24th June 2013
Coalition for Marriage: ‘Quakers, Unitarians and Liberal Jews have unfairly dominated the equal marriage debate’ 61
10:58 AM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Coalition for Marriage spokesperson Dr Sharon James says Liberal Judaism, the Unitarians and the Quakers have been given “a disproportionate amount of time” in the debate for equal marriage at the expense of “mainstream Christian people”.
Gay Tory MP Conor Burns: ‘Lady Thatcher did not have a problem with gay people’ 54
10:26 AM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative MP Conor Burns lifts the lid on his extraordinary friendship with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and says it’s wrong to believe she had homophobic views.
US: Study finds 29% of San Francisco’s homeless population are LGBT
12:07 AM — A survey found that over a quarter of homeless people in San Francisco identified as LGBT, nearly twice as many as identify as such in the city overall.
Video: Scottish campaign for equal marriage launches ‘It’s Time’ celebrity video campaign 15
12:00 AM — The Scottish Equality Network, the key LGBT group campagining for equal marriage north of the border, has launched a video campaign modelled on the English Out4Marriage campaign to help convince the public and politicians of the need for same-sex marriage.
23rd June 2013
Archbishop of New Orleans apologises for Church’s silence on fatal gay bar arson 19
11:00 PM — The Archbishop of New Orleans has broken the Catholic Church's silence on the gay bar arson that claimed 32 lives in 1973.
Baroness D’Souza: The vote against Lord Dear’s fatal amendment was a ‘massive defeat’ for him 25
2:11 PM — The Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, said the vote against Lord Dear's anti-equal marriage bill amendment was a "massive, massive defeat" for him, but warned that further "ping-pong" debate on various issues within the bill would be imminent.
Bulgaria: Homophobia blights planned date of Sofia Pride, now postponed 18
1:18 PM — The sixth LGBT Pride march due to take place in Bulgaria's capital yesterday was cancelled as anti-corruption protests swept the city.
Ireland: Court hears farmer killed gay student for being the ‘devil’
12:08 PM — Ireland's Central Criminal Court was told on Friday that a farmer who killed a student two years ago was motivated by "abhorrence" towards his victim's homosexuality.
22nd June 2013
German foreign minister slams Russia over possible anti-gay adoption ban 4
6:48 PM — Germany's foreign minister has heavily criticised Russian's recently advanced legislation which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples.
US: Conservative groups pledge to defy Supreme Court rulings on equal marriage 12
6:27 PM — A coalition of conservative groups in the US have vowed to defy any ruling made by the US Supreme Court next week in favour of equal marriage.
Poll: Majority of Americans support discrimination protections for gay and lesbian people 1
6:10 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support laws banning workplace discrimination against gay and lesbian people.
US Supreme Court Justice says the court should not rule on ‘moral’ issues like equal marriage 34
5:37 PM — Less than a week until the US Supreme Court is expected to make rulings in two key equal marriage cases, one of its justices has spoken out to say the court should not be ruling on such an issue.
Tory MPs write ‘alternative queen’s speech’ urging referendum on equal marriage 80
5:02 PM — Conservative MPs have drawn up an 'alternative queen's speech', including policies to hold a referendum on equal marriage, bring back the death penalty, ban the wearing of burkas in public and to rename a public holiday after Margaret Thatcher.
France: Prison sentence for illegal anti-equal marriage protester sparks new protests 13
4:29 PM — Equal marriage opponents in France took to the streets on Friday to protest against the prison term given to a man who was part of an illegal anti-equal marriage demonstration, who fled from police, and gave a false identity when caught.
US: Pride cancelled in Wisconsin city due to safety concerns 12
12:58 AM — The organiser of what was to be the city of Wausau, Wisconsin's first ever pride parade, has cancelled the event, becuse some of those involved feared for their safety after a backlash from the community.
21st June 2013
Lesbian woman stabbed after being kicked out of McDonald’s for having sex in a bathroom 36
11:35 PM — Two women in the US state of Pennsylvania were attacked and beaten by a group of people, after they were caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom.
Canada: Ruling upheld against comedian for discriminatory tirade against lesbian 8
10:57 PM — A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia has upheld a tribunal ruling which awarded CAD$22,500 ($14,000) to a lesbian who was insulted by a comedian at a restaurant.
Former Exodus International leader to ‘start a conversation’ with gays hurt by ‘ex-gay’ movement 23
9:56 PM — The leader of the world's largest 'ex-gay' ministry has said he wishes to "start a conversation" with the gay people who have been hurt over the years, after admitting he has same-sex attractions, and announcing that he is closing down the organisation, earlier this week.
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister calls for greater tolerance 5
6:45 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore says Ireland’s “economic progress has to be embedded in a free, open, progressive society.”