16th July 2012
Scotland: Catholic equal marriage referendum ‘a colossal waste of money’ 113
12:36 PM — The call by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the UK, for a referendum on equal marriage rights for gay couples has been criticised by advocates of the move.
Video: Equal marriage film seeks votes for national awards 6
11:41 AM — Makers of the equal marriage short film Homecoming, which was released earlier this year to support government plans to legalise gay marriages in England and Wales, are appealing for help promoting the film to show in cinemas nationwide.
London: Police continue to appeal over gay sauna death 1
10:45 AM — Police in London are continuing to appeal for information after a body was discovered in a gay sauna in east London early on Wednesday morning.
13th July 2012
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
Petition launched to address Turkish ‘honour killings’ 9
2:13 PM — A petition has been started to lobby Turkey's president to address the 'honour killings' of gay and transgender people in his country.
New Pride House launched for London Olympics 55
12:43 PM — A new Pride House festival has been launched for the London Olympics at the last minute after a lack of sponsorship meant the original event was cancelled.
Sussex: Gay vicar under ‘homophobic’ ban for refusing to confirm celibacy 105
11:34 AM — A gay vicar in Sussex says the Church of England implemented a "homophobic" ban after he refused to say whether his civil partnership was celibate.
MP received malicious anti-gay email after Commons assault 61
10:27 AM — A court in Yorkshire has heard how gay MP Stuart Andrew received an abusive message containing a gay slur shortly after he was assaulted in a Commons bar earlier this year.
12th July 2012
York: Attempt to block rainbow flag over Mansion House at Pride 43
3:34 PM — A bid to fly the rainbow flag over the city of York's mansion house on the day of its pride event is in danger after a Conservative councillor tabled a motion to block it.
Call to ban anti-gay countries from London Olympics 134
3:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is calling on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to ban anti-gay countries from the events this summer.
Queensland priest relaunches campaign against ‘gay panic’ defence 9
2:22 PM — A Queensland priest who started a campaign to have the 'gay panic' comprehensively removed from local law in Australia has relaunched his campaign.
Lesbian music teacher ‘highly commended’ in national teaching awards 13
1:16 PM — Lesbian music teacher Elly Barnes has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the annual awards ceremony held by the Times Educational Supplement for her work promoting LGBT issues in schools.
Italy: Police apologise after manual dubs homosexuality ‘deviant’ 9
12:31 PM — The national police force in Italy has apologised after a training manual listed homosexuality alongside bestiality, incest and necrophilia as a 'sexual deviance'.
London: Body found in gay sauna 38
11:53 AM — The body of a man was found at the gay sauna Chariots in east London yesterday.
Black Swan’s gay love scene prompts more complaints than any other film 39
10:45 AM — Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance as a troubled ballerina in Black Swan may have appealed to critics, but her lesbian love scene earned the film more complaints than any other in the UK last year.
11th July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism 20
4:43 PM — The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.
Soho: Woman ‘thrown out of bar’ over Hitler wine complaint 107
4:08 PM — A woman claims she was 'violently thrown out' of a private club in London's gay district of Soho after complaining about an image of Hitler on a wine bottle behind the bar.
Russia: Group calls for Facebook ban over gay marriage icon 53
3:35 PM — Religious activists in Russia are calling for a nationwide ban on Facebook now the social network allows gay couples to use an icon to represent their marriage.
Boy George in Twitter spat over WorldPride photos 66
2:25 PM — Boy George criticised a photographer today over a series of images of him performing at WorldPride in London this weekend.
London: Gay bookshop burgled 7
1:04 PM — London's gay bookshop Gay's the Word is currently closed after a break-in overnight saw computer equipment and its safe stolen.