21st August 2012
In Photos: UK Black Pride 2012 13
5:30 PM — The seventh annual UK Black Pride took place last weekend at London's Ministry of Sound in Elephant & Castle. Pinknews.co.uk was there to snap all the action in the glorious sunshine.
17th August 2012
Pressure piles on Boris over @Out4Marriage video promise 35
7:27 AM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to honour a commitment to record an Out4Marriage video after London Assembly Member Tom Copley submitted a formal question.
15th August 2012
George Michael defends London 2012 song choice and tells critics to f*** off! 51
8:20 PM — George Michael has hit back at criticism that he cashed in on the Olympics by using the closing ceremony to promote his new single White Light.
Gay-friendly San Francisco church denies drag queen ban 13
5:54 PM — An LGBT-friendly Catholic church in San Francisco which banned drag queens from its premises has reversed the decision after the church's business manager said the new pastor had: "not been educated about the importance of drag queens in the gay community."
Pro-traditional family group blast US ambassador for supporting Prague Pride celebrations 28
1:26 PM — An international anti-LGBT, pro-traditional family group is apparently furious that the US ambassador to the Czech Republic has given his blessing to the Prague Pride Festival taking place this week.
14th August 2012
Christian B&B couple take same-sex bed ban to highest UK court 232
9:34 PM — Two Christian guesthouse owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms, have won the right to take their case to the UK Supreme Court.
13th August 2012
Video: Mayor of Reykjavik drags up at gay pride to show support for Pussy Riot 10
10:32 PM — With a week to go before the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial, the Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr has donned a pink dress and danced to the band's music on a float at the city's gay pride festival.
12th August 2012
Equalities Office to look into Boris Johnson’s @Out4Marriage video pledge 59
11:29 PM — After months of failing to produce a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s inaction is now being looked into by the UK Government’s Equalities Office.
George Michael performs at London 2012 closing ceremony 18
10:12 PM — As if further proof was needed of the pop icon’s complete return to health after last year’s battle with pneumonia, George Michael has taken part in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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.
Australia: Premiers of South Australia and Tasmania promise same-sex marriage 11
11:42 AM — The premiers of South Australia and Tasmania say that they will legislate to introduce same-sex marriage regardless of what Australian federal prime minister Julia Gillard or parliament does.
11th August 2012
St Petersburg: Madonna accused of breaking anti-gay law and branded a whore 39
5:22 PM — As expected, this week’s gig by the queen of pop in Russia’s second largest city has not passed off without controversy.
8th August 2012
St Petersburg: Madonna responds to hate with pink wristbands 2
10:44 PM — The pop icon’s official Facebook page talks of the fashion accessories forming “part" of her upcoming show in the Russian city.
Vatican rejects Bulgarian lawyer for job over gay sex book 5
5:17 PM — A 39-year-old lawyer has seen his hopes of becoming a new aide to the Pope dashed. According to the Independent, Bulgaria’s Kiril Maritchkov was turned down from an ambassadorial position after the Vatican became aware of his literary past.
Brighton: Green Party councillor faces possible exclusion over equal marriage row 25
4:44 PM — A Green councillor in Brighton and Hove may have compromised her signed declaration as a representative of the party after opposing equal marriage for same-sex couples.
Bermuda: Accomplished US academic dies after bike collision
4:01 PM — A prominent gay professor from Indiana University has died after being hit by a motorcycle while on holiday in Bermuda. 58-year-old Alexander Doty had previously written several books about gay and lesbian film theory and on LGBT culture.
London: LGBT sports clubs offer free taster sessions for budding athletes 1
3:00 PM — The capital’s LGBT community is being urged to seize upon the spirit of the Olympic Games and try out a new sport. Out for Sport's week is taking place from 13 – 19 August across London.
3rd August 2012
Ohio: Two killed after car hits LGBT street event 3
1:01 PM — Two people have died from injuries sustained when a car, whose driver police say had been under the influence of alcohol, hit attendees of a an LGBT street event in Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend.
30th July 2012
New Zealand: Prime minister to support MP’s equal marriage bill 16
10:13 AM — New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, has said he will support a member's bill selected for a vote in the House of Representatives that would legalise marriages between two people of the same sex.
26th July 2012
Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou new patrons of LGBT homelessness charity 1
5:16 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, the charity for young homeless gay, bi and trans people has announced Dan Gillespie Sells, Linda Riley and Charlie Condou are to join as patrons.