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.
14th August 2012
Writer of Arthurian fantasy series subjected to homophobic reviews 34
10:40 AM — The work of author Sarah Luddington has been subjected to homophobic abuse via online reviews of her Arthurian fantasy series, The Knights of Camelot, in which the hero is bisexual.
13th August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban 20
5:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
Freddie Mercury’s hologram ‘duets’ with Jessie J at Olympics closing ceremony 22
12:37 PM — The hundreds of millions of viewers who tuned in to view the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony last night witnessed huge images of Freddie Mercury recreating his famous 1985 Live Aid appearance projected onto the main stage.
Ten out gay Olympians win gold at London 2012 Games 14
11:12 AM — Ten openly LGBT Olympians have taken home gold from the London 2012 Games. If they were a team, they would have tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals.
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.
11th August 2012
Gay Olympic hero Matthew Mitcham fails to join Tom Daley in diving final 24
12:07 PM — Australian reigning Olympic 10m platform diving champion Matthew Mitcham has narrowly missed out on a place in tonight's Olympic final.
10th August 2012
Tory MP Nick Boles claims expenses to learn his civil partner’s language 78
3:04 PM — Tory MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles decided to learn Hebrew after entering into a civil partnership with his Israeli boyfriend, and included the £678 cost of the lessons on his parliamentary expenses account.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold 47
11:46 AM — Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has decalred that he'll dive naked if he wins another Gold medal.
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.