3rd September 2010
UUP contender Tom Elliott says he won’t attend gay pride marches 15
2:21 PM — A contender for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party has said he would not attend gay pride marches or GAA games. Tom Elliott said it was a "personal issue".
Tory colleagues accuse William Hague of naivety over gay rumours 37
11:02 AM — Foreign secretary William Hague has been criticised by Tory grandees who questioned his judgment. Senior party figures Lord Tebbit and John Redwood raised concerns about him sharing a hotel room with a young male aide and also questioned the extraordinarily personal statement he released on Wednesday.
2nd September 2010
David Cameron backs William Hague over gay rumours 37
1:54 PM — Prime minister David Cameron's spokeswoman has said he fully supports William Hague after the foreign minister issued a statement denying he was gay.
1st September 2010
Hague advisor resigns over ‘malicious’ gay affair rumours 11
5:21 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague's special advisor has resigned over rumours that the pair are having a gay affair. Chris Myers, 25, resigned today, citing the pressure of "untrue and malicious allegations".
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.
Poll: Who should be Labour’s next leader? 2
3:16 PM — Labour MPs, members and trade unions will vote later this month on who will become the next Labour Party leader. We're inviting our readers to give their view on which of the five contenders - David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott - should succeed Gordon Brown.
Gay Labour MPs back David Miliband for Labour leader 12
3:07 PM — Four of Labour's most prominent gay MPs have backed David Miliband for the party's leadership. Chris Bryant, Angela Eagle, Ben Bradshaw and Stephen Twigg said today that Mr Miliband had "consistently supported equality in every form".
Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 8
10:23 AM — Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s. The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.
William Hague denies gay affair with ministerial aide 44
8:38 AM — The foreign secretary William Hague has for the first time denied internet rumours that he is involved in a gay affair with a ministerial aid. Mr Hague, who is married, has been the subject of online rumours for some time in regards to his relationship with new special adviser Chris Myers.
31st August 2010
Londonderry’s first gay Pride parade a success 4
5:47 PM — The first ever Londonderry gay Pride parade took place in Northern Ireland last Saturday.
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.
‘Ex-Gay’ organisation denied charitable status in New Zealand 10
2:58 PM — The New Zealand branch of an international "ex-gay" organisation which claims to offer "freedom from homosexuality" has been denied charitable status by the country's Charitable Commission.
Thousands attend parade and celebrations at Manchester Pride 2010 5
1:27 PM — Thousands of people attended Manchester's 20th annual gay Pride parade and celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
Australian same-sex adoption bill debate heats up 7
11:28 AM — Approximately 200 people were present in Sydney's New South Wales (NSW) Parliament House earlier today for a Council of Churches meeting and a public protest against the same-sex adoption bill.
Peter Tatchell receives standing ovation at Christian festival 40
10:25 AM — Gay rights and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell received a standing ovation for his speech at the Greenbelt festival this weekend.
28th August 2010
Married cabinet minister reported to be considering legal action over gay rumours
12:23 AM — The Daily Telegraph has today reported that a married cabinet minister is considering taking action to prevent allegations that he has had gay affairs with a Whitehall official and a journalist. The claims follow the announcement yesterday that the prisons minister Crispin Blunt is to divorce his wife to allow him to "come to terms with his homosexuality."
27th August 2010
Breaking news: Tory minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay 85
5:43 PM — Tory justice minister Crispin Blunt admitted he is gay and has separated from his wife.
Trans woman’s employment tribunal to begin next month 16
5:13 PM — Rachel Millington was fired from her job last year after she revealed to bosses that she was starting the process of gender re-assignment. The case, which is coming before a Nottingham employment tribunal in September, may not necessarily create any startling legal precedents – but its reporting demonstrates just how far transgender rights have come in the media over the last few years.
A year on from Tel Aviv shootings, young survivors visit Berlin memorial
4:06 PM — A year after the shootings at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre in which two young people died, over a dozen teenagers who were present at the attack have undertaken an organised trip to Germany.