24th August 2009
Gay Congressman praises “positive” appointment of LGBT activist to Justice role
12:29 PM — The appointment of a prominent gay rights advocate as an adviser to the US Justice Department has been welcomed.
Irish cardinal renews attack on civil partnerships 102
11:13 AM — The spiritual leader of Ireland's Roman Catholics has said that civil partnerships undermine marriage.
X Factor favourite tells tabloid he is bisexual 26
10:47 AM — A contestant on ITV1 show X Factor has told a Sunday tabloid that he is bisexual.
MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay “propaganda” 10
10:27 AM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Lesbian and Gay Rights has written to MPs in Lithuania about new legislation that aims to criminalise 'propagation of homosexual relations'.
19th August 2009
Gender tests on South African gold medallist sprinter Caster Semenya 20
10:52 PM — South African sprinter Caster Semenya might have won the 800m in 1min 55.45sec but all eyes are now on whether she is indeed a woman.
7th August 2009
Billie Jean King and Harvey Milk to be honoured by Obama 4
4:06 PM — Two American gay icons will be honoured by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Peter Tatchell calls for a Cornwall parliament 21
1:47 PM — Gay campaigner and Green Party parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell has compared the fight for LGBT rights with the little-known movement for self-rule for Cornwall.
AIDS chief stresses importance of positive media respresentation of LGBT Indians 1
1:14 PM — The man leading the fight against HIV and AIDS in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has said that the media should reject sensationalist reporting when dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues.
Glasgay festival’s play Jesus, Queen of Heaven upsets Christians 54
1:00 PM — Fundamentalist Christians have claimed that a play to be performed later this year as part of the Glasgay arts festival is insulting to their beliefs.
Royal College of Psychiatrists asked to come out against gay “cure” therapies 21
11:53 AM — The UK's governing body for psychiatry has been asked to advise its members not to refer clients who are confused about their sexuality to therapies that claim to change their sexual orientation.
Irish gay marriage activists call on straight supporters to march 13
11:40 AM — A group that advocates gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland has called on heterosexuals to take part in a protest march in Dublin on Sunday.
Russia’s newest LGBT support group to focus on education and health 1
10:34 AM — A new organisation that aims to develop social services for LGBT people has been formed in Moscow.
Homophobic SNP councillor faces investigation 52
10:24 AM — A lesbian couple have complained to Scottish Borders Council about remarks made by a councillor about gay people.
4th August 2009
Police hold meeting to deal with East End gay attacks 23
5:57 PM — Police are holding a public meeting to encourage people to report homophobic attacks in the East End of London. There have been a number of claims of violence against gays in the Shoreditch area.
Liverpool library apologises for banning gay magazine 13
10:28 AM — Liverpool library managers have apologised to a customer after he was told a gay magazine had been banned from his local library.
2nd August 2009
Video: Soho joins world in vigils for victims of the Tel Aviv anti-gay massacre 26
11:40 PM — Organised by Twitter, Facebook and text message, all across the world vigils have been held for the victims of the massacre at an LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual) centre in Tel Aviv last night. Benjamin Cohen went to Soho to meet gay Israelis, Jews and those of no faith at all to share in their act of remembrance
London vigil to be held for victims of Tel Aviv massacre 6
3:56 PM — A vigil is to be held this afternoon at 5pm BST (British Summer Time) to honour the victims of the shooting at a gay centre in Tel Aviv last night.
Israeli PM and President condemn murder of gay youths in Tel Aviv massacre 28
11:23 AM — As two of the young LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Israelis murdered in a shooting at a Tel Aviv gay centre have been named, the country's President and Prime Minister have condemned the atrocity.
Spontaneous demonstrations held following anti-gay massacre in Tel Aviv 19
1:33 AM — Thousands of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Israelis have held an impromptu march through the streets of Tel Aviv after a masked gun man opened fire at a centre for gay teenagers, killing three late last night.
27th July 2009
Surrey investigates its gay history 2
3:57 PM — Surrey county council has started an investigation into the county's gay history after the charity Gay Surrey donated its archives to the Surrey Historical Centre.