14th September 2010
Video: Lady Gaga defends meat dress as part of protest for gay rights 10
4:44 PM — Lady Gaga has revealed that one of the dresses she wore to the MTV awards was made of real meat. The bisexual singer was criticised for the choice by animal rights organisations, who said it was another animal that had been killed.
Gay Saudi diplomat says he’ll be killed if sent home 6
3:39 PM — A gay Saudi Arabian diplomat is seeking asylum in the US because he says he will be killed if returned to his home country. The man, who has been named as Ali Ahmad Asseri, says his homosexuality and his friendship with a Jewish woman will lead to his death.
Gay hand-holding campaign celebrates first anniversary 3
1:23 PM — A campaign to encourage LGBT people to hold hands in public will celebrate its first anniversary this month. Sshh! Saturdays was launched a year ago by founder David Watkins, who encourages LGBT couples and friends to email in pictures of them holding hands in public.
William Hague to be asked about Iranian teenager sentenced to death for homosexuality 3
11:35 AM — Foreign secretary William Hague will be questioned this afternoon about an Iranian teenager who has been sentenced to death for homosexuality offences.
13th September 2010
Florida governor to promise gay rights reforms – but not marriage 9
5:53 PM — Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, will reportedly introduce a package of gay rights measures in the state, although marriage equality will not be one of them.
50 Cent in hot water for ‘anti-gay violence’ tweet 31
4:24 PM — Rapper 50 Cent has been urged to apologise by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for a "homophobic" twitter message.
Lesbian flight nurse launches legal action over military gay ban 7
3:49 PM — Another federal trial began today against the US ban on openly gay soldiers in the military. Former Major Margaret Witt, a flight nurse with 19 years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, was sacked under the law in 2007.
Lady Gaga supports gay soldiers as she picks up 8 MTV awards 8
11:07 AM — Lady Gaga won eight MTV awards last night, including video of the year for the single Bad Romance. The bisexual star was accompanied to the Los Angeles ceremony by four gay US military veterans who had been dismissed under the ban on out gay soldiers.
10th September 2010
MEPs call for Europe-wide recognition of gay relationships 20
4:35 PM — Members of the European Parliament have called for action to ensure gay couples in marriages and civil partnerships are recognised across the continent. They said gay couples who visit or live in other EU countries were still lacking legal protection in areas such as healthcare, pensions and parental rights.
Comment: The effect of censorware on gay websites 7
2:07 PM — Reports of mobile phone providers blocking access to gay website are no surprise to those who've been following the use of the software which blocks these sites - known as 'censorware' - for more than a decade.
US federal judge rules ban on out gay soldiers is unconstitutional 4
11:19 AM — A US federal judge has ruled that the ban on gay soldiers serving openly in the military violates the US constitution. US District Judge Virginia Phillips said yesterday she would issue an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy.
9th September 2010
Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14
5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.
HIV infections in France ‘200 times higher in gay men’ 17
4:28 PM — A study published today suggests that rates of HIV in France are 200 times higher in gay and bisexual men than in heterosexuals.
Xbox suspends gamer for living in Fort Gay 7
11:53 AM — Xbox Live has apologised for suspending an American gamer because the name of his town violated the company's policy on "offensive" language. Josh Moore, 26, a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, listed his town on his gamer profile.
8th September 2010
French football club rejects gay player citing ‘trouble’ of sexuality 8
4:34 PM — An amateur football club in eastern France has denied a player's request to return to the team in an attempt to avoid homophobia
Australian swimmer keeps underwear deal after ‘homophobic’ comment 11
3:44 PM — The Australian Olympic swimmer who caused controversy with a comment on Twitter last week will keep her underwear deal with Davenport and Sunrice, but lose her Jaguar.
Italian Protestants agree to same-sex blessings 11
2:59 PM — New decision opens doors to LGBT couples in certain Italian churches
Court rules Moscow nightclub closure illegal 2
2:15 PM — The closing of a gay nightclub in Moscow was against the law, it emerged this week.
Australian same-sex adoption bill nears final hurdle 4
1:33 PM — Legislative Council votes in favour of new legislation, with a single Parliamentary vote left to decide the bill's fate.
Travel: Going gay at the Oktoberfest 2
11:27 AM — More than just the world’s biggest mug-clunking, beer-swilling and sausage gobbling festival in the world – on the first Sunday of Munich’s macho beer festival, the Oktoberfest turns a bright shade of pink when the Braurösl tent is filled to the rafters with 8,000 gay men. Most of them in scrumptiously tight-fitting lederhosen.