29th May 2012
Dharun Ravi apologises for spying on gay roommate 31
11:26 PM — The student who was convicted of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate during an intimate encounter with another man, and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, has apologised for the first time.
Second homophobic assault reported in Worcester in two weeks 12
6:17 PM — A second homophobic assault has been recorded in the county town of Worcestershire in less than a fortnight.
Friend tells court he thought Anders Breivik ‘may have been gay’ 33
3:28 PM — A friend of the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik told a court today he believed the killer may have been gay after he began expressing feminine traits and moved in with his mother, cutting himself off socially.
Ukraine: President petitioned on draft anti-gay law 29
2:21 PM — 43,000 people have so far signed a petition to the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, over a draft amendment to the country's morality laws.
Video: Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls calls for equal religious marriage in @Out4Marriage video 24
1:08 PM — The Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, has joined the Out4Marriage campaign with a video message calling on the government to allow religious bodies to marry gay couples if they choose, inspired by his late, gay uncle.
Religious groups urge David Cameron to maintain equal marriage support 18
11:33 AM — Quakers in Britain, Unitarians and Liberal Judaism have written to the Prime Minister urging him to see through his commitment to change marriage laws to enable gay couples to marry and asking him to allow them to perform gay weddings.
European Parliament condemns consideration of anti-gay laws 32
10:47 AM — The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning anti-gay laws in Europe last week, specifically calling on Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania as well as Ukraine to address existing and draft legislation and 'demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination'.
28th May 2012
Free equal marriage debate to take place in London tomorrow 24
3:33 PM — In the final weeks of the government's public consultation on how to implement marriage equality for gay and straight couples, a debate between humanists, Catholics, Jews and social commentators will take place in the capital.
Christian ‘gay cure’ therapist loses appeal 85
2:09 PM — A Christian psychotherapist lost her appeal last week against a ruling by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy that her behaviour in offering to therapeutically change a patient's sexuality was negligent.
Tory MP who said equal access for gays would ‘mangle’ marriage raises consummation concerns 139
12:40 PM — A Catholic Tory MP has voiced concern over the government's plans to allow gay couples to marry, suggesting the law on consummation may be affected to the detriment of straight couples.
Video: ConservativeHome editor Tim Montgomerie comes @Out4Marriage 25
11:42 AM — The editor of the influential ConservativeHome blog has added his support to the Out4Marriage campaign, recording a video in favour of allow gay couples an equal right to marriage.
27th May 2012
Moscow: Police detain gay rights activists over demonstrations 51
7:52 PM — A total of 40 people, most of whom are gay rights activists, have been detained in Moscow, after they attempted to hold two demonstrations in Moscow today, demanding the right to hold a gay pride parade in the capital.
26th May 2012
California: Anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional 47
2:54 PM — A district court judge in California has become the third federal judge to declare the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, as unconstitutional.
22nd May 2012
Kuwait: Mass arrest of people accused of “vice” and “immorality” 37
4:43 PM — Kuwaiti media organisations report that 149 were arrested this weekend for “immoral” behaviour, including four gay men and two transgender women.
Croatia may introduce civil partnerships for gay couples 29
4:18 PM — Croatia may introduce legislations to allow same-sex couples to form domestic partnerships, and also to recognise marriages between members of the same-sex performed elsewhere.
Anti-paedophile vigilante who murdered gay man jailed for 18 years 50
3:35 PM — An anti-paedophile vigilante, who murdered a gay man whom he wrongly believed to be a child molester, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, and told that he may never be released therefrom.
21st May 2012
Bisexual councillor in Thanet fears ‘hate campaign’ 11
8:08 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said that he may be the target of a homophobic campaign, after receiving a hostile voicemail message, the BBC reports.
Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days over filming roommate’s gay kiss 113
7:50 PM — A US student who was convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate sharing a gay kiss, who eventually committed suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
Homophobic attack in Worcestershire may threaten Rainbow Picnic celebrations 17
1:24 PM — A teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack over the weekend after a night out in Worcester city centre.
18th May 2012
Maryland: Equal marriage not legal yet, but divorce for gay couples is okay 8
10:41 PM — The highest court in Maryland has ruled today that while the state recognises only heterosexual marriages, gay couples married in other states can have their marriages dissolved in the state.