9th March 2013
US Supreme Court Justice tells 11-year-old opposed to Defense of Marriage Act to ‘keep dreaming big’ 10
10:38 PM — A Supreme Court Justice in the US has responded to a letter from a young girl which requested that the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to help her lesbian parents.
GLAAD to present award to director Brett Ratner who dropped out of Academy Awards for using anti-gay slur 8
1:56 AM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), has announced that it is to present film director Brett Ratner with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards later this month.
8th March 2013
US: Actor and gay rights advocate James Franco honoured on Hollywood Walk of Fame 3
5:16 PM — Outspoken equal rights advocate and Hollywood actor James Franco, was honoured with a star on the Walk of Fame this week.
US: Parents of Tyler Clementi demand apology from anti-gay group for speech referring to their son’s suicide 7
3:55 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, the teenager who committed suicide in 2010, have demanded an apology from an anti-equal marriage advocacy group, the spokeswoman for which recently referred to his death during a speech.
Archbishop of Canterbury: The bible is ‘clear’ that gay sex and adoption are wrong 144
3:07 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has voiced his opposition to equal rights for gay couples to adopt, and has said that the bible is "clear" that only straight, married people should have sex.
Labour’s Stephen Twigg’s nose raises questions of its own on Question Time 31
1:36 PM — The Labour shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg appeared on Question Time last night, and despite tackling some heavy topics it was his nose which caused the biggest fuss, because of a mark caused by a plaster he was wearing.
London vicar: ‘Gay marriage is a sin and people can be cured from being gay’ 53
12:37 PM — A vicar from the Dagenham suburb of London has claimed that equal marriage is a sin, and that people can be "cured from being gay.
Bill Clinton: I signed it, but now the Defense of Marriage Act must be overturned 35
2:49 AM — Former US President Bill Clinton, has urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, writing an article which states that, despite signing it himself in 1996, we live in a "different time" and it must be repealed.
Canada: Quebec launches first awareness campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia 6
2:20 AM — The Minister of Justice in Canada's province of Quebec has launched a campaign against homophobia, including television and radio ads attempting to help people become more open and accepting towards same-sex couples.
Mexico: Supreme Court rules that anti-gay slurs are hate speech 4
1:56 AM — The top court in Mexico has ruled that two words, both anti-gay slurs which are commonly used in the country, are hate speech, and therefore should not be protected as freedom of speech under the constitution.
7th March 2013
GLAAD commends Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of Boy Scouts jamboree
6:42 PM — Gay rights group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has commended performers Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of performing at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of the organisation's anti-gay policy.
US: City councilman comes under fire for sending email alert calling someone ‘gay’ 11
5:57 PM — A Washington, Pensylvania councilman has come under heavy criticism from the city's mayor for sending out an email testing an alert system, in which he called someone gay.
Ireland: Bill aims to add discrimination protections for LGBT teachers 4
5:25 PM — A new bill published to be published in Ireland tomorrow hopes to remove the possibility of teachers being discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.
US: Judge postpones ruling on lesbian couple’s adoption and equal marriage ban in Michigan
4:42 PM — A judge has posponed making a decision on a potentially groundbreaking case for equal marriage in the state of Michigan, and has said he will wait until the US Supreme Court makes a decision on equal marriage, before he rules.
US: Electronic Arts hosts event focussing on LGBT issues in video games 2
4:15 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is hosting an event in New York today focussing on LGBT issues within the gaming industry.
US: Lesbian adoption case could challenge Michigan state’s equal marriage ban
3:18 PM — A lesbian couple from Detroit have filed a lawsuit in order to try to adopt each other's children by overturning Michigan state's ban on same-sex adoption, which has escalated into a potentially groundbreaking case against the ban on equal marriage in the state.
Stephen Fry’s Twitter account hacked and accidentally tweets gay porn 6
1:55 AM — Stephen Fry's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked last night, as he accidentally tweeted a link to a gay porn video.
Scouts Canada reaffirms inclusion of gay members and invites Carly Rae Jepsen to jamboree 3
1:44 AM — Scouting organisation Scouts Canada, has reaffirmed its inclusive policy for gay members, volunteers and staff, and invited Carly Rae Jepsen to perform at its jamboree, since she turned down the Boy Scouts of America's gig for its anti-gay policy.
Out4Marriage director calls on UK Government to support adoption for all families
12:34 AM — At the mid-point in LGBT adoption week, an LGBT rights advocate has started a petition calling on the UK government to do more to incentivise adoption, particularly for sibling groups of two or more.
6th March 2013
Video: Girl performs homophobic rap which claims homosexuality is a choice 37
5:44 PM — A video of a girl performing a homophobic rap has gone viral, some critics hailing it for its entertainment value and irony, as she claims to be speaking out of "love" but that homosexuality is a choice, and that it is "fake".