5th May 2013
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.
Zachary Quinto: I’ve ‘only worked more’ as an actor since coming out as gay 15
6:20 PM — Openly gay actor Zachary Quinto has revealed that he has "only worked more" since he came out as gay.
President Obama: Including gay couples in immigration bill is ‘the right thing to do’ 5
1:45 AM — US President Barack Obama has said that he thinks recognising gay couples in a broad immigration bill currently pending in Congress is "the right thing to do".
3rd May 2013
US: Iowa Supreme Court rules that birth certificates must name both same-sex parents 3
5:41 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Iowa has ruled unanimously that the department of health in the state must name both same-sex spouses as parents, on a child's birth certificate.
Ethiopia: Anti-gay group hopes death penalty will soon be introduced for homosexuality 38
5:27 PM — An anti-gay organisation has expressed hopes that the death penalty for homosexuals will soon be introduced in Ethiopia, and held a conference to discuss the "disastrous" effects of homosexuality in the country.
US columnist: If it allows gay members the Boy Scouts will ‘indoctrinate’ children into ‘hedonism’ 32
4:58 PM — A US Christian columnist has taken aim a the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), saying that it should not change its policy to allow gay members, because straight boy scouts will be branded "bigots" if they do not succumb to the “sexual advances” of gay members.
Video: Equal marriage parody of Finland’s 2013 Eurovision entry goes viral 3
4:12 PM — An equal marriage themed parody of Finland's 2013 Eurovision entry song, has gone viral online, and has been viewed more times than the original.
US: Amendment to cut pay for pro-equal marriage Iowa Supreme Court judges ignored 4
3:33 PM — A proposed bill amendment which would have taken aim at the pay packets of Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled to allow equal marriage in 2009, has failed in the House.
US radio host: Ohio school had “no option but to fire” teacher for being gay 17
2:53 PM — A US radio host has spoken out about the recent sacking of a lesbian teacher in the US state of Ohio, because she named her partner in her mother's obituary, to say the school had "no option but to fire her".
NFL player LeRoy Butler: As a role model, I can’t take back my congratulations to Jason Collins 11
2:29 PM — Former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion LeRoy Butler, who had an appearance at a Wisconsin church cancelled over a congratulatory tweet to recently out gay NBA payer Jason Collins, has said he would not take back the tweet because of kids looking up to him.
Ireland: Parishioners angry at arrival of priest who projected gay porn at school parents meeting 11
2:09 PM — Parishioners at the new parish of a priest who projected gay porn during a meeting with parents at a Northern Ireland school, are "wary" over his upcoming arrival.
US: Catholics protest in Detroit against archbishop’s anti-gay stance 7
1:32 PM — The Catholic archbishop of Detroit, in the US state of Michigan, has been subject to protests, as he recently proclaimed that supporters of equal marriage should not take communion.
France: Gay mayor receives bullets in post after giving interview about equal marriage 11
12:46 PM — The mayor of a town in eastern France has made a complaint to police after being sent bullets in the post following an interview he gave during which he discussed equal marriage and adoption.
US: Michigan decision to allow same-sex partner benefits survives Supreme Court appeal
1:46 AM — A decision to allow same-sex partners of Michigan state government employees health insurance benefits, has remained intact despite a Republican appeal to the Supreme Court.
Rhode Island becomes the 10th US state to allow equal marriage 14
12:38 AM — The US state of Rhode Island on Thursday became the tenth state to allow equal marriage, as its Governor signed the bill into law, after it passed a second vote in the House by a very wide margin.
2nd May 2013
NFL player: I respect Jason Collins but ‘why does everybody have to announce their sexuality?’ 95
6:25 PM — An NFL player has spoken out to congratulate NBA star Jason Collins for coming out as gay, but has questioned why gay athletes felt the need to "flaunt" their sexuality.
Former NFL player: Unlike the NBA, ‘football isn’t ready’ for a gay player 10
6:07 PM — A former NFL player and Super Bowl MVP, has spoken out on the news that NBA star Jason Collins had come out as gay, and said that "football isn't ready", for openly gay players.