8th August 2012
Survey: 7 percent ‘led to unprotected sex’ by bareback porn 11
4:38 PM — A survey of over 1,000 gay men by sexual health charity GMFA suggests just under 7 percent believe they were led to having unprotected sex after watching bareback pornography, but more than half thought it led others to do the same.
Australia: Former Olympic trampolinist reveals he is HIV positive 5
3:39 PM — A gay former Olympic athlete from Australia has come out as HIV positive after seeing an interview with the diver Greg Louganis.
Gay former mayoral aide not guilty of extreme image charges at ‘#porntrial’ 77
2:41 PM — Gay former London mayoral aide, barrister and city alderman Simon Walsh has been found not guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one count of possessing an indecent image.
Matthew Mitcham ‘most influential Australian Olympian on Twitter’ 11
11:18 AM — Openly gay gold medal-winning diver Matthew Mitcham is the most influential athlete on the Australian team at this year's London Olympics, according to a PR firm in his home country.
Team gold for Britain’s only openly gay Olympian Carl Hester 14
10:25 AM — The only openly gay Olympian in Team GB has helped his equestrian team secure gold at the London Olympics.
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.