4th July 2012
Video: Imagine if you could face execution for being blond, bald, short, elderly or blue eyed 7
12:15 PM — In a compelling new viral video, international LGBT rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust asks viewers to imagine if it were illegal to be themselves. The video imagines a society where blond people, people with blue eyes, bald people, short people and older people faced discrimination or persecution by society and the state.
Zimbabwe: Gay rights group to be charged with insulting Mugabe 58
10:09 AM — Police in Zimbabwe have summoned the director of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe group and intend to charge the organisation with insulting the president, Robert Mugabe.
3rd July 2012
Gay-only room adverts ‘may be illegal’ 116
6:14 PM — Landlords' adverts which specify that only gay people, or people from a particular racial group or gender, should apply to rent a room in their home may be illegal, a BBC investigation suggests.
London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39
2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.
Sir Derek Jacobi: Equal marriage debate a ‘squabble over nothing’ 104
12:40 PM — Legendary stage actor Derek Jacobi said he views the debate over equal marriage rights for gay couples as a 'squabble over nothing'.
Mexico City: Gay journalist found dead in elevator shaft 19
10:06 AM — Armando Montano, an openly gay apprentice journalist working as a summer intern for the Associated Press in Mexico City, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old.
2nd July 2012
Anderson Cooper publicly confirms he is gay 36
4:35 PM — US journalist and television presenter Anderson Cooper has publicly confirmed he is gay.
Elton John criticises Ukraine’s ‘tragic’ anti-gay draft law 4
3:50 PM — Sir Elton John has said it is 'tragic' that Ukraine is currently considering laws which would severely curtail the freedom to discuss homosexuality in the country.
Stonewall launches advice leaflets for gay tourists in Britain 40
1:46 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a series of multilingual leaflets designed to promote gay freedoms in Britain to foreign visitors.
Amateur footballer banned from matches after threatening gay referee 11
10:54 AM — An amateur footballer has been banned from watching or playing in regulated games for the next three years after verbally abusing a gay referee.
Tory MP’s bill calls for partners of gay knights to receive honorary titles 64
10:00 AM — A Private Member's Bill is to be tabled at the House of Commons this week calling for honorary titles to be bestowed on the partners of gay knights and peers.
29th June 2012
Budapest: MEPs open gay EuroGames 2012 3
4:54 PM — Members of the European Parliament have taken part in the official opening of theEuroGames 2012 in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.
Edinburgh: Pride Scotia kicks off tomorrow 2
1:46 PM — Celebration and fun promised tomorrow at Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia.
London: School suspends Sunday church group over ‘homosexual offenders’ leaflet 58
11:52 AM — Three church groups have been suspended from using a school in East London on Sunday mornings after leaflets referring to 'homosexual offenders' were put through the doors of local houses.
Australia: 40 percent of gay couples identify as Christian 27
10:52 AM — According to 2011 census figures, 40 percent of gay couples in Australia identify themselves as Christians, compared with two-thirds of straight couples.
28th June 2012
Coming out support booklets for gay youth and families updated 2
2:45 PM — The national body FFLAG, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay Men, has updated its support booklets for young people coming out to their parents and for parents themselves.
Video: Policing minister Nick Herbert says difference between civil partnership and marriage ‘matters’ 20
1:21 PM — Nick Herbert, the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, has become the latest member of the government to join the Out4Marriage campaign to support efforts to legalise gay marriages.
27th June 2012
Bulgaria: Government ‘should condemn priest’s call for stoning at Pride’ 15
1:00 PM — The Bulgarian justice minister has been called on to repudiate a priest's call for physical violence against Pride marchers in the country's capital city.
Former Will and Grace stars ‘pray for a gay child’ 28
12:03 PM — Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, stars of the ground-breaking sitcom Will and Grace have joked that they now pray their children will grow up gay.
Archbishop of Canterbury ‘frustrated’ by Christian ‘disgust’ over equal marriage 100
11:30 AM — The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has spoken of 'frustration' at those Christians whose feelings of 'embarrassment, shame and disgust' over equal marriage rights for gay couples send out 'unwelcome' messages.