16th January 2013
London: Islington and Camden to host UK’s ‘biggest’ LGBT History Month celebrations 3
12:32 PM — Organisers in the London boroughs of Islington and Camden say February’s programme of events for LGBT History Month will be the largest in the UK.
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 18
12:24 PM — Recently, a South African college was exposed for offering therapies to try and turn young gay people straight. South African Douglas Bruce Davies explains that despite some of the most progressive gay rights laws in the world, South Africa is not a paradise to be LGBT.
South African student defends gay ‘cure’ college and says she’s no longer a lesbian 20
11:48 AM — A student has defended a South African arts academy and claims that it helped “cure” her of being a lesbian.
Fox News criticised for using a photo of Mrs Doubtfire for trans health story 16
11:11 AM — Fox News has been criticised for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality on its website.
Majority of MPs indicate that they will vote for same-sex marriage in England and Wales 31
8:13 AM — A majority of MPs in the House of Commons have indicated that they intend to vote for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
HBO’s Girls creator Lena Dunham said she won’t marry until gay people can 2
1:33 AM — Lena Dunham, star of HBO series, Girls, said at the Golden Globes that she was not engaged, despite wearing a diamond ring, and vowed that she won't marry until gay people can.
US: 30 Gay and lesbian lawyers to be sworn into the Supreme Court next week 1
1:00 AM — 30 openly gay and lesbian lawyers will be sworn into the US Supreme Court bar in a ceremony to be held next week. It will be the first time that representatives of the National LGBT Bar Association will take part in the mass swearing-in that occurs when the court is in session.
David Cameron given warning that church ban on equal marriage ‘legally challenge-able’ 48
12:51 AM — David Cameron has been sent a letter containing legal advice warning that churches could be sued under human rights laws, if they refused to perform equal marriages.
Chuck Hagel supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples
12:37 AM — The all but appointed defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, has said that he supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer who questioned his previous stance on LGBT rights, before she would endorse him for the post.