9th February 2012
Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill 24
12:48 PM — The Ugandan government has distanced itself from the infamous bill which was reintroduced this week saying: "The facilitation of this debate should not be confused for the government's support for this bill."
Swedish anti-gay flyers not covered by free speech 17
11:41 AM — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the conviction of four Swedish men who handed out leaflets to children which said being gay was "morally destructive" and that the "homosexual lobby" was trying to suppress paedophilia.
Man charged over burn assault at Leicester gay pub
11:02 AM — A man will appear in at a court next week charged with a burn attack at a gay pub in Leicester last year.
8th February 2012
Simon Hughes accepts damages from News of the World publisher 3
6:39 PM — The openly bisexual deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes has settled his phone-hacking damages claims against News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers. Mr Hughes joined former footballer Paul Gascoigne, comedian Steve Coogan and football agent Sky Andrew in agreeing a settlement.
St Petersburg anti-gay law passes second reading 17
3:28 PM — A third reading would mean St Petersburg would join other Russian regions including Ryazan and Arkhangelsk in forbidding the promotion of homosexuality in public.
Northern Cyprus: No charges yet on gay sex arrests 13
12:47 PM — An advisor to the leader in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus has said today that no charges have yet been brought against two men arrested for committing gay acts.
Interview: Gays and the Libyan revolution, before and after (part one) 15
12:08 PM — In the first part of this interview, Khaleed, a 31 year old Libyan LGBT activist, discusses his life as a gay man under Gaddafi's regime.
7th February 2012
Ugandan gay death penalty bill back in parliament 31
4:18 PM — An infamous gay death penalty bill has been reintroduced to the Ugandan parliament today.
Northern Cyprus anti-gay law to be challenged 22
3:19 PM — A case has been lodged at the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey today to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus.
Daily Mail editor: Not a homophobic bone in Jan Moir’s body 65
2:35 PM — Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre defended Jan Moir at the Leveson Inquiry yesterday when questions turned to her 2009 column on Stephen Gately's death.
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
Edinburgh plans Valentine’s Day marriage rally 6
2:27 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the Scottish capital are asking equality-lovers to march in support of the cause on 14 February.
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
Lesbians in rural train ‘attack’ after kiss
11:57 AM — A court has heard claims that a 16-year-old lesbian in Sussex was attacked on a train after kissing her girlfriend.
3rd February 2012
Gay verger ‘shocked’ by woman’s sexual assault claim
4:46 PM — A gay verger told a court today he had "no wish" to touch the breasts of a woman he stands accused of sexually assaulting at Wakefield Cathedral.
Firm discriminated against gay lawyer with ‘batty boy’ friend 24
3:35 PM — A London law firm has lost an appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay barrister. In a memo discovered by Lee Bennett in firm archives in 2010, a partner at Bivonas LLP had written that he should be sacked and that he would "take our cases to his batty boy mate".
2nd February 2012
Comment: No more stalling, gay and straight couples deserve equality now 74
4:10 PM — On the first anniversary of the Equal Love campaign's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Peter Tatchell examines the inequalities of straight marriage and gay civil partnerships.
Guilty verdict for killer of gay teen Jack Frew 18
2:08 PM — A jury in Scotland has found gay teenager Craig Roy guilty of the murder of Jack Frew in 2010.
Maryland girl: For my birthday, ban gay marriage 202
12:18 PM — A committee at the Maryland state senate, where equal marriage legislation is being considered, has heard the birthday wish of a 14-year-old girl: to keep the ban on gay marriage.