27th June 2013
US: New Jersey Governor says Supreme Court overturn of DOMA ‘was wrong’ 19
3:44 PM — The Governor of the US state of New Jersey has spoken out following the Supreme Court's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act to say that it "was wrong".
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
US: High school basketball coach ‘blown away’ by team’s reaction as he comes out as gay 4
2:09 AM — A high school basketball coach has made headlines, by standing in front of his team and coming out as gay.
Big brands come out in support of Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 decisions 3
12:44 AM — Following the US Supreme Court's decision in favour of same-sex couples in two landmark cases today, many large brands came out to show their support of the decision.
26th June 2013
Independence Day 2 director confirms film will include gay character 10
6:16 PM — Roland Emmerich, the director of blockbuster film Independence Day, and its upcoming sequel, has let slip in an interview that the the new film will include a gay character.
Jamaica: Gay rights activist attempts constitutional challenge to anti-sodomy law 5
5:58 PM — A gay rights activist in Jamaica, was granted a court hearing on Tuesday, as he hopes to bring a constitutional challenge to the country's anti-sodomy law.
US Supreme Court rules ‘no standing’ on Proposition 8, reinstating equal marriage in California 29
3:29 PM — The US Supreme Court has just struck down Proposition 8, the US State of California's ban on same-sex marriages.
US Supreme Court rules that DOMA is unconstutional 47
3:03 PM — The US Supreme Court has issued its opinions in the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, to say that it is unconstitutional.
US Representative: Straight people will pretend to be gay if equal marriage becomes legal 42
2:12 PM — A US Republican Representative has weighed in on the imminent ruling by the Supreme Court on two landmark equal marriage cases, to say that the court should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), because without it, straight people would pretend to be gay to get married "for practical reasons".
US: 70% of Facebook users have at least one gay, lesbian or bisexual friend 2
1:43 PM — As the US becomes more accepting of gay people, and on the eve of the Supreme Court's opinions in two key equal marriage cases, Facebook has found that a large majority of people are friends with at least one gay person.
France: Gay couple sue mayor who refused to officiate at their wedding 6
1:13 PM — A French gay couple have mayor to court who said he would rather "go to the gallows", than marry a same-sex couple, under the newly introduced French equal marriage law.
US: Supreme Court to issue opinions in key equal marriage cases today 3
11:16 AM — The US Supreme Court is set to issue opinions in two key equal marriage cases today, the official final day of its term, after several days of speculation on when the ruling would come.
US: Anti-gay group releases equal marriage win statement despite no decision by Supreme Court 21
1:14 AM — A US anti-gay group got a little ahead of itself on Tuesday, and released a success statement, which commended the US Supreme Court for ruling against same-sex couples in two key cases, despite the court not having released an opinion.
Zachary Quinto: I hope the Supreme Court opinion on equal marriage is a ‘galvanising moment’ 4
12:49 AM — Actor Zachary Quinto has said that, despite not wanting to speculate on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in two key equal marriage cases, he hopes it will be a "galvanising moment".
Alice Arnold: Pride is important because it shows that LGBT people are ‘confident to be who we are’ 9
12:24 AM — Former BBC broadcaster Alice Arnold, has spoke out about the importance of Pride, saying that it is "a party with a message", and that it is still crucial for the LGBT community.
25th June 2013
Amnesty urges Obama to address LGBT ‘suffering’ during Africa trip 2
7:14 PM — The President of the United States Barack Obama, should use an upcoming trip to Africa to speak out against the "suffering" of many LGBT people in African countries, Amnesty International has said.
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
US Supreme Court to rule on key equal marriage cases on Wednesday 3
3:36 PM — The US Supreme Court has added Wednesday as the final day of opinions for this session, and is expected to give decisions on two key equal marriage cases.
Miley Cyrus: ‘It is inspiring’ that the Disney Channel will introduce same-sex parents
2:04 PM — Miley Cyrus has joined those in support of the Disney Channel's recent decision to for the first time include same-sex parents in one of its flagship programmes.
24th June 2013
Baroness Deech: If gays can marry, cohabiting sisters should be allowed civil partnerships 110
11:16 PM — The eventual passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, could lead to cohabiting relatives, or carers, being given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has heard.