18th August 2010
Arabic website to tackle gay issues 2
2:32 PM — An Arabic-language website set up by two Israeli-Arab literary figures will tackle the issue of homosexuality. Qadita.net, launched this week, is an online magazine devoted to politics and culture.
US lesbian student sues school after being excluded from yearbook 19
2:00 PM — An American teenager is suing her school district after being excluded from the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo in her photo. Ceara Sturgis, 18, is a lesbian and prefers to wear masculine clothing.
First regular gay character for Neighbours
1:23 PM — Neighbours has got its first gay regular gay character. Recent Ramsay Street addition Chris Pappas, played by James Mason, came out in an episode earlier this month.
17th August 2010
German court says gay couples must have equal inheritance tax rights 2
3:01 PM — The highest court in Germany has ruled that gay couples must be given equal tax inheritance rights. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said that gay couples were currently at a marked disadvantage to heterosexual couples.
Mexico City’s gay adoption law upheld
1:01 PM — Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that a law allowing gay couples to adopt in the country's capital is constitutional.
Temporary ban on California gay marriages extended to end of year 16
9:21 AM — A California appeals court has extended the ban on gay marriage until the end of this year. After US District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, weddings were to begin today at 5pm.
16th August 2010
Teenager shot dead at Brazil pride festival 1
11:49 AM — A teenage boy was killed in a shooting at a pride festival in south-east Brazil on Saturday. The teenager was killed at the Juiz de Fora Pride, which attracted nearly 70,000 people.
13th August 2010
Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72
5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.
Trans woman refused treatment at Indiana hospital 7
4:55 PM — A trans woman who went to hospital in Muncie, Indiana, last month with a serious lung complaint has said she was ridiculed and ultimately refused treatment by staff.
Orthodox rabbis sign pro-gay document 14
3:57 PM — Three Montreal rabbis became the latest signatories yesterday of a statement calling for the acceptance of Jewish gay men and lesbians into synagogues.
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
American comedian suggests ‘ground zero gay bar’ 23
1:03 PM — Left-wing American commentator and comedian Greg Gutfeld suggested on his blog yesterday that opening a gay bar next to the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York City would be a way of "building bridges".
Top-ranking lesbian cadet quits West Point over anti-gay military policy
10:55 AM — A lesbian cadet offered her resignation this week to top US military academy West Point over the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars openly LGBT people from serving in the US armed forces.
Italy’s ‘summer of homophobia’ 23
10:01 AM — In Italy over the past month, a series of incidents in which gay people have been physically and verbally attacked has led to the country's press referring to a "summer of homophobia".
12th August 2010
Judge rules gay marriage in California to resume next week 25
9:18 PM — Same-sex marriages are to resume next week in California after a federal judge lifted the ban. Judge Vaughn Walker ruled last week that banning gay marriage in the state is unconstitutional but ruled on Thursday that his verdict should apply now, rather than staying the order while gay marriage opponents appeal.
Tokyo Pride to return after three years 10
5:33 PM — The Japanese capital's gay community and friends are preparing to party this Saturday as Tokyo Pride takes place once again after a three-year absence.
Australian man finally jailed for 19-year-old gay murder
4:24 PM — An Australian man who murdered Ecudorian Felipe Flores in Sydney back in 1991, has been jailed for a minimum of eleven-and-a-half years.
Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15
12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.
Gay US Air Force officer sues over dismissal 2
11:25 AM — A gay US Air Force officer who lost his job last year after a false rape allegation forced him to reveal his sexuality has sued to block his dismissal from the military and to overturn the US army's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Judge Walker to rule on whether gay marriages in California can resume immediately 8
10:51 AM — Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who last week invalidated Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California, is to rule today on whether marriages can resume.