5th June 2011
Home Depot won’t cave in to anti-gay boycott by the American Family Association 43
6:21 PM — US retailer Home Depot has said that it will not cave into a boycott by the homophobic American Family Association (AFA) who object to the chain's pro-equality workplace policies.
Row after Federal Reserve flies gay pride rainbow flag in Virginia 70
5:48 PM — The US Federal Reserve bank's decision to fly the gay pride rainbow flag outside the headquarters of the Richmond Federal Reserve in Virginia has sparked a row in a state where homosexuality is still technically illegal.
3rd June 2011
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.
White House launches LGBT website 61
3:03 PM — The White House has launched a website aimed specifically at LGBT people and highlighting President Obama’s ongoing support of and commitment to the LGBT community.
This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83
1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.
Gay Irish presidential frontrunner claims he is victim of ‘smear campaign’ over paedophilia comments 32
10:45 AM — Irish Senator David Norris, who looked set to become Ireland and Europe's first openly gay president, has said the digging up of a nine-year-old interview in which he made controversial remarks about paedophilia is an act of sabotage.
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.
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.
1st June 2011
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.
Harvey Milk’s nephew to kick off this weekend’s Pittsburgh gay pride rally
2:29 PM — Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, will speak on Friday at the Pride Advocacy Rally which kicks off this year's Pittsburgh Pride festival in Pennsylvania.
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.
Miley Cyrus criticises Urban Outfitters over anti-gay campaign support 10
11:58 AM — American pop singer Miley Cyrus has taken aim at the president of Urban Outfitters on Twitter, criticising his alleged financial contributions to a right-wing anti-gay political campaign.
Lesbian woman subjected to homophobic rant from doctor at Atos medical assessment 127
11:31 AM — A gay woman who was instructed to attend an Atos Healthcare assessment in order to assess her benefit entitlement claims she was subjected to a homophobic outburst by the doctor who examined her.
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
Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38
5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.
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.
New memorial to gay holocaust victims to be built in Munich 96
2:38 PM — The German city of Munich, where the Nazis raided gay bars in the early days of the Third Reich, is to have a new memorial dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the holocaust.