7th August 2012
Tory poll: Dropping equal marriage and Lords reforms ‘seventh best election idea’ 73
12:46 PM — A survey by the grassroots Tory website ConservativeHome suggests dropping reform of the House of Lords and equal marriage rights for gay couples ranks seventh among readers in a list of ways to improve the party's chances at the next general election.
6th August 2012
France: Catholic Church opposes gay adoption in revived national prayer 42
3:20 PM — The Catholic Church in France is reviving a tradition begun in the 17th century of praying for the country on 15 August to hope the government does not listen to "special requests" and to oppose gay adoption.
New anti-bullying charity chair calls for ‘visible gay sexuality’ in schools 16
1:55 PM — The new chair of anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models says bullying will continue until 'gay sexuality becomes visible in schools'.
London: Police urge ‘extreme care’ to gay club drug users after death in Vauxhall 59
12:59 PM — Police have urged recreational drug users in the capital to be 'extremely careful' after a man died and two others were hospitalised this weekend after nights out at Vauxhall's gay clubs.
Annual Men’s Health survey ‘assumes readers are straight’ 46
11:23 AM — A fitness magazine for men has been accused of ignoring its gay and bisexual readers after its annual reader survey assumed all respondents were straight.
Poll: Gay men take twice as many holidays 38
10:02 AM — A new poll suggested gay men take double the national average number of holidays each year.
5th August 2012
Singer Mika: If you ask me ‘am I gay?’, I say yeah! 32
10:57 AM — Three years after he told the world that he is bisexual, BRIT award-winning singer and songwriter Mika now says that he is gay.
3rd August 2012
Travel: Barcelona’s ten-day Circuit Festival returns (part two) 14
5:40 PM — Danny Hilton talks to Tes Cuadreny (Communication Manager & Girlie Circuit Director) about Circuit Festival Barcelona – in the second of two parts, we get the lo-down on Circuit rival events, Girlie Circuit and smash some Circuit party stereotypes.
Scotland: SNP activist resigns over ‘undemocratic’ equal marriage decision 38
5:30 PM — Robert Stewart, an SNP volunteer for 22 years has resigned over Scottish party leaders’ decision to push forward on marriage equality for gay couples in Scotland.
Protest against Northern Irish gay blood donation ban 20
4:21 PM — Calls for the Northern Irish Health Secretary to step down were voiced at an angry protest against the ban on gay blood donation in Londonderry.
Video: Trailer released ahead of Doctor Who return 19
2:31 PM — Series 7 of Doctor who is almost upon us, writes Neil Spring. And a striking cinematic trailer unveiled this week hints that show runner Stephen Moffat has something rather spectacular up his sleeve.
Ohio: Two killed after car hits LGBT street event 3
1:01 PM — Two people have died from injuries sustained when a car, whose driver police say had been under the influence of alcohol, hit attendees of a an LGBT street event in Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend.
Tom Daley gay hate tweet footballer arrested 297
12:01 PM — A footballer in South Wales has been arrested following an anti-gay tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
Comment: Christians, we should have been first to back equal marriage 66
11:34 AM — Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love, says Jesus' message was 'about Love, not rules and regulations', and argues Christians should be the first to let their neighbours marry.
Maryland: Poll suggests 54 percent will keep equal marriage at referendum 10
10:47 AM — A poll released by marriage equality advocates in Maryland suggests voters may keep the state's new laws in a ballot later this year, allowing them to come into effect in 2013.
2nd August 2012
Guernsey: Gay Disney kiss art troubles island 59
5:05 PM — A Guernsey artist caused a storm of debate by displaying a collection of artwork showing popular Disney characters engaged in same-sex kisses.
Lebanon: ‘Anal probes’ used on 36 detainees at gay cinema 42
4:13 PM — Lebanese security authorities imposed a sweeping crackdown on a gay cinema in Beirut on Saturday and closed the movie house, arresting 36 male attendees and performing anal probes on them.
Travel: Barcelona’s ten-day Circuit Festival returns (part one) 8
2:55 PM — Danny Hilton talks to Tes Cuadreny about Circuit Festival Barcelona – in the first of two parts, we find out how Circuit started, what it involves and how such an event is holding up in the economic crisis.
‘Homophobic’ ex-Tory councillor ‘suggested prostitution’ to woman needing money 31
12:47 PM — An independent councillor forced to stand down as a Welsh Assembly Conservative candidate after homophobic comments is the subject of a formal complaint for reportedly suggesting on Twitter that a woman become a prostitute to earn extra money.
Gay employee says Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was ‘very depressing’ 56
10:22 AM — Gay employees have spoken of their feelings about Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage equality, with one calling yesterday's 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' a 'very, very depressing' experience.