1st July 2012
Irish Deputy Prime Minister: ‘Gay marriage is the civil rights issue of this generation’ 15
6:41 PM — The Deputy Prime Minister (Tanaiste) of Ireland, Eamon Gilmore, has told Dublin Pride that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples the same rights to marry as opposite sex couples.
30th June 2012
Scotland: New poll shows majority of population support same-sex marriage 37
1:01 PM — A major poll by Stonewall Scotland has revealed that the majority of the Scottish population support the introducing of equal same-sex marriage. A majority also believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face prejudice in society.
29th June 2012
London: Popstarz gay club night to move as venue loses licence 8
5:48 PM — London's popular gay club night Popstarz will be relocating after the venue which usually hosts it lost its licence.
Budapest: MEPs open gay EuroGames 2012 3
4:54 PM — Members of the European Parliament have taken part in the official opening of theEuroGames 2012 in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.
Comment: In defence of Pride 37
2:34 PM — Nicolas Chinardet defends Pride, writing of the parades' many 'normal' participants largely ignored by the media, adding that only those who want to be shocked wil be shocked.
Edinburgh: Pride Scotia kicks off tomorrow 2
1:46 PM — Celebration and fun promised tomorrow at Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia.
Comment: In the fight for equality, Pride is starting to do more harm than good 201
12:33 PM — Ahead of Pride Scotia, Topher Gen argues that when the events become about corporate marketing, drunkenness and high heels, they no longer make a statement, but start to 'fuel the flames of hate'.
Comment: London’s WorldPride? It’s really WorldShame 75
10:11 AM — A former Associate Director of Pride London argues the event has lost its way and defines the route, through giving back to the community and fighting for rights and unity, it now needs to take.
28th June 2012
Pride London funding ‘shortfall’ sees WorldPride heavily scaled back 43
4:50 PM — The WorldPride event in London on 7 July has been severely cut back with floats banned from the route and start times moved after a funding "shortfall", organisers Pride London confirmed today.
Coming out support booklets for gay youth and families updated 2
2:45 PM — The national body FFLAG, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay Men, has updated its support booklets for young people coming out to their parents and for parents themselves.
Video: Policing minister Nick Herbert says difference between civil partnership and marriage ‘matters’ 20
1:21 PM — Nick Herbert, the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, has become the latest member of the government to join the Out4Marriage campaign to support efforts to legalise gay marriages.
Pride London to host conference on LGBT rights around the Commonwealth 8
10:17 AM — Pride London, as hosts of WorldPride 2012, will hold a conference focussing on the importance of global decriminalisation of homosexuality in the capital next week.
27th June 2012
Pride London responds to cancellation rumours 15
6:04 PM — Organisers of WorldPride 2012 Pride London have rebutted 'misrepresented rumours' that the 7 July event is in danger of cancellation and responded to 'media criticism' of the event's organisation.
Bulgaria: Government ‘should condemn priest’s call for stoning at Pride’ 15
1:00 PM — The Bulgarian justice minister has been called on to repudiate a priest's call for physical violence against Pride marchers in the country's capital city.
Former Will and Grace stars ‘pray for a gay child’ 28
12:03 PM — Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, stars of the ground-breaking sitcom Will and Grace have joked that they now pray their children will grow up gay.
26th June 2012
London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes 38
6:29 PM — Pride London's World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.
Video: Cyndi Lauper launches organisation for homeless LGBT youth in the US 9
5:37 PM — Cyndi Lauper has launched a new project in the US aimed at empowering and advocating on behalf of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, and raising awareness of the problems they face.
San Francisco: Missing man returns a week after social networking app meeting 24
1:47 PM — A 22-year-old man in San Francisco has resurfaced having been missing for a week after meeting a stranger on a social networking app before the city's pride celebrations.
Brighton Pride 2012 issues first local donations 6
11:08 AM — LGBT causes within Brighton and Hove are set to benefit as the company organising this year's Pride event issues its first donation, of more than £5,000.
Oreo unveils rainbow cookie image for Pride 92
10:45 AM — US cookie maker Oreo has unveiled a new, rainbow-coloured cookie for Pride.