7th May 2013
US: Minnesota House appears likely to pass equal marriage bill 3
3:56 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota, will go to the State House floor on Thursday, possibly suggesting that its advocates have gathered enough votes for it to pass.
US: Supporters of ‘gay cure’ therapy call for new hearing on New Jersey bill to ban it 9
3:27 PM — Supporters of controversial "gay conversion" therapy in the US state of New Jersey, are calling for a bill to ban it to be subject to a new Senate hearing.
US: Illinois GOP Chairman resigns after supporting equal marriage
2:53 PM — The Chairman of the US Republican Party in Illinois has resigned, following persistent calls for him to step down over his support for equal marriage, but has denied that is the reason for his resignation.
William Hague rejects change of direction on equal marriage to tackle UKIP threat 28
2:29 PM — William Hague has rejected the suggestion that the government should change direction on issues such as equal marriage and immigration, to win back voters lost to UKIP in last week's local elections.
Senior Tory Councillor: It is a shame that some voters have gone to UKIP over equal marriage 15
1:40 PM — A senior Conservative county councillor has expressed disappointment at the fact that ballot papers in last week's local elections were spoiled by voters who voiced their opposition to equal marriage.
US: Delaware Senate to consider equal marriage bill 2
1:26 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Delaware are to take up a bill to legalise equal marriage on Tuesday, which could potentially make the Diamond State the eleventh to allow same-sex marriage.
Nigel Evans: I am ‘determined to not let these allegations destroy’ me
12:14 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, who was arrested on Saturday amidst claims of rape and sexual assault, has said he is "determined not to let these allegations destroy" his career, or him.
6th May 2013
Church of England denies reports that gay dean Jeffrey John, is set to become Bishop of Durham 13
11:25 PM — Leaders of the Church of England are to meet on Wednesday this week, to discuss potential candidates to become the new Bishop of Durham, and the openly gay Dean of St Albans has been tipped for the job.
US: Chris Kluwe announces that he has been dropped by his team the Minnesota Vikings 6
11:09 PM — NFL player and human rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has announced that he has been dropped by the Minnesota Vikings, saying that "making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball."
US: Jason Collins and Michelle Obama to headline Democratic LGBT gala
10:38 PM — US First Lady Michelle Obama, and recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, are to headline a gala held by the Democratic Party.
Jason Collins to Oprah Winfrey: I had ‘so much angst’ about coming out as gay 1
5:38 PM — NBA star Jason Collins, who last week came out as gay, and became the first active player in a major US team sport to come out as gay, has spoken to Oprah Winfrey about the "angst" he had about taking the steps to coming out, but has said he is glad he did it.
Poll: 70% of US millennials support equal marriage 6
5:12 PM — A new poll has found that, in the US, millennials are leading the push towards greater acceptance for equal marriage, which 70% saying the support marriage for same-sex couples.
Rapper Lil Wayne: Jason Collins coming out ‘is opening a lot of doors’ for gay sports people
3:14 PM — Rap star Lil Wayne, has become the latest hip-hop musician to speak out in favour of NBA star Jason Collins, who came out as gay last week, saying that the massive support he received showed that "it's a fair world out there".
TV historian faces fresh accusations of homophobia against bisexual economist 15
2:46 PM — A Harvard professor, broadcaster and Financial Times columnist who apologised last week for making homophobic comments about a famed bisexual economist, is facing claims that he has a history of making similar comments.
Tory MPs urge David Cameron to scrap equal marriage bill over UKIP threat 84
2:02 PM — David Cameron, has been urged to scrap the equal marriage bill, in an effort to attempt to win back voters who chose UKIP over his party in last week's local elections.
5th May 2013
UKIP Scotland spokesman under fire for saying ‘selfish’ gays want to ‘destroy our society’ 60
4:43 AM — The new energy spokesman for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Scotland, has come under heavy criticism for saying that "selfish" gay people are "deeply hostile" to straight people, and that they are trying to "destroy our society".
Canada: Dozens protest as bridal shop refuses to allow trans woman to try on wedding dress 14
4:05 AM — Dozens have protested at a bridal store in Canada, after a trans woman said she was told she could not try on a wedding dress because the owner said she looked like a man.
Australia: Three available seats in Tasmanian Upper House likely to be populated with equal marriage opponents 5
3:30 AM — Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania looked to have taken a blow this week, as three available seats on the Legislative Council were set to be taken by equal marriage opponents.
4th May 2013
Harvard professor apologises for suggesting that bi economist Keynes was selfish for not having children 28
7:18 PM — A Harvard professor, broadcaster and Financial Times columnist has apologised for comments he made earlier this week, when he suggested that an economist's theories were wrong, because the economist was bi, and therefore too selfish to care for future generations.
Italy: New equalities minister removed from post after saying that gays ‘ghettoise’ themselves 19
6:51 PM — Less than 24 hours after being sworn in as a member of Italy's new coalition government, a junior equalities minister has been removed from her post for saying that gay people invite discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.