7th April 2012
Australia: Opposition leader’s sister confirms lesbian relationship 24
10:19 PM — Tony Abbott, the Opposition leader in Australia, has commended the bravery of his sister in publicly affirming her same-sex relationship, but has said that it will not shift his stance on equal marriage.
Video: Mormon students make “It Gets Better” video 30
8:53 PM — Twenty-two students at the Brigham Young University in US, owned and run by the Mormon church, have made a video for the It Gets Better project, where they talk about reconciling faith and sexuality.
New York: Catholic official quits over archdiocese’s anti-gay stance 23
8:17 PM — Joseph Amodeo, an official affiliated with the New York Roman Catholic archdiocese, has quit the junior board of Catholic Charities over a heterosexuals-only policy implemented by the church for homeless people, the Associated Press reports.
6th April 2012
Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city 70
11:03 PM — Argentina, which extended the definition of marriage in 2010 to include same-sex couples, and was the first country in Latin America to do so, may make it legal for gay foreigners to get married on their soil, and in Buenos Aires, in particular.
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
5th April 2012
Apology after student disqualified from pageant for equal marriage hope 14
2:10 PM — A school district in the US has apologised to a student was was pulled off stage and disqualified from a competition for saying he would like to marry another man.
EA ‘harassed’ over gay video game characters 132
12:35 PM — Following the introduction of gay characters in recent game series, video game manufacturer EA says it has been inundated with anti-gay letters.
Joe McElderry to headline Pride Glasgow 21
12:00 PM — Joe McElderry, the gay singer and winner of the X Factor and Popstar to Operastar has been confirmed as the headline act at Pride Glasgow this year.
4th April 2012
Comment: The Church should beg society’s forgiveness for its treatment of gay people 74
5:35 PM — Matthew Todd says the Church should help young people become the upstanding, caring citizens they can be, unfettered from sexual shame and dogma, not fight a fierce battle over something that will not harm, hurt or even affect anyone except gay couples who wish to marry.
In Photos: Dyke March London 2012 13
4:00 PM — Lesbians and gay rights advocates took to the streets of London this weekend to improve the visibility of lesbians in the tradition of the American Dyke Marches.
3rd April 2012
US student sues school for banning him from wearing anti-homophobia t-shirt 36
11:18 PM — A student at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio has filed a law suit in federal court today, after school officials refused to let him wear a t-shirt that read: "Jesus is not a homophobe."
Northern Ireland: New gay magazine launches 11
4:45 PM — A new magazine for the gay and transgender community of Northern Ireland launched last week.
Transgender contestant may be allowed to return to Miss Universe Canada 96
12:50 PM — A woman who was ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she is transgender has been allowed back into the competition if she can prove she meets the requirements for gender recognition by Canadian authorities.
2nd April 2012
Australia: Poor mental health among LGBT people 31
11:05 PM — Almost 80 per cent of LGBT Australians have suffered from intense anxiety in the past year alone, according to a new survey released today.
Comment: What is ‘gay’? 89
10:37 AM — As we abandon terms like 'gay marriage,' and seek greater equality and assimilation in society, Edmund Broch asks a question that is all the more fundamental.
Suffolk Pride returns for 2012 with funding plea
9:41 AM — After a hiatus in 2011, Suffolk Pride is returning this year with a plea for members of the local community to help fund the event.
1st April 2012
Comment: Why can’t gay couples feel safe enough to hold hands everywhere in the UK? 110
5:39 PM — Ethan Bourne asks why in a supposedly tolerant country like the UK, being visibly gay seems only to be acceptable in certain areas.
Gay people in South West of England ‘living in daily fear’ 23
5:00 PM — Many gay and lesbian people in South West England are living in constant fear of discrimination and abuse, according to a regional survey by a local LGBT charity.
31st March 2012
Exeter hosts gay pride 3
9:05 PM — Exeter played host one of the biggest gay pride celebrations in the South West, with a 50 m long rainbow flag floating down the High Street to Exeter Phoenix.