1st September 2011
Stonewall to lobby for gay rights abroad 53
12:33 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced it will begin lobbying for gay equality abroad. The charity says that until now, it has been barred from commenting on the situation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people around the world because this would breach its charitable objectives as an organisation focused on Britain.
19th August 2011
White House announces immigration changes that could benefit gay couples 14
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has announced changes in immigration policy that could benefit gay couples. The changes mean that deportation cases will be prioritised according to security risk, such as those with criminal convictions.
16th August 2011
Comedian Adam Carolla ‘sorry for causing offence’ over anti-LGBT rant 26
4:53 PM — US comedian Adam Carolla has offered a half-apology for making homophobic and transphobic remarks. The star was condemned by gay rights groups for last week's episode of The Adam Carolla Show, in which he hit out at gays and transgender people.
15th August 2011
Video: Michele Bachmann still won’t talk about gay rights 54
2:52 PM — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been challenged again on her controversial anti-gay views - but still refuses to discuss them. Appearing on NBC's Meet The Press, she would only tell host David Gregory "I don't judge them" when asked to make her views clear.
1st August 2011
Miley Cyrus gets gay rights tattoo 26
1:58 PM — Miley Cyrus has had a tattoo symbolising the fight for equal rights. The Christian singer, 18, now has seven tattoos, the latest of which is an equal sign on her wedding ring finger.
21st July 2011
Christian campaigners claim ‘massive support’ for compromises for anti-gay workers 157
1:14 PM — Christian rights campaigners say there is massive support for proposals to allow anti-gay workers to avoid serving gays and lesbians.
28th June 2011
Scottish civil servants banned from saying ‘homosexual’ 193
1:35 PM — New guidance from the Scottish government says that civil servants must not use the word 'homosexual' because it is deemed offensive to gay people.
27th June 2011
Poll says Muslims are ‘proud’ of Britain’s gay rights 123
3:08 PM — A poll of British Muslims suggests that almost half say they are proud of the country's stance on gay rights. According to the research by think-tank Demos, 47 per cent of Muslims agreed with the statement: "I am proud of how Britain treats gay people."
9th June 2011
Lady Gaga to address Rome gay Pride 22
1:49 PM — Lady Gaga is expected to address around hundreds of thousands of marchers at Rome Pride on Saturday. The singer, who is considered the world's best-known gay rights advocate, will sing her hit single Born This Way.
26th May 2011
Ian McKellen supports Moscow Gay Pride 27
2:58 PM — Veteran actor Ian McKellen has given his support to Saturday's Moscow Pride march. City authorities have banned the march but gay rights activists say they will hold it regardless.
16th May 2011
Concerns over Eurovision 2012 host Azerbaijan’s gay rights record 84
3:43 PM — After winning Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan has won the right to host next year's competition. However, broadcasters, fans and human rights groups are concerned that the country's record on gay rights makes it deeply unsuitable to hold the contest.
12th August 2010
Tokyo Pride to return after three years 10
5:33 PM — The Japanese capital's gay community and friends are preparing to party this Saturday as Tokyo Pride takes place once again after a three-year absence.
25th June 2010
Hillary Clinton says ‘Gay rights are human rights’ 7
1:51 PM — Speaking this week at President Obama's White House reception held in honour of Pride Month, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said once again that in the Democratic Party's eyes, gay rights are human rights.
23rd June 2010
Syrian authorities crack down on gay men 6
12:40 PM — Syrian authorities have raided several different private gay parties over the last few weeks, arresting over 25 men during the most recent swoop.
22nd January 2010
Laura Doughty appointed deputy chief executive of Stonewall 46
6:44 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has appointed Laura Doughty to the new position of deputy chief executive. Doughty was previously director of fundraising and communications at the organisation.
15th December 2009
Gordon Brown ‘pushing for European recognition of British civil partnerships’ 28
4:55 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has said he is pushing European countries such as Spain and France to recognise civil partnerships registered in Britain. He added he wanted to see more gay rights in eastern Europe.
Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2
4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.
Updated: Christian registrar Lillian Ladele loses appeal 254
10:47 AM — An Islington registrar who refused to carry out civil partnerships for gay couples has lost her appeal. The Court of Appeal ruled today that Lillian Ladele had not been discriminated against.
14th December 2009
Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24
2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.