27th August 2012
X Factor contestant’s mum “feels cool” that her daughter is gay 4
2:10 PM — An X Factor contestant has spoken out about being a lesbian, her mother's acceptance, and that her grandad only found out that she was gay by using Google.
26th August 2012
Miley Cyrus “thinks lesbians are awesome” 5
6:59 PM — According to new reports, not only does Miley Cyrus not mind jokes about her haircut making her seem to be "leaning towards gay" she "loves" lesbians, and takes it as a compliment.
22nd August 2012
Police: Fake hate crime victim wanted to “spark change” through hoax attack
7:52 PM — Police investigating an allegedly fake violent hate crime in the US state of Nebraska have said they believe to have found the motive behind the incident, during which the victim said she had derogatory words carved into her skin.
12th August 2012
Tammy Smith becomes US’s first openly gay army general 7
6:55 PM — Less than a year after the repeal of the United State’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that banned openly gay and lesbian people in the US armed forces, Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay US army general.
30th July 2012
First out lesbian MP Angela Eagle becomes patron of Liverpool Pride 7
4:27 PM — Former government minister and first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle has now become the first patron of Liverpool Pride.
24th July 2012
Nebraska: Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian after attack 12
11:36 AM — Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the Nebraskan woman who had gay slurs carved into her skin and her home set on fire while she was bound inside it.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, survived by female partner 17
10:21 AM — The first female American in space, Sally Ride, has died at age 61, being survived by her lesbian partner.
23rd July 2012
Attacked Nebraska woman ‘had anti-gay slurs carved in her skin’ 6
9:54 PM — A lesbian in Lincoln, Nebraska, has reportedly told police that three attackers broke into her home, tied her up and carved homophobic slurs into her skin. The 33-year-old woman, who has not been named, was treated at a local hospital after the early Sunday morning attack, police said.
19th July 2012
New York: Council speaker criticises carriage driver’s anti-gay and racist comments 13
2:35 PM — New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay woman, has condemned an anti-gay, racist series of remarks by a horse-drawn carriage driver but backed the practice of keeping horses on the city streets.
16th July 2012
Florida Lt. governor says ‘black women like her’ don’t have lesbian affairs 9
10:13 PM — A Florida lieutenant governor accused of having a lesbian affair with an aide has said that "black women who look like [her]" don't have same-sex relationships.
US: Lesbian couple hopes engagement will inspire equal marriage activism 3
3:08 PM — A couple from Connecticut are sharing the story of their engagement online in the hope it might inspire others and help change civil marriage laws in the US and beyond.
12th July 2012
Black Swan’s gay love scene prompts more complaints than any other film 39
10:45 AM — Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance as a troubled ballerina in Black Swan may have appealed to critics, but her lesbian love scene earned the film more complaints than any other in the UK last year.
10th July 2012
Clare Balding: Being a lesbian may have helped sports presenting career 21
10:57 AM — BBC TV presenter Clare Balding said she believes being a lesbian can give her an advantage as a female sports commentator when she is not considered to be distracted by physically attractive male athletes.
6th July 2012
European Parliament condemns violence against lesbians in Africa 4
10:17 AM — The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on violence against lesbian women and gay and transgender rights more generally in Africa.
28th June 2012
German court tells lesbian asylum seeker to hide identity in Iran 23
5:49 PM — A German court rejected the asylum application of Samira Ghorbani Danesh, an Iranian lesbian refugee who fled Iran in 2009, with the justification that she can hide her homosexuality in Iran and avoid criminal penalties.
26th June 2012
Texas: Teenage lesbian couple shot in possible hate crime 10
12:11 PM — Two teenage girls in the US state of Texas have been shot in a possible hate crime, with one being fatally wounded.
22nd June 2012
Israeli politician criticised over further anti-gay comments 35
6:08 PM — Israeli politician Anastasia Michaeli has further attacked Israel's LGBT community amid wide-ranging condemnation and critique.
21st June 2012
Brazil: Bar warned for discriminating against lesbian couple 1
7:01 PM — A bar in the city of Teresina, Brazil was issued with an administrative warning for having discriminated against a lesbian couple.
14th June 2012
Kenya: Lesbian ‘held hostage by family’ commits suicide, reports say 6
1:10 PM — According to unconfirmed reports a lesbian who was being held hostage by her parents committed suicide in desperation last night in Kenya.
18th May 2012
Woman jailed for train attack on 16-year-old lesbian 70
10:08 AM — A 20-year-old woman has been jailed after she launched a physical attack on a young lesbian who had kissed her partner on a train.