3rd August 2009
Gorillas found to be a source of HIV infection 5
1:38 PM — Scientists have discovered a gorilla strain of HIV in a Cameroonian woman. They believe this is the first time the strain present in gorillas has been found in a human.
Two gay priests among nominations for LA bishop 9
11:40 AM — Two gay Episcopal priests are among the six nominated candidates for the role of assistant bishop of Los Angeles. The US Anglican church recently voted to reject a moratorium on consecrating new gay bishops.
2nd August 2009
Video: Soho joins world in vigils for victims of the Tel Aviv anti-gay massacre 26
11:40 PM — Organised by Twitter, Facebook and text message, all across the world vigils have been held for the victims of the massacre at an LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual) centre in Tel Aviv last night. Benjamin Cohen went to Soho to meet gay Israelis, Jews and those of no faith at all to share in their act of remembrance
London vigil to be held for victims of Tel Aviv massacre 6
3:56 PM — A vigil is to be held this afternoon at 5pm BST (British Summer Time) to honour the victims of the shooting at a gay centre in Tel Aviv last night.
Israeli PM and President condemn murder of gay youths in Tel Aviv massacre 28
11:23 AM — As two of the young LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Israelis murdered in a shooting at a Tel Aviv gay centre have been named, the country's President and Prime Minister have condemned the atrocity.
Spontaneous demonstrations held following anti-gay massacre in Tel Aviv 19
1:33 AM — Thousands of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Israelis have held an impromptu march through the streets of Tel Aviv after a masked gun man opened fire at a centre for gay teenagers, killing three late last night.
1st August 2009
Video: 2 Gay teens murdered in Tel Aviv “slaughterhouse” shooting 38
11:30 PM — At least three gay teens have been murdered and a further 12 injured at a shooting at a meeting for gay teenagers in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eye witnesses described the scene like a "slaughterhouse".
31st July 2009
Portugal upholds gay marriage ban after lesbians’ challenge 8
5:57 PM — The Portuguese constitutional court has today upheld the ban on same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple tried to use a constitutional loophole to challenge the law.
Gay student who was barred from prom denied compensation 16
5:15 PM — A gay student who was denied entry to his prom for wearing a dress has been denied reimbursement for the money he spent.
Gay couple who kissed on Mormon plaza will not be charged 10
5:04 PM — A gay couple who were stopped by security guards for kissing on the property of a Mormon temple in Salt Lake City will not face charges, police have said.
American football coach apologises for gay slur 9
3:03 PM — American football coach Greg McMackin has issued an apology for using the term 'faggot' in a press conference on Thursday morning. He had asked journalists not to report the slur.
Harvey Milk to be honoured with Medal of Freedom 12
11:09 AM — Gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk is to be posthumously awarded with a Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour.
30th July 2009
Appeal for Burundi to end criminalisation of homosexuality 2
6:12 PM — The Human Rights Watch (HRC) has called on Burundi to reverse its law criminalising gay sex.
Refugees accuse US military of executing gay Iraqi civilians 8
5:56 PM — Two gay Iraqi refugees sparked astonishment at a LGBT meeting in Lebanon when they accused US soldiers of committing atrocities against gay Iraqi civilians.
Gay activists ‘undermining’ repeal of US military gay ban 3
4:42 PM — Gay activists have "undermined" efforts to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', a report has claimed. According to a report, they "worked to derail" the possibility of a suspension of the ban on gay personnel serving openly in the military.
Kid Rock brands Twitter ‘gay’ 11
3:59 PM — Controversial rock star Kid Rock has announced his hatred for social networking site Twitter, calling it 'gay'.
US survey finds almost a third of trans respondents have considered suicide 3
2:00 PM — A study has found that almost a third of trans respondents have seriously considered committing suicide in the last year.
Gay author E Lynn Harris died of a heart attack 1
1:13 PM — E Lynn Harris, who died unexpectedly last week, suffered a heart attack. The author, who wrote fiction on black gay relationships, was 54.
Dutch Olympic champions promote gay tolerance in sport 2
11:48 AM — Several Dutch Olympic champions, including openly gay swimmer Johan Kenkhuis, take part in this year’s Amsterdam gay pride canal parade to promote acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people in sport. Adrian Tippetts reports.
Albania’s government to legalise gay marriage 32
11:38 AM — The government of Albania has proposed to legalise gay marriage. Prime minister Sali Berisha told a cabinet meeting yesterday that the law was an important move against discrimination.