4th March 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s conservative party to hold off on gay tax rights amidst election fears 15
6:07 PM — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party will not currently initiate further legislation to allow equal rights for gay couples, following a supreme court ruling which has caused controversy within her party.
US: Doctors find ‘functional cure’ for child born with HIV 10
5:42 PM — A baby born with HIV has effectively been cured of the virus through early drug treatment, American researchers have revealed, in the first documented case of its kind.
Gala celebrates Transport for London as champion of diversity 8
5:01 PM — The Transport for London LGBT Network hosted a gala event last week, which celebrated TfL as a diversity champion, and aimed to encourage fun and new friendships.
Former Polish President refuses to apologise for saying gay people should sit ‘behind a wall’ in parliament 28
4:25 PM — The former President of Poland has refused to apologise for comments made in a TV interview, during which he said that gay people should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
Video: Bryan Fischer says gay players in the NFL would cause a ‘grenade-like explosion’ 20
3:26 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation's radio program Focal Point, to say that the NFL should not allow openly gay football players, as they would cause a "grenade-like explosion".
James Franco: ‘It is partly my fault’ that people think I’m gay 9
2:14 PM — Actor James Franco has said that he has no problem with people questioning his sexuality, and said that it was "partly my fault" when discussing rumours that he might be gay.
3rd March 2013
Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award 4
6:13 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced that Madonna will present its Media Award to TV host Anderson Cooper, at its Media Awards ceremony later this year.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien admits inappropriate ‘sexual conduct’ following allegations 169
5:57 PM — In a statement issued by the Catholic church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has addressed allegations made against him by five priests within the church, and admitted that his "sexual conduct" has been "below the standards expected" of him.
Priest who accused Cardinal O’Brien says the Catholic church would ‘crush him if it could’ 19
5:45 PM — One of five priests who have come forward to accuse Cardinal Keith O'Brien of inappropriate behaviour, prompting his early retirement, has said on the Catholic church, "If they could crush me, they would."
Student Pride debate featuring Ben Cohen and John Amaechi speaks out against homophobia in sport 5
4:59 PM — The panel on a debate at National Student Pride yesterday emphasised the importance of tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport, said they had seen some change, but that much more action needed to be taken.
2nd March 2013
Ellen writes open letter to the Supreme Court urging it to strike down Proposition 8 3
6:06 PM — American TV host Ellen has made her opinion known to the Supreme Court which, later in March, will begin to take on the case of whether to overturn Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on equal marriage.
Richard Wilson: Magazine gay list ‘blatantly outed’ me, but I don’t mind people knowing I’m gay 39
5:45 PM — Actor and director Richard Wilson, has opened up about being gay in a new interview, after he was named by Time Out in a list of influential gay people.
NFL player Scott Fujita: ‘A gay football player would not be an issue at all in the locker room’ 7
5:17 PM — NFL player Scott Fujita has spoken out about the issue of a lack of gay players in professional sport, and has said that he thinks it would "not be an issue at all" to have a gay player in the locker room.
Australia: Hundreds of thousands expected for biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 16
1:51 AM — As the 35th Mardi Gras kicks off in Sydney, organisers expect hundreds of thousands of people in what is expected to be one of the biggest in the event's history.
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
1st March 2013
Finland: Parliamentary committee narrowly rejects equal marriage bill 29
6:12 PM — The Finnish parliament's Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted narrowly to reject a bill to legalise equal marriage.
Bryan Fischer talks on fifteen-year campaign to stop ‘militant homosexuals’ from ‘destroying America’ 39
5:34 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has talked up a fifteen-year campaign to protect America from being "destroyed" by "militant homosexuals".
Tory Leaders: Equal marriage was ‘not an issue’ in losing the Eastleigh by-election 14
5:20 PM — Members of Tory leadership, including Michael Gove and David Cameron, have denied that the issue of equal marriage played a role in the party losing the Eastleigh by-election, the result of which was announced today.
Poland: Deputies strike down three civil partnership bills 7
4:49 PM — Deputies in Warsaw have rejected three bills which could have begun the process of allowing civil partnerships for gay couples in Poland.
US: Oscar-nominated AIDS documentary to be made into TV series
3:03 PM — A documentary about the AIDS epidemic which was nominated for an Oscar this year, is set to be turned into a miniseries on the American TV network ABC.