28th February 2013
Clive Davis: ‘I’m gratified by Frank Ocean’s acceptance as bisexual’
3:41 PM — Record executive Clive Davis, who came out as bisexual in his autobiography released last week, has commended R&B singer Frank Ocean, for coming out as bisexual last year, and said he hoped people would be less judged on their sexual orientation.
Poll: 61% of Californians support equal marriage 2
3:08 PM — A month before the Supreme Court is to hear evidence around Proposition 8, a new poll has revealed that 61% of Californians support the right of same-sex couple to marry, a record percentage of support.
US: 68-year-old arrested after complaining that student was allowed to wear anti-gay t-shirt 23
1:59 AM — A 68-year-old man in the US has been charged with breach of peace and criminal trespass after causing a disturbance at two schools in an attempt to complain about a recent decision to allow a student to wear a t-shirt featuring an anti-gay message.
US: Perez Hilton announces the birth of his first child 18
1:16 AM — US Blogger Perez Hilton, has posted an announcement that his first child - a son- was born earlier in February.
27th February 2013
Channel 5′s Wright Stuff to debate over Boris banning ‘gay cure’ bus ads 33
6:53 PM — The Channel 5 morning programme, The Wright Stuff, is to debate over the Mayor of London's decision to ban an ad campaign promoting 'gay cure' therapy, for which he is now facing legal action.
US: College fraternity raises over $16,500 for trans brother’s surgery 5
6:26 PM — A college fraternity in the US has raised over $16,500 to cover the cost of surgery for new member Donnie Collins, who is transgender.
Gay-friendly London football club claims its first tournament prize 1
5:53 PM — A gay-friendly football team in the London borough of Bexley has claimed its first tournament prize since it was established two years ago.
Anti-gay group leader: ‘School administrators allowing gender identity policy are like Nazi concentration camp guards’ 12
5:20 PM — The leader of an anti-gay conservative group in the US state of Massachusetts appeared on a Christian radio show yesterday and said teachers upholding a policy in Massachusetts which aims to protect trans students were like "Nazi concentration camp guards".
Costa Rica: Top psychologists slam attempts at gay ‘cure’ therapy 4
5:03 PM — A top group of psychologists in Costa Rica have condemned any attempts to "cure" homosexuality through therapy, saying it is unjustifiable, and that the focus should be on removing stigmas around homosexuality, not trying to change it.
US: School district backs down in fight to stop student wearing anti-gay t-shirt 26
1:00 AM — Connecticut school district officials have allowed a student to wear a t-shirt bearing an anti-gay message, following a fight to attempt to stop him.
26th February 2013
First clause of equal marriage bill passes Committee stage in UK Parliament 35
6:12 PM — The first clause of the equal marriage bill has passed in the committee considering it in the UK Parliament today.
US: Drag queen disinvited from reading to kids for being “inappropriate” 3
5:34 PM — A drag cabaret star in the US city of Philadelphia had an invitation to read to primary school aged children as part of an after school program, revoked, as officials deemed the invitation "inappropriate".
US radio host praises African countries for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality 24
4:27 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has praised countries which refuse to decriminalise homosexuality and said that the "radical" effort of the White House to achieve equal human rights
US: Pro-marriage equality GOP lawmaker dismisses $500,000 threat from anti-gay group 11
2:42 PM — A Republican state Senator from Minnesota who said he would vote for equal marriage and was the target of a new pledge by anti-equality group the National Organization for Marriage to defeat him, has said he will not bow to the financial pressure.
US: Anti-equal marriage group pledges $500,000 to defeat pro-equality GOP legislators in Minnesota 2
1:39 PM — A group opposed to equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota has pledged half a million dollars to defeat any Republican legislator voting to legalise marriage equality in the state.
Top gay Tory misses out on seat embroiled in row over equal marriage 27
11:37 AM — Following the resignation of a local Conservative Party chairman over his opposition to the equal marriage bill, a gay businessman who had intended to secure the seat has lost out.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson: I’m ‘appalled’ that sports stars can’t come out until after they retire 10
9:38 AM — The Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson, has spoken out on the importance of supporting athletes in coming out, and changing the sporting world in order to be more inclusive of LGBT people.
Video: Westboro Baptist Church faces counter protest at LA high school over tolerance of gay pupils 23
1:58 AM — A video has appeared online which shows a massive counter-protest against the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church who were demonstrating outside an LA high school because of its tolerance of LGBT students.
25th February 2013
Poll: More New Zealanders support equal marriage than oppose it 3
6:26 PM — A new poll commissioned by a New Zealand group opposed to equal marriage has found that more people support the idea than oppose it.
US: Kansas Supreme Court makes ‘groundbreaking’ ruling in same-sex custody case
5:48 PM — In what was described as a "groundbreaking" ruling, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that both same-sex parents of two children, were legally recognisable as the parents of those children.