8th August 2012
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.
7th August 2012
George Michael confirms appearance in Olympics closing ceremony 6
2:46 PM — George Michael has confirmed rumours he will appear in the London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, suggesting it had been a poorly-kept secret.
6th August 2012
‘Porn trial’ barrister ‘asks if sexual health clinics are for those who have riskier sex’
5:59 PM — A Crown Prosecution Service barrister has reportedly asked a trial witness whether people who attend sexual health clinics do so because they engaged in risky sexual practices.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets 51
4:53 PM — Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to 'make it up as they go along' in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
31st July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics 10
12:59 PM — South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
27th July 2012
Islington Council publishes sexual orientation of 2,400 residents 45
5:43 PM — Islington Council in north London published details of the sexual orientation of over two thousand tenants after an error with a Freedom of Information request last month.
24th July 2012
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.
22nd July 2012
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.
20th July 2012
Protest planned over anti-gay Olympic states 19
5:28 PM — A protest is being planned outside an International Olympic Committee meeting this weekend to petition it to disqualify states which discriminate against citizens on the grounds of sexual orientation in sport.
Employer liable for joke ‘outing’ on Facebook 20
3:53 PM — An employment tribunal in south London has found an employer liable for its employees' joke 'outing' of their manager on Facebook.
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.
19th July 2012
EU backs exhibition at new Pride House for London Olympics 1
5:29 PM — The European Union has pledged financial support for an exhibition on pioneering gay sport figures at the newly-resurrected Pride House 2012.
18th July 2012
Letter demands anti-gay state ultimatum before Olympics 30
1:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has renewed calls for Olympic chiefs to ban anti-gay nations from the London Games and enforce the Olympic Charter by offering visiting nations the chance to renounce discrimination.
London: Man who died at gay sauna last week identified
1:12 PM — Police have identified a man who was discovered dead in a gay sauna in east London last week as 46-year-old Roberto Jesus Messuti.
Venues which cancelled anti-gay marriage conference ‘like fascists’ 123
11:14 AM — Venues in London which cancelled an anti-gay marriage conference have been accused of exhibiting the behaviour of 'a fascist or Communist regime', after meeting organiser Christian Concern said gay equality advocates were 'right to be scared' of them.
16th July 2012
Australian Olympic athlete in anti-straight room discrimination claim 38
2:26 PM — An Australian gunman competing at the London Olympics has said it is 'stupid' he and his wife are not allowed to share a room while 'tons of gay couples' representing Australia can.
London: Police continue to appeal over gay sauna death 1
10:45 AM — Police in London are continuing to appeal for information after a body was discovered in a gay sauna in east London early on Wednesday morning.
13th July 2012
New Pride House launched for London Olympics 55
12:43 PM — A new Pride House festival has been launched for the London Olympics at the last minute after a lack of sponsorship meant the original event was cancelled.
12th July 2012
London: Body found in gay sauna 38
11:53 AM — The body of a man was found at the gay sauna Chariots in east London yesterday.