24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
22nd June 2013
German foreign minister slams Russia over possible anti-gay adoption ban 4
6:48 PM — Germany's foreign minister has heavily criticised Russian's recently advanced legislation which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples.
US: Conservative groups pledge to defy Supreme Court rulings on equal marriage 12
6:27 PM — A coalition of conservative groups in the US have vowed to defy any ruling made by the US Supreme Court next week in favour of equal marriage.
Poll: Majority of Americans support discrimination protections for gay and lesbian people 1
6:10 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support laws banning workplace discrimination against gay and lesbian people.
US Supreme Court Justice says the court should not rule on ‘moral’ issues like equal marriage 34
5:37 PM — Less than a week until the US Supreme Court is expected to make rulings in two key equal marriage cases, one of its justices has spoken out to say the court should not be ruling on such an issue.
Tory MPs write ‘alternative queen’s speech’ urging referendum on equal marriage 80
5:02 PM — Conservative MPs have drawn up an 'alternative queen's speech', including policies to hold a referendum on equal marriage, bring back the death penalty, ban the wearing of burkas in public and to rename a public holiday after Margaret Thatcher.
France: Prison sentence for illegal anti-equal marriage protester sparks new protests 13
4:29 PM — Equal marriage opponents in France took to the streets on Friday to protest against the prison term given to a man who was part of an illegal anti-equal marriage demonstration, who fled from police, and gave a false identity when caught.
US: Pride cancelled in Wisconsin city due to safety concerns 12
12:58 AM — The organiser of what was to be the city of Wausau, Wisconsin's first ever pride parade, has cancelled the event, becuse some of those involved feared for their safety after a backlash from the community.
21st June 2013
Lesbian woman stabbed after being kicked out of McDonald’s for having sex in a bathroom 36
11:35 PM — Two women in the US state of Pennsylvania were attacked and beaten by a group of people, after they were caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom.
Canada: Ruling upheld against comedian for discriminatory tirade against lesbian 8
10:57 PM — A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia has upheld a tribunal ruling which awarded CAD$22,500 ($14,000) to a lesbian who was insulted by a comedian at a restaurant.
Former Exodus International leader to ‘start a conversation’ with gays hurt by ‘ex-gay’ movement 23
9:56 PM — The leader of the world's largest 'ex-gay' ministry has said he wishes to "start a conversation" with the gay people who have been hurt over the years, after admitting he has same-sex attractions, and announcing that he is closing down the organisation, earlier this week.
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
India: LGBT activist happy with acceptance from appearing on reality TV show
5:43 PM — An LGBT activist in Mumbai has reflected on the positive reaction to a reality television show which featured her living her daily life.
New York mayoral hopeful apologises for approach to voter who called his rival a ‘dyke’ 7
3:40 PM — Anthony Weiner, who is a hopeful in the New York City mayoral race, issued an apology on Thursday after a reporter published a conversation he had with a voter during which she called his rival Christine Quinn, a "dyke".
US: Disney Channel programme to include same-sex parents for the first time 16
3:06 PM — The Disney Channel has announced that for the first time, one of its most popular shows is to include a same-sex couple, with a view to being "relevant to kids and families around the world".
Liverpool Pride announces Amelia Lily as headline act 1
2:45 AM — X Factor, and UK top 40 singer Amelia Lily is to headline the Liverpool Pride in August, organisers have announced.
US: Brooklyn woman says she was raped at knifepoint ‘for being gay’ 3
1:41 AM — A woman has told police that she was raped at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Sunday, and that she was told by her attacker that he did it because she is gay.
20th June 2013
Poll: 92% of Nigerians support proposed bill to criminalise same-sex marriage 39
7:05 PM — A new poll has found that 92% of Nigerians are in support of a proposed bill to make same-sex marriages punishable with 14 year prison sentences.
Malta: Bill introduced to increase protections against sexual orientation discrimination 4
6:28 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in Malta in order to amend the country's Constitution to increase protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
US: Minnesota poll shows slight majority of residents support decision to legalise same-sex marriage 2
5:45 PM — A new poll has found that a small majority of Minnesotans are in favour of the decision by lawmakers to legalise equal marriage earlier this year.