8th October 2012
US: Openly gay NBA basketball player to give lecture about equality 1
11:25 PM — Former NBA basketball player, and the first to ever come out, John Amaechi, will speak at a university in Massachusetts about the need for equality in professional sport.
London: Hate crime memorial to take place at St Paul’s 7
6:26 PM — An act of remembrance for all of those affected by hate crime will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London this Saturday.
Italy: Police break trans prostitution ring 10
4:21 PM — Italian police say they have broken a prostitution ring which brought transgender people from Latin America into the country.
5th October 2012
London: Gay Games fundraiser launched 10
9:52 PM — A massive drive to secure funding for London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018 is now underway.
Canada: Trans group mourns killing of one of its members
6:28 PM — The victim has been identified as January Marie Lapuz, according to CTV News.
New York: Health officials urge HIV positive men to get vaccinated against meningitis
1:39 PM — The New York City Health Department is advising for vaccinations against meningitis for any man who is HIV positive and has had intimate contact with men met through gay dating sites or in bars since 1 September 2012.
Stephen Fry attacks Church ‘extremists’ who oppose marriage equality in @Out4Marriage video 41
12:08 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the government to allow faith groups to provide marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples, in a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
US: Teen denied Eagle Scout badge for ‘not meeting standard on sexual orientation’ 57
12:35 AM — A scout in California has been denied the Eagle Scout badge by his scoutmaster because of his decision to come out as gay, despite, he claims, not being told he would not be awarded the badge.
4th October 2012
London: LGBT community urged to try out basketball 3
9:07 PM — Want to shoot some hoops? Not sure who to play with? Why not come along then to one of London Knight’s (formerly London Cruisers) gay men’s basketball training sessions and try it out! Rory Desch profiles one of its members.
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay 26
11:40 AM — Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man.
3rd October 2012
Video: Expedia advert shows a man’s acceptance of his gay daughter 10
9:17 PM — US Travel company, Expedia, has launched a new video in which an elderly father travels across the country to attend his lesbian daughter's wedding.
NFL player Chris Kluwe references the Bible in defence of equal marriage 11
2:36 AM — In a recent interview, NFL player Chris Kluwe turned to the Bible to explain why he supports equal marriage, and discussed how important he thinks it is to do so.
2nd October 2012
Video: US football star records Catholic video against same-sex marriage 20
5:47 PM — The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in a new video for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
US: Football player voices opposition to equal marriage, says ‘marriage is in trouble’ 50
12:27 AM — The question of NFL players being allowed to speak out in favour of equal marriage has been a contentious issue recently, and those opposed to the idea are beginning to voice their opinions too.
29th September 2012
Christian Institute: There aren’t enough gays in UK to justify giving them equal rights 305
1:58 PM — Just 2.6 per cent of people questioned by the Office of National Statistics have said that they are either lesbian, gay or bisexual, leading the Christian Institute to question whether such a small populous should be given the right to marry.
28th September 2012
Sussex: Police commissioner candidates to be quizzed on homophobic crime 14
4:34 PM — Those hoping to become the first elected police commissioner for Sussex are due to take part in a hustings event on homophobic crime.
UK: Stonewall unveils awards shortlist 24
12:28 PM — Stonewall has announced the shortlists for its seventh annual awards ceremony to be held on 1 November 2012 at the V&A in London.
27th September 2012
London: TUC agrees new principles for capital’s gay pride festival 3
7:48 PM — LGBT activists and trade unionists have agreed that a new organisation and committee should run next year’s main gay pride festival in London.
London gets ready for the Big Gay 10k 19
1:57 PM — The Big Gay 10K challenge is taking place in central London this weekend.
Ed Miliband: Gay marriages should be allowed in church 124
12:07 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband adds his support to the Out4Marriage campaign to introduce equal marriage rights for gay couples in the UK, saying Labour believes that churches should be given the right to hold same-sex weddings.