17th April 2012
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
16th April 2012
‘Startlingly homophobic’ Daily Mail column removed 78
11:20 PM — An article on Mail Online by Alexander Boot, described as being 'startlingly homophobic,' has been removed from the website without any explanation following a Facebook campaign.
Canada: Wildrose Party candidate under fire for homophobic comments 14
10:58 PM — The leader of Alberta's Wildrose Party, Danielle Smith, is under pressure to sack one of her candidates, after one of his blogs from last year was discovered, where he said homosexuals are deemed to spend an eternity in hell.
Higher fees ‘prohibiting civil partnership ceremonies in religious buildings’ 76
3:05 PM — The fees religious premises must pay before they can hold civil partnerships have been called 'prohibitive', with churches, synagogues and mosques required to pay ten times more to host gay civil partnership ceremonies than they do to host straight weddings.
Call to complain over ‘startlingly homophobic’ Daily Mail column 124
1:15 PM — Thousands of people have been asked to complain about a 'startlingly homophobic' opinion piece published on the Daily Mail's Mail Online website as part of a Facebook campaign.
Michael Cashman MEP meets Northern Cyprus leaders over anti-gay law 8
10:53 AM — Last week, openly gay MEP Michael Cashman met leaders and non-governmental organisations in the northern part of Cyprus, advocating for the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
15th April 2012
Video: “Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC)” 42
5:06 PM — A group of former child stars have made a spoof video, called "Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron," or CCOKC, where they attack Kirk Cameron for the anti-gay comments he made during an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN.
14th April 2012
Deputy First Minister of Scotland handed petition against equal marriage by her own constituents 88
7:45 PM — More than 1,000 Catholic constituents of the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, have signed a petition calling for her to oppose changing the law to allow gay couples to marry.
Mayoral hustings: Boris Johnson vows to re-enter GLA in Stonewall index, Ken Livingstone quotes Muhammed’s sermon of tolerance 213
2:50 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson promised to re-enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's Employer Index and defended his decision not to publish an LGBT manifesto, while Ken Livingstone quoted from the last sermon of the prophet Muhammed in a bid for cultural understanding at the charity's mayoral hustings today.
13th April 2012
Ken Livingstone publishes LGBT manifesto for London 47
5:17 PM — Ken Livingstone has published an LGBT manifesto ahead of the London mayoral election next month, promising support for London's Pride event, a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and opposition to cuts in LGBT organisations' funding.
Comment: We are not just green and you are not just pink, writes Jenny Jones 11
2:36 PM — Green Party candidate Jenny Jones sets out a case for why gay and transgender Londoners should consider her in the upcoming mayoral election.
Australia’s first openly gay party leader stands down 5
12:54 PM — Bob Brown, the leader of the Australian Greens has announced his resignation as his party's leader and a senator in the Canberra federal parliament.
Hungary: Fears over new ‘gay disorder’ bills 10
11:01 AM — Following similar developments in Russia, extreme-right parliamentarians in Hungary have tabled proposals to outlaw public discussions of homosexuality. In parallel, the Budapest police has rejected a request to hold the annual LGBT pride march in July 2012.
Bachmann clinic continues ‘pray the gay away’ treatment 22
12:00 AM — Despite repeated denials from Marcus Bachmann that his clinic does not practise religious 'conversion therapy' for homosexuals, another gay rights activist has caught one of the clinic's counsellors attempting to "pray the gay away."
12th April 2012
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
Transport for London bans ‘Some People are Ex-Gay! Get Over It’ adverts after Mayor Boris Johnson intervenes 160
6:47 PM — Transport for London has said that the 'Some People are Ex-Gay! Get Over it!' bus advertisements booked by religious groups will not be allowed to be displayed anywhere on London transport's network.
Religious groups respond to Stonewall with ‘Ex-Gay, Get Over It’ London bus adverts 192
2:31 PM — Religious groups have responded to Stonewall's current bus advertising campaign in favour of gay equality with a campaign of their own, defending the view that gay people can become straight.
Council to discuss marriage and MP’s gender-neutral Shakespeare comments today 27
12:37 PM — A full house is expected today at a meeting in Margate to discuss the government’s proposals for equal marriage and the comments made by Sir Roger Gale, Thanet North's MP.
11th April 2012
Leader of Wildrose Party in Canada says she is pro-gay, pro-choice 16
9:54 PM — Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Canada, has moved to quash rumours surrounding her social beliefs by confirming that she is in favour of marriage equality, and is pro-choice on abortion rights.
Anti-gay group endorses Mitt Romney for President 19
8:32 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), an anti-gay group which opposes equal marriage across the US, has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for President this morning.