21st January 2010
Video: India awaits final ruling on gay sex 4
4:25 PM — The Indian Supreme Court is expected to give a final ruling on repealing the ban on gay sex next month. A news report has suggested that along with legislative change, attitudes to homosexuality in the capital are slowly becoming more positive, with gay Bollywood storylines and even a gay pride shop.
John McCain’s wife appears in pro-gay marriage campaign 10
1:11 PM — Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has posed for an advert endorsing gay marriage rights. Mrs McCain is shown in the NOH8 adverts with duct tape across her mouth and 'NOH8' written on her cheek.
20th January 2010
Playgirl vies for Iris Robinson’s toyboy lover 5
6:11 PM — The toyboy lover of homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson is being pursued by Playgirl magazine. The US publication, which famously featured Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, has said it wants Kirk McCambley to agree to a racy photoshoot.
Ugandan MP David Bahati will not attend Obama prayer breakfast 11
5:41 PM — David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who authored an anti-gay bill currently passing through the country, has reportedly been disinvited from a prayer breakfast with US president Barack Obama.
Lesbian UKIP MEP barred from standing for re-election 18
5:04 PM — A lesbian UKIP MEP who left the party's European grouping has been told she cannot stand for election under her party. Nikki Sinclaire, an MEP for the West Midlands, was told she had broken party rules.
Opponents begin campaign to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire 5
4:46 PM — Three weeks after New Hampshire gay marriage law came into force, opponents are fighting to get it repealed. The House Judiciary committee is holding hearings on two Republican-sponsored measures today.
Kylie announces she’s ‘attracted to women’ 20
3:39 PM — Gay icon Kylie Minogue has said she is attracted to women, although she admitted she had never been in a relationship with one.
Adam Lambert says AMAs gay kiss ‘went too far’ 17
1:12 PM — Adam Lambert has said he should have included a kiss with a man at the American Music Awards in his rehearsal. The singer had several television appearances cancelled after more than 1,500 US viewers complained about unscripted parts of his performance.
Nepal to court gay tourism 5
12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.
San Diego mayor tells gay marriage trial he was ‘prejudiced’ 6
11:44 AM — The mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders, testified yesterday before a federal trial on gay marriage how he came to change his mind on the issue. Sanders, a Republican, was opposed to gay marriage but changed his mind after his daughter Lisa revealed she was a lesbian.
19th January 2010
Same-sex hand holding day goes worldwide 5
6:54 PM — The organiser of an initiative to help gay people feel confident holding hands in public is celebrating the spread of the movement across the world.
Mainstream holiday operator to cater for gay couples 17
4:15 PM — Holiday company Thomson has announced it is launching a new holiday brochure aimed at gay couples. The operator said its seven destinations are gay-friendly.
Gay romance expected for Glee 14
3:45 PM — US comedy Glee will reportedly feature a gay romance in its second season. Producers of the comedy, which is currently being aired on UK screens, are casting for three more characters, one of whom will be a love interest for gay student Kurt.
‘Homophobe’ expected to become South African ambassador to Uganda 13
12:47 PM — A media personality who has been accused of homophobia will reportedly be appointed South Africa's ambassador to Uganda next month. Jon Qwelane has praised Robert Mugabe's "unflinching and unapologetic" stance on homosexuality.
Malawi defends prosecution of gay couple 6
12:08 PM — Malawi's government has defended the prosecution of a gay couple who had a wedding ceremony. Information minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were "clearly breaking the laws of Malawi."
California gay marriage trial hears gay parents raise ‘well-adjusted’ children 6
11:52 AM — The ongoing trial on gay marriage in California heard has heard that gay parents raise happy and healthy children. Cambridge University psychologist Michael Lamb testified that there was no evidence of children faring worse in same-sex headed families.
18th January 2010
Hawaii to consider civil unions bill 10
6:56 PM — Hawaii's Senate is to vote this Wednesday on a civil unions bill. If passed, it will provide same-sex couples in the US state all of the rights and benefits of marriage.
US student newspaper apologises for ‘gay-bashing’ cartoon 25
6:38 PM — The student newspaper of Notre Dame University in Indiana has had to apologise for a cartoon which joked about attacking gays.
Trans man wins Facebook victory over banned photos 12
4:53 PM — A Canadian trans man who was barred from Facebook for posting an image of his chest reconstruction has been allowed back on the site. Dominic Scaia challenged the social networking site over the policy.
China will not compete for Mr Gay World 2
4:37 PM — Following the cancellation of the first gay pageant last week, China will not be sending a national finalist to the Mr Gay World competition next month, organisers announced.