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.
7th September 2010
Serbia to hold first Pride Parade since 2001 4
3:35 PM — Serbian gay rights groups are in the process of planning a gay Pride Parade in Belgrade next month. It will be the first such parade to take place in nearly a decade.
Faroe Islands MP refuses to dine with Iceland’s gay prime minister and her partner 27
3:04 PM — An MP from the Faroe Islands has refused to attend a state banquet held in honour of Icelandic prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir's official visit.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
‘Young, white gay men’ are ‘contributing’ to spread of HIV infections in Europe says report 36
12:28 PM — According to new research published today, reckless sexual behaviour among a subset of young gay men is fuelling the HIV epidemic in Europe and the UK.
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
Irish LGBT marriage equality group to launch report on the lives of children raised by gay parents 3
11:13 AM — An Irish equality group is to launch the results of a report documenting the experience of children raised in Ireland by LGBT parents.
Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice loses Jaguar contract over ‘homophobic’ Twitter comment 21
11:01 AM — Australian Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been dropped by Jaguar, with whom she had a sponsorship agreement, following her homophobic Twitter comment last Saturday.
6th September 2010
Spain is to launch official gay lottery this Christmas 7
6:28 PM — Spain's official Christmas lottery, whose first prize of €3,000,000 'El Gordo’ or 'the fat one' is to go gay this year. The La Bruixa d’Or lottery administration office in Sort, Lérida, is to launch a special ticket for the draw called 'Gay Luck.'
Olympic medallist Stephanie Rice apologises for homophobic tweet 22
5:33 PM — Australian Olympic swimming gold medallist Stephanie Rice has apologised for a homophbic message posted on the social media platform Twitter. Following the Wallabies' win over South Africa on Saturday, Ms Rice tweeted: ''Suck on that faggots!''
Lady Gaga ‘training’ to become a minister to perform gay marriages 9
8:51 AM — Popstar Lady GaGa is reportedly training to become an ordained minister in order to perform gay marriages for her LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) fans. According to British tabloid, the Daily Star, the bisexual singer has been spurred on by the continuing row over gay marriages in California.
5th September 2010
Travel: The Pink Lake festival closes after four days captivating Wörthersee 1
11:13 PM — The Pink Lake LGBT festival, held around Lake Wörthersee in Austria closed this evening after four days of activities and parties. In what is a stunningly beautiful setting, the Pink Lake festival offers something unique to the thousand or so people who attend the event every year.