28th January 2013
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
Canada: Kathleen Wynne becomes first lesbian province leader 11
1:42 AM — A former cabinet minister has been appointed as Canada's first openly-gay provincial premier, who is also the first female leader of the most populous Canadian province.
US: Boy Scouts troop forced by regional council to remove anti-discrimination statement 9
1:02 AM — A Boy Scout troop has been made by its governing regional council to remove an anti-discrimination policy published last week, which contradicts the national policy banning gay members, volunteers and staff.
26th January 2013
Rylan Clark is the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2013 44
2:38 AM — Rylan Clark was declared the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2013 on Friday evening, in the live final on Channel 5.
25th January 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I want to use Super Bowl media for equal marriage awareness 7
5:30 PM — NFL player, and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he wants to use the massive exposure which the Super Bowl brings to speak out about marriage equality.
China censors gay sex scenes from release of Cloud Atlas 9
4:51 PM — In China, the cinematic release of the film Cloud Atlas took place on Monday, however before it was shown, almost forty minutes of "gay and straight sex" was cut from the film without the producers' knowledge.
Russian national anti-gay law passes first reading 25
4:25 PM — On Friday, the Russian State Duma adopted the first reading of a homophobic censorship bill which would impose federal sanctions for the promotion of "gay propaganda".
Judge Dredd comic writers say that he ‘could be gay’ 10
2:53 PM — Writers of the Judge Dredd comic series have caused a stir with fans, by suggesting that the title character of the comics might be gay.
France: Court rules that Twitter must hand over details of homophobic and anti-semitic users 6
2:15 PM — Twitter has been ordered by a French court to hand over details of users who posted anti-semitic tweets, in what could be a significant move against homophobia, racism and anti-semitism in the country.
Daniel Radcliffe: An MTV award for my ‘passionate’ gay kiss would be ‘wonderful’ 9
1:07 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has said that he would like to win an MTV award for Best Kiss, for a gay kiss he shares with a co-star in the upcoming film, Kill Your Darlings.
US: Separated lesbian couple to testify on behalf of sperm donor ordered to pay child support 6
12:33 PM — A Separated lesbian couple have both been summoned to testify on behalf of a sperm donor, with whom they had made a written agreement, but who was ordered to pay child support after they split up.
24th January 2013
Russia: Kaliningrad region approves anti-gay bill 9
6:47 PM — A bill forbidding "homosexual propaganda" has passed in the Kaliningrad outpost of Russia, similar to those passed in other areas of the country, which proposals suggested should be made national laws.
Turkey: Bishop’s killer claims he was subject to gay advances and receives reduced sentence 19
5:34 PM — A man who killed a Catholic priest received a reduced sentence, after telling the court in his defence, that the priest requested to have a gay affair with him.
Video: Bryan Fischer attacks Obama and says ‘nobody is created gay’ 61
5:10 PM — Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association has attacked President Obama's inauguration speech in which he referred to the importance of the gay rights movement, and said that it is "ludicrous" for gay people to expect equal rights, because "nobody is created gay."
Jeremy Joseph buys G-A-Y from HMV administrators 12
3:50 PM — The founder and, up until today the part-owner, of the G-A-Y brand has bought out shares owned by HMV, which went into administration last week.
US: 11-year-old trans girl says Obama should have mentioned trans people at his inauguration 11
3:06 PM — An trans girl has written a speech in response to that given by US President Barack Obama at his public inauguration on Monday, during which he referred to the gay community.
Video: ‘Negative’ IKEA advert slammed by Thai trans rights group 16
2:04 PM — A recently unveiled advert for IKEA in Thailand has been heavily criticised for its depiction of a trans woman, which has been described by a trans rights group as a "violation of human rights", and "negative and stereotypical."
US: Gay civil unions bill passes first vote in Colorado 9
1:57 AM — On Wednesday, a bill to legalise civil unions in the US state of Colorado passed its first vote, bring the state one step closer to allowing same-sex unions.
Video: Teenager comes out to hundreds of classmates at award ceremony 25
1:33 AM — A gay teenager came out in front of a crowd of hundreds of classmates at his high school, as well as teachers and parents, in a video which has appearaed online.
23rd January 2013
US: Colorado could vote on civil unions this week 2
5:56 PM — Colorado lawmakers will soon vote on a measure to allow gay couples civil unions. The measure is expected to pass its first vote.