18th January 2013
London: Protesters demonstrate outside Guardian offices over transphobic Burchill article 18
3:32 PM — More than 100 transgender people and cisgender allies have taken part in a protest outside the central London offices of the Guardian and Observer newspapers over the publication of a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
India: Visa regulations block gay surrogacy to foreigners 6
1:52 PM — The Indian Home ministry has circulated rules to embassies which prevent unmarried or gay people travelling to become surrogate parents.
UK: Smartphones automatically block Pink News and other LGBT news sites 27
12:13 PM — Several mobile phone providers have blocked Pink News and other LGBT interest websites as part of the automatic settings that are programmed into smartphones.
17th January 2013
University of Tennessee considers offering gender neutral housing 10
7:43 PM — The University of Tennessee is considering offering gender neutral dorms to students.
Greater London Authority fails to make Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for fourth year running 8
5:22 PM — An awards ceremony on Wednesday night revealed that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has failed to make the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running.
Chinese court proposes annulment option for wives of gay men 1
4:23 PM — The First Intermediate People's Court of Beijing have proposed to allow spouses to get an annulment from their gay partners after a spate of publicity regarding China's 'gay wives'.
Anti-gay banner flown over Lady Gaga concert 44
3:35 PM — The beginning of Lady Gaga's new tour was targeted by an anti-gay pressure group which hired a plane to fly a banner reading "Not born this way."
New Zealand pastor accused of trying to rig equal marriage poll 18
12:53 PM — The head of an evangelical church in Auckland has been discovered attempting to rig a cabinet minister's poll on a pending equal marriage bill.
BNP leader Nick Griffin allowed to attend Oxford University gay parenting debate 40
11:56 AM — The Oxford Union have announced that BNP leader Nick Griffin "will not be turned away" if he decides to attend a scheduled debate on gay parenting, despite Mr Griffin's official invitation being withdrawn.
16th January 2013
LGBT museum planned for Washington DC 4
7:37 PM — A gay couple have announced their intentions to open an LGBT American history museum in the US capital city of Washington DC.
Former prime minister of Singapore hears sermon of anti-gay pastor 13
6:23 PM — The pastor of a megachurch in Singapore has used a religious service as a platform to rally his audience, which included a former prime minister, to support the current ban on gay sex.
Hong Kong activists angered by government’s stalled LGBT rights reform 2
5:35 PM — The refusal of Hong Kong lawmakers to carry out a public consultation on improving LGBT rights has sparked outrage in the local community.
Manchester: Police apologise to gay former soldier over DNA sampling 28
5:05 PM — A former soldier who denounced the Greater Manchester Police for taking a DNA sample from him because of a consensual gay sex act in 1983 has received a formal apology.
Paris: Anti-equal marriage protesters ordered to pay €100,000 clean-up cost 42
2:29 PM — The Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe has imposed a hefty cleaning bill on the organisers of a march opposing same-sex marriage.
Hampshire Constabulary Chief receives Stonewall ‘Champion of the Year’ award 1
1:33 PM — The Chief Constable for Hampshire's Constabulary has been named Stonewall's Individual Champion of the Year for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
London: Islington and Camden to host UK’s ‘biggest’ LGBT History Month celebrations 3
12:32 PM — Organisers in the London boroughs of Islington and Camden say February’s programme of events for LGBT History Month will be the largest in the UK.
15th January 2013
Lesbian drama ‘Lip Service’ cancelled after two seasons 13
7:23 PM — Harriet Braun, the creator of the BBC Three show Lip Service, announced via Twitter that it would not return for a third season.
Rhode Island State House prepares for equal marraige vote 2
7:16 PM — The diminutive American state of Rhode Island is set to stage a debate on whether to legalise equal marriage for same-sex couples, with a vote to be held by the House of Representatives later this month.
Whoopi Goldberg to be honoured by Human Rights Campaign award 3
6:14 PM — Actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg will be the recipient of the Human Right's Campaign's 2013 Ally for Equality award, as recognition for her long term efforts to support gay rights.
Georgian prosecutors report gay ‘honey trap’ network in military police 5
4:35 PM — Military prosecutors in Georgia have reported that they are investigating a network formed to blackmail celebrities by filming them having gay relationships.