20th September 2012
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.
14th September 2012
Church Group: Telling bullied kids ‘gay is okay’ is the same as saying ‘overeating is okay’ 54
7:55 PM — A new pamphlet published by a church group in Ohio gives "guidelines" on how to deal with questions relating to sexuality and homophobic bullying in schools, including comparing homosexuality to overeating.
San Francisco: Supervisor Wiener asked to ban public nudity in ‘cock ring’ row 64
6:56 PM — Gay district supervisor Scott Wiener says he is open to introducing legislation that would ban public nudity due to the increased number of men seen wearing cock rings in San Francisco’s Castro district.
Scottish footballer to stand trial over homophobic threats
4:27 PM — A former Hibernian footballer is to stand trial charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh.
Video: Rugby star Ben Cohen strips off for charity calendar 24
3:00 PM — Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has stripped off for his bullying charity, the Stand Up Foundation, which aims to combat homophobia.
London: 4th annual Stonewall fundraiser returns to the Paramount Club 3
10:54 AM — The soaring heights of the capital will be taken in by those attending the annual fundraiser for Stonewall at the Paramount Club on Friday 28 September.
German gay footballers get support of Angela Merkel 34
10:25 AM — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers that they should not have anything to fear in being open with their sexuality.
13th September 2012
Hastings LGBT switchboard set to mark 25th anniversary
6:54 PM — A telephone helpline service for the LGBT community in the East Sussex town of Hastings will mark 25 years in operation later this month at its AGM.
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears 37
11:54 AM — A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
12th September 2012
London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage 15
5:42 PM — The London Assembly has become the latest local body in England to throw its weight behind the government’s plan to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples.
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.
Comment: Why we should resist the ‘mind-creep’ commercialism of Pride 17
3:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Brighton and Hove Green Party Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty pays tribute to the city’s Pride movement – which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Australian amateur gay footballer comes out and starts pro-gay petition 4
1:23 PM — Aussie Rules player Jason Ball has begun a campaign on Change.org to have a ‘No to Homophobia ad’ aired during the AFL Grand Final.
Australian PM supports bid to host 2014 gay rugby world cup 13
11:55 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially given her backing to a bid for the country to host the next Bingham Cup. The cup is named after Mark Bingham, a gay rugby player who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11 2001.
10th September 2012
London: Gays urged to ‘come’ Out to Swim 25
4:18 PM — After a summer of Olympic sporting fever, the capital’s LGBT community is being urged to hit the pool. Out to Swim’s Rory Desch shares the experience of one of its members, Micke Masood, who’s found a whole new lease of life with the gay amateur swim club.