15th June 2012
Video: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta praises gays in the military 9
3:05 PM — In a video released to mark Pride month, the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta praised the contribution of gay men and women in the forces both before and after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex to be released 23
11:15 AM — A Scottish man jailed for having gay sex in a public place in Dubai is to be released after his sentence was heavily reduced on appeal.
Denmark: Equal marriage laws for gay couples come into effect today 44
10:23 AM — Denmark's new laws allowing gay couples to marry in the state church have come into effect today.
14th June 2012
Costa Rica: Human rights commission head ‘believes sexual orientation can be changed’ 79
5:37 PM — The leader of Costa Rica's Commission on Human Rights has reportedly described homosexuality as a sin and said sexual orientation can be changed.
Feature: Camping through the Falklands, hidden history of the war’s gay seafarers 58
3:29 PM — On the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, Jo Stanley writes on the experiences of gay men at work on the merchant ships of the Pacific in 1982.
Kenya: Lesbian ‘held hostage by family’ commits suicide, reports say 6
1:10 PM — According to unconfirmed reports a lesbian who was being held hostage by her parents committed suicide in desperation last night in Kenya.
Opening marriage to gay couples ‘would improve sexual health’ 60
10:35 AM — The HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has said today that allowing gay couples an equal right to marry as straight couples would improve the nation's sexual health.
13th June 2012
Leaders of Ethiopia call for anti-gay measures 33
9:06 PM — Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and civil representatives have declared their opposition to LGBT rights and condemned homosexuality as a western epidemic during an anti-gay conference
Northern Ireland survey: Four in ten would object to a relative’s gay relationship 65
10:35 AM — A survey into social attitudes and discrimination in Northern Ireland has found a quarter of people would object to having a gay or bisexual neighbour and four in ten would object to a close relative forming a relationship with a gay or bisexual person.
12th June 2012
Author defends study said to have been ‘flawed and misleading’ about gay parents 41
6:04 PM — The author of a US study which appeared to link an increased likelihood of negative life experiences in adults who grew up with a gay parent compared with those who grew up with married, straight parents has defended his study in the face of strong criticism.
Colorado: Lawmaker ‘disappointed’ after campaign email outs son 42
2:10 PM — A Colorado state representative has said she is 'disappointed' by an email sent by her own campaign team which outed her gay son to her supporters.
Tory MP calls for equal marriage consultation to be started again 42
1:07 PM — A Conservative MP in Kent has called on the Home Office to start its public consultation marriage equality between gay and straight couples again with a more rigorous system.
8th June 2012
Gay couple tell court of ‘sickening anti-gay comments’ at Derby pride parade
4:58 PM — A gay couple has told a court in Derby of being 'sickened' by anti-gay protesters at a pride march in the city who claimed there was a genetic link between homosexuality and paedophilia.
New guide for gay employees overseas published 5
4:34 PM — Stonewall has released a new guide for global employers with gay staff working on overseas assignments.
Poland: Teaching materials for nurses ‘calls gays socially dangerous’ 40
2:52 PM — Anger has been expressed over teaching materials for nurses in Poland which reportedly describe homosexuality as a 'pathology'.
Sydney team wins gay rugby world cup at Manchester final 8
11:41 AM — Gay Australian rugby team the Sydney Convicts have taken home the 2012 Bingham Cup, becoming gay rugby champions of the world.
7th June 2012
Moscow court upholds hundred-year ban on gay pride 34
5:34 PM — A court in Moscow has upheld the decision to deny requests for the next hundred years of pride events.
Dutch Christian group may appeal after ‘gay cure’ therapy removed from health insurance 35
4:45 PM — A religious organisation whose 'gay cure' therapy is to be removed from the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands has said it is looking to appeal the decision.
Boy Scouts of America to review gay leader ban 15
4:03 PM — Presented with a 275,000 strong petition, the Boy Scouts of America will review a motion to allow individual units to lift the ban on gay leaders if they choose, but a spokesman has said there is no plan to amend the policy.
Australian Christian Lobby director likens equal marriage campaign to Nazi propaganda 53
10:56 AM — The Australian Christian Lobby has criticised the ethics of a morning television programme after it publicly supported an equal marriage campaign and said today the way it had been run would do 'great credit' to Nazi propagandists.