28th June 2014
Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue 167
10:32 AM — Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality "an issue" if they want to be treated normally.
11th January 2012
Archie comics’ gay marriage issue out today 18
12:38 PM — The first gay character in the Archie Comics world, Kevin Keller, marries his partner in the issue released today, with the town's mayor presiding over the ceremony.
6th January 2012
Half of gay men “would die a year early” for the perfect body 186
11:35 AM — A study released today says 48% of gay men would sacrifice a year or more of their lives in exchange for their perfect body. Nine in ten gay men admit they enforce "unrealistic" images of lean and muscular men in conversation.
22nd December 2011
Gay Republicans say Newt Gingrich’s “vote Obama” comment was “mischaracterised” 33
10:42 AM — Newt Gingrich's suggestion that a gay Iowan voter support US President Barack Obama in next year's elections if he values marriage equality above other issues has been "mischaracterised" according to gay Republican groups.
15th December 2011
Students lobby MSPs as accuracy of marriage opponents’ petition is questioned 11
12:34 PM — Students from around Scotland have delivered letters to their MSPs today in support of extending marriage rights, while others are questioning how their signatures appeared on the opponents' petition.
12th December 2011
Fans say football clubs and agents to blame for lack of gay players 30
3:49 PM — A survey of 3,500 football fans says they blame football agents and clubs for the lack of openly gay players. According to the University of Staffordshire research, more than 90 per cent of those questioned said they would support a gay player and felt that homophobia has no place in the sport.
6th December 2011
Petition launched to pardon gay codebreaker Alan Turing 98
1:28 PM — A petition has been launched asking the government to issue a formal pardon to the gay mathematician Alan Turing. Turing, who worked at Bletchley Park during the World War Two, was prosecuted for his sexual orientation in 1952 and obliged to undergo chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later, aged 41.
Australian church which sacked pro-gay marriage pastor “hardly Christian” 17
11:37 AM — Rev Matt Glover, a pastor who supports a marriage equality campaign for Christians, has been sacked from his position at a Baptist Church in Melbourne, the group Australian Marriage Equality says.
25th November 2011
Opponents’ poll finds equal marriage a “low priority” issue in Australia 21
11:58 AM — The Ambrose Centre, which opposes marriage equality, found 49% of people supported gay marriage, compared with 40% against, but that it was only thought to be "very important" by 27% of the population.
15th November 2011
US study: Links between Gay-Straight Alliances and better mental health 22
1:30 PM — Authors say LGBT students have spent more time in education and enjoy better mental health if they have participated in such a group.
9th November 2011
Writer and editor defend “pertinent” Nazi comparison column 163
11:01 AM — Alan Craig says he opposes "bullying and hatred in all its forms" and will stand by the use of Nazi metaphor.
8th November 2011
French paper publishes “gay Mohammed” cartoon 102
10:32 AM — The paper, Charlie Hebdo, had had its offices firebombed when it announced the prophet would be guest-editing.
21st October 2011
Australian prime minister Julia Gillard may allow free vote on gay marriage 30
11:44 AM — Australian prime minister Julia Gillard will allow Labor MPs a conscience vote on gay marriage, reports say. According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, government sources said she will state her position at some point next week.
Black children perform poorly at school because ‘academic success is seen as gay’ 166
9:56 AM — African-Caribbean children perform poorly at school because doing well is perceived as 'gay' or 'feminine', the head of the Jamaican Teachers Association has said.
18th October 2011
Commonwealth country leaders ‘to be asked to decriminalise gay sex’ 48
11:42 AM — Leaders of Commonwealth countries will be asked to decriminalise homosexuality to help to stop the spread of HIV, an Australian official has said.
Zimbabwe refuses to give prisoners condoms because homosexuality is illegal 41
10:16 AM — Prisoners in Zimbabwe are being denied condoms despite high rates of HIV - because homosexuality is illegal. The Prison Service said last week that condoms could "encourage" illegal gay sex among the 13,000-strong prison population.
14th October 2011
New Zealand Labour will allow gay couples to adopt 21
7:21 PM — New Zealand's Labour Party says it will push for gay couples to be allowed to adopt. It will modernise the law "to ensure the widest pool of suitable adults is lawfully available to provide care to children in need".
13th October 2011
Effort to force referendum on California gay history law fails 17
1:22 PM — Gay rights opponents have failed in an attempt to repeal California law on gay history teaching in schools. They did not manage to collect the 505,000 signatures needed to suspend the law and put the issue on the ballot.
Update: Christian Tory councillor suspended for anti-gay tweet 118
9:58 AM — A Christian Tory councillor in Buckinghamshire has been suspended for comparing gay marriage to bestiality. Party bosses took quick action against James Malliff.
4th October 2011
Obama ‘still working’ on gay marriage views 95
10:06 AM — US President Barack Obama says he is "still working" on his personal view of gay marriage. A year ago, he said his views on the issue were "evolving".