4th March 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen still to answer gay rights group call to boycott Boy Scouts concert 4
6:00 PM — GLAAD has called on singer Carly Rae Jepsen to turn down headlining an event for the Boy Scouts of America until they lift their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
US: Man attacks lesbian mother after she protects son from school bullies 13
3:37 PM — A Texas lesbian is claiming that she was a victim of hate crime after being attacked by a man for trying to protect her partner’s son from bullies.
28th February 2013
Minnesota congressman: homosexuality is an ‘unhealthy sexual addiction’ 47
5:26 PM — Minnesota Republican congressman Glenn Gruenhagen has said that homosexuality is a choice and a form of sexual addiction.
US: Police launch murder probe after gay Mississippi mayoral candidate found dead 7
12:45 PM — An indivdual has been questioned by police following the death of a gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
27th February 2013
US: Study claims ‘same-sex cohabitors’ are less healthy than those in heterosexual marriages 7
6:56 PM — The 'Journal of Health and Social Behavior' says same-sex cohabitors are less healthy than heterosexual married people of the same socioeconomic status however same-sex marriage “may directly and indirectly influence the health of individuals in same-sex unions”.
US: Illinois same-sex marriage bill narrowly moves forward 7
5:58 PM — The House Executive Committee barely cleared a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Illinois on Tuesday with a 6-5 approval.
Canadian male former drug using prostitute criticised for handing out homophobic leaflets 14
4:22 PM — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that William Whatcott broke human rights laws when he decided to hand out flyers calling gay men paedophiles and sodomites.
Morrissey: ‘If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars’ 43
1:17 PM — UK singer Morrissey believes if the world's gay male population was larger, it would mean "there would be no wars" - and has also claimed: "homosexual men would never kill other men".
26th February 2013
Texas teen boy fights to wear dress to high school prom 17
7:06 PM — A high school senior in Texas is fighting to wear a red dress, high heels and a blonde wig to a school prom.
Leader of South Africa’s Agang Party says being gay is ‘how God created us’ 8
6:44 PM — Mamphela Ramphele, the leader of South Africa’s new Agang Party, has made comments in which she supports LGBT rights and opposes homophobia.
Bermuda says no to same-sex marriages 8
4:14 PM — A top Bermuda minister has said the government has ruled out allowing same-sex marriage.
25th February 2013
Organisation proposes replacing the ‘limiting’ term LGBT with ‘more inclusive’ GSD 97
6:42 PM — Pink Therapy have proposed that the term ‘LGBT’ be replaced with the more inclusive term ‘GSD’ meaning ‘Gender and Sexual Diversities’.
Germany: Angela Merkel’s party considers u-turn on same-sex tax perks 7
6:00 PM — Leading members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are now considering a U-turn on policy on same-sex couples.
Arizona: Go-go dancer and bar manager fend off axe-wielding attacker at gay bar
4:54 PM — A bar manager and a male go-go dancer helped to stop a man after he attacked patrons and staff with an axe at a gay bar in Phoenix.
Italy: British gay chat room murder suspect told victim he was an MI5 agent 2
1:52 PM — Further details have emerged regarding the arrest of a 24-year-old man in Italy, held on suspicion of murdering a retired tour guide and attempting to murder another man - both of whom he met in gay chat rooms.
21st February 2013
American football star Tim Tebow backs out of speech at anti-gay Dallas church 16
6:50 PM — New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has cancelled a speech he was due to make at a controversial anti-gay church in Dallas.
Newspaper story of ‘historic’ lesbian wedding sparks outrage in rural Mississippi 11
6:26 PM — A newspaper in Mississippi has defended its decision to run a cover story which featured what it called the first equal marriage in its county.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper to receive historic gay rights award in New York 2
1:50 PM — Anderson Cooper is to receive the Vito Russo Award at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
East Surrey and Gloucestershire Tories resign over same-sex marriage bill 37
12:23 PM — Conservative Party members, Michael Keenan of East Surrey and Alan Bensted of Gloucestershire are resigning in protest over the same-sex marriage bill.
20th February 2013
Hollyoaks actor PJ Brennan reveals he gets taunts from gay people as well as straight 20
7:03 PM — Soap star PJ Brennan claims he has been called homophobic names in real life - but the abuse also extends to name-calling from some gay men on Twitter.