15th June 2013
Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player 2
12:55 AM — A hockey player from the Canadian city of Winnipeg has become embroiled in controversy, as he promptly apologised for tweeting an anti-gay slur, but not before causing offence.
Despite strong intolerance of gays, Pakistan leads in world for gay porn searches 53
12:23 AM — Despite being strongly intolerant of gay and lesbian people, Pakistan leads in the world for the most Google searches for gay porn, according to a recent analysis of search terms.
14th June 2013
Pro-equal marriage rally to take place on Monday ahead of House of Lords committee stage 8
5:17 PM — Supporters of equal marriage have organised a rally in favour of the bill for England and Wales, which will take place on Monday, the same day the bill goes to the House of Lords for committee stage.
US: Anti-gay congressman accidentally takes wrong door and attends pro-LGBT event 8
4:24 PM — A Republican congressman, who is an adamant defender of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies equal benefits to married same-sex couples, accidentally attended a pro-gay event when he took the wrong door at Capitol Hill.
Equal marriage bill amendment calls for decision to be made in 2015 referendum 50
3:54 PM — An amendment to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, calls for a referendum on the issue of equal marriage, and would mean that even if passed at all stages, the law would not come into effect until voters approved it at a referendum.
New straight civil partnerships amendment tabled for equal marriage bill in House of Lords 11
2:50 PM — An amendment has been tabled for the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, which would allow straight couples to enter into civil partnerships, amidst fears that such an amendment could wreck the bill.
Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights 21
2:11 PM — Singer Chris Brown has surprised fans by starting a campaign which vows to stand up for equality, for gay people, and other minority groups.
Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets 12
1:44 PM — A US Republican Senator has come under fire after his 15-year-old son posted homophobic and racist comments on several social media sites.
Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for ‘two tiered’ marriage 29
1:18 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, is seeking to wreck the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, by tabling an amendment suggesting that there be two "tiers" of marriage.
Video: Married binational gay couple kept apart by DOMA urges US Supreme Court strike-down 23
1:50 AM — A viral video telling the story of a binational married gay couple urges the US Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has prevented them from being together permanently.
US: President Obama urges Congress to pass bill to end anti-LGBT workplace discrimination 6
1:22 AM — US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to pass legislation to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, saying "I want to sign that bill."
13th June 2013
US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay 38
11:31 PM — A US Senator has said during an interview that he thinks gay people should not have any "special protections" against being fired from their jobs based on their sexual orientation.
Scottish trans woman ‘forced’ to leave town after she was branded a ‘witch’ 32
6:30 PM — A trans woman from the Scottish town of Johnstone has spoken of the torment she faced after being ridiculed for her appearance to the point that she felt "forced" to leave the town.
US: Psychotherapists slam ‘gay cure’ app still available from Google app store 5
5:56 PM — An app still available in the Google Play app store, despite an international outcry, which prompted Apple to remove it from its app store in under 24 hours, has been condemned by LGBT psychotherapists as dangerous.
US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes 8
4:35 PM — As the US Supreme Court appears poised to make a ruling on two cases around equal marriage, here is a short history of the legislation and a breakdown of the six possible outcomes the court might make.
US Supreme Court not to decide on DOMA or Prop 8 cases today
4:28 PM — Despite an expectation that the US Supreme Court was to issue a decision on two cases around equal marriage today, the four decisions they are making have been announced, and do not include the same-sex marriage cases.
US: California city officials sued for sting operation targeting gay men for cruising 13
3:34 PM — The Californian city of San Leandro and its police department are being sued in federal court, and are accused of violating the civil rights of gay men, by conducting undercover sting operations, hoping to stop cruising in a public restroom.
US: Major League Soccer teams up with anti-discrimination campaign 1
2:01 AM — The football league representing the highest level in the US, Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced that it is upping efforts to tackle anti-LGBT discrimination by joining up with the You Can Play Project.
US: Southern Baptist Convention officially ‘disapproves’ of Boy Scouts inclusivity but doesn’t cut ties 15
1:08 AM — On Wednesday, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted a resolution to disapprove of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members.
12th June 2013
New Zealand: Female rugby fan abused by three men for asking homophobic chants to stop 17
6:19 PM — A female rugby fan in New Zealand has said she was verbally abused, and tapped on the head, after asking other fans at a rugby match to stop using the words "homos" and "faggots".