15th June 2012
New York: Fifth grade student’s pro-equality speech censored 30
11:41 PM — A fifth-grade student in New York who wanted to deliver a speech for marriage equality had his opportunity censored, but later reinstated due to immediate backlash, US media organisations say.
Video: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marks LGBT pride month 3
10:22 PM — In another step demonstrating the Obama administration's self-professed commitment to gay and trans rights, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released a video to mark LGBT pride month.
Google marks LGBT pride through a rainbow curtain underneath search-bars 5
9:28 PM — The search giant Google is marking LGBT pride this year by displaying its search results with a rainbow-patterned curtain underneath its search bars.
Ontario approves trans discrimination protections 5
9:31 AM — Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Ontario voted to protect people from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity this week.
14th June 2012
English Defence League plans march in Bristol on same day as LGBT pride 88
10:55 PM — The anti-Islamic English Defence League (EDL) will hold a march in Bristol on the same day as the city will hold its gay pride parade, it has been announced.
Scotland: Glasgow kirk splits from Church of Scotland over gay clergy 47
10:28 PM — A church in Glasgow has become the first kirk to split from the Church of Scotland over its decision to appoint openly gay members of the clergy.
Apple adds gay couples to emoji icons for iPhones and iPads in iOS6 18
7:12 PM — Apple has continued to associate itself with LGBT people with the introduction of same-sex couple related icons or emojis for the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 6.
Out4Marriage: Ban on religious same-sex marriages may breach human rights laws 14
4:17 PM — In its official submission to the Government's consultation on introduce equal civil marriage for same sex couples, Out4Marriage has called on the Government to allow religious institutions to solomise ceremonies should they wish to do so, arguing that a ban would be in breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The organisation also called for same spouses of someone receiving an honour to be given a courtesy title.
Feature: Camping through the Falklands, hidden history of the war’s gay seafarers 58
3:29 PM — On the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, Jo Stanley writes on the experiences of gay men at work on the merchant ships of the Pacific in 1982.
Updated: Occupy London protesters could ‘vaporise’ gay cruising on Hampstead Heath 132
11:42 AM — A group of anti-capitalist Occupy London protesters took up residence on Hampstead Heath this week and defended the camp, saying it would improve the area by driving out the men who meet there for sex.
Exclusive: Home Office website makes equal marriage consultation appear to have closed 24 hours early 29
12:43 AM — The Home Office webpage that used to introduce visitors to the Government's proposals to introduce same sex marriage has been 'archived' and placed into the National Archive during the consultation period and more than 24 hours earlier than had been planned.
13th June 2012
Israel military accused of publishing a ‘misleading’ pro-gay photo 13
11:10 PM — A photograph uploaded by Israel's military on to its Facebook page, to celebrate its pro-gay stance, has been accused of being doctored by a local newspaper.
Leaders of Ethiopia call for anti-gay measures 33
9:06 PM — Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and civil representatives have declared their opposition to LGBT rights and condemned homosexuality as a western epidemic during an anti-gay conference
Debate surrounds intersex inclusion in the DSM V 11
11:31 AM — The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is undergoing revisions for a fifth edition, which has sparked controversy in many areas. Among these is its inclusion, for the first time, of intersex people.
Northern Ireland survey: Four in ten would object to a relative’s gay relationship 65
10:35 AM — A survey into social attitudes and discrimination in Northern Ireland has found a quarter of people would object to having a gay or bisexual neighbour and four in ten would object to a close relative forming a relationship with a gay or bisexual person.
12th June 2012
Comment: A safe space to dance for transgender youth 7
4:54 PM — Rachel Sparks talks about coordinating dance groups for trans youth and opening up an environment which they might not usually feel is available to them.
NAT and Gaydar to encourage HIV testing at WorldPride in London
12:35 PM — NAT, the National AIDS Trust, will be teaming up with Gaydar.co.uk for World Pride on Saturday 7 July with the message ‘Take Pride, Get Tested’.
11th June 2012
Millions attend Sao Paolo’s gay pride parade 19
2:22 PM — Organisers estimated more than three million people were to join Sao Paolo's pride parade yesterday in the world’s biggest celebration of gay culture.
Manchester: Police appeal after body found in gay village canal 10
10:58 AM — Police in Manchester are appealing for information after a man's body was found this weekend in a canal in the city's gay centre.
10th June 2012
Scotland: Majority of MSPs support equal marriage 94
1:42 PM — A majority of the Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will vote for equal marriage, ensuring that the legislation, when introduced at Holryood, will be passed through, Scotland on Sunday reports.