7th June 2011
Policeman and former Mr Gay UK denies sex offence charges as trial continues
10:57 AM — A police constable who won the Mr Gay UK title in 2006 was in court yesterday accused of raping a man in a Leeds hotel.
Amnesty fights for Cameroonian man jailed for three years on charges of being gay 35
10:22 AM — Thousands of Amnesty International supporters are appealing to the authorities in Cameroon for the immediate release of a man jailed for charges of "homosexuality and attempted homosexuality".
6th June 2011
Lesbian couple successfully dodge French gay marriage ban 24
2:33 PM — Two French women successfully circumvented France's same-sex marriage ban on Saturday owing to the fact that one half of the couple is still classed as a man - in the legal sense only.
Gay men verbally abused through PA system by Trafalgar Square busker 305
12:30 PM — Two gay men were verbally abused by a busker using a PA system in Trafalgar Square last week.
4th June 2011
Gay baseball teams can limit straights says US judge as bisexuals make discrimination claim 32
6:38 PM — A US federal judge in Seattle has ruled ruled that the north American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) can continue to limit the number of straight players that can play in each team participating in the Gay Softball World Series it sponsors. But, he has also allowed a lawsuit brought by three bisexuals to go to trial.
3rd June 2011
Married gay couples in Nova Scotia can now obtain a blessing from Anglican church 6
5:49 PM — Legally partnered same-sex couples in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada, can now obtain a blessing from the country's Anglican Church.
Human Rights Watch urge residents of Liechtenstein to vote ‘yes’ in referendum over gay partnerships 32
4:01 PM — Human Rights Watch have said that the people of Liechtenstein should vote "yes" in this month's referendum on whether their parliament should proceed to legalise same-sex partnerships.
2nd June 2011
First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108
5:14 PM — The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism - a major British progressive strand of the religion - took place in Manchester last weekend.
Hip-hop DJ pleads guilty after being arrested for loitering and engaging in oral sex with another man 25
3:59 PM — Hip-hop producer and DJ Mr Cee pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of loitering and receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car.
Rhode Island senate to consider gay civil unions bill 7
3:10 PM — A Rhode Island Senate panel are today considering a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be joined in civil unions.
Amsterdam city officials to be annually questioned on their support for gay marriage 9
1:00 PM — Marriage commissioners in Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam will have to undergo an annual evaluation in order to ensure their consistent support for same-sex marriage.
Ugandan woman branded with iron for being a lesbian faces deportation from UK 87
11:43 AM — A 22-year-old Ugandan woman who was subjected to being branded with a hot iron in her home country as a punishment for being a lesbian, may be deported from the UK.
Update: homophobic Facebook page removed 187
11:12 AM — A homophobic Facebook group called The New Anti-Gay Movement has now been removed from the site.
1st June 2011
Swedish film crew attacked in Jamaica 35
5:33 PM — A Swedish film crew who recently visited Jamaica to make a film about the country's human rights issues claim they were attacked by locals and harassed by police.
Commonwealth secretary general speaks out against homophobia following Tatchell’s criticisms 29
4:55 PM — The Commonwealth secretary-general, Kamalesh Sharma, has written an article in the Nairobi Star speaking out against homophobia.
Man fined for East End anti-gay stickers 111
3:54 PM — An 18-year-old Muslim man has been fined for posting homophobic stickers around London’s East End.
London borough tries to reassure critics after homophobic Catholic charity awarded £89,000 contract for counselling in schools 54
1:01 PM — The south-west London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which earlier this year awarded an £89,000 contract to the homophobic Catholic Children’s Society to offer counselling and support to children in the borough’s school, are seeking to reassure critics over the decision.
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.