27th May 2013
Helen Mirren attends gay festival following drummer rant debacle 9
12:09 AM — Dame Helen Mirren has been seen in attendance at the As One in the Park, gay outdoor festival today, and even joined drummers on stage, following a drama when she went on a rant at drummers promoting the festival two weeks ago.
26th May 2013
Lesbian drama takes top prize at Cannes film festival 7
11:40 PM — A film featuring the love story between two women, and which has shocked some critics because of some graphic sex scenes, has been awarded the top prize at the Cannes film festival.
Peers plan revolt against equal marriage bill as it goes to Lords 93
2:54 PM — Peers in the House of Lords, are planning a final attempt to block the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, as it goes to the House of Lords.
Top Conservative donors threaten to quit party over equal marriage bill 24
2:33 PM — The Conservative Party is facing more turmoil as some of its top donors have threatened to quit the party over issues such as equal marriage.
France: 200,000 expected for anti-equal marriage rally 29
1:21 PM — Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn out today in Paris to protest against the recently signed law, which allows equal marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.
25th May 2013
Russia: 30 arrests made at Moscow Pride 20
10:09 PM — 30 activists from both pro and anti-LGBT factions were arrested at Moscow Pride today, reflecting growing antipathy to perceived "homosexual propaganda" across Russia.
Labour MP Diana Johnson: It’s now time for Parliament to tackle the issue of gay conversion therapy 36
12:45 PM — With marriage equality on its way, Labour MP Diana Johnson and Tom Stephens both write for PinkNews.co.uk on why ending gay-to-straight conversion therapy should be Parliament’s next priority.
UK: Man jailed for attack on lesbian couple in Hartlepool takeaway 7
12:33 PM — A man has been jailed for an unprovoked attack on a lesbian couple, in which he punched and headbutted the two women in a takeaway in Hartlepool.
Ukraine: LGBT activists in Kiev hold first ever gay pride march 12
12:04 PM — Despite a ban by a local court, more than a hundred LGBT rights activists held the first peaceful gay pride demonstration in the capital of Kiev.
Birmingham Pride kicks off with Peter Tatchell leading Equal Love carnival 4
11:54 AM — Birmingham Pride festivities begin today at noon with an 'Equal Love' themed carnival march and will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Moscow Pride organisers arrested outside Mayor’s office 5
11:46 AM — Gay Russian activist Nikolai Alexeyev and fellow organisers of Moscow Pride have been arrested while meeting outside of the office of the Mayor of Moscow.
Obama praises Boy Scouts’ progress but wants gay leaders too 8
11:18 AM — US President Barack Obama has praised the Boy Scouts of America for opening up their membership to gay youth, but reaffirmed his belief that leadership opportunities in the organisation should be available to gay adults.
Former Leeds player Robbie Rogers slated to return as first openly gay footballer 13
10:29 AM — Robbie Rogers, the former Leeds United and Stevenage player who retired from football earlier this year, is set to return to play Major League Soccer in the US.
24th May 2013
Bryan Fischer says forced drowning ‘would be better’ than inclusion in the Boy Scouts 40
6:29 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Bryan Fischer has tweeted his distaste at the decision to allow gay members into the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), tweeting a bible reference suggesting drowning would be better than inclusion.
Friend of George Michael slams car accident suicide rumours as ‘absurd’ 12
5:49 PM — One of George Michael's closest friends has blasted reports suggesting the star threw himself out of a moving car at 70mph last week in a bid to end his own life
US: Anonymous hackers target Florida State Attorney over charges against lesbian teenager 4
5:34 PM — US hackers collective Anonymous, has set its sights on Florida's State Attorney, over felony charges brought against an 18-year-old lesbian, for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.
Nick Clegg: I am proud to fly the rainbow flag at Whitehall, and hope others will be too 17
5:26 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, has said he was "proud" to fly the rainbow flag at Whitehall last year for the very first time, and said he hopes other departments will do the same this year.
US: Lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl, rejects plea deal 10
5:04 PM — A florida lesbian 18-year-old, has rejected the plea deal she was offered, after being charged with felony offences for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.
Neil Patrick Harris to introduce special TV screening of Harvey Milk biopic
4:47 PM — Gay rights advocate and actor Neil Patrick Harris, is to introduce a television broadcast of the Harvey Milk biopic, 'Milk', in order to mark the first day of Gay Pride month.
Tory MP Richard Drax: The equal marriage bill is ‘intolerant legislation’ 42
4:37 PM — Conservative MP Richard Drax has complained of the lack of “tolerance” towards “the millions who believe that ‘marriage’ can only be between a man and a woman.”