9th July 2013
Lord Dear’s amendment to ‘protect’ teachers from being forced to ‘endorse’ equal marriage defeated 22
12:04 AM — An amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which would have "protected" teachers from being forced to "endorse" equal marriage, has been defeated in a vote in the House of Lords.
8th July 2013
Canada: Dancer asked to leave ballet school for appearing in gay porn 159
7:10 PM — An aspiring ballet star has been asked to leave the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) after appearing in gay porn, despite beating thousands of other dancers for the spot.
Video: US televangelist wants Facebook to install ‘vomit’ button for pictures of gay men kissing 28
6:56 PM — US Televangelist Pat Robertson spoke against equal marriage during his programme on Monday, joking that Facebook should install a "vomit" button to represent his reaction to pictures of gay people kissing.
Video: Gay themed rock song music video sees viral success 14
6:23 PM — A rock musician from the US has released a song and music video featuring a gay storyline, which has since gone viral with almost half a million YouTube views.
US: Second high-profile Ohio Republican comes out in support of equal marriage 7
5:58 PM — A second high-profile Republican in the US state of Ohio, the former attorney general, has come out in support of equal marriage.
US: Big Brother airs footage of homophobic and racist comments by housemates 5
3:58 PM — Big Brother in the US has aired footage taken of a housemate who made homophobic and racist comments, following calls for the comments to be revealed to the public.
US: Human Rights Campaign president to speak for gay rights at University of Arkansas
2:54 PM — The president of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin is scheduled to speak today at a rally at the University of Arkansas, in favour of equal rights.
6th July 2013
Gymnast Louis Smith: I’d go for Will Smith if I were gay because he’s very family orientated 23
8:09 PM — Artistic gymnast Louis Smith has spoken during an interview to say that he think it is easier for gay gymnasts to come out than other sports, and that he would go gay for Will Smith.
US: LGBT groups call for Capital One to drop Alec Baldwin as spokesman over homophobic tweets 17
7:50 PM — A coalition of LGBT rights activists have called on credit card provider Capital One to sack actor Alec Baldin as its spokesman, as he sent a string of homophobic tweets to a British journalist last week.
Australia: Bill will stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 13
7:36 PM — A private members bill will soon be introduced in the New South Wales State Parliament, which would remove the right of religious schools to expel students who come out as gay.
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick publicly comes out as gay 4
2:13 AM — Michelle Hardwick, an actress best know for her role in soap Emmerdale, has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that she is gay.
Education Secretary Michael Gove: Using ‘gay’ as an insult is ‘outrageous and medieval’ 21
1:51 AM — The Education Secretary Michael Gove, has spoken at a conference on equality in education, to condemn the use of the word "gay" as derogatory, saying it is "outrageous and medieval".
5th July 2013
The PinkNews guide to what happens next for the equal marriage bill 24
6:52 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales is set to return to Parliament next week, here's a simple guide to what happens next in the process.
US: Miss South Carolina pageant features first openly gay contestant ever in Miss America system 1
5:37 PM — The Miss South Carolina Pageant in the US state of South Carolina, this year features its first openly gay contestant, who tackled potential criticisms from onlookers by simply saying "this is me".
London gay bar poster featuring Prince Harry topless goes viral 6
4:32 PM — A poster used during Pride in London by the gay bar Manbar, featuring a topless photograph of Prince Harry, has gone viral, after having appeared on several international websites.
Nepal: 62 LGBT candidates to run for seats in November election 3
3:20 PM — This year's race for seats in Nepal's Constituent Assembly will see 62 LGBT candidates run, in the hope of better representing the LGBT community in the country.
Late gay rights hero Michael Brown pledged to ‘just keep going’ in his last ever interview 7
2:18 PM — Speaking to GT (Gay Times) in his last ever interview, the late, long-time gay rights activist Michael Brown, speaks of being one of the longest standing gay activists, highlights generational rifts in the gay community and says he would carry on campaigning.
Actress Tilda Swinton flies rainbow flag in Moscow in solidarity with LGBT community 13
2:19 AM — Actress Tilda Swinton has posed for a photograph, posted on the internet by her representative, flying a rainbow flag in front of St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, in solidarity with the LGBT community.
Mixed martial arts fighter says UFC boss would ‘have fighters sucking dick’ if he were gay 19
1:58 AM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has again become embroiled in controversy after one of its fighters said the company's boss would force the fighters to perform sex acts on him, if he were gay, when commenting on the power he possesses over the organisation.
4th July 2013
Lord Dear introduces ‘belief in traditional marriage’ amendment to same-sex marriage bill 43
6:38 PM — Lord Dear has introduced a new amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which could prove fatal to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales by defining marriage as between one man and one woman.