29th May 2013
France: Montpellier on high alert as first same-sex couple get ready to marry 8
1:48 PM — The French city of Montpellier is on high alert for the country's first ever same-sex wedding, which is to take place later today, as supporters gear up for the landmark ceremony, and police are on high alert due to threats against the city's mayor.
US: First college men’s basketball player to come out: ‘You’ve got to be comfortable with who you are’ 5
2:08 AM — Following the lead of other professional athletes to come out and continue playing in a US professional team sport, a Kansas college men's basketball player, appears to have become the first to come out during a college career, and said: "If you are comfortable with yourself, you can do anything."
US: Louisiana bill would block gay couples from surrogate parenting 4
1:36 AM — A bill introduced in the Senate, in the US state of Louisiana will block gay, and unmarried couples from being able to become parents by using surrogates, by requiring that all parents using such a process, are married.
28th May 2013
US gay Catholic priest: ‘I can’t reconcile my silence as a gay priest, with anti-gay Catholic teaching’ 16
6:28 PM — Writing in his book, a gay Catholic priest in the US state of Missouri, has reflected on coming out as gay in within the church, and how he went against its official teachings against homosexuality to do so.
Chelsea Clinton: It is ‘fundamental’ to allow same-sex couples to marry
6:01 PM — Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea, has said she wants to dedicate her time towards international health efforts and towards gay rights, including equal marriage, which she said was a "fundamental human imperative".
France: Francois Hollande accused of introducing equal marriage ‘to satisfy lobby that financed him’ 11
5:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande, has been accused by one of the leaders of the anti-equal marriage campaign, of only introducing equal marriage "to satisfy the lobby that financed him".
Denmark: Bid to rename square after late gay rights activist fails 3
4:56 PM — A bid to rename a square in Copenhagen after the deceased founder of one of the world's first gay rights groups, has failed, with city officials citing a 50-year-old pornography scandal as one of its reasons.
US: Gay-friendly retailer JC Penney in hot water over kettle that looks like Hitler 48
3:47 PM — US retail giant JC Penney has found itself the subject of a viral image, after road users in the US pointed out that a billboard advertising one of its kettles, looks like Hitler.
Italy: Candidate who pledged to introduce civil partnerships leads in Rome mayoral race 3
2:43 PM — A candidate in the race for the mayoral seat in the Italian city of Rome, who promised to introduce same-sex civil unions in the city, has led in the poll by a wide margin, and will now go to a run-off on 9 and 10 June.
France: First same-sex wedding to be held in Montpellier 5
2:13 PM — A French couple are planning to wed in the southern city of Montpellier tomorrow, in a ceremony which is set to prove to be symbolic as the first same-sex ceremony in the country, in the face of strong opposition to equal marriage, which was signed into law earlier this month.
Robbie Rogers to gay athletes: Coming out is ‘not going to hurt your career’ 3
1:28 PM — Openly gay LA Galaxy football player Robbie Rogers, has sent a message of hope to gay athletes who may be hesitating to come out, as he said "it will not hurt your career".
27th May 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer says Scouts should be renamed ‘Boy Sodomisers of America’ 42
11:14 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Bryan Fischer has again commented on the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members, to say that the organisation should be renamed the "Boy Sodomisers of America".
NFL player: I have gay relatives, but am ‘not with’ those who support equal marriage 65
5:20 PM — A former teammate of NFL player and equal marriage advocate Chris Kluwe, has spoken out to say that he does not support equal marriage, despite having gay relatives.
Steven Spielberg: I was ‘privileged’ to see lesbian drama win at Cannes 10
3:27 PM — Famed director Steven Spielberg, has commented on the winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, a lesbian drama, which raised eyebrows for its graphic sex scenes, saying they were not an issue, and that it was a "great love story" he felt "privileged" to have seen.
Robbie Rogers makes US football debut in LA Galaxy 4-0 win 4
1:58 PM — Having returned to professional sport after a short retirement, openly gay player Robbie Rogers is with US team LA Galaxy, coming back to excellent support and a win in his debut game.
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers cleared to return to play in the US 3
1:36 AM — Robbie Rogers, the former Leeds United player who retired from football earlier this year, is set to return to play Major League Soccer in the United States, at David Beckham's former team.
Russia: Police release gay pride organisers held for unsanctioned Moscow rally 2
1:07 AM — Russian authorities have released gay rights activists detained on Saturday for holding an unsanctioned gay pride rally in Moscow.
France: Violent anti-equal marriage protesters clash with riot police in Paris 63
12:32 AM — At the end of a day of tense, but relatively peaceful anti-equal marriage protests, which saw tens of thousands take to the streets of Paris, riot police have clashed with hundreds of violent demonstrators.
Helen Mirren attends gay festival following drummer rant debacle 9
12:09 AM — Dame Helen Mirren has been seen in attendance at the As One in the Park, gay outdoor festival today, and even joined drummers on stage, following a drama when she went on a rant at drummers promoting the festival two weeks ago.
26th May 2013
Lesbian drama takes top prize at Cannes film festival 7
11:40 PM — A film featuring the love story between two women, and which has shocked some critics because of some graphic sex scenes, has been awarded the top prize at the Cannes film festival.