14th July 2013
Australia: Sister of PM Kevin Rudd calls for Russian-style anti-gay propaganda law 95
11:39 AM — The sister of recently re-established Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has told journalists she believes the law should protect Australian children from being told that homosexuality is "normal".
7th July 2013
George W Bush keeps up neutral stance on same-sex marriage 26
10:02 PM — Former US President George W Bush has once again refused to answer questions on same-sex marriage, dodging an interviewer's enquiry about his views on the "compatibility" of homosexuality and Christianity.
US: Cult leader sentenced for killing of woman and ‘gay’ 4-year-old boy 28
12:14 PM — Cult leader Peter Lucas Moses was given two life sentences on Friday for the 2010 murders of a woman who tried to leave the cult he led, and of a four-year-old boy Moses believed to be gay.
US: Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s son claimed gay ‘orientation’ doesn’t exist 60
10:34 AM — An article written by Paul Scalia, chairman of a US Catholic 'ex-gay' group and son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has emerged in which he denies that it is possible for a person to have a sexual orientation other than towards "the one-flesh union of marriage".
US: Offense over Pride banner could result in Louisiana city limit on types of flags flown 53
9:12 AM — A lawmaker in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana has said he is drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property, after being contacted by a war veteran who was offended by a rainbow flag in a park.
New Zealand: Green Party urges government to protect trans prisoners 1
8:35 AM — New Zealand's Green Party has urged the government to speed up its review of policy concerning transgender prison inmates. The party warns that the drawn-out review has put the safety of trans people at risk.
30th June 2013
US: Justice denies latest attempt to halt same-sex marriage in California 21
6:57 PM — A request from equal marriage opponents to halt the resumed same-sex weddings taking place in California has been rejected.
US: Former Boy Scout plans to create new youth group banning gay members 29
6:31 PM — John Stemberger, an attorney a former Scout responsible for setting up a group to oppose the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) acceptance of gay members, has said he plans to start his own youth organisation.
Russia: Putin signs anti-’gay propaganda’ bill into law 25
4:09 PM — An official publication has reported today that President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-"propaganda" bill targeting non-traditional relationships, which was recently approved by both house of the Russian Parliament.
Singapore: ‘Pink Dot’ LGBT rally attracts highest attendance yet 1
1:24 PM — Singapore's annual pink-themed LGBT rights rally attracted more crowds than any previous year.
Divorced Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski reveals he has a boyfriend 25
12:54 PM — Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski has revealed that, following his separation from his wife in 2011, he has been dating a man.
28th June 2013
US: Gay man adopts 73-year old partner to avoid inheritance tax 7
5:04 PM — A gay couple in the US say they have had to use adoption to avoid paying the inheritance tax that would be forced on them due to their state's lack of same-sex marriage laws.
Ugandan Bishop calls for end to ‘punishment’ of HIV positive LGBT people 3
2:46 PM — A Bishop from Uganda has warned that LGBT people living with HIV/AIDs face hardship and prejudice because of their identity, leading many to hide their health conditions and forego proper treatment.
Australia: Kevin Rudd pledges to push for referendum on equal marriage 9
11:10 AM — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced his intentions to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage, just one day after being sworn in to the role.
27th June 2013
Kristen Bell proposes to boyfriend Dax Shepard in solidarity with Prop 8 defeat 4
5:16 PM — Kristen Bell took to Twitter yesterday to ask her boyfriend, Dax Shepard to marry her. The couple had said they would not get married until same-sex couples in their state had the same right.
Tasmanian lawmakers pass same-sex adoption bill 1
3:34 PM — Same-sex couples in Tasmania will be able to adopt children not previously known to them following the passage of a bill by the upper parliamentary house.
Russia: Federation Council passes anti-gay propaganda and adoption bills 3
1:20 PM — The upper house of the Russian Parliament voted yesterday to approve both a bill banning adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and the anti-"propaganda" bill banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships.
Northern Ireland: Health Minister’s appeal dismissed paving way for civil partners to adopt 10
12:10 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots' challenge against a senior judge’s ruling on adoption rights for couples in civil partnerships has been dismissed.
US: Republican Representative plans constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage 36
11:30 AM — In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a Kansas State Representative says he will try to override the step towards equal rights for same-sex couples by amending the constitution.
24th June 2013
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.