3rd September 2013
Portsmouth vicar refuses to baptise the son of a same-sex couple 37
9:34 AM — A vicar in Portsmouth has refused to baptise the son of a lesbian couple after he insisted that both of them could not be listed as the child's mother, saying "for all we know it they may have pinched the child."
2nd September 2013
Flora puts ‘immediate stop’ to ad comparing coming out as gay to putting a bullet in a parent’s heart 19
5:14 PM — A recent advertisement for margarine giant Flora, which compares coming out to your father to being shot through the heart, has been pulled by Unilever after complaints accusing it of homophobia.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively warns Vladimir Putin Russian ‘gay propaganda’ laws are not enough 30
4:48 PM — Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who previously supported the Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill, wrote an open latter to President Vladimir Putin this month telling him more can be done with Russia's notorious anti-gay laws.
Watch the Australian PM destroy a pastor’s arguments against same-sex marriage 18
4:02 PM — In a Q&A appearance on Australian television, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defended his support of same-sex marriage after a local pastor challenged him to measure his views against the Biblical definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Subtitle error goes viral: ‘Gaelic football’ transcribed as ‘gay football’ in Dublin and Kerry match 3
3:07 PM — A subtitling error during yesterday’s Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) match between Dublin and Kerry has gone viral after being posted on Twitter.
Russia: First person to be convicted under anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law arrested by his own parents 51
1:42 PM — 24-year-old Dmitry Isakov may become the first gay rights activist to be convicted under Russia's controversial "gay propanda" laws, after he was attacked and arrested by his own parents at a solo campaign in July.
Russian LGBT Network: Anti-gay laws have increased homophobic violence in Russia 7
12:57 PM — Activists in Russia say the controversial anti-gay "propaganda" laws passed in June have led to an increase in homophobic violence, with those responsible for the attacks no longer fearing legal reprisals.
US: Mary Cheney slams her sister’s opposition to same-sex marriage 6
12:07 PM — Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, has condemned her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage.
New Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis vows to maintain ‘orthodox’ stance against same-sex marriages 62
11:01 AM — Britain's new Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, says he wants gay Jewish people to feel at "home" in orthodox synagogues, but has sworn out any possibility for same-sex marriages.
31st August 2013
Taiwan: Gay activists plan ‘wedding banquet’ for same-sex unions
2:13 PM — Over 800 activists have pledged to support the "Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights" campaign this September, in a bid to press for the legalisation of same-sex unions.
US: Women’s basketball star protests against same-sex marriage 64
1:39 PM — A Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player has spoke out against an LGBT anti-discrimination bill in San Antonio, saying she does not support same-sex marriages.
US: Bar owner fined £250,000 for denying service to transgender patrons 18
1:01 PM — A bar owner in Oregon has been ordered to pay $400,000 (£250,000) in compensation to a group of trans women who he told to stop visiting because he didn’t want his business to be known as a “tranny bar.”
US: Gay high school student punched and choked by anti-gay bully on school bus 14
12:19 PM — A gay rights group has filed a complaint on behalf of a high school student whose mother says he was punched and choked by a football player because of his sexuality.
Anti-gay pastor under investigation for homophobic protest at Norwich pride 46
11:44 AM — Police are investigating a controversial homophobic pastor for handing out anti-gay leaflets during Norwich pride celebrations.
US: Gay sergeant who criticised ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy dies in car accident 11
11:04 AM — Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic who was discharged from the US Army after criticising the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, has died in a traffic accident.
25th August 2013
Video: Gay and lesbian people included in Martin Luther King’s ‘unfinished dream’ at 50th Anniversary 4
3:45 PM — Thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and pledging that his vision also included equality for gay and lesbian people.
US: Conservative churches change by-laws to avoid lawsuits from gay couples 21
2:50 PM — A growing number of US churches, worried they might be sued by gay couples, are changing their by-laws to reflect the view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.
France: Far-right mayor refuses to officiate at same-sex wedding 53
2:03 PM — A far-right mayor in the south of France has refused to officiate at the wedding of a lesbian couple, despite the government's recently passed same-sex marriage law.
Nepal: Government excludes gay community from HIV meeting 1
1:28 PM — Nepal’s interim government has been criticised for ignoring the country's gay community and misusing funds after it sent only three officials to a HIV conference in Bangkok.
Survey: Homophobic discrimination still ‘expected’ by a majority of gay UK citizens 14
12:20 PM — A new survey has revealed that despite the recent passing of same-sex marriage in England and Wales, a large majority of gay Britons still live in fear of discrimination.