24th August 2009
MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay “propaganda” 10
10:27 AM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Lesbian and Gay Rights has written to MPs in Lithuania about new legislation that aims to criminalise 'propagation of homosexual relations'.
19th August 2009
MP Mark Oaten ‘had a relationship with an older man at the age of nine’ 18
5:51 PM — Mark Oaten, the Liberal Democrat MP who was exposed for using male prostitutes, has claimed he had a sexual relationship with an older man at the age of nine or ten.
17th August 2009
Shadow equalities minister Theresa May to attend gay Tory conference event 53
6:24 PM — Shadow equalities minister Theresa May is to be a guest at a Pride event scheduled for this year's Conservative Party Conference.
Obama administration says marriage law discriminates against gays but will still defend it 7
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has admitted that the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory but has said it will still defend it in court.
Video: Bill Clinton ‘regrets’ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 6
2:34 PM — Former US president Bill Clinton has said he regrets how the military's ban on gays serving openly was implemented. He was interrupted by a heckler last week in Pittsburgh.
14th August 2009
Tories choose lesbian to fight Glasgow by-election 28
5:23 PM — A lesbian woman has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the Glasgow North East by-election. Ruth Davidson, 30, who lives with her partner in Partick, has pledged to fight an "honest campaign".
13th August 2009
Former councillor claims he was banned from joining Labour Party because he is gay 16
4:32 PM — A former town councillor in the Welsh town of Llanelli has claimed he was barred from joining his local Labour Party because he is gay.
David Cameron refuses to fire gay Tory MP over ‘rations’ comment 11
2:19 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said he will not fire openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan for saying MPs were being "treated like s**t" in the aftermath of the expenses scandal.
12th August 2009
Tory LGBT group calls for ‘official reprimand’ for Tory MEP who said homophobia was propaganda 38
2:05 PM — An LGBT Conservative group has called for the Tory MEP who said homophobia does not exist to be officially reprimanded.
Openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan apologises for complaining about expenses 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay Conservative MP and shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan has apologised after being caught on camera complaining that MPs are now "treated like s**t".
Openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan secretly filmed complaining about expenses 14
12:02 PM — Openly gay Conservative MP and shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan has been caught on camera saying that MPs are now "treated like s**t" and are forced to live on "rations" since the expenses scandal broke.
11th August 2009
MPs criticise Cayman Islands’ draft constitution for omitting gay rights
3:52 PM — A draft constitution for the Cayman Islands has been criticised by MPs for deliberately excluding gay rights. The Foreign Affairs Committee described the decision as "deplorable" and raised concerns that it breached human rights laws.
Tory MEP answers back over homophobia comments 194
10:51 AM — The Conservative MEP who said that homophobia is "merely a propaganda device" has been forced to defend his comments.
’50-50 chance’ of Zimbabwe constitution protecting gays 2
10:31 AM — Gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe believe they have a 50-50 chance of having gay, lesbian and bisexual people protected under the country's new constitution.
10th August 2009
Comment: Will Cameron back MEP who thinks marriage is not ‘relevant or appropriate’ for gay people? 18
3:13 PM — Roger Helmer also said homophobia was a "merely a propaganda device" designed to stigamatise conventional opinions.
Israeli president speaks at Tel Aviv gay rally
2:09 PM — The Israeli president, Shimon Peres, has addressed tens of thousands of people at a gay solidarity rally in Tel Aviv. Just over a week ago, two were killed at an LGBT youth centre.
Tory MEP says homophobia doesn’t exist 171
10:33 AM — A Conservative MEP has said that homophobia does not exist and is simply a "propaganda device". Roger Helmer said it was used to "stigamatise those holding conventional opinions".
7th August 2009
Billie Jean King and Harvey Milk to be honoured by Obama 4
4:06 PM — Two American gay icons will be honoured by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Peter Tatchell calls for a Cornwall parliament 21
1:47 PM — Gay campaigner and Green Party parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell has compared the fight for LGBT rights with the little-known movement for self-rule for Cornwall.
Irish gay marriage activists call on straight supporters to march 13
11:40 AM — A group that advocates gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland has called on heterosexuals to take part in a protest march in Dublin on Sunday.