31st August 2010
‘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.
Manchester Pride accused of ‘dumbing down’ 11
3:16 PM — The 20th Manchester Pride, whose "Big Weekend" celebrations kick off today, has been branded "dumbed down" by gay rights group Reclaim the Scene.
Gay discrimination ordinance is withdrawn in Tennessee at request of LGBT rights group 5
11:34 AM — A controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Ordinance (ENDO) created to protect LGBT people from discrimination when applying for jobs with the city council of Memphis, Tennessee, has been withdrawn - at the request of a local gay rights group.
Ken Mehlman’s coming out provokes mixed reaction from gay community 13
10:23 AM — Ken Mehlman, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee, who came out publicly this week in an interview with the Atlantic, has provoked a mixed reaction from LGBT people worldwide over his confession.
26th August 2010
Nepal holds first gay Pride parade 2
6:07 PM — Hundreds attended Nepal's first ever gay Pride procession yesterday in the country's capital, Kathmandu.
Conservative US chat-show host angers anti-gay group by supporting same-sex marriage 16
4:52 PM — A conservative TV chat-show host has angered an Illinois-based gay group for coming out in support of gay marriage.
Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend kicks off tomorrow
3:12 PM — Manchester Pride's "Big Weekend" kicks off tomorrow. The festvities will last until Monday night, when a candlelit vigil will bring the ten-day festival to a close.
Polish gay rights group angered over ‘homophobic’ textbook 9
1:31 PM — A Polish gay rights group has requested their country's government withdraw a textbook used in secondary schools that they claim portrays homosexuality as an illness.
Middlesbrough’s Supergay 2010 festival commences on Monday 1
12:29 PM — Supergay, Middlesbrough's annual celebration of LGBT life, returns next Monday. The festival will last until 11 September and is expected to be the biggest yet, featuring theatre, comedy, cabaret and more.
Anglican campaigner fails in call for boycott of Christian festival over Peter Tatchell’s appearance 18
11:18 AM — A boycott campaign which called on Christians to stay away from the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in protest their decision to invite gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to speak, has apparently failed.
Former Republican party chairman comes out as gay 19
10:10 AM — Ken Mehlman, the former Republican party chairman and aide to George Bush, has revealed he is gay.
25th August 2010
Gay couple challenge Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban 7
5:05 PM — A gay couple from Cheyenne in the US state of Wyoming have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state's refusal to allow them to marry is unconstitutional.