22nd January 2013
Video: Gay poet performs reading at official Obama inauguration ceremony 5
12:29 PM — An openly gay Cuban-American poet delivered a moving poem at the official public inauguration of President Barack Obama yesterday.
Alice Arnold: The lack of equal marriage is horrible and I can speak out about it now 15
2:40 AM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold has said that she didn't like that she had "suddenly" realised that gay people were not thought of or treated equally, and that she would be a more active spokesperson for equal marriage.
New Zealand: Select committee hears of benefits to legalising equal marriage 3
2:06 AM — The select committee considering the New Zealand equal marriage bill has heard from two charities which gave the benefits of legalising equal marriage for the physical and mental health of the population, in their submissions.
21st January 2013
Obama: ‘Our journey is not complete until gay people are given equal rights’ 25
5:46 PM — Speaking at his inauguration, President Barack Obama made a speech which said "our journey is not complete" until equal rights for gay people is reached, and referred to the importance of the Stonewall riots in terms of moves towards equality.
Lady Gaga to duet with rapper Azealia Banks who called Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 9
5:22 PM — Lady Gaga has confirmed that she is featuring rapper Azealia Banks on an upcoming track, despite a recent Twitter feud with Perez Hilton during which Banks said he was a "messy faggot" who should kill himself.
Jane Lynch praises Jodie Foster for coming out speech
4:48 PM — Actor Jane Lynch has commended Jodie Foster for opening up at the Golden Globes, and talking openly about her sexuality for the first time.
Rick Santorum blames colleges for promoting equal marriage and porn 14
4:34 PM — According to Rick Santorum, US colleges and universities promote a "sea of antagonism towards Christianity", and blamed that for the use of pornography and for the move towards equal marriage.
Outrage as Rylan Clark secretly left Big Brother house for X Factor rehearsals 6
4:08 PM — Rylan Clark, has been secretly leaving the Celebrity Big Brother House to rehearse for an X-Factor tour, a former fellow housemate has claimed.
New Zealand group distances itself from leader who linked equal marriage to crime 3
3:23 PM — A New Zealand charity, the leader of which made a submission to parliament attempting to link equal marriage with rising crime rates has released a statement distancing itself from his comments.
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
Video: President Barack Obama officially sworn into office for second term 5
1:05 PM — President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term as US president on Sunday.
20th January 2013
Inclusive Syfy TV show criticised for depicting anti-trans violence 47
2:50 PM — A popular television show, which is widely regarded as being one of the most LGBT inclusive on air, has been accused by GLAAD and many fans of showing a scene depicting images similar to those of anti-trans violence.
Daniel Radcliffe: Fast-paced gay sex scenes were something new but nothing to worry about 18
2:32 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has spoken about filming gay sex scenes for his new film, and said that it was "something new" but that he didn't "worry about it".
New Zealand lobbyist says equal marriage will bring increase in crime 32
1:25 PM — The head of a victim lobby group made a submission to the New Zealand parliament, claiming that legalising equal marriage would bring with it an increase in all levels of crime.
19th January 2013
Gay activist arrested and beaten in Honduras gay bar raid 4
2:30 PM — A leading gay rights campaigner in Honduras was arrested and assaulted in a raid on a bar frequented by LGBT people, reports suggest.
18th January 2013
South Africa: Justice ministry requests that ‘gay cure centre’ is investigated 2
5:58 PM — The South African justice ministry has requested that the Human Rights Commission investigate a Chrisian arts centre which operates to attempt to "cure" people of their homosexuality.
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
US: Boeing will now allow pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 2
3:54 PM — Boeing, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, has reversed a previous decision to deny pension survivor benefits for married same-sex couples.
US: President of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association dies, aged 48 6
2:57 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) has said its president, Michael Triplett, has died.
US: Sperm or egg donors to same-sex couples could be liable to pay child support 7
1:54 PM — Questions on whether or not sperm or egg donors could be liable to pay child support have been raised since a US judge ruled that a man must pay child support for the child of a lesbian couple who he donated sperm to, after they split up.