17th January 2013
Vatican criticises pro-gay European Court of Human Rights ruling 56
10:45 AM — The Vatican's foreign minister has criticised a pro-gay ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that affirms employers’ right to limit the expression of religious beliefs in the workplace when it conflicts with equality laws.
16th January 2013
Manchester: Police apologise to gay former soldier over DNA sampling 28
5:05 PM — A former soldier who denounced the Greater Manchester Police for taking a DNA sample from him because of a consensual gay sex act in 1983 has received a formal apology.
15th January 2013
US Radio Host compares homosexuality to Sandy Hook shooting and alcoholism 18
6:29 PM — The host of a Christian information radio station, and the president of an anti-gay organisation in the US, likened homosexuality to alcoholism before comparing homosexual "behaviour" to that of the shooter in the Sandy Hook shooting.
11th January 2013
US: Lesbian couple handed letter condemning homosexuality by manager as they left his restaurant 32
3:59 PM — A lesbian couple from North Carolina have said a restaurant owner handed them a letter condeminig homosexuality as they paid and left.
Survey: Big drop in Americans who say being gay is a sin 17
10:33 AM — Americans who believe being gay is a sin are now a minority, according to new research, which links the trend to President Obama’s decision to support equal marriage.
10th January 2013
Comment: The truth about being a gay 16-year-old at an all boys boarding school 164
12:10 PM — 16-year-old Olly Hudson writes for PinkNews.co.uk about his experiences of being gay at a private all boys boarding school in the UK. He despairs at the homophobic environment and the lack of acknowledgement by the school that homosexuality even exists
28th December 2012
Ugandan bishop: I have never seen homosexuality in my country — only in Europe 53
11:12 AM — According to an Anglican Bishop in Uganda, same-sex relationships don’t occur in his country because “African sexual values are completely heterosexual".
14th December 2012
Bryan Fischer: Being gay is the ‘result of a birth defect’ and mothers would abort gay babies 100
10:41 AM — Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) has interpreted a genetic study to mean being gay is the “result of a birth defect” and has suggested that parents would be more likely to abort gay babies.
13th December 2012
San Francisco: Gay-friendly ‘Queen James’ Bible launched 25
7:06 PM — A San Francisco Episcopal minister has launched what’s been described as a new “Gay Bible”.
Yahoo asks users if ‘homosexuality is a choice’ and 300,000 people say yes 58
6:46 PM — Following the publication of research suggesting the way that homosexuality could be passed on genetically, the US internet company Yahoo has asked users if they believe homosexuality is a choice.
Study: Homosexuality passes from fathers to daughters and mothers to sons 36
4:39 PM — New research published in the Quarterly Review of Biology suggests genetics which make a person more likely to be gay are passed from fathers to daughters or mothers to sons
28th October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
26th October 2012
Northern Ireland marks landmark gay rights anniversary 5
10:28 PM — Thirty years ago in 1982 Jeff Dudgeon, a shipping clerk and gay rights activist in Belfast, successfully challenged the criminalisation of sexual relations between men at the European Court of Human Rights.
27th September 2012
Australia: Defeat for equal marriage bill in Tasmania 22
9:57 AM — Tasmania's same-sex marriage bill has failed to pass the Legislative Council after a key member indicated he would vote against it.
24th September 2012
President Ahmadinejad: Gays are ugly and are like thieves 85
5:18 PM — Interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad equates homosexuality to stealing and tells the presenter that being gay is ugly.
3rd September 2012
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.
1st August 2012
Bid to decriminalise gay acts in Northern Cyprus at European court 11
6:00 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has registered a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus, the last place in the Council of Europe where being gay is a criminal offence.
25th July 2012
Lords bill aims to pardon gay computer genius Alan Turing 28
4:55 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in the House of Lords today seeking to pardon the gay computer genius Alan Turing, who was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 after a relationship with another man.
20th July 2012
Desmond Tutu: Anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’ 94
10:21 AM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality to aid the fight against HIV, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.
28th June 2012
Pride London to host conference on LGBT rights around the Commonwealth 8
10:17 AM — Pride London, as hosts of WorldPride 2012, will hold a conference focussing on the importance of global decriminalisation of homosexuality in the capital next week.