13th June 2012
Church in Wales wants exemption from conducting gay wedding ceremonies 31
9:56 PM — A day after the Church of England published its response to the government consultation on equal marriage in England and Wales, the Church in Wales has submitted its own response, seeking exemptions from being forced to conduct wedding ceremonies for gay couples.
25th May 2012
Welsh gay couple scoop £1million EuroMillions jackpot 37
11:37 AM — A Welsh gay couple are in shock after a lottery win of £1million.
22nd May 2012
Gay couples and women over 40 to receive fertility treatment through NHS 11
10:40 AM — Same-sex couples and women over 40 will be entitled to free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time according to guidelines to be published today.
2nd May 2012
David Cameron: ‘The time has come for gay couples to marry’ 116
10:51 PM — Following claims by the Mail on Sunday that the Tory Chief Whip, Patrick McLoughlin told MPs that proposals for equal marriage will be "kicked into the long grass", the Prime Minister has used a pre-local election interview to reaffirm his commitment to the cause.
26th April 2012
Welsh government to investigate PinkNews exposé that Catholic schools promote anti-gay petition 63
8:03 PM — The Welsh Government is to begin an offical investigation after PinkNews.co.uk exposed that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 300 English and Welsh schools to promote the Coalition for Marriage's anti-gay petition which asks the British Government not to go ahead with prime minister David Cameron's pledge to introduce marriage equality in England and Wales
18th April 2012
Archbishop of Wales: Church should acknowledge and support gay civil marriages 250
1:10 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has said his Church should acknowledge civil marriage equality for gay couples and work against an impression that it is 'uncaring and unsympathetic' and leading gay people to feel 'unwanted, unloved, and sinful'.
16th April 2012
Lesbian PCSO jailed for passing secrets to other gay friends 19
10:00 PM — A lesbian police community support officer (PCSO) in Wales has been imprisoned for ten months, for passing on confidential information to other gay people in her area, the Daily Telegraph reports.
9th April 2012
Channel 4 feature first gay couple on ‘Mr & Mrs’ show 8
10:31 AM — S4C, Channel 4's Welsh sister channel, has launched a new version of the popular show Mr and Mrs, which will feature a gay couple for the first time.
1st April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.
29th March 2012
Welsh vicar resigns over Church’s homophobic attitudes to gay couples marrying 32
9:47 AM — A vicar in Monmouthshire, Wales, has stepped down from his position over what he says is the Church's homophobia surrounding gay couples marrying.
28th March 2012
Christian group pledge support for gay couples marrying 52
1:20 PM — The Progressive Christianity Network (PCN) is the latest British faith-based group to come out in favour of legal recognition of gay marriage.
27th March 2012
Comment: Biased BBC skews the debate on LGBT issues 140
10:36 AM — The BBC's reporting on marriage equality proposals is more proof the corporation does not take LGBT issues seriously. Stupid questions, a megaphone to fanatics, fawning deference to faith and giving no time to the voices from our communities: it’s time BBC stopped treating its LGBT licence payers with contempt.
26th March 2012
Mickey Rourke pulls out of Gareth Thomas biopic 30
12:07 PM — Mickey Rourke has pulled out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic after suffering problems during his stunt training for the film.
18th January 2012
Gareth Thomas in ‘£7m shandy takeover’ 15
11:54 AM — Gay rugby icon Gareth Thomas has reportedly taken over a Welsh drinks company along a former team-mate after deliberations about his career. The manufacturer says the drink is taking the club world "by storm".
9th January 2012
Homophobic Welsh crime rate up on “improved victim confidence” 9
4:33 PM — A 40% rise in reported homophobic crime over the last three years in South Wales has been attributed to the increased confidence of gay people to come forward. 401 homophobic incidents were reported to South Wales Police in 2011, up significantly on the 289 in 2008.
17th November 2011
Ospreys will investigate Kristian Phillips’ alleged gay slur tweet 21
9:54 AM — Ospreys will investigate tweet from player's account which appeared to call a Big Brother contestant a "faggot".
25th October 2011
Gareth Thomas announces he’s retiring from rugby 14
4:22 PM — Gareth Thomas has announced he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect. The Wales international said he could no longer give "100 per cent" to the sport.
20th October 2011
Swansea nightclub accused of throwing couple out for gay kiss 80
3:35 PM — A nightclub in Swansea has been accused of throwing a gay couple out for sharing a quick kiss. According to witnesses, the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Reflex on Wind Street.
14th October 2011
North Wales police to display rainbow flag in stations 41
4:43 PM — North Wales police are to display rainbow flag stickers in stations to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. Diversity leaders at the force believe the stickers will reassure gay people that they will be treated sensitively and respectfully.
16th September 2011
Welsh clerics to consider pensions for gay partners 9
10:13 AM — The Church in Wales is to consider giving pensions to the partners of gay clergy. Currently, surviving partners of gay clergy can claim a pension calculated from 2005, when civil partnerships became legal.