17th February 2013
Gay rights group: ‘Sports in the US have reached a tipping point against homophobia’ 5
8:37 PM — The decision of 25-year-old former Leeds United football player Robbie Rogers, to come out last week, has been commended by gay rights activists, who have described this as a "tipping point" for sports.
France: Subway shop limits Valentine’s Day offer to straight couples only 39
7:52 PM — The owner of a Subway franchise in the French city of Angers has received heavy criticism for refusing to offer a Valentine's Day special offer to gay couples.
16th February 2013
US Radio Host: Gay rights should not ‘trump the rights of Christians’ to not see gay people 103
9:16 PM — A US Christian radio host has spoken out about a school at which some students requested a heterosexual-only prom, and said that "not everybody wants to see" gay people.
US Government allows first burial of same-sex military spouse in national cemetery 8
8:33 PM — The US government has permitted the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a military veteran in a nation cemetery, however whether or not this will affect other gay military couples is unknown.
Gay author offers to write Superman for DC comics to ‘balance’ hiring of anti-gay writer 10
7:09 PM — A gay author has written an open letter to DC Comics requesting that an openly gay writer be hired to write for a Superman comic, following a controversial decision to hire an anti-gay writer for the series.
US: School District relaxes policy blocking student access to LGBT information websites 4
2:00 AM — A change in policy by the Clark County School District, which allows students access to information websites on LGBT issues, has been welcomed by civil rights groups.
Out4Marriage: David Jones, our suitability to parent is not up for discussion in the equal marriage debate 23
1:13 AM — Equal marriage campaign group Out4Marriage has responded to remarks made by the Tory Minister for Wales, who has come under heavy criticism after voicing his views on same-sex parenting.
US: School district threatened with lawsuit drops ban on same-sex prom dates 6
12:32 AM — A school district in the US state of Missouri has overturned a policy which banned same-sex couples from attending school proms together, a day after it was threatened with legal action.
15th February 2013
Video: US lawyers claim that Boy Scouts cannot remain ‘morally straight’ with gay scout leaders 12
7:01 PM — Two Christian lawyers in the US have claimed that the Boy Scouts could not remain "morally straight" if it allowed gay scout masters, compared homosexuality with paedophilia and suggested gay scout masters would put boy scouts at risk.
Former Leeds footballer Robbie Rogers comes out as gay 42
6:18 PM — A former Leeds United football player has come out as gay, and said that he has decided to quit football.
US: Sex education bill to recognise LGBT students and reject ‘gender stereotypes’ 1
4:43 PM — A new sex eduction bill introduced in the US on Thursday would provide five year grants to programs rejecting gender stereotypes and embracing LGBT students.
Rapper Azealia Banks calls Perez Hilton an ‘evil faggot’ and stirs up controversy again 36
3:48 PM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who was criticised in January for her use of the word "faggot" in a Twitter argument with blogger, Perez Hilton, has again used the slur, and stirred up controversy for a second time.
Sussex Hindu temple to allow equal marriage ceremonies 9
2:50 PM — A Hindu temple in Sussex has been granted a marriage license, and has said that gay couples are welcome to marry there, stating a need to "respect everyone".
US Televangelist: Equal marriage in England and Wales signals ‘the beginning of the end’ 61
2:18 PM — A US Christian televangelist has written that moves towards marriage equality in England and Wales were "alarming", that it could lead to the end of the world, and that "Western civilisation" would end up in hell if it doesn't "wake up."
US: Legal action threatened over school district’s policy banning same-sex prom dates 5
2:26 AM — Legal action was threatened on Thursday against a school district in Missouri, after it was accused of discrimination for its policy banning same-sex dates for students attending school proms.
Ireland: Kerry County Council to vote on equal marriage 3
2:04 AM — County Kerry councillors are to be asked to back a motion supporting equal marriage, at its next meeting.
US: Kansas Representative claims that 70% of Americans oppose equal marriage 18
1:23 AM — The Representative for Kansas's first congressional district has voiced his opposition to equal marriage, claiming that 70% of Americans also oppose it, and saying that Obama wants to "destroy the family."
14th February 2013
US: Illinois Senate passes equal marriage in Valentine’s Day vote 9
9:23 PM — The Illinois Senate has approved a bill to legalise same-sex marriage - although it still has to pass the House before it becomes law.
Dr Jeffrey John: Allowing individual parishes to decide on equal marriage ‘more Christian’ 14
6:56 PM — Speaking to the Public Bills Committee on Thursday to give evidence in favour of equal marriage, Dr Jeffrey John, the openly gay Dean of St Albans, said he thought it would be "more Christian" to allow individual parishes to make up their own minds on equal marriage.
Alice Arnold: Homophobia is still rife, just look at Twitter 4
5:36 PM — Speaking to the Public Bills Committee on Thursday to give evidence in favour of equal marriage, Alice Arnold, former BBC broadcaster said she though homophobia would be reduced if same-sex couples could marry.