13th May 2013
Hong Kong: Transgender woman wins right to marry boyfriend in landmark case 4
11:15 AM — Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has ruled in favour of a trans woman seeking the right to marry her boyfriend, ending her three year legal battle.
11th May 2013
New Zealand: B&B owner says ‘not in my home’ to lesbian couple 56
10:47 PM — A lesbian couple were told to sleep in separate beds or move on to other accommodation by a bed and breakfast in New Zealand.
Russia: Possible homophobic killing spikes concerns of gay community 11
9:42 PM — The death of a man in a possible homophobic attack in Russia has concerned activists, who say prejudice is becoming more concentrated due to anti-gay laws.
New York: Two arrests follow homophobic attack
8:39 PM — A brutal attack on two gay men in New York City has led to two arrests, but police say they are still searching for three more suspects.
Scottish Trades Union Congress debating homophobia in the workplace
6:08 PM — For the second year, an annual gathering of Scottish trade unions will include a committee to discuss LGBT rights in the workplace.
US: Minnesota Republican moved to tears over ‘heartbreaking’ same-sex marriage bill 74
9:03 AM — A Republican from Minnesota's House of Representatives was reported to be brought to tears by the progress of a bill that may see her state become the 12th in the US to legalise same-sex marriage.
10th May 2013
US: California Assembly passes two bills on transgender rights 4
5:47 PM — The California State Assembly has approved two transgender rights bills despite opposition from Republican members.
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world 2
3:56 PM — An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
Lord Carey: The Government has ignored minority churches on same-sex marriage 43
1:40 PM — Lord Carey of Clifton told the House of Lords that the Government has painted opponents of marriage equality as a "strange breed of non-relevant dinosaurs" while ignoring minority ethnic communities.
Conservative peer Baroness O’Cathain: ‘The Government should admit same-sex marriage is a mistake’ 47
12:09 PM — Baroness O'Cathain told the House of Lords that "very little more equality is needed" when laying out her opposition to same-sex marriage.
9th May 2013
Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist announces marriage equality support
5:54 PM — Charlie Crist, the former Governor of Florida, declared his support for marriage equality in what appears to be the latest stage of his evolution from Republican to Democrat politics.
France: Viral outrage caused by anti-equal marriage poster 7
5:28 PM — A poster calling for same-sex marriage opponents to rally in France caused outrage on social media sites over what many claim is a racist depiction of the Justice Minister.
Methodist peer Lord Griffiths: ‘I support gay rights but not same-sex marriage’ 38
3:21 PM — Methodist minister and Labour peer Lord Leslie Griffiths has revealed that, while he supports civil partnerships, he feels marriage equality doesn't offer gay people anything more than the use of the word "marriage".
Rabbi Baroness Neuberger will vote for marriage equality to hold a ‘Moonie-style mass gay wedding’ 7
2:22 PM — Crossbench peer and rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger has reaffirmed her support for same-sex marriage, stating she is waiting for the day she can hold a "moonie-style mass gay wedding".
Uruguay: President Mujica signs equal marriage into law 5
11:06 AM — Uruguay has become the 12th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, which was signed into law by President Jose Mujica.
8th May 2013
‘Roma Boys’ docudrama premieres in UK
2:31 PM — Today marks the UK premiere of an award-winning Czech film on the dual prejudices faced by LGBT Roma, even within their own community and families.
5th May 2013
US: Straight Catholic school leader claims he lost job offer because he was suspected to be gay 14
8:18 PM — A Catholic private school system has been accused of discriminating against a straight man, who claims they pulled an offer to make him president over rumours that he is gay.
Archbishop of San Francisco: Rhode Island’s legalisation of same-sex marriage is an ‘injustice’ 67
5:20 PM — The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of Rhode Island prompted condemnation from the Archbishop of San Francisco, who called the law an injustice to children.
Estonia: Anti-same-sex partnerships petition gathers 35,000 signatures 26
1:13 PM — A petition against legal recognition for same-sex cohabiting couples in Estonia has gained 35,000 signatures, surprising even its organisers.
Eight professional footballers reputed to be out to PFA, but won’t go public for fear of fan reactions 21
12:27 PM — At least eight professional footballers have come out as gay within the Football Association, but most say they fear going public because they anticipate a massive backlash.