10th December 2014
Vladimir Putin ‘runner up’ for TIME’s Person of the Year 10
4:38 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the runner up for TIME's Person of the Year award.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
27th April 2014
Laverne Cox snubbed by TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list despite placing fifth in readers’ poll 2
1:25 PM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox was snubbed by TIME's 100 Most Influential People list, despite placing fifth in the magazine's readers' poll.
28th March 2013
TIME magazine unveils equal marriage cover: ‘Gay marriage already won’ 15
1:38 PM — The cover of the latest edition of TIME magazine has been revealed, which features an image of same-sex couples kissing, accompanied by the text: "Gay marriage already won".
10th February 2011
Zoo names gay spider monkeys Elton and David 27
4:30 PM — A pair of male spider monkeys at Drayton Park Zoo have been named Elton and David by their keepers. The monkeys are "inseparable" and spend their time cuddling and kissing, the Staffordshire zoo said.
12th February 2010
Top footballers ‘refused to appear in anti-homophobia film’ 21
11:43 AM — Top-ranking footballers turned down requests to appear in the FA's anti-homophobia film because they feared being ridiculed on the pitch, it has been reported.
4th February 2010
Gareth Thomas’ ex-wife has no regrets over marriage 14
6:57 PM — Jemma Thomas, the ex-wife of gay star Gareth Thomas, has said she does not regret their marriage. Mr Thomas came out publicly in December, having revealed his sexual orientation to his wife three years before.
1st February 2010
Chaos at Queer Question Time 44
6:10 PM — A drink is hurled – or was it an id badge? A speaker quits the stage in tears (but returns in time for the final round-up). Recriminations follow Julie Bindel's appearance at Queer Question Time.
28th January 2010
John McCain says no on repealing ‘successful’ military gay ban 23
11:59 AM — Republican Senator John McCain issued a statement last night disagreeing with President Barack Obama's pledge to repeal the military gay ban.
Obama promises to end military gay ban 15
10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama promised to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military last night. He said he would work with Congree and the military "this year".
15th January 2010
Pentagon lawyers advise delay on lifting military gay ban 34
3:34 PM — Lawyers for the head of the US military have advised that the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces should not be lifted yet.
5th January 2010
Court case on California marriage ban to be heard next week 8
1:11 PM — Next Monday, a federal court will examine for the first time whether the US constitution allows states to ban gay marriage. The case, brought by two gay couples who argue that California's ban violates their constitutional rights, will be heard on January 11th and is expected to last two to three weeks.
30th December 2009
Gay blogger Iain Dale expresses support for Iris Robinson 38
11:15 AM — Iain Dale, the gay Tory blogger, has expressed sympathy for Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson, who announced this week she was standing down.
29th December 2009
Westlife’s Mark Feehily credits Stephen Gately for helping him come out 6
1:09 PM — Westlife singer Mark Feehily has paid tribute to Stephen Gately for helping him find the courage to come out. Gately, who died in October, came out in 1999 during his time with Boyzone. He was the first boyband member to announce he was gay.
16th December 2009
David Bowie album ‘the gayest ever made’ 1
5:46 PM — David Bowie's fifth album has been rated the "greatest, gayest" record of all time. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which he made in 1972, topped a poll by Out magazine.
15th December 2009
Guardian- The election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith 4
10:18 PM — The Guardian's Amanda Marcotte argues that the election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith. But asks why the media can't accept that?
14th December 2009
Man evicted for homophobic hate campaign 6
7:11 PM — A man who made his neighbours' lives hell has been served with a 56-day eviction notice. Richard Leonard, 57, of Baldmoor Lake Road, Erdington, had been accused of waging a homophobic and anti-social hate campaign against his neighbours since May.
Coalition calls on Lords to reject religious exemptions in Equality Bill 12
12:36 PM — A coalition of liberal religious and social justice groups is calling on the House of Lords to reject religious opt-outs from the Equality Bill. The bill is scheduled for its second reading in the Lords tomorrow.
12th December 2009
Gay soldier Ben Rakestrow comes out on return from Afghanistan 40
12:50 PM — A 21-year-old member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) has become one of the first British openly gay soldiers serving in a major conflict.