18th February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
9:02 PM — Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
US: Black Keys drummer receives homophobic abuse from Justin Bieber fans over feud 9
5:02 PM — The drummer of US band the Black Keys, has faced a tirade of homophobic abuse over Twitter from Justin Bieber fans, after he changed his picture and username, and pretended to be him.
Church which turned away Oscar Wilde to open its doors to displaced LGBT Catholics 15
4:15 PM — The church which turned away Oscar Wilde after he was charged with sodomy and gross indecency is now to open its doors to LGBT Catholics, after the announcement that the Soho masses would come to an end.
US: NFL Footballer Tim Tebow to speak at anti-gay Dallas megachurch 15
4:09 PM — An American football player for the New York Jets best known for during-game prayers, has been invited to speak at a church in Dallas, the leader of which has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality in the past.
Video: Alaskan Republicans laugh when asked about plans for civil unions 9
3:44 PM — A video has surfaced online, which appears to show members of the Alaskan House Caucus laughing when asked by a member of the press about its plans to legalise civil unions, before saying the issue "never came up" during discussions.
Derren Brown: I wonder if I could ‘turn a straight man gay’ for a TV show 42
2:51 PM — Derren Brown has said in a new interview that he would be interested in creating a television show on which he would attempt to make a straight man gay and a gay man straight, as a way of tackling sexuality through his work.
Canada: Ontario Premier thanks church for ‘strength and refuge’ while she was coming out 2
1:46 PM — The Premier of Canada's Ontario province has thanked a church which she attended whilst coming out for being a place of refuge, and for the "strength" it gave her.
Baseball player who used homophobic slur: ‘I made a mistake and I am different now’
12:20 AM — A baseball player in the US has again apologised for a "mistake" he made when writing a homophobic slur on his face during a game, and has said that he wants to put the past behind him.
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.