5 January 2013UK: Mother tells employment tribunal of her depression after her husband came out as gay 27 A mother-of-two told an employment tribunal that she became depressed and had to stop working after her husband of twelve years told her was gay and brought his boyfriend to the family home.
5 January 2013US: First openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, retires after 10 years 13 The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, retired from his post on Saturday, after almost ten years.
5 January 2013Steven Soderbergh: All studios rejected Liberace film for being ‘too gay’ 18 Oscar winning film director, Steven Soderbergh, director of an upcoming film about American pianist, Liberace, has said that it was not scheduled to have a theatrical release because film studios turned it down for being "too gay."
6 January 2013Chile: Marriage equality becomes a key issue in presidential debates 6 The issue of marriage equality became majorly divisive during the first televised debate between two potential presidential nominees for the Chilean Christian Democrat party.
6 January 2013Vatican newspaper says equal marriage ‘deceives humanity’, compares it to communism 67 In not the first attack of its kind, the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican has likened global moves towards marriage equality to 20th century socialist promises which "deceived humanity".
6 January 2013Mario Monti: Decision on Italian marriage equality should be made by parliament 9 The Italian Premier, Mario Monti, who is backed by the Vatican for his re-election bid, has said that gay rights issues, including marriage equality, should be decided by parliament, not his governement, if he is successful.
6 January 2013Francoise Hollande supports education minister on Catholic school equal marriage row 15 French President, Francois Hollande voiced his support for his education minister who wrote a controversial letter urging Catholic schools to avoid bringing the issue of equal marriage into the classroom.
6 January 2013Reports: Azealia Banks loses record deal for saying Perez Hilton is a fag who should kill himself 46 New reports have suggested that US Rapper, Azealia Banks, has been dropped by her record label following a Twitter arugment with blogger, Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "messy faggot", and suggested that he should "kill himself".
7 January 2013US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16 A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
7 January 2013Primate of Kenya warns Church of England against ordaining gay bishops 32 The Primate of Kenya has condemned the Church of England for dropping its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops, providing they are in celibate or in celibate civil partnerships.
7 January 2013David Cameron: We haven’t made it clear enough that churches won’t be forced to marry gay couples 31 David Cameron has reaffirmed his commitment to same-sex marriage but said that the Government hasn't communicated the changes very well to those who fear changes being imposed on churches.
7 January 2013Radio DJ sanctioned for saying The Wanted star was ‘gay’ to fear polka dots 23 Manchester’s Key 103 radio station has been disciplined by Ofcom after one of its breakfast show presenters made a homophobic comment during an interview with boyband The Wanted.
7 January 2013Kenya: Police hunt gang accused of raping gay men 7 Police in Kenya are investigating reports of a gang accused of blackmailing – and in some cases even raping gay men in the African nation.
7 January 2013Rupert Everett: I was a slut because I was furious at Catholicism 61 In an interview with the Sunday Times, the gay actor Rupert Everett has said that he was a slut because he was furious with his Catholic faith.
7 January 2013Gaydar announces closure of flagship Soho bar 22 Just days after shutting its radio station, Q Soft Consulting, the owners of dating website Gaydar, have announced the closure of its central London bar, Profile.
7 January 2013New Zealand TV presenter: I haven’t urged for a gay rugby player to come out 1 A gay sports presenter in New Zealand has denied calling for a gay All Blacks rugby player to openly declare his sexuality.
7 January 2013Former Archbishop of Glasgow: Same-sex marriage is ‘morally defective’ 59 The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti has described same-sex marriage as "morally defective" and has urged the Scottish Government not to equate "homosexual unions with heterosexual marriage."
7 January 2013New iPhone app to help people with HIV access health information on the move 2 A new iPhone App, 'Life plus', has been launched by the sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust with funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help the 5,000 members of its myHIV service get access to information on their condition wherever they go.
7 January 2013Rhode Island Catholic bishop: Same-sex marriage is ‘immoral’ and a threat to ‘religious freedom’ 55 The leader of Rhode Island's Roman Catholic Diocese has described same-sex marriage as "immoral and unnecessary."
7 January 2013UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18 Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.
Articles from January 2013
- UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported+
- Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship2
- US: LGBT activists protests against removal of gay protections from immigration reform bill+
- Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: I’ve not come out strongly against same-sex unions, but we don’t do them15
- US: Boy Scouts council to vote on lifting ban on gay members1
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’1
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’9
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote14
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people48
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 60
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'46
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained17
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'46
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote62
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur60
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
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