6th August 2012
ObamaCare ‘will ban discrimination against transgender people’ 6
10:10 PM — A senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services has told transgender rights groups that federal health programmes and companies receiving federal dollars are barred from discriminating against trans people.
5th August 2012
Catholic Bishop: Government should make incest legal if it really believes in equality 191
11:23 AM — A senior Catholic Bishop in Scotland has stunned equal rights campaigners by suggesting that if the Scottish Government truly believed in equality it would make incest and polygamy legal.
3rd August 2012
New Hampshire: Chick-fil-A manager to sponsor gay pride festival 28
1:35 PM — A manager at Chick-fil-A, a company opposed to equal marriage rights for gay couples, has come out as co-sponsor for a gay pride event next week.
Ohio: Two killed after car hits LGBT street event 3
1:01 PM — Two people have died from injuries sustained when a car, whose driver police say had been under the influence of alcohol, hit attendees of a an LGBT street event in Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend.
2nd August 2012
London: Record attendance at gay professionals network 10
5:19 PM — Village Drinks, the social event for gay professionals, is celebrating its highest attendance for an event, with a record 600 members attending the group’s summer party in London tonight.
‘Four in ten’ social workers believe homophobia is a problem 11
11:56 AM — A poll by an online community for healthcare workers suggests forty percent believe homophobia is a problem in the profession.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
Gotye addresses trans ‘hoax’ 6
3:20 PM — Belgian-Australian musician Gotye has addressed rumours he is transgender, describing them as part of a 'hoax' but explicitly declining to deny them.
Lord Mayor of Belfast first DUP representative to attend Pride event 35
2:16 PM — The Lord Mayor of Belfast, a councillor for the Democratic Unionist Party whose members have made numerous anti-gay comments in recent years, has attended a Pride event in the city.
31st July 2012
Video: Matrix director Lana Wachowski speaks on film after transition 12
4:15 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski has appeared on film for what is believed to be the first time since transitioning.
Comment: UK Black Pride – a moment of discovery 19
2:43 PM — Ahead of this month’s UK Black Pride, Scott Roberts shares his own experience of attending the event for the first time last year. He also talks about what it means to those who cannot experience a similar celebration in their country of origin.
30th July 2012
US: Democrats move to adopt same-sex marriage as official party platform 9
11:32 PM — The US Democrats are expected to back same-sex marriage part of their official party platform. The move comes little more than three months after President Barack Obama confirmed his own personal support for gay couples being granted the right to marry.
First out lesbian MP Angela Eagle becomes patron of Liverpool Pride 7
4:27 PM — Former government minister and first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle has now become the first patron of Liverpool Pride.
29th July 2012
Oxford University changes dress code for transgender students 14
9:04 PM — Transgender students at Oxford University will be permitted to wear formal dress appropriate to their new sex. The institution has changed its strict dress code for students taking exams or attending formal events after a campus LGBT group intervened.
27th July 2012
Liverpool: Two-year project on life of April Ashley launched 4
2:57 PM — Arts festival Homotopia is preparing to launch a two year heritage project to research, explore and document the experiences of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focussing on the life of trans model and actress April Ashley.
26th July 2012
Target releases a gay-friendly ad 15
11:33 PM — US retailer Target has been praised for advertising depicting a gay male couple on their wedding day. The ad, highlighting the company's wedding gift registry service, shows a male couple holding hands. The taglines say: "That's Love" and "Be Yourself. Together."
Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou new patrons of LGBT homelessness charity 1
5:16 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, the charity for young homeless gay, bi and trans people has announced Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou are to join as patrons.
Video: Dan Savage says marriage is already ‘about love, not gender’ 3
10:31 AM — Author, columnist and founder of the 'It Gets Better Project' Dan Savage has rejected arguments that gay people are seeking to 'redefine marriage', saying it has already effectively gender-neutral.
25th July 2012
Anti-abortion activists say David Cameron will ‘pay’ for same-sex marriage policy 49
5:24 PM — Following Prime Minister David Cameron's speech reaffirming his commitment to allowing gay couples to marry, anti-abortion activists the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Spuc) says he will get punished at the general election for his pro-equality stance.
24th July 2012
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.