24th August 2010
California senate finally repeals 60-year-old ‘gay cure’ mandate 7
3:52 PM — On Monday, the California Senate approved a bill to repeal a six-decade-old "gay cure" mandate from the state's code.
Lesbian minister to go before Presbyterian court for performing same-sex marriages 10
1:54 PM — A lesbian minister who officiated at a number of same-sex weddings during the period in which they were legal in California, is to go before a Presbyterian court this Thursday charged with going against her denomination's constitution.
Australian Sex Party does well at polls 6
12:33 PM — The Australian Sex Party, which calls for sex education in schools and is in favour of gay marriage, has performed well in the country's general election.
Pentagon conducts survey of military spouses on potential repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ 6
11:54 AM — The Pentagon has distributed a 44-question survey to 150,000 military spouses in the USA to gauge their views on potential situations that may arise should the "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy be repealed.
Faith school denies place to daughter of lesbian couple 19
10:20 AM — A private Christian school in Texas has refused admission to the daughter of a lesbian couple. The school say their reason for the refusal is that they base their enrollment policies on the "clear teaching of the Christian faith".
23rd August 2010
Proposed film may test Greek attitudes to gay marriage 5
6:10 PM — A new screenplay about gay marriage by a Greek-based British author is expected to be shot next summer by a consortium of UK production companies.
New American pro-gay Catholic group formed 12
5:12 PM — A group of American LGBT Catholics have created a new organisation to promote gay political causes and help bridge the gap between the traditional wing of the Church and the more progressive followers of the faith.
Anti-gay student loses legal appeal 56
3:51 PM — A federal judge has upheld the right of a university in the state of Georgia to enforce standards in its counselling graduate programmes after an anti-gay student sued the institution for insisting she comply with the rule that gay people be treated equally.
New US poll report finds changing attitudes to homosexuality 7
12:54 PM — According to new national research, Americans have become more accepting of homosexuality of the past 16 years, with over half of those polled saying they support civil unions.
Mexican gay rights activists and Catholic protestors clash 7
12:05 PM — In Mexico yesterday, gay rights activists and a group of Roman Catholics clashed during a demonstration over the issue of same-sex marriage which is currently legal only in the country's capital, Mexico City.
Dubliners march for same-sex marriage rights 10
10:12 AM — Thousands of LGBT people took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to protest the lack of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples.
20th August 2010
Gay marriage becomes election issue as Australia goes to the polls 17
4:53 PM — Australia's general election will be held tomorrow and marriage equality has become an unexpected hot issue. Both prime minister Julia Gillard and her opponent Tony Abbott, of the centre-right Liberal Party, have been challenged on their positions in the last week.
Matthew Parris wishes he had come out while a Tory MP 13
2:28 PM — Matthew Parris, the journalist and political commentator, says he wishes he had come out as gay while he was a Tory MP in the 1980s. Speaking to Total Politics magazine, the Times writer said he believed he "could have got away with it" at a time when gay politicians were considered scandalous.
19th August 2010
Public bodies to be given more freedom in how they promote equality 16
6:02 PM — The government announced changes today in how the new Equality Duty will be implemented. The changes will remove some government restrictions on public bodies, which will instead be required to set and publish their own methods and results. The changes will free up resources and cut red tape, ministers say.
18th August 2010
Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes says deal with Labour could still happen 13
11:11 AM — Simon Hughes, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that a power-sharing deal between his party and Labour could happen as soon as 2015.
16th August 2010
BBC broadcasts Peter Mandelson’s 1998 ‘outing’ 11
5:15 PM — The BBC has broadcast the recording of a 1998 Newsnight interview in which Lord Mandelson's sexual orientation was mentioned.
Put your gay rights questions to the Labour leadership candidates 16
2:37 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has teamed up with LGBT Labour to offer our readers the opportunity to quiz the five Labour leadership candidates on gay equality.
13th August 2010
Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72
5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.
American comedian suggests ‘ground zero gay bar’ 23
1:03 PM — Left-wing American commentator and comedian Greg Gutfeld suggested on his blog yesterday that opening a gay bar next to the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York City would be a way of "building bridges".
Glasgow gay and lesbian centre: eviction begins 3
12:31 PM — A gay and lesbian centre in Glasgow run on public money is to be finally evicted from its premises after a series of financial irregularities has come to light.