25th August 2011
Indonesian province separates lesbians after fake marriage 37
4:32 PM — One of the two women in Aceh had posed as a man in order to be married in the only region in Indonesia to operate Sharia law.
Murakami novel dropped from reading list for lesbian sex mention 26
3:50 PM — Norwegian Wood, which has sold over 12 million copies internationally, was dropped after parents complained about a female character's reference to sex with a 13 year old girl.
Maltese LGBT community faces legal anomaly after discriminatory rule is revoked 21
11:13 AM — Mediterranean archipelago is forced to allow EU citizens' gay partners across its borders, but does not give own citizens the same opportunity.
24th August 2011
Reykjavik invites bears for annual gay-friendly weekend 5
2:35 PM — Following the success of last year's event, Iceland is inviting bears back to the island for a weekend of sightseeing and parties.
Comment: Donation, the mark of mature engagement in society 6
12:58 PM — Joseph Galliano has been on the Anthony Nolan donor register for over a decade, having been surprised to hear that gay men were able to donate blood stem cells.
Call for gay men to donate blood stem cells 33
12:55 PM — Anthony Nolan is calling on the gay community, who are not barred from donating blood stem cells because of their sexuality.
Apologies after gay students ejected from bar ‘for kissing’ 50
11:07 AM — Boycott organised through Facebook prompts reconciliation between bar owner and local patrons.
Interview: Chaz Bono on the journey to be himself 41
10:35 AM — Chaz Bono is approaching the end of a personal journey. Having once been the blonde-haired daughter on the Sonny and Cher Show, then a lesbian musician and activist, he recently emerged as the world’s most famous transgender man.
23rd August 2011
Bisexuality revisited as university’s second study finds it does exist 202
4:15 PM — A second study conducted by Northwestern University succeeds where the first failed, in finding evidence of bisexuality in men.
22nd August 2011
Calls for East London to react to homophobic incidents 353
5:14 PM — In an open letter, Peter Tatchell said tolerating "homophobia for the sake of preserving good community relations and not upsetting certain communities, is totally unacceptable".
Comment: East London needs a show of Pride 51
5:12 PM — An open letter from Peter Tatchell, encouraging a public display of gay solidarity to show that the East End of London is not a 'gay-free zone'.
17th August 2011
Manchester Pride’s festival director steps down 4
2:38 PM — The director of Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, has announced she will leave her role. Ms Crozier announced today she would step down after six years with the event, although she will leave once a replacement has been found.
Leeds campaigners want official city gay quarter 6
11:10 AM — Gay rights activists in Leeds hope to persuade the city council to officially recognise the gay village. They want recognition and business schemes for Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls, which have a number of gay venues.
15th August 2011
Trans woman and gay man wed in Cuba 30
10:07 AM — A transgender woman and a gay man have married in Cuba. Wendy Iriepa, 37, and Ignacio Estrada, 31, said their marriage is a significant step forward for LGBT rights in the country.
14th August 2011
In Photos: Brighton Pride 2011 112
1:36 AM — Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Sonia, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell were among the celebrities attending the 19th Brighton Pride held yesterday. Here are the best photos of the day
12th August 2011
Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre faces closure 4
1:26 PM — An LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv may have to close because of financial problems. The Bar Noar centre was the scene of a fatal shooting two years ago, in which a teenage girl and a counsellor died. The perpetrator has not been caught.
10th August 2011
Riot damage won’t stop Manchester Pride, organisers say 53
3:30 PM — Manchester Pride will go ahead this weekend, organisers have said. The city centre is recovering from yesterday's widespread riots and looting and businesses in the gay village suffered some damage.
8th August 2011
Liverpool Pride doubles its numbers 6
2:17 PM — An estimated 40,000 people joined Liverpool Pride on Saturday - double the number who turned up last year. The festival, now in its second year, was held at the city's waterfront, where it is thought around 35,000 people joined the celebrations.
5th August 2011
Sao Paulo city council backs ‘heterosexual pride’ 53
2:47 PM — The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has passed a measure calling for an annual Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated each December. City alderman Carlos Apolinario, who authored the legislation, said the idea is "not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys".
Liverpool council ‘should officially recognise gay quarter’ 19
12:42 PM — A Liverpool council report says that the city's gay quarter should be officially recognised. A £12,000 consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.