25th March 2013
US: Senator Claire McCaskill officially announces support for equal marriage 1
2:41 PM — US Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has announced her official support for equal marriage, and joined the increasing number on both sides of the political spectrum to endorse marriage equality.
Son of US Senator who changed stance to support equal marriage reflects on coming out 4
2:18 PM — The gay son of Senator Rob Portman, has written a column reflecting on coming out as a college freshman, a decision which led to his father controversially reversing his decision to support equal marriage.
US: Lesbian cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice will attend equal marriage hearing 6
1:12 PM — The lesbian cousin of the US Supreme Court's Chief Justice has said she will attend the hearings this week around equal marriage.
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
24th March 2013
Keith O’Brien accusers deny being part of a ‘gay cabal’ seeking ‘revenge’ 65
2:51 PM — Four priests who have accused Cardinal Keith O'Brien of inappropriate sexual conduct, which led to his resignation, have denied that they are part of a "gay cabal" seeking "revenge" for his anti-gay stance.
LGBT activists gather from across Asia to plan for UN conference 2
1:49 PM — LGBT activists from across Asia gathered this weekend to plan a strategy ahead of this summer's United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.
Poll: Ohio voters shift in favour of removing equal marriage ban 3
1:25 PM — A new poll has shown that, since approving a constitutional ban on equal marriage in 2004, more than half of residents of the US state of Ohio now support equal marriage.
US: Senator who reversed position to support equal marriage finds GOP crowd ‘very respectful’ 5
2:34 AM — US Senator Rob Portman, who came out in support of equal marriage last week, spoke at a Republican Party event this weekend, and said that the audience was "very respectful" of his change in stance.
Bishop of Buckingham: Church of England is ‘hypocritical’ for not blessing civil unions 17
1:52 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham, the Right Reverend Dr Alan Wilson, has criticised the Church of England's refusal to allow blessings for civil partnerships, and said that some parishes were ignoring the ban in order to avoid conflict.
23rd March 2013
Rick Perry attacks Madonna for GLAAD Awards boy scout costume appearance 12
2:27 AM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has voiced his distaste at Madonna's recent appearance at the GLAAD Awards, which she attended dressed as a boy scout, and spoke out against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members.
Sony Pictures co-chairman: Hollywood has to ‘do better’ than allowing anti-gay slurs in films 20
1:55 AM — The co-chairman of Sony Pictures has spoken out about the damaging effect anti-gay slurs and offensive stereotypes can have, emphasising the importance of Hollywood's influence on changing public perception.
22nd March 2013
Starbucks CEO defends equal marriage backing and tells unhappy shareholder to sell stock 17
6:10 PM — The CEO of Starbucks took to defending the company's decision to back equal marriage, in the face of criticism from a shareholder at the company's shareholders meeting.
US: New Jersey Governor announces opposition to ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
5:27 PM — The Governor or New Jersey has official announced his opposition to gay conversion therapy, after previously saying he had been undecided on the issue.
US radio host: ‘Mitt Romney could have won more votes if he had more anti-gay ads’ 12
4:32 PM — Speaking for the Family Research Council (FRC), an adamantly anti-gay campaign group, Gary Bauer claimed that, despite many Republican losses, Mitt Romney only won in the state of North Carolina because of an anti-gay ad campaign.
Death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows prompts calls for Daily Mail to sack Richard Littlejohn 81
3:42 PM — More than 3,500 people have signed an online petition that calls for the Daily Mail to sack its columnist Richard Littlejohn, in the wake of the death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows.
Study: Schools in Colorado considered ‘hostile’ for LGBT students
3:39 PM — A report released this week has found that some schools in the US state of Colorado are considered "hostile" environments for LGBT students.
US: Colorado Governor signs civil unions bill into law 3
2:08 PM — In a historic day for the US state of Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law on Thursday, following several attempts to pass the legislation in recent years.
US: Bill to lift ban on HIV positive organ donation passes Senate committee 7
2:12 AM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), on Thursday praised a US Senate committee for approving a bill which would allow the donation of HIV positive organs to HIV positive recipients.
US Senator: ‘I’m not gay, so I’m not going to marry one’ 18
1:35 AM — A Republican Senator in the US answered the question of whether his views opposing equal marriage had changed briefly and frankly, saying that they had not.
21st March 2013
US: University pulls state funding from sex education week following Fox News ‘lesbian bondage’ complaint 14
5:25 PM — The University of Tennessee (UT) has made the decision to pull state funding from a week-long sex education event, following a complaint by a Fox News radio host who claimed that it was giving the money to a "lesbian bondage" expert.