21st December 2012
Tory Whip: I never said equal marriage would be ‘kicked into the long grass’ 11
3:18 PM — Conservative MP Desmond Swayne has denied saying in a conversation that marriage reform would be “kicked into the long grass” and claims he has “no recollection” of the comments.
Ex-Chelsea footballer: Me homophobic? Have you seen my hairstyle! 24
1:47 PM — Despite facing an 11-match ban for spitting and for anti-gay behaviour, ex-Chelsea Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles claims he can’t be homophobic, due to his hairstyle.
Tory MP Steve Baker: Letting gays marry will not improve tolerance in our society 51
9:22 AM — Conservative MP for Wycombe, Steve Baker, has said that the Government's plans for same-sex marriage will not improve tolerance in society. He said the Government should wait 10 years before letting gay couples marry.
Archbishop of Wales to meet Government to tell them not to ban his church from performing same-sex marriages 24
8:52 AM — The Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan, will today tell the British Government not to go ahead with a proposed legislative ban on same-sex marriage.
Football Association Chairman: ‘No player should fear coming out as gay’ 9
1:25 AM — The Chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, has said that no football player should fear coming out of the closet, following a decision by the governing body to tackle discrimination.
20th December 2012
US: Court rules that Boy Scouts can lease public land despite banning gay members and leaders 4
11:02 PM — A US appeals court has ruled that the Boy Scouts of America can lease public land from the City of San Diego despite them banning gay people from being members or leaders.
US Radio host: Same-sex marriage laws might force a resurrected Jesus to marry a man 101
9:54 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has warned that the passing of same-sex marriage laws might cause Jesus Christ to marry another man.
Ireland: Lesbian couple get engaged via Tweets projected onto Dublin building 5
3:23 PM — The Irish state broadcaster RTE has reported on how a festive tweets promotion by AOL turned into a surprise civil partnership proposal for a lesbian couple.
Video: Australian TV host flirts outrageously with God Hates Fags protestor in spoof news report 12
12:35 PM — The Australian satirical news team The Chaser has surprised a the son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign by flirting with him on national television.
Boris adviser: We almost pulled funding for World Pride 2012 5
12:32 PM — Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff to London Mayor Boris Johnson, has told a committee that City Hall considered pulling funding for this year’s World Pride festival amid concerns about its viability.
US: HIV infection rates rise for young gay men — but down for black women. 16
11:28 AM — The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its latest HIV infection report and young gay men remain a top concern.
19th December 2012
UK: Primary school writes to parents to explain that their child’s teacher will be changing gender 60
5:14 PM — A Church of England primary school has written to parents to explain that their children's teacher will be changing genders from male to female.
Trans model gives Michelle Obama a run for her money on cover of trans magazine
11:13 AM — Candy, the transversal style magazine has featured trans model Connie Fleming as a Michelle Obama style "Candydate" of choice.
US: Baseball player apologises for tweeting homophobic slur 1
1:55 AM — A New York Mets baseball player has apologised after he used a homophobic slur in a twitter conversation with a friend earlier this month.
18th December 2012
KKK step in to counter ‘God Hates Fags’ picket at military memorial ceremony 46
10:04 PM — Your enemy's enemy is your friend? The Ku Klux Klan stepped in to counter a protest by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church at the Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.
Liverpool midfielder Suso fined £10,000 by FA for calling teammate ‘gay’ 17
4:13 PM — Liverpool's Suso has been fined £10,000 by the Football Association for calling teammate Jose Enrique “gay” after the player tweeted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened.
New York: Body-building fireman acquitted of attacking trans partner 2
3:35 PM — A jury has acquitted a firefighter of several assault charges brought against him by his transgender ex-girlfriend – and in a twist to the story is now dating another transgender woman who herself was cleared of a fatal strangulation charge.
Gareth Thomas joins ITV’s Dancing on Ice 16
11:11 AM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas will be in the rink for the new series of Dancing on Ice.
17th December 2012
US Marine Corps captain proposes to his boyfriend in the White House 15
9:52 PM — Over the weekend, a US Marine Corp captain proposed to his partner at the White House. The photos posted to Facebook have been liked hundreds of times.
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.