6th July 2012
Video: Hillary Clinton sends acceptance message for WorldPride award 2
11:17 AM — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent a video message to London thanking WorldPride organisers for giving her its World LGBT Award.
Essex: Head praises ‘greatly loved’ trans teacher 17
9:18 AM — A transgender teacher has been praised for her courage and popularity by staff and pupils at a secondary school in Essex ahead of her transition this summer.
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg orders Government to fly pride flag 49
9:12 AM — In a first for central Government, the Cabinet Office is flying a rainbow flag to mark World Pride being held this weekend in London. The iconic flag has been flown on the personal request of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
4th July 2012
Pride London chair stands down 32
1:26 PM — Pride London's chair has stepped down following criticism of the organisation's handling of WorldPride 2012, which has been scaled back at the last minute.
Derby: Muslim group plans ‘biggest ever’ Pride protest despite gay hate convictions 153
12:17 PM — A 'bigger than ever' protest by a group of Muslim fundamentalists is being planned for Derbyshire's upcoming Pride parade this weekend.
Video: Imagine if you could face execution for being blond, bald, short, elderly or blue eyed 7
12:15 PM — In a compelling new viral video, international LGBT rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust asks viewers to imagine if it were illegal to be themselves. The video imagines a society where blond people, people with blue eyes, bald people, short people and older people faced discrimination or persecution by society and the state.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend WorldPride ‘Plan B’ 55
11:17 AM — The GLA has confirmed today the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend the heavily scaled back WorldPride parade in the capital this Saturday, as sponsors confirm the event in its original form has become 'unsalvageable'.
3rd July 2012
London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39
2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.
Sir Derek Jacobi: Equal marriage debate a ‘squabble over nothing’ 104
12:40 PM — Legendary stage actor Derek Jacobi said he views the debate over equal marriage rights for gay couples as a 'squabble over nothing'.
Suffolk: Man fined after threatening transgender neighbour 17
12:03 PM — A building worker in Ipswich has been convicted of what is believed to be the first offence officially motivated by transphobia in Suffolk.
Comment: Reflections on Lima Pride 4
11:09 AM — Junior Moya reflects on religious protestors after coming across Lima's eleventh gay pride parade.
2nd July 2012
Edinburgh: Pride marchers demand marriage equality 16
2:33 PM — Over a thousand marchers took to the streets of Edinburgh on Saturday marching for gay marriage equality as part of Pride Scotia.
Comment: For those who will never blend in, we will always need Pride 34
11:49 AM — Bruno Selun argues that for as long as 'white, heterosexual, able-bodied, middle-class, Christian and masculine' remains the cultural golden standard, the LGBT community will always have something to fight for.
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'.