1st August 2013
Philippines: Archbishop agrees with Pope Francis about judging others, but says that gay people must ‘behave’ 37
2:20 PM — Archbishop-emeritus Oscar Cruz has said he agrees with Pope Francis that gay people should not be judged, but also urged they should avoid actions that would make them "laughing stocks".
France: Sperm donor granted visiting rights to the child of a same-sex couple 16
1:22 PM — A judge in France has granted visiting rights to the biological father of a lesbian couple's child, despite claims that they did not expect him to seek any rights as an acting sperm donor.
Russian sports minister: Gay athletes ‘must respect Russian law’ 25
12:02 PM — A Russian sports minister has said that gay athletes are welcome to participate in Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but must also obey the controversial law banning "gay propaganda".
US: Minnesota and Rhode Island legalise same-sex marriage 6
11:35 AM — Minnesota and Rhode Island have become the 12th and 13th US states to recognise same-sex marriage after recently passing laws permitting weddings to begin from midnight on Wednesday.
31st July 2013
Liverpool FC bans staff from using anti-gay slurs 1
5:30 PM — Liverpool Football Club has issued a new set of rules to its workers banning the use of "unacceptable" words and phrases such as "faggot", "fairy", and "that's gay".
Ministry of Defence LGBT Network: Biphobia and transphobia are ‘new frontiers’ for workplace equality 2
4:28 PM — A Human Resources professional for the Ministry of Defence LGBT Network has said that although workplace equality has come a long way since the ban of gay people in the military, ‘B’ and ‘T’ still represent significant hurdles for full LGBT acceptance.
Canada: Rainbow flags found burnt outside Alberta pride event 1
2:37 PM — Canadian Police are investigating an incident in which two rainbow flags were found burnt outside Fort McMurray's first gay pride event in Alberta on Saturday.
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
Exclusive: Scottish comedian Iain Stirling urges politicians to do ‘the right thing’ and back equal marriage 1
12:41 PM — In a video recorded in Edinburgh City for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign, Scottish comedian Iain Stirling has urged Scottish politicians to follow England and Wales in legalising same-sex marriage.
African Christian Democratic Party leader: Desmond Tutu is ‘out of order’ for alleging that God is homophobic 19
12:00 PM — The leader of the South African Christian Democratic Party has said that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is "out of order" for his statement on Friday that he would rather go to Hell than worship a homophobic God.
26th July 2013
Andrew Garfield: Gay Spider-Man is ‘just not going to work’ 25
5:31 PM — British actor Andrew Garfield has revisited his stance on introducing a gay Peter Parker in the forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and said "it's just not going to work."
John Barrowman received ‘vile’ online abuse over his marriage 54
4:49 PM — John Barrowman was bombarded with homophobic messages after he shared the news of his surprise wedding with Scott Gill earlier this month.
Microsoft and Google join forces to launch LGBT geeks forum 4
3:47 PM — Some of the biggest names in technology joined forces last night to launch InterTech, the new LGBT group for those working in the technology industry.
Canada: Vancouver bars join ‘dump Russia vodka’ campaign over anti-gay laws 9
2:49 PM — At least two bars in Vancouver have joined the battle against the controversial Russian anti-gay “propaganda” laws by refusing to sell Russian made vodka.
Ku Bar joins campaign to ‘dump Russian vodka’ over anti-gay laws 17
12:58 PM — Ku Bar, a gay bar in Soho London, has joined the battle against the controversial anti-gay “propaganda” laws in Russia with an advertisement echoing Dan Savage's message to "dump russian vodka".
US: Stoli vodka ‘upset and angry’ at Russian anti-gay laws 23
12:08 PM — Stolichnaya, one of the most popular vodkas in the United States, has joined the battle against the controversial anti-gay "propaganda" laws in Russia with a worldwide message of support for the LGBT community.
Study: Gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobic bullying 11
11:25 AM — A new US study has shown that gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools for fear of drawing attention to their sexuality and putting their careers at risk.
25th July 2013
Russia: Author publishes gay themed children’s book in spite of anti-gay laws 7
5:09 PM — An author in Russia has published a children's book that prominently features a gay character and his struggle to find acceptance in the country.
US: Dan Savage calls for a boycott of Russian vodka over ‘gay propaganda’ controversy 33
4:59 PM — In an article posted online, gay activist and founder of the ‘It Gets Better Project’ Dan Savage has called for buyers to boycott Russian vodka in an effort to oppose the country's controversial anti-gay legislation.
Oxford Dictionary will change the definition of ‘marriage’ to include equal marriage 20
2:01 PM — The leading authority on the English language has said that they are to change the definition of the word 'marriage' to keep in line with the passing of the recent England and Wales Marriage (Same sex couples) Act.