1st June 2011
Gay couples in Chicago queue up for civil union licences 9
12:21 PM — In Chicago, gay and straight couples are flocking to the Cook County Clerk's downtown office of records to acquire the state's first civil union licenses.
Brisbane gay safe sex campaign ads reinstated after uproar over their removal 26
10:26 AM — A safe sex campaign for gay couples in Brisbane, Australia, has been reinstated after it became clear the majority of complaints that led to its removal yesterday were orchestrated by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
31st May 2011
Nepalese census includes category for ‘third gender’ 4
4:48 PM — Nepal's Central Bureau of Statistics has given official recognition to LGB and transgender people. This is being hailed as a bold move and key victory for equality given that the country only decriminalised gay relationships in 2007.
Twitter user claims popstar had lesbian affair while married
3:27 PM — A Twitter user is claiming that a popular British singer had a lesbian affair during her second marriage.
New website launched to further promote gay marriage equality in Australia 14
1:18 PM — A newly launched Australian website, My Marriage Story is allowing LGBTI Australians to share stories and ideas about the promotion of marriage equality.
South African ambassador to Uganda found guilty of gay-hate speech 15
11:29 AM — The South African Human Rights Commission has won a hate speech case against journalist Jon Qwelane over an anti-gay column he wrote prior to his appointment as the country’s ambassador to Uganda.
Catholic Care plans to appeal a fourth time over gay adoption ruling 49
10:42 AM — The Leeds-based charity Catholic Care are to appeal to the Upper Tribunal in the hope of quashing the ruling forbidding them to exclude gay people when considering potential adoptive parents.
30th May 2011
Trans woman asks that she be sent to a women’s prison if convicted for benefit fraud 35
4:25 PM — A trans woman from Oldham who confessed to falsely claiming £12,000 in benefits over a period of four years, asked that she be sent to a women's prison if convicted.
Chilean president Sebastian Pinera seeks ‘regulation and protection’ for gay couples 42
3:50 PM — President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, said this weekend that he wants Congress to legalise de facto civil unions in an attempt to "regulate and protect" more than two million unmarried couples, including gay and lesbian couples.
Kirk leaders believe more Scots ministers will come out following last week’s vote to allow gay clergy 76
2:41 PM — The Church of Scotland is expecting a number of its ministers to come out as gay after last week's historic vote to allow gay men and women to practice clergy.
Scottish gay charity Equality Network present their thoughts on Moscow Pride to the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh 30
12:21 PM — Edinburgh-based LGBT charity the Equality Network will today deliver a card of commiseration to the Russian consulate in Edinburgh regarding this weekend's violence at Moscow Pride.
Birmingham Pride largely a success, despite police investigation of two homophobic incidents 14
11:13 AM — Police are treating as homophobic two incidents that took place at an otherwise successful and peaceful Birmingham Pride over the weekend.
Fence-sitting senators could decide fate of New York state’s same-sex marriage vote 18
10:04 AM — A group of undecided senators could determine whether same-sex marriage will become legal in New York state, according to a survey by Gannett's Albany Bureau.
28th May 2011
Updated: Dan Choi and other gay rights activists arrested during Moscow Pride violence 198
2:33 PM — Moscow police have arrested and detained a number of prominent gay rights activists including the openly gay US solider Dan Choi as homophobic violence broke out during the banned Moscow Pride march near to the Kremlin.
27th May 2011
US House of Representatives passes bill to delay lifting of military gay ban 26
5:38 PM — The US House of Representatives has approved a defence bill with amendments to delay the lifting of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The Defense Authorization Bill was approved in a 322 to 96 vote yesterday.
Moscow Pride marchers fear neo-Nazi attacks 36
4:45 PM — Marchers in tomorrow's Moscow Pride fear they may be targeted by neo-Nazi thugs. The march was banned by city authorities on the grounds of potential public disorder but a small group of gay rights activists say they will take to the streets anyway.
Christian ‘gay cure’ therapist guilty of malpractice 121
4:10 PM — A Christian therapist who tried to turn a gay undercover journalist straight has been found guilty of professional malpractice. This week, a professional trial at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy unanimously ruled that Lesley Pilkington had acted unprofessionally.
Moscow police will break up banned gay Pride march 107
1:29 PM — Moscow's police force says it will break up an unauthorised gay Pride march to be held tomorrow. Gay rights campaigners were denied permission to hold the event for the sixth year running but said they would hold it anyway.
Illinois Catholic groups stop foster care services over gay parents 59
12:05 PM — Catholic charities in Rockford, Illinois, have opted to cease all foster care services to avoid having to cater to gay couples. The charities must comply with a new state law which says any organisation receiving state funds must not discriminate.
US Sheriff’s department ‘paid evangelicals to turn lesbian straight’ 14
10:01 AM — A lesbian is suing a sheriff's department in Georgia, USA, after it allegedly paid $600 for two evangelicals to turn her straight. Amanda Booker, who is now in custody over a separate incident, is suing officials after she claims Bartow County Sheriff's Department in Georgia forced her to attend gay conversion therapy instead of taking her to a drug rehabilitation centre.