25th March 2013
Video: Ann Coulter discussion on ‘nanny state’ anti-smoking law derails into debate on gay saunas 24
5:48 PM — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter made a Fox News appearance in which she attacked "nanny state" anti-smoking health laws by comparing them to the idea of creating anti-gay laws to combat HIV and AIDS.
US: Winger’s food chain to back both Boy Scouts and LGBT Prom to promote ‘diversity’ 2
3:48 PM — Several restaurants have stepped up to replace Chipotle as caterer for the Utah Scout-O-Rama after the Mexican chain pulled out to protest the Scouts' gay members ban. One tempered the possibly unpopular decision by also backing a Queer Prom.
Ian McKellen: ‘Cruel’ religious leaders to blame for LGBT teens being thrown out of homes 18
12:49 PM — While hosting an LGBT event over the weekend, actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke of the damaging effect hate speech can have on the lives of vulnerable people and said "cruel" religious leaders should feel responsible for gay teens living on the streets.
UK: Trafalgar Square protest speech claims same-sex marriage will lead to ‘colonialism again’ 70
12:24 AM — Anglican Mainstream's Chris Sugden, speaking at Sunday's anti-equal marriage protest in Trafalgar Square, claimed legalisation of same-sex marriage would lead to 'colonialism'.
24th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked announces talk on ‘gay-bashing’, but not welcome at proposed venue 20
10:10 PM — Singer Michelle Shocked, who caused an outrage last week over a sudden anti-gay tirade during a concert, Tweeted that she would give a talk on gay-bashing this weekend, only for the venue to respond that she wasn't welcome.
US: Top Republican advisor says 2016 presidential candidate may support same-sex marriage 7
9:15 PM — Senior Republican Party advisor Karl Rove has said he could see the party accepting a pro-marriage equality leader by 2016, but predicted the Supreme Court will not deny states the right to make their own decisions on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
France: Scuffles with police ensue as 300,000 march against marriage equality 17
8:39 PM — An estimated 300,000 anti-marriage equality protesters marched through Paris today. Police used tear gas on crowds who tried to break through to the Champs Elysees, which they had been banned from marching on.
23rd March 2013
US: Mississippi school under fire for alleged bullying of LGBT students by staff 25
11:13 AM — A school in Mississippi has come under fire after reports of LGBT students being bullied by both students and staff emerged.
US: Kentucky Governor vetoes bill protecting right to act based on religious belief following lobbies by LGBT rights groups 34
10:25 AM — The Governor of Kentucky has vetoed a bill proposing legal protection be given to people acting on religious motivations, which activists warned was "a clear and present danger to the gay and lesbian community".
US: Queue forms for Supreme Court marriage equality cases four days in advance 4
9:45 AM — People wanting to hear next week's Supreme Court deliberations on equal marriage have begun queueing outside, in the face of freezing temperatures and snow forecasts.
22nd March 2013
US: LGBT anti-discrimination law under review before introduction next month 2
5:40 PM — Gay Representative Jared Polis will be responsible for introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to Congress in April. Mr Polis said he is currently working with the LGBT community to create the most inclusive bill possible.
UK: Activist Helen Belcher to meet MPs over media mistreatment of trans people 8
3:54 PM — Helen Belcher of Trans Media Watch has contacted MPs over the mistreatment of Lucy Meadows, the trans teacher who was hounded by the media, and who was found dead this week.
UK: Transgender teacher whose decision to live as a woman was outed by media found dead 33
12:56 PM — A teacher whose decision to begin gender transition because national news in December last year has been found dead.
21st March 2013
US: Family Research Council tells members to pray that pro-same-sex marriage Supreme Court lawyers are ‘inept’ 22
5:14 PM — Conservative Christian lobby group the Family Research Council have released guides on their website which urge readers to pray that the US Supreme Court maintains anti-equal marriage laws, calling the alternative "an assault against Jesus Christ, Himself."
Study: 93% of football fans rate professional players by performance before sexuality 5
3:31 PM — A lecturer at Loughborough University has released results of a study into homophobia in football, which he says shows the majority of fans are tolerant of gay people and will even criticise anti-gay language.
Canada: Bill criminalising anti-transgender discrimination passes in House of Commons 3
2:24 PM — A bill protecting transgender people from discrimination narrowly passed in Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday.
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of challenge posed to Church by ‘stunning’ gay couples 51
1:25 PM — Ahead of his formal enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral later today, Archbishop Justin Welby has spoken of the "stunning" gay couples he knows, but says the Church will not back down from its anti-same-sex marriage stance.
19th March 2013
London: Trans woman told to use New Look changing facilities ‘out of hours’ 22
6:33 PM — New Look has responded to claims that a trans woman was prevented from using the changing rooms at one of their London stores, then advised she should arrange to shop at the store "out of hours" in future.
US: Montana debates ending gay sex ban 16 years after ruling it unconstitutional 26
4:36 PM — Legislators in Montana are debating whether to end a controversial ban on gay sex, ruled unconstitutional by the state's own Supreme Court in 1997, but face opposition from critics who say ending the ban will turn Montana into "Gomorrah".
US: Poll shows support for nationwide same-sex marriage is at an all-time high 2
1:47 PM — A poll by the Washington Post and ABC News has found that support for same-sex marriage is a "mirror image" of ten years ago, with 58% of the population now supporting it.