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.
17th May 2012
Angela Eagle MP: Gay couples will be in limbo until equal marriage laws are announced 30
2:57 PM — Angela Eagle, the first female MP to enter a civil partnership, has called on the government to introduce marriage equality legislation and take gay couples out of 'limbo'.
16th May 2012
Danish vicar refused to bury lesbian after opposing marriage for gays 47
1:42 PM — A Danish vicar has apologised to the bereaved partner and daughter of a woman he refused to bury because she was a lesbian.
9th May 2012
Facebook administrators ‘reject lesbian t-shirt ad’ 13
6:06 PM — An advert for a t-shirt bearing the slogan 'Lesbian wanted' has been rejected by Facebook advert regulators, the Danish producers said today.
19th April 2012
Unofficial biography claims Jessie J ‘told bisexual was more trendy than gay’ 53
11:06 AM — An unauthorised biography of singer Jessie J claims she is a lesbian but was told bisexuality would be a more appealing public identity for her to take on.
12th April 2012
Malta: Court hears details of assault on teenage lesbian couple 2
11:21 AM — Further details of an attack against a lesbian couple in the Maltese town of Hamrun emerged at a court hearing yesterday, with a defendant reportedly head-butting one of the girls.
Two women and a man arrested in the Gambia on gay charges 18
10:23 AM — Three people have been arrested in the Gambia this week on indecency charges related to homosexuality.
4th April 2012
In Photos: Dyke March London 2012 13
4:00 PM — Lesbians and gay rights advocates took to the streets of London this weekend to improve the visibility of lesbians in the tradition of the American Dyke Marches.
28th March 2012
Queer feminist poet and essayist Adrienne Rich dies aged 82 9
10:28 PM — The pioneering feminist poet, Adrienne Rich, who consistently challenged the myths of the American dream, has died, aged 82.