9th September 2010
Lib Dem peer who pushed for civil partnerships calls for gay marriage equality 11
5:22 PM — Lord Lester of Herne Hill, whose 2002 private members' bill led to civil partnerships, says he believes that full marriage equality is now an achievable goal. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, he praised the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act as "remarkable" but added: "I don't see any reason why there should not be complete equality."
Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14
5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.
Gay health charity to release guide to safer cruising 16
1:53 PM — The gay men's health charity GMFA is producing a guide to cruising for sex. According to the charity, the booklet will help gay men "develop their cruising skills and make decisions that will protect themselves and their partners when cruising".
8th September 2010
Court rules Moscow nightclub closure illegal 2
2:15 PM — The closing of a gay nightclub in Moscow was against the law, it emerged this week.
Australian same-sex adoption bill nears final hurdle 4
1:33 PM — Legislative Council votes in favour of new legislation, with a single Parliamentary vote left to decide the bill's fate.
Comment: Why we must be fighting for full same sex marriage equality now 27
11:55 AM — Newly elected Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert speaks out in support of LGBT marriage equality and explains why LGBT rights organisations should be fighting for marriage equality now
Former Mr Gay UK denies sex offence charges 6
10:32 AM — PC Mark Carter appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday to plead not guilty to five sexual assault charges relating to alleged events in December 2009.
7th September 2010
Vatican dignitary says gay marriage is ‘like decaffinated coffee’ 46
4:38 PM — A Vatican official travelling in Mexico has condemned the country's capital for legalising same-sex marriages, saying that such unions are only an imitation of heterosexual marriages.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
Irish LGBT marriage equality group to launch report on the lives of children raised by gay parents 3
11:13 AM — An Irish equality group is to launch the results of a report documenting the experience of children raised in Ireland by LGBT parents.
3rd September 2010
Homophobic teen who initiated murder cleared of assault
4:48 PM — A Scottish teenager who initiated the murder of a gay man was cleared of a vicious street assault this week. Alexander Kindred, now aged 18, was 15 when he claimed that council worker James Kerr, 51, had made sexual advances to him in a park.
California state won’t be forced to defend Prop 8 10
3:23 PM — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney-General Jerry Brown will not be forced to defend the state's ban on gay marriage.
2nd September 2010
New South Wales adoption bill passes lower house 3
4:38 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house. It passed a vote 46-44 yesterday, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43 today.
1st September 2010
Tory gay group says it will campaign against blood donation ban 9
3:33 PM — The Conservative Party's gay group has launched a campaign to highlight the inequality of the UK's ban on gay men donating blood.
Texas appeal court says gay couples cannot divorce 5
2:36 PM — Gay couples in the state of Texas cannot get divorced, an appeal court has ruled. The case concerns a gay couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2007 and then returned to Dallas.
Manchester council hopes to ban anti-gay protesters from Pride 23
11:28 AM — Manchester city council is hoping to work with police to see if anti-hate laws can be used to ban homophobic protesters from next year's Pride march.
Gay man attacked in West Dulwich 3
9:47 AM — A gay man was verbally abused and pushed to the ground in a homophobic attack in West Dulwich, south-east London.
31st August 2010
Tasmanian LGBT activists welcome recognition of Interstate and overseas same-sex unions 6
3:52 PM — Legislation has been passed by the State Lower House in Tasmania which will allow same-sex couples in interstate or overseas unions to be automatically recognised under Tasmanian law without the need to re-register their status.
Lesbian Presbyterian minister plans to appeal against court ruling regarding same-sex marriages
12:16 PM — A retired lesbian minister who officiated at a number of same-sex weddings during the period in which they were legal in California, says she will appeal against the ruling of a Presbyterian court last Thursday which rebuked her for going against the constitution of her denomination.