1st August 2012
New Zealand: Equal marriage bill ‘likely to pass first reading’ 19
1:30 PM — A member's bill selected for a vote in the New Zealand parliament reportedly has enough support from MPs to pass its first reading.
Connecticut federal court finds DOMA unconstitutional 7
12:52 PM — A US federal court in Connecticut has become the latest to find the Defense of Marriage Act, which forbids recognition of gay marriages at the national level, unconstitutional.
US: Supreme Court asked to hear Proposition 8 appeal 26
11:14 AM — Proponents of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriages in the US state of California, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn two lower judgements that it was unconstitutional.
31st July 2012
‘Vocal minority’ of Tories fear equal marriage will alienate volunteers 67
4:59 PM — The chair of the body which represents volunteers in the Conservative Party and a backbench MP have voiced fears that the government's commitment to marriage equality for gay couples could alienate local activists.
Travel: Vibrancy and tradition in gay Stockholm 4
3:35 PM — Home to international icons including IKEA and H&M, Stockholm is a vibrant city filled with great people, great food and lots of activities for the LGBT community, Joey Amato writes.
United Reformed Church could be first on Jersey to host civil partnerships 2
1:41 PM — Jersey's United Reformed Church will vote in September whether to become the first church on the island to allow gay civil partnership ceremonies.
South African archer comes out at Olympics 10
12:59 PM — South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
Comment: Why are there so few openly gay athletes at London 2012? 80
12:05 PM — If there were truly enough gay athletes arriving at the capital to crash Grindr, Professor Gregory Woods asks why only twenty or so are open about their sexual orientation at this year's Olympics.
New civil partnerships in the UK up six percent in 2011 19
11:39 AM — The number of civil partnerships entered into in the UK in 2011 was 6,795, an increase of 6.4 per cent on the previous year.
30th July 2012
Tanzania: Gay rights activist found dead 14
5:29 PM — Tanzanian gay rights activist Maurice Mjomba has been found dead at his house in Dar es Salaam.
New condom guide for gay and bi men launched 40
3:03 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched an online guide instructing gay men in condom use.
US: Catholic diocese backs out of mansion sale on gay wedding fear 54
12:36 PM — An estate agent acting for a Catholic diocese in the US state of Massachusetts accidentally revealed to a gay couple that their purchase of a 44-room estate had fallen through on the anti-gay concerns of the priests.
Sarah Palin backs Chick-fil-A 51
11:11 AM — Former Republican Governor of Alaska and television personality Sarah Palin has showed her support for the Chick-Fil-A fast food chain following negative reaction to its stance on gay equality.
New Zealand: Prime minister to support MP’s equal marriage bill 16
10:13 AM — New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, has said he will support a member's bill selected for a vote in the House of Representatives that would legalise marriages between two people of the same sex.
27th July 2012
Video: Cotswolds councillors appeal for equal marriage debate 18
4:40 PM — Liberal Democrat local councillors in the Cotswolds have appealed over a lack of engagement at the local council with the issue of same-sex marriages.
Florida: Jennifer Carroll apologises for ‘inexcusable’ lesbian affair comment 18
11:47 AM — Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of the state of Florida, has apologised for saying black women who "look like [her]" don't have lesbian relationships.
Gay football network chair among final Olympic torchbearers 5
10:53 AM — The chair of the Gay Football Supporters' Network was among the final Olympic torch bearers yesterday as the flame made its way to the capital.
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
26th July 2012
Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou new patrons of LGBT homelessness charity 1
5:16 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, the charity for young homeless gay, bi and trans people has announced Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou are to join as patrons.
Comment: Sport and spectacle – the queer side of the Olympics 9
12:47 PM — Gregory Woods examines some notable opening and closing ceremonies from Olympics past and reasons that there is 'something distinctly queer' about the Games.