12th August 2010
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.
Father of Mel Gibson brands Pope ‘gay’ 24
9:57 AM — The 91-year-old father of actor Mel Gibson has outed himself as a homophobe during a live phone-in on a US Christian radio station.
11th August 2010
Costa Rica court says no to referendum on civil unions 4
4:41 PM — Costa Rica's Supreme Court has ruled against allowing a referendum on whether gay couples should be permitted to have civil unions. The referendum was supported by Catholic groups but the court said that the majority should not decide the rights of a minority.
Foreign Office: ‘Serious concerns’ over reports of Iranian teen’s death sentence for sodomy 8
4:02 PM — The Foreign Office says it has "serious concerns" over reports of an 18-year-old Iranian man being sentenced to death for homosexuality offences.
Family First’s Wendy Francis ‘sorry’ for hurting gay families but stands by views 16
2:22 PM — Wendy Francis, the Australian Family First candidate who tweeted that gay marriage was "emotional child abuse", has issued a statement clarifying her remarks. She caused outrage at the weekend by criticising gay parents.
Tory MP calls for UK to save Iranian teen sentenced to death for sodomy 5
1:30 PM — A gay Conservative MP has urged Foreign Secretary William Hague to intervene in the case of an Iranian teenager sentenced to death for sodomy. Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, called for pressure on Iran to show some "human compassion" in the case of Ebrahim Hamidi.
Mexico must recognise gay marriages, court rules 8
11:40 AM — Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriages must be recognised throughout the country. The country's capital, Mexico City, legalised marriage for gay couples seven months ago.
10th August 2010
Irish gay man, 60, died after assault 4
5:49 PM — A 60-year-old gay man from Sligo died last week after being attacked in his home. Cyril Moran, of River Road, Cartron Point, was described by friends as "vulnerable".
Flight attendant quits his job by sliding down escape chute 22
4:40 PM — A flight attendant who became fed-up with rude passengers quit his job yesterday in a way that most disgruntled employees can only dream of.
Amsterdam Pride sends defiant message of gay visibility 20
3:54 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from Amsterdam Pride, speaking to organisers ProGay about media attention, homophobic violence and why the city is not the safe haven it once was.
Portia de Rossi to become Portia DeGeneres 9
2:06 PM — Actress Portia de Rossi is to take her wife Ellen DeGeneres' surname. The couple married in California in 2008 and remained known by their own surnames.
Hong Kong trans woman launches fight to marry 2
1:48 PM — A trans woman in Hong King has begun a legal fight for the right to marry her boyfriend. The woman, who has not been named, is barred under city law from changing her birth certificate to female.
9th August 2010
Australian senate candidate Wendy Francis says gay marriage is ‘emotional child abuse’ 51
12:07 PM — A Queensland senate contender in Australia has provoked outrage by calling gay marriage "child abuse" which will lead to "uncontrollable depression and suicide".
6th August 2010
Reykjavik’s mayor opens Pride in drag 21
5:00 PM — The mayor of Reykjavik has opened the city's Pride celebrations in drag. Jon Gnarr, a comedian, kicked off festivities last night dressed in a blonde wig, floral dress and red lipstick.
Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges
3:17 PM — The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty. Ellen Chadehama, 34, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May with another staff member, Ignatius Muhambi, 38.
Opponents file appeal over ruling on California’s gay marriage ban 15
11:51 AM — As expected, anti-gay groups have filed an appeal against a federal court ruling that California's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Today, Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker will decide whether his ruling should apply immediately, making gay marriage legal once more in the state.
Mexico City’s gay marriage law upheld by court 2
11:10 AM — Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a gay marriage law in the country's capital, Mexico City. The city passed the law seven months ago and more than 300 gay couples have since tied the knot.