27th March 2013
Study: Six million users log onto Grindr an average of eight times a day 18
6:45 PM — Grindr is used by 6 million users who spend an hour and a half daily on average using the app, a study has found. The study by the location-based app also found that users log in eight times a day on average.
Channing Tatum: I’d have sex with George Clooney 19
6:43 PM — Channing Tatum says he would have sex with fellow Hollywood actor George Clooney.
New Zealand: Poll shows equal marriage opposition up from last year 14
6:35 PM — A New Zealand poll has shown that support for same-sex marriage has gone down. 48% now oppose same-sex marriage, up from 40.5% last June.
Russia: Gay pride march organiser beaten after city announces ban 10
5:59 PM — The capital of the Russian republic of Komi has announced its ban on a planned gay pride parade, due to take place on 31 March. The event's organiser has been beaten - police have not taken action against the perpetrator.
Amsterdam to fly rainbow flag for Russian President Putin’s visit to the capital 25
3:32 PM — The rainbow flag will be hoisted when Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to Amsterdam on 8 April.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust comes top in Stonewall’s Healthcare Equality Index 1
3:08 PM — Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as the most lgbt-friendly healthcare organisation in England.
Jamaica: LGBT film director says reports of homophobia are not exaggerated but ‘Jamaica will come around’ 2
2:49 PM — The director of a film investigating homophobia in Jamaica, featured a the LGBT Film Festival in London, has said the extent of the problem is not exaggerated.
Comedian Julian Clary: ‘A boy set fire to me on a bus’ 10
11:21 AM — Comedian Julian Clary has revealed he was once set on fire for being gay by a school bully.
26th March 2013
US: LGBT books in California Department of Education list are ‘raping the innocence of our children’ says radio show host 14
6:52 PM — A radio show host has said LGBT-themed books are "raping the innocence of our children," after the California Department of Education updated its ‘Recommended Literature List.’
UK: Two Hertfordshire teens admit homophobic abuse of man on bus 12
6:05 PM — Two teenage boys from Hertfordshire, who assaulted a man on a bus multiple times, have been told they must pay £235 as a punishment.
US: New group launched to keep gays out of Boy Scouts – says don’t listen to Madonna or Bill Gates 5
5:49 PM — A new traditional values group has been set up, calling for customers to avoid a Mexican restaurant chain, after it cancelled sponsorship to the Boy Scouts of America.
US: Gay NFL player plans to come out and keep playing 2
1:26 PM — A gay US National Football League player has indicated he may publicly come out, and plans to continue playing.
25th March 2013
US: Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest
7:01 PM — A lesbian couple has won a competition for their dream wedding, in the 2013 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest.
US: South Florida to get first gay retirement home 3
3:57 PM — South Florida is to get its first gay retirement home, Secret Garden in Wilton Manors.
Irish gay rights activist and GLEN founding member dies 2
3:47 PM — Founding member of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Christopher Robson, has died following a short illness.
US: GLAAD alters its mission statement to include trans and bisexual focus 4
2:35 PM — The organisation has formally dropped the words ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’ from its name, to now include more focus on transgender and bisexual people.
100,000 sign petition for sacking of Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn over Lucy Meadows article 39
11:35 AM — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the sacking of Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote an offensive article about a transgender teacher.
20th March 2013
UK: Mother of murdered gay teen Michael Causer speaks to Stephen Fry for LGBT documentary 10
11:04 AM — Marie Causer, mother of gay teenager Michael Causer who was killed in 2008, has spoken to Stephen Fry for a documentary.
19th March 2013
John McCain’s daughter: ‘Being a Republican who supports gay marriage is a b*tch’ 12
7:09 PM — The daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain says that “being a Republican who supports gay marriage is a b*tch.”
Video: Activists launch campaign against gay conversion therapy in Israel’s Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods 4
6:57 PM — Activists have put up anti-gay conversion therapy posters in some of Israel's most religious neighbourhoods.