3rd September 2010
California state won’t be forced to defend Prop 8 10
3:23 PM — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney-General Jerry Brown will not be forced to defend the state's ban on gay marriage.
2nd September 2010
Glee hots up with gay kisses 5
4:43 PM — Glee is hotting up next season with gay character Kurt experiencing his first on-screen kiss. Actor Chris Colfer revealed to E! Online that he would be “fine" with the prospect of having a kiss on the series.
New South Wales adoption bill passes lower house 3
4:38 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house. It passed a vote 46-44 yesterday, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43 today.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham urges footballers to come out 8
3:22 PM — Gay Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham has encouraged gay Australian Football League (AFL) players to feel safe and open about their sexuality.
Scandinavian airline to hold first mid-air gay wedding 1
11:14 AM — A Scandinavian airline hopes to host the world’s first mile-high gay wedding. SAS Scandinavian Airlines is running an online competition to find a lucky couple to walk down the aisle during a flight from Stockholm to New York on December 6th.
Australian school drops ‘gay’ from Kookaburra song 7
10:51 AM — An Australian school has been criticised for dropping the word 'gay' from a children song. Garry Martin, the head of Lepage Primary in Melbourne, said that he replaced the word with 'fun' to avoid children rolling around on the floor in "fits of laughter".
1st September 2010
Texas appeal court says gay couples cannot divorce 5
2:36 PM — Gay couples in the state of Texas cannot get divorced, an appeal court has ruled. The case concerns a gay couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2007 and then returned to Dallas.
Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 8
10:23 AM — Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s. The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.
31st August 2010
Londonderry’s first gay Pride parade a success 4
5:47 PM — The first ever Londonderry gay Pride parade took place in Northern Ireland last Saturday.
Big turnout for Gay Sports Day Bank Holiday fundraiser in London 2
4:47 PM — A Gay Sports day organised by GMFA, the gay men's health charity, was held in Vauxhall, south-west London yesterday, or order to help raise essential funds for gay men’s health and the local community.
Tasmanian LGBT activists welcome recognition of Interstate and overseas same-sex unions 6
3:52 PM — Legislation has been passed by the State Lower House in Tasmania which will allow same-sex couples in interstate or overseas unions to be automatically recognised under Tasmanian law without the need to re-register their status.
‘Ex-Gay’ organisation denied charitable status in New Zealand 10
2:58 PM — The New Zealand branch of an international "ex-gay" organisation which claims to offer "freedom from homosexuality" has been denied charitable status by the country's Charitable Commission.
Thousands attend parade and celebrations at Manchester Pride 2010 5
1:27 PM — Thousands of people attended Manchester's 20th annual gay Pride parade and celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Video: Triumph for gay actors and characters at the Emmy Awards 2
12:51 PM — Jane Lynch won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy award last night for her performance in the US television series Glee.
Lesbian Presbyterian minister plans to appeal against court ruling regarding same-sex marriages
12:16 PM — A retired lesbian minister who officiated at a number of same-sex weddings during the period in which they were legal in California, says she will appeal against the ruling of a Presbyterian court last Thursday which rebuked her for going against the constitution of her denomination.
Australian same-sex adoption bill debate heats up 7
11:28 AM — Approximately 200 people were present in Sydney's New South Wales (NSW) Parliament House earlier today for a Council of Churches meeting and a public protest against the same-sex adoption bill.
Peter Tatchell receives standing ovation at Christian festival 40
10:25 AM — Gay rights and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell received a standing ovation for his speech at the Greenbelt festival this weekend.
27th August 2010
Breaking news: Tory minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay 85
5:43 PM — Tory justice minister Crispin Blunt admitted he is gay and has separated from his wife.
Trans woman’s employment tribunal to begin next month 16
5:13 PM — Rachel Millington was fired from her job last year after she revealed to bosses that she was starting the process of gender re-assignment. The case, which is coming before a Nottingham employment tribunal in September, may not necessarily create any startling legal precedents – but its reporting demonstrates just how far transgender rights have come in the media over the last few years.
A year on from Tel Aviv shootings, young survivors visit Berlin memorial
4:06 PM — A year after the shootings at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre in which two young people died, over a dozen teenagers who were present at the attack have undertaken an organised trip to Germany.