9th January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader’s sodomy charge thrown out 8
10:48 AM — The former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia has been cleared today of the sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur after key DNA evidence was questioned. Anwar, 64, the current leader of the political opposition in the Asian country said he was a "little surprised".
21st December 2011
Sixth anniversary of the first civil partnerships celebrated today 123
9:59 AM — Today marks the sixth anniversary of the official introduction of civil partnerships in England and Wales. More than 46,000 civil partnerships have been held since the December 2005, with 18,049 of those taking place in the first year.
16th December 2011
Gay Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing begins today 73
12:34 PM — The pre-trial hearing of Bradley Manning, the gay soldier accused of sending sensitive documents to the Wikileaks website, begins today in the US state of Marlyand.
15th December 2011
House of Lords rejects peer’s challenge to religious civil partnership rules 118
1:50 PM — The motion to reintroduce the ban on civil partnerships in religious premises has been withdrawn by Baroness O’Cathain after it was debated today in the House of Lords.
13th December 2011
Trans woman ‘pushed to death’ by friend
9:06 AM — A respected human rights lawyer and transgender woman was pushed to her death in front of a train by a friend she had been helping, a court heard today.
7th December 2011
The Proof of Love wins Green Carnation gay book prize 4
3:25 PM — The winner of the 2011 Green Carnation Prize, announced today, is Catherine Hall's The Proof of Love.
2nd December 2011
140,000 Australians sign equal marriage petition amid “unstoppable momentum” 22
2:17 PM — The petition was presented to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's annual party conference, which she opened saying she hoped for a "fair dinkum" event, adding: "We came here for debate".
29th November 2011
One in 20 gay men living with HIV as infection rate hits record high 230
9:09 AM — The number of people living with HIV in the UK reached an estimated 91,500 in 2010, with a quarter of those unaware of their infection, according to Health Protection Agency figures published today.
28th November 2011
US Congressman Barney Frank announces he will not stand again in 2012 8
4:24 PM — In 1987, Barney Frank was the first US Congressman to come out voluntarily. He announced today he will not seek re-election, after 30 years in the House of Representatives.
23rd November 2011
Denmark set to introduce gay religious wedding ceremonies “in spring 2012″ 33
11:35 AM — The Lutheran Church, Denmark's state church and most popular religious denomination, should be able to hold full gay wedding ceremonies next year under new proposals.
8th November 2011
Prominent writers missing from gay prize shortlist 1
3:40 PM — The shortlist for an LGBT literary award announced today is missing several of the UK’s most revered gay writers. Philip Hensher and Ali Smith will not be winning the second annual Green Carnation prize. Alan Hollinghurst, who won Writer of the Year at last week’s Stonewall Awards, also lost out. Speaking about the decision, Chair […]
Poland’s first gay and trans MPs to be sworn in 16
11:54 AM — Anna Grodzka is believed to become the first sitting trans MP anywhere in the world when she is sworn in with Robert Biedron today.
Christian hotel owners’ appeal reaches court today 267
9:00 AM — Private hoteliers hope to prove their business can legally be run in line with their religious beliefs.
4th November 2011
Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26
4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.
7th October 2011
Angela Eagle and Stephen Twigg in shadow cabinet 18
1:23 PM — Angela Eagle, the only out lesbian Labour MP, has been handed the job of shadow leader of the House of Commons. The Wallasey MP was moved from shadow chief secretary to the Treasury in today's reshuffle.
21st September 2011
Obama’s UN speech: We must stand up for gay rights everywhere 60
5:57 PM — Addressing a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly today, US president Barack Obama urged countries to stand up for gay rights. The president, who was discussing the Palestine statehood bid, said: "No country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."
28th December 2010
Sir Elton John and David Furnish celebrate birth of surrogate son 39
10:04 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are celebrating the birth of their first child, born to a surrogate on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born in the United States.
8th December 2010
Jesse Jackson calls for gay marriage equality 22
11:51 AM — The Rev Jesse Jackson has called for California's ban on gay marriage to be struck down. The Baptist minister and civil rights activist spoke at a gathering outside the San Francisco appeals court where the latest hearings on the ban are taking place.
Speech: Jesse Jackson says gays are ‘America’s newest second-class citizens’ 8
11:48 AM — The Rev Jesse Jackson's speech to gay rights supporters outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco.
1st December 2010
Elton John turns newspaper editor for World AIDS Day 2
11:46 AM — Elton John marked his World AIDS Day edition of the Independent with a cover by one of his favourite artists. The cover, of a rose, is a specially-commissioned piece of art by British painter Gary Hume.