12th August 2012
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.
Equal marriage advocates collect messages for Scottish government ‘thank you’ 45
2:54 PM — Following yesterday's announcement by the Scottish government that it will legislate to recognise marriages between two people of the same sex, equality campaigners are planning a giant 'thank you' card.
25th July 2012
Scottish government reveals marriage consultation figures 35
3:41 PM — Following the announcement that it will bring forward legislation to allow gay couples to marry, the Scottish government has published figures from its public consultation last year.
Exclusive: Out4Marriage says David Cameron personally backs gay religious marriages 31
1:18 PM — Following discussions with the prime minister at a Downing Street reception yesterday, the group Out4Marriage said David Cameron had given the strong impression that he personally supports giving churches and other religious institutions the right to hold gay wedding ceremonies if they chose to do so in England and Wales.
David Cameron’s speech to the Downing Street LGBT community reception 15
12:34 PM — A transcript of David Cameron's speech to the LGBT community at Number 10 Downing Street on 24 July 2012 in full.
David Cameron warns Church of ‘repeating Tory mistakes’ with LGBT community 39
11:21 AM — Prime Minister David Cameron has "gently" warned the Church of England not to repeat mistakes he said his party had made by alienating gay people in its opposition to marriage equality for gay couples.
20th July 2012
San Diego: Military personnel can attend Pride in uniform for one year only 11
1:18 PM — The Pentagon will allow US military personnel to attend San Diego's pride parade in uniform for the first, and only, time.
Gay rugby club chair joins Olympic torch relay in London this weekend
12:51 PM — The chairman of the London inclusive gay rugby club the King's Cross Steelers will carry the Olympic torch this weekend.
18th July 2012
Glasgow Pride ‘breaks attendance records’ 2
12:25 PM — More than 6,000 people were believed to have attended Glasgow's Pride event at the weekend, breaking previous attendance records, the organisers said.