘needs faith opt-out from Westminster’ for equal marriage 192
12:07 PM — The Scottish government will 'need' clarification of the UK-wide Equality Act to ensure religious celebrants are not forced to conduct gay weddings against their will, according to a leaked email.
US: Hangover actor abandons anti-gay Chick-Fil-A 9
11:57 AM — A star of the Hangover films and the Office sitcom, Ed Helms, says he will boycott fast food group Chick-Fil-A over its multi-million dollar support for gay marriage opponents.
Russian embassy alerts parents to ‘gay families’ at British summer schools 62
10:06 AM — The Russian embassy in London says it has received complaints from parents sending their children to UK summer schools where they have encountered, among other problems, 'families of homosexuals'.
18th July 2012
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond ‘has not changed his mind’ on marriage 118
4:19 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed he has not 'changed' his mind about supporting marriage equality between gay and straight couples.
Turkey: ‘Twenty year old’ anti-gay stabbing circulates as news after paper goes online 3
3:48 PM — The killing of a gay Turkish man by his teenage brother, believed to have happened twenty years ago, has circulated internationally as news after a Turkish website digitised its archives and placed them online this month.
John Barrowman ‘has a problem’ with Cardinal Keith O’Brien 56
2:26 PM — John Barrowman has said he 'has a problem' with the rhetoric of the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
Letter demands anti-gay state ultimatum before Olympics 30
1:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has renewed calls for Olympic chiefs to ban anti-gay nations from the London Games and enforce the Olympic Charter by offering visiting nations the chance to renounce discrimination.
London: Man who died at gay sauna last week identified
1:12 PM — Police have identified a man who was discovered dead in a gay sauna in east London last week as 46-year-old Roberto Jesus Messuti.
Glasgow Pride ‘breaks attendance records’ 2
12:25 PM — More than 6,000 people were believed to have attended Glasgow's Pride event at the weekend, breaking previous attendance records, the organisers said.
Elton John thought homosexuality was ‘common knowledge’ 8
11:48 AM — Sir Elton John has said he was sure people knew about his homosexuality before he confirmed it in an interview in the late 1980s.
Venues which cancelled anti-gay marriage conference ‘like fascists’ 123
11:14 AM — Venues in London which cancelled an anti-gay marriage conference have been accused of exhibiting the behaviour of 'a fascist or Communist regime', after meeting organiser Christian Concern said gay equality advocates were 'right to be scared' of them.
17th July 2012
No further action against councillor who compared gay marriage with bestiality 13
5:50 PM — No disciplinary action is to be taken against a Conservative party local councillor who compared the government's proposals to legalise gay marriage with legalised bestiality.
Updated: Scottish government fails to reach equal marriage decision 191
4:45 PM — The Scottish government has not reached a decision today on whether to pursue marriage equality for gay couples, frustrating advocates of the move.
China: Dictionary in dispute over gay omission 4
4:01 PM — Dictionary writers in China have been criticised for leaving a word popular among the gay community out of a new edition.
Liverpool: Mayoral candidate to sue police for flying rainbow flag 36
1:53 PM — A man who recently lost a bid to be Liverpool's mayor has said he will sue the city's police force for flying the rainbow flag for IDAHO.
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
York Pride wins bid for rainbow flag over Mansion House 6
12:24 PM — A rainbow flag will fly above the Lord Mayor's residence in York after a motion to block the move was defeated by a large majority yesterday.
Scotland: Government decision on marriage expected today 78
11:42 AM — The Scottish government is expected to make a decision later today about whether to bring forward legislation which would allow gay couples to marry when it publishes details of a public consultation today.
16th July 2012
IDAHO men’s hunger strike ends on twentieth day after health fears
5:09 PM — The founder and two committee members of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia have called off a hunger strike after one was taken to hospital, briefly losing consciousness last week.
Former GaydarRadio news editor says politicians must ‘up their game’ on gay issues 14
4:48 PM — Known as the voice of the evening news on GaydarRadio since February 2010, Scott Roberts told PinkNews.co.uk it was “one of the best jobs in radio” – and he leaves with only one big regret.