2nd July 2013
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and 700 employees join gay pride parade in San Francisco 15
12:27 AM — Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, and over 700 of the company's employees marched in San Francisco's gay pride parade on Sunday.
1st July 2013
US: Iowa Governor: My state will ‘live with’ the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA 10
6:12 PM — When asked his opinion on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Governor of Iowa declined to give a personal opinion, and instead just said that his state would "live with" the decision.
US: Senator and partner become first same-sex couple in the state of Delaware to marry 2
5:47 PM — A Delaware Senator and her partner, became the first same-sex couple to marry, as the state's new equal marriage law came into effect.
Study: The Simpsons has helped gay men to come out due to portrayal of homosexuality 23
5:32 PM — A study has found that cartoon series the Simpsons, has helped to enable gay men to come out, because of they way it sympathetically portrays homosexuality.
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
29th June 2013
Alec Baldwin apologises to GLAAD for ‘toxic little queen’ comments 35
6:34 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has posted an open letter to GLAAD apologising for comments he made about a Daily Mail journalist in which he called him a "toxic little queen".
Straight Pride UK claims ‘it’s not easy to be straight’ because straight people are ‘persecuted’ 135
6:09 PM — A group named Straight Pride UK, which claims to aim for “full straight equality”, has taken to twitter to claim that straight people are "persecuted every day", and that it is "not easy to be straight".
Russia: Dozens arrested under ‘gay propaganda’ law for attempting to hold gay pride rally 30
5:47 PM — Dozens of gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg, after attempting to hold a gay pride rally.
Prop 8 supporters accuse court of ‘lawlessness’ for allowing resume of same-sex weddings 14
5:26 PM — Supporters of the now defunct Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the US state of California, have claimed that the courts have acted in a "lawless" way, following the resume of same-sex weddings in the state.
Facebook removes ads from ‘cute and gay boys’ page after threat of boycott 9
5:10 PM — Social networking site Facebook has announced that it is to totally overhaul its advertising systems, in order to deal with concerns raised by advertisers over potentially offensive content.
Peter Tatchell: We want equality for all and together we will win against homophobia and transphobia 7
4:51 PM — Speaking at Pride in London today, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gave an impassioned speech emphasising the need for full equality for all, noting the progress made by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the Houses of Parliament.
US: First weddings take place as same-sex marriages allowed to resume in California
3:19 PM — As pride events are kicking off all around the world, the US state of California has resumed issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling this week.
GLA Tory Group leader: ‘The Mayor of London fully supports pride because it’s what London is all about’ 1
2:30 PM — The elected leader of the Greater London Assembly (GLA), Conservative Group Andrew Boff, has spoken to PinkNews.co.uk about his support for Pride in London, and defended the Mayor Boris Johnson for not attending.
Photos: Pride in London parade 2013 7
2:02 PM — The 2013 Pride in London parade has moved off, moving from Baker Street, through Oxford Circus, and down to Trafalgar Square.
Pride in London parade kicks off without the city’s Mayor Boris Johnson 29
1:33 PM — The parade for this year's Pride in London has kicked off, without the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in attendance.
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
London Jewish gay groups to hold pre-Pride Chavurah
5:24 PM — Two prominent Jewish gay and lesbian groups are to hold their annual pre-Pride Chavurah in St John's Wood this evening.