3rd May 2012
Ireland ‘missed opportunity to protect LGBT employees’ in Seanad vote 17
12:15 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network in Ireland has expressed disappointment at the defeat of the Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2012 in the Seanad yesterday.
1st May 2012
Law to wipe gay sex convictions given royal assent 60
4:55 PM — The Protection of Freedoms Act, which will enable men to wipe the records of thousands of convictions for consensual gay sex under now-repealed laws, has received Royal Assent today.
Convicted murderer ‘killed neighbour after second gay advance’
12:27 PM — A convicted murderer has told a court he killed his neighbour, claiming he became 'very, very angry' after the man made a sexual advance.
George Galloway alerted to squatter by ‘bottle of gin and gay video’ 33
11:53 AM — Newly re-elected Respect MP George Galloway had said he had to tighten security at his London home after a 'gay video' and a bottle of gin alerted him to the presence of a squatter.
New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time 10
10:56 AM — The Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.
27th April 2012
Editorial: Catholic schools anti-gay petition scandal shows faith school system must be overhauled 38
7:03 PM — Wednesday's revelation by PinkNews.co.uk that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools to promote anti-gay petitions to children as young as 11 has clearly demonstrated that there is the need for a root and branch review of the way that state funded schools tackle homosexuality and transgender identities.
26th April 2012
Row over legality of Coalition for Marriage presentations in Catholic state schools 44
3:04 PM — A row has erupted over correspondence issued by the Catholic Education Service to nearly 400 Catholic schools in England and Wales which asked them to 'draw the attention' of pupils to the Coalition for Marriage's anti-equality petition, first revealed by PinkNews.co.uk yesterday.
Shadow foreign minister for human rights speaks out against Ugandan anti-gay bill 14
12:50 PM — The Shadow Foreign Minister for Human Rights, Kerry McCarthy MP, has spoken out against the ongoing persecution of gay, bi and transgender people in Uganda.
Man jailed for assaulting gay man and biting police officer 23
11:32 AM — A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed after taking part in a homophobic assault and biting a police officer.
25th April 2012
Exclusive: Catholic school ‘urged pupils as young as 11 to sign anti-gay marriage petition’ 656
12:47 PM — Students at a Catholic state school in south London have been shown a presentation on religious opposition to the government's proposal to allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies which, it is claimed, encouraged them to sign the Coalition for Marriage's petition against the move.
24th April 2012
Straight Russian man cleared of ‘gay propaganda’ charge in St Petersburg 5
10:47 AM — A judge in St Petersburg has cleared the first man to be charged under the newly-created offence of promoting homosexuality around minors but convicted him of disobeying police orders.
18th April 2012
Iranian cleric criticises western laws allowing ‘disgusting’ gay acts 54
5:20 PM — An Iranian cleric has described gay men and the politicians who pass laws protecting them as being 'worse than pigs and dogs'.
Comment: The gay community, the police and the question of trust 73
3:13 PM — Stuart Ross writes that police services need to continue rebuilding confidence with the LGBT communities, and communities need to challenge police by reporting hate crime.
Canada: Man to be charged today over murder of gay rights activist
2:03 PM — A man is due to be charged with second-degree murder today following the death of a popular gay rights activist.
17th April 2012
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex was ‘only kissing and cuddling’ 55
3:52 PM — A Scottish man jailed in Dubai for having gay sex behind a petrol station one night claims has said there was 'no sex involved'.
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
16th April 2012
St Petersburg: First hearings for men arrested under anti-gay law postponed 5
3:41 PM — The trial of two men who are the first to be prosecuted under St Petersburg's new law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors has reportedly been adjourned due to missing documents.
Michael Cashman MEP meets Northern Cyprus leaders over anti-gay law 8
10:53 AM — Last week, openly gay MEP Michael Cashman met leaders and non-governmental organisations in the northern part of Cyprus, advocating for the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Saudi Arabia: Schools ‘ban tomboys and gays’ 51
10:17 AM — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned gays and tomboys from its schools citing efforts to tackle the two 'phenomena'.
13th April 2012
Analysis: The multi-million pound ‘gay divorce’ 6
5:46 PM — Brenda Long writes that though civil partners can be assured the principles of dissolution are the same as divorce, this brings its own set of issues.