13th June 2012
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.
6th June 2012
Poll: 73 percent of young Americans support equal marriage rights for gay couples 73
6:02 PM — A poll released today has found 54 percent of Americans believe the marriages of gay couples should be legally recognised with 73 percent of those aged 18-34 in favour of such a move.
Tunisia rejects UNHRC recommendation to decriminalise gay sex 98
4:23 PM — Tunisian minister of human rights, transitional justice and spokesman of the Tunisian government, Samir Dilou has rejected a recommendation by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to decriminalize same-sex acts, stating that sexual orientation was a western concept which is incompatible with Islam, Tunisian culture and traditions.
1st June 2012
St Petersburg judge ‘rules LGBT event bans were unlawful’ 10
4:18 PM — A judge in St Petersburg has ruled that bans on gay events put in place by officials under city's 'gay propaganda' legislation were unlawful, it has been reported.
Comment: Why won’t the Queen embrace the queens? 443
11:51 AM — On one issue, writes Peter Tatchell, the Queen remains curiously out of step with public opinion: whereas most of us now welcome and embrace LGBT people, the Queen has never done so.
Los Angeles artist bids for rainbow crossings during pride month 7
11:08 AM — An artist in LA has launched a last-minute bid to convince the council of West Hollywood to paint its street crossings rainbow colours for gay pride in June.
31st May 2012
Two weeks remain for public consultation on marriage equality in England and Wales 18
1:24 PM — Two weeks remain until the government's consultation on how to introduce marriage equality for gay couples closes, prompting final calls for responses from gay and trans people as well as straight allies.
Policing minister Nick Herbert ‘rather fed up’ with being told civil partnerships are enough for gay couples 36
12:06 PM — The Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice Nick Herbert has said he is 'forever grateful' to those who voted for civil partnership legislation but 'getting rather fed up' with being told gay couples should be satisfied with the system.
30th May 2012
Ex-BP chief executive: Business is still intolerant of gays 9
10:09 AM — Lord Browne, the gay former chief executive of oil giant BP, has said the business world is more intolerant of gays than legal, media or arts professions and that Britain must work 'overtime' to reverse the criminalisation of homosexuality globally.