26th February 2013
US: Drag queen disinvited from reading to kids for being “inappropriate” 3
5:34 PM — A drag cabaret star in the US city of Philadelphia had an invitation to read to primary school aged children as part of an after school program, revoked, as officials deemed the invitation "inappropriate".
US radio host praises African countries for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality 24
4:27 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has praised countries which refuse to decriminalise homosexuality and said that the "radical" effort of the White House to achieve equal human rights
US: Pro-marriage equality GOP lawmaker dismisses $500,000 threat from anti-gay group 11
2:42 PM — A Republican state Senator from Minnesota who said he would vote for equal marriage and was the target of a new pledge by anti-equality group the National Organization for Marriage to defeat him, has said he will not bow to the financial pressure.
US: Anti-equal marriage group pledges $500,000 to defeat pro-equality GOP legislators in Minnesota 2
1:39 PM — A group opposed to equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota has pledged half a million dollars to defeat any Republican legislator voting to legalise marriage equality in the state.
Top gay Tory misses out on seat embroiled in row over equal marriage 27
11:37 AM — Following the resignation of a local Conservative Party chairman over his opposition to the equal marriage bill, a gay businessman who had intended to secure the seat has lost out.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson: I’m ‘appalled’ that sports stars can’t come out until after they retire 10
9:38 AM — The Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson, has spoken out on the importance of supporting athletes in coming out, and changing the sporting world in order to be more inclusive of LGBT people.
Video: Westboro Baptist Church faces counter protest at LA high school over tolerance of gay pupils 23
1:58 AM — A video has appeared online which shows a massive counter-protest against the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church who were demonstrating outside an LA high school because of its tolerance of LGBT students.
25th February 2013
Poll: More New Zealanders support equal marriage than oppose it 3
6:26 PM — A new poll commissioned by a New Zealand group opposed to equal marriage has found that more people support the idea than oppose it.
US: Kansas Supreme Court makes ‘groundbreaking’ ruling in same-sex custody case
5:48 PM — In what was described as a "groundbreaking" ruling, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that both same-sex parents of two children, were legally recognisable as the parents of those children.
Marvel Comics’ Wolverine reveals love for and kisses demigod Hercules 11
4:51 PM — Marvel Comics character Wolverine is the latest character to come out as gay, as he and demigod Hercules announce their love for one another in the latest issue of the comic.
Turkish actor: ‘Gender reassignment was my choice and now I’m free’ 24
3:35 PM — A Turkish trans man actor has come out, discussing his decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery and his experiences prior, saying that he now feels "free" and like he has been "born again".
US Radio Host: ‘LGBT inclusivity in schools to blame for falling grade averages’ 25
2:45 PM — The host of a US radio program has blamed LGBT inclusive education programs in the US public education system on a decline in grade averages.
Batwoman proposes to her girlfriend amidst DC Comics anti-gay Superman writer row 4
1:30 PM — DC Comics' Batwoman has proposed to her girlfriend in the latest instalment of the comic strip, amidst controversy surrounding the publisher's decision to hire a writer with anti-gay views to write for another title.
24th February 2013
Tory local chairwoman from PM’s constituency resigns over his support for equal marriage 41
7:40 PM — The chairwoman of a local Conservative Party association which falls inside David Cameron's constituency, has resigned from her post, citing his support for equal marriage as her reason.
Parliamentary computers used to access gay cruising and porn sites thousands of times 50
7:13 PM — Computers in the British Parliament have been used to access gay cruising, and hardcore pornography websites thousands of times over a fourteen month period.
US: New Jersey Democrats seek to override Governor’s veto of equal marriage bill 4
6:32 PM — Democrats in the New Jersey legislature have said they will attempt to override Governor Chris Christie's equal marriage veto from last year, and have now agreed to put the question of marriage equality to voters in November, if they cannot override it.
23rd February 2013
Elton John and David Furnish plan to marry in Los Angeles and London 37
6:04 PM — Elton John and David Furnish may be planning several weddings, for when equal marriage is legal in the UK, and in Los Angeles, when it becomes legal there.
Vatican denies Pope resigned due to pressure from ‘gay lobby’ in the church 31
5:25 PM — The Vatican has denied reports from the Italian media which claimed that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was down to pressure from a "gay lobby" within the Catholic Church.
Video: Gay Mormon student posts video of himself coming out 21
5:00 PM — A student at the Mormon Brigham Young University in Utah, has recorded his experience of coming out in a video which he says he hopes more people to understand what it is like being gay and Mormon.
US: Obama Administration puts pressure on Supreme Court to strike down DOMA 12
1:44 AM — In a filing made on Friday, the Obama Administration urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying courts considering laws targeting gay people should do so with extra scrutiny, and calling it unconstitutional.