28th June 2012
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.
25th June 2012
Stonewall party raises £51,000 for efforts to tackle homophobic bullying 8
2:32 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall celebrated today raising more than £51,000 at its annual Summer Party at the Roof Gardens in London's Kensington this weekend.
24th June 2012
Anti-gay marriage group ‘Keep Marriage Special’ says UK Government will legalise incest next 163
3:12 PM — A new campaign against same-sex couples marrying, Keep Marriage Special, has claimed in glossy leaflets that the next logical step will be legalising incest and polygamy. Out4Marriage has branded the group's claims "extremist and confused".
23rd June 2012
Google celebrates 100th anniversary of gay war hero’s Alan Turing’s birth with Doodle 27
11:15 AM — Google has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, the gay mathematical genius and codebreaker who not only was the effective inventor of the computer but also a key driver behind the victory over the Nazis.
22nd June 2012
New anti-homophobia award named in honour of Alan Turing 16
3:43 PM — Ahead of the centenary of his birth, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation has unveiled a new award in its Homo Heroes series dedicated to gay computer genius and Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing.
19th June 2012
Video: White House unveils Pride month video challenge finalists
5:14 PM — The White House Office of Public Engagement has unveiled six finalists for its LGBT Pride Month Video Challenge to honour local community leaders in the US.
Concern over ‘pernicious’ Freedom of Information requests on LGBT issues 15
4:04 PM — Concern is growing that some national newspapers are abusing Freedom of Information laws to trawl for stories that they then skew to depict LGBT issues in a sensational and negative fashion.
Bulgaria: Church asked to repudiate priest’s call to ‘throw stones’ at Pride 29
3:16 PM — Pride organisers in the Bulgarian capital have clashed with the Orthodox Church over what event organisers see as tacit support for violence against marchers.
18th June 2012
Comment: Opposing gay state marriages while accepting straight ones is repugnant, and it does faiths no good 64
6:15 PM — Jane Fae asks, if our Churches already sanction straight civil marriages, how can they legitimately get so het up about gay ones?
16th June 2012
April Ashley awarded an MBE for services to trans rights 21
9:48 PM — Actress and human rights campaigner, April Ashley, who was the first Briton to be openly identified as having undergone a gender realignment surgery, has been awarded an MBE for services to transgender equality.
Home Office Minister Nick Herbert: Churches should be allowed to marry gay couples 39
10:53 AM — Nick Herbert the Minister for Policing at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice has said that churches that wish to solemnise marriages of gay couples should be allowed to do so. He said the Church of England's current position has made him feel “distant” from his own faith.