23rd June 2013
Archbishop of New Orleans apologises for Church’s silence on fatal gay bar arson 19
11:00 PM — The Archbishop of New Orleans has broken the Catholic Church's silence on the gay bar arson that claimed 32 lives in 1973.
Baroness D’Souza: The vote against Lord Dear’s fatal amendment was a ‘massive defeat’ for him 25
2:11 PM — The Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, said the vote against Lord Dear's anti-equal marriage bill amendment was a "massive, massive defeat" for him, but warned that further "ping-pong" debate on various issues within the bill would be imminent.
Bulgaria: Homophobia blights planned date of Sofia Pride, now postponed 18
1:18 PM — The sixth LGBT Pride march due to take place in Bulgaria's capital yesterday was cancelled as anti-corruption protests swept the city.
Ireland: Court hears farmer killed gay student for being the ‘devil’
12:08 PM — Ireland's Central Criminal Court was told on Friday that a farmer who killed a student two years ago was motivated by "abhorrence" towards his victim's homosexuality.
18th June 2013
Russia: Ban on adoption by same-sex couples unanimously passed at second reading 10
3:17 PM — Russian lawmakers have voted unanimously to pass legislation banning the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples, as well as single parents who live in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
Amendments allowing registrars to opt out of equal marriage withdrawn in House of Lords 25
1:23 PM — As the House of Lords committee stage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill began yesterday, peers debated whether registrars, as public servants, should be allowed to opt out of performing same-sex weddings if they conscientiously objected to them.
17th June 2013
Serbia: Right-wing group promises to spy on new LGBT centre 6
1:44 PM — Serbian capital Belgrade's first LGBT community centre has become the target of surveillance by nationalists, who claim they are out to protect the neighbourhood from "prostitution".
Poland’s only gay MP attacked after Equality Parade 3
12:07 PM — Poland's first gay MP has revealed that a man attacked the group he was socialising with after Warsaw's Equality parade, before turning on the MP himself.
Maria Miller tables Public Order Act amendment protecting critics of equal marriage 67
11:15 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller will propose that the Public Order Act be amended to protect critics of same-sex marriage in today's House of Lords committee on the same-sex marriage bill.
15th June 2013
Pope Francis urges French delegates not to follow ‘fashionable’ ideas 39
8:22 PM — In a meeting with a delegation of French legislators in the Vatican City today, Pope Francis urged for religion to be considered in lawmaking. While avoiding particular mention of the country's recent legalisation of same-sex marriage, he warned against picking "fashionable" ideas over religious "spirit".
UK: Muslim group seeks mosques for all sexualities 24
5:51 PM — A group called the Inclusive Mosque Initiative are looking to set up Mosques in the UK that would be open to LGBT members and women.
Bermuda: Anti-discrimination law adopted amid equal marriage controversy 5
5:13 PM — A change to Bermuda's Human Rights Act prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexuality was passed on Friday, despite concerns that it would override the country's ban on same sex marriage.
Gibraltar LGBT activist awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 3
3:36 PM — The founder of Gibraltar's Equality Rights Group (formerly Gibraltar Gay Rights) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
German Cabinet adopts bill to give gay couples equal tax benefits 17
2:30 PM — The German cabinet has adopted a bill granting same-sex couples in civil partnerships the same income tax benefit as married opposite-sex couples.
Lord Tebbit: I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual 88
12:04 PM — Lord Norman Tebbit, the former Conservative Party chairman, gave a candid interview defending himself against accusations of homophobia while suggesting Jimmy Savile seemed gay and that same-sex couples who wish to get married should "go and do something else".
14th June 2013
London: One week until UK’s second Dyke March 7
4:56 PM — London's second Dyke March takes place next Saturday, with a route echoing the steps of Suffragettes.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue to headline Pride Bristol
3:29 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor and boy band Blue have been announced to headline the free Bristol Pride festival which takes place on Saturday 13 July in Castle Park.
Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains
12:46 PM — A survey in America has found that an overwhelming number of LGBT people say society has become more accepting, despite 4 in ten people having experienced rejection from a friend or family member because of their identity.
13th June 2013
US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse 11
4:30 PM — The Brooklyn Supreme Court has awarded $3.5 million (£2.2 million) to a gay activist who accused his cousin of carrying out "brutal" sexual abuse against him as a child - but he says it was "never about the money".
US: Caterpillar Inc cuts ties with Boy Scouts over lack of progress on gay leadership 5
4:07 PM — Caterpillar Inc, best known for producing construction equipment, have cut ties between their charitable foundation and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). However, unlike recent groups to cut ties with the Scouts, they say BSA did not go far enough with their decision to allow gay members into the organisation.