23rd August 2013
American church kicks out mother for supporting her gay daughter 29
1:40 PM — Elders at Ridgedale Church of Christ in Tennessee have allegedly kicked out a mother who supported her lesbian daughter.
Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs: ‘Saying a gay actor can’t play a straight character is absurd’ 28
12:52 PM — Jason Isaacs who played the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films has spoken out about gay actors in Hollywood and the reason why he feels they choose to stay in the closet.
President Mugabe uses inauguration speech to say: ‘Homosexuality a filthy, filthy disease’ 60
10:40 AM — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has launched an attack on the West and Zimbabwe's LGBT community.
22nd August 2013
Olympic Committee President: We are content with reassurances from Russia over anti-gay legislation 13
6:16 PM — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released a statement saying it is content with the reassurances given by Russia over an anti-gay law signed in June for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
US: New Mexico county begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite same-sex marriage ban 3
4:42 PM — A county in New Mexico has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state not recognising same-sex marriages.
Russia defends anti-gay law in open letter to International Olympic Committee 5
3:16 PM — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today received a letter from the Russian Government defending an anti-gay law introduced in the country in June, saying it will remain in place during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, but also saying gay people will not be discriminated against at the games.
Nepal: LGBT community march for greater rights
3:08 PM — Yesterday over a thousand LGBT campaigners marched through the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to demand more rights and greater recognition from the country.
20th August 2013
US: Conservative groups defend ‘gay conversion’ therapy after New Jersey ban 4
3:34 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has received criticism from conservative groups after he signed into law a ban on providing gay "cure" therapy to those under 18 years of age.
Sweden: Olympic Committee bans political protests against anti-gay legislation at Sochi Olympics 25
2:27 PM — The head of Sweden's Olympic Committee, Stefan Lindeberg has ruled that political protests against Russia's anti-gay legislation will not be tolerated at the Sochi Olympics next year.
The 42 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15
11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.
US: New Jersey ‘gay to straight’ therapy leader condemns ban on treating minors 20
10:02 AM — The leader of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Arthur Goldberg has condemned the state ban on therapist providing gay conversion therapy to those under 18 years of age.
19th August 2013
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs into law a ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy for minors 6
5:44 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has signed into law a ban on gay conversion therapy for those under 18 years of age.
US radio host: ‘Gay sex has the same risks as drugs’ 25
4:01 PM — US radio host, Bryan Fischer has called for the gay sex to be considered in the same category as dangerous drugs.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign bill banning gay ‘cure’ therapy for minors 1
1:54 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is today expected to sign into law a ban on therapist attempting to turn teenagers straight. New Jersey will be the second state to enact such a law after California.
16th August 2013
Anti-gay group accuses Fox News of caving into ‘pro-homosexual bias’ 15
5:29 PM — An anti-gay American group has attacked Fox News for caving into the "pro-homosexual agenda" and has compiled a 92 page report outlining change at the station that should concern family values conservatives.
MPs encourage athletes and fans to wave pride flags at Sochi Olympics 19
3:09 PM — Two prominent gay MPs have urged athletes and fans to wave gay pride flags at the Sochi Winter Olympics next year.
The Queen: Monarch of 11 countries where being gay can land you in prison 107
1:35 PM — While the anti-gay laws in Russia have garnered a lot of International attention in recent weeks, it is still legal to be gay in the country. However, in other parts of the world, where The Queen is Head of State, gay people can be jailed for same-sex activity.
BBC stars: Russian pole vaulter ‘not in touch with the rest of the world’ over anti-gay comments 9
12:49 PM — Last night, BBC sports commentators strongly criticised Russian pole vault champion, Yelena Isinbayeva over anti-gay comments she made after Emma Green Tregaro painted her nails in a show solidarity for Russia's gay community.
15th August 2013
Russian pole vault champion backs anti-gay laws to protect ‘normal people’ from gays 101
5:14 PM — A Russian sportswoman who won her third championship title on Tuesday has today condemned homosexuality and those who have come out in support of gay athletes.
Church leaders in Scotland push for conscience clause in equal marriage legislation 29
1:16 PM — The Free Church of Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to include a conscience clause to give greater protections to celebrants who are opposed to equal marriage.