11th August 2010
Comment: MP Luciana Berger joins Liverpool Pride 4
4:20 PM — The day began with a march through the city centre. As the groups taking part assembled outside St George’s Hall, the noise and excitement grew. Everything from samba dancers to trade union groups to drummers were impatiently waiting for the festivities to formally begin.
Foreign Office: ‘Serious concerns’ over reports of Iranian teen’s death sentence for sodomy 8
4:02 PM — The Foreign Office says it has "serious concerns" over reports of an 18-year-old Iranian man being sentenced to death for homosexuality offences.
Family First’s Wendy Francis ‘sorry’ for hurting gay families but stands by views 16
2:22 PM — Wendy Francis, the Australian Family First candidate who tweeted that gay marriage was "emotional child abuse", has issued a statement clarifying her remarks. She caused outrage at the weekend by criticising gay parents.
Tory MP calls for UK to save Iranian teen sentenced to death for sodomy 5
1:30 PM — A gay Conservative MP has urged Foreign Secretary William Hague to intervene in the case of an Iranian teenager sentenced to death for sodomy. Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, called for pressure on Iran to show some "human compassion" in the case of Ebrahim Hamidi.
Mexico must recognise gay marriages, court rules 8
11:40 AM — Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriages must be recognised throughout the country. The country's capital, Mexico City, legalised marriage for gay couples seven months ago.
10th August 2010
Irish gay man, 60, died after assault 4
5:49 PM — A 60-year-old gay man from Sligo died last week after being attacked in his home. Cyril Moran, of River Road, Cartron Point, was described by friends as "vulnerable".
Former Tory candidate warned by employer over anti-gay comments 23
3:25 PM — A teacher who stood for election as a Conservative candidate has been given a written warning by his employer for remarks about homosexuality.
An open invitation to gay rights groups: Is marriage equality a priority?
2:11 PM — To coincide with our poll, we're giving an open invitation to all UK gay rights groups to set out their positions on marriage equality.
Portia de Rossi to become Portia DeGeneres 9
2:06 PM — Actress Portia de Rossi is to take her wife Ellen DeGeneres' surname. The couple married in California in 2008 and remained known by their own surnames.
Hong Kong trans woman launches fight to marry 2
1:48 PM — A trans woman in Hong King has begun a legal fight for the right to marry her boyfriend. The woman, who has not been named, is barred under city law from changing her birth certificate to female.
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Should gay couples be allowed to marry? 52
10:23 AM — The UK has had civil partnerships since 2005 but a number of gay groups are now campaigning for all couples to be given the option of civil partnerships or marriage. We want to find out what our readers think about the issue.
9th August 2010
Man guilty of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren 4
5:36 PM — A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering trans prostitute Destiny Lauren. Leon Fyle, of Catford, denied killing 29-year-old Ms Lauren but was today found guilty of strangling her and stealing her possessions.
Gay Lib Dem MP David Laws ‘could make cabinet comeback’ 14
4:09 PM — Liberal Democrat MP David Laws could return to the cabinet this autumn, political commentators believe. Mr Laws resigned from the cabinet in May after it was revealed he had broken Commons rules by using expenses to pay rent to his male partner.
Former vicar barred from fostering after refusing to have gay couples in his home 25
2:21 PM — A former vicar has been banned from fostering children after refusing to allow gay couples in his home. John and Colette Yallop, of Blackburn, Lancashire, claimed that their five-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son would be confused by a same-sex couple and they did not want to answer their children's questions on the issue.
Tory councillor accused of homophobia joins Liverpool Pride 6
1:55 PM — A Tory councillor who was suspended from his party for making a remark about "limpwristed boys" on Facebook joined Liverpool's first Pride this weekend.
Australian senate candidate Wendy Francis says gay marriage is ’emotional child abuse’ 51
12:07 PM — A Queensland senate contender in Australia has provoked outrage by calling gay marriage "child abuse" which will lead to "uncontrollable depression and suicide".
Man jailed after stab attack on gay couple 4
11:22 AM — An Oxford man who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay couple and stabbed one of the men in the stomach has been jailed.
Liberal Democrats to vote on gay marriage 20
11:03 AM — Liberal Democrat party members will vote on full marriage equality at their annual conference next month. The motion will call for support for gay marriage to become official party policy and is likely to pass.
6th August 2010
Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges
3:17 PM — The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty. Ellen Chadehama, 34, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May with another staff member, Ignatius Muhambi, 38.
Gay Labour mayor at centre of Nottinghamshire homophobia row 8
2:31 PM — A Labour politician in Nottinghamshire has accused a Tory council leader of being homophobic at an youth awards ceremony in December. Retford mayor Ian Campbell, 23, says Kay Cutts, the leader of Nottinghamshire county council, refused to present him with an award.