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.
25th September 2012
Stephen Fry tweet confuses fans into believing Hugh Grant came out as gay 20
11:44 PM — Following the news that Hugh Grant had 'come out' in support of equal marriage today, Stephen Fry's celebratory tweet confused some Twitter users into thinking he was actually coming out as gay.
US: High School student starts gay-straight alliance 2
8:54 PM — A 15-year-old from Columbus, Indiana, has started her high school's first gay-straight alliance, after seeing her gay friends being bullied for years.
Video: Hugh Grant comes @Out4Marriage and says ‘love is the same for everyone’ 23
12:15 PM — Hugh Grant, star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, About a Boy and the Bridget Jones films, has recorded a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign to make same-sex marriage legal in the UK.
22nd September 2012
Pope: Same-sex marriage threatens the future of human nature and society 113
1:43 PM — Addressing bishops in France, the Pope has defended the traditional definition of marriage, saying it must be “promoted and defended” from changes such as allowing gay couples to marry.
Video: Emotional TV ad in favour of equal marriage in Washington State 3
12:23 PM — A new TV advertisement has been aired as Washington State heads closer the ballot on whether to retain equal marriage legislation.
Intel ends funding of Boy Scouts troops that discriminate against gay members and leaders 17
11:35 AM — Intel, one of the largest corporate donors of the Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that it will drop all funding to troops that apply the organisation’s discriminatory polices towards LGBT children and leaders.
20th September 2012
US: Philadelphia affordable housing for elderly LGBT people gets the go ahead 6
11:44 PM — Organisers of a new, affordable housing project aimed at elderly LGBT people in Philadelphia, have received approval at a state, federal and local level..
Canada: Census may have erroneously counted roommates as same-sex couples 8
11:02 PM — The Canadian census which reported a huge increase in the number of same-sex couples may be skewed due to the way the couples were counted, and may not be as many as previously thought.
Video: UK athletes promote safe sex in THT campaign 3
7:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk openly about sex and condoms.
London Assembly launches World Pride inquiry 4
3:32 PM — As part of its investigation, the Greater London Authority Oversight Committee will look at the role of the organisers, Boris Johnson’s involvement in World Pride and the impact on London’s reputation of scaling back the event.
Video: Culture Secretary Maria Miller comes @Out4Marriage and defends record 39
1:24 PM — The new Culture Secretary Maria Miller has once again signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on equal marriage by recording a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
19th September 2012
London: Gays urged to get on their bikes 3
8:56 PM — After a summer of watching Olympic cycling success for Team GB, what better way to build up those leg muscles than by joining Cycle Out London. Rory Desch profiles one of its members, Iain Clark.
18th September 2012
US: Bisexual pride day could officially become a reality in Berkeley 8
6:48 PM — Bisexual Pride Day, separate from other LGBT pride events across the globe, could officially come into existence in the city of Berkeley, North California, if approved by the council there.
15th September 2012
Clare Balding talks of the ‘terror’ of coming out and about not fitting in 11
2:27 PM — In an interview with The Times, Clare Balding bares all about coming out in her twenties, not fitting in at school, and becoming a national treasure.