10th February 2013
Senior Tory town councillor quits over equal marriage vote 16
11:57 PM — A senior Conservative Party town councillor has quit the party because of his opposition to equal marriage, a bill to legalise which was resoundingly accepted at second reading by a large majority in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
8th February 2013
US Radio Host: ‘Equal marriage is a pernicious lie of Satan’ 42
6:06 PM — A US Christian radio host has said that equal marriage is a "pernicious lie of satan", and said that equal rights advocates wanted to "redefine humanity completely".
US: Man gets 18 months for homophobic petrol station assault 2
5:15 PM — The attacker in a homophobic assault at a petrol station in the US city of Detroit in 2011 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Boris Johnson’s support for equal marriage was a game changer’ 18
4:49 PM — Peter Tatchell has emphasised what he calls the game-changing decision of London Mayor Boris Johnson to support David Cameron's equal marriage reform.
US Columnist: ‘Bowing to calls for equality is like letting a disabled child play with matches’ 38
4:34 PM — A columnist for a US conservative news site has written that bowing to pressure from a "militant homosexual lobby" on LGBT rights was like "capitulating to a developmentally disabled child who wants to play with matches".
Trans woman student abused and shoved out of toilets at Leeds University 268
3:13 PM — A trans woman student at Leeds University was verbally abused and pushed out of the Student Union's female toilets by two girls.
Lance Bass: Chris Brown should go to jail for calling Frank Ocean a ‘faggot’ 7
1:48 PM — Former 'Nsync star, Lance Bass, has spoken out about a recent alleged incident during which Chris Brown called Frank Ocean a "faggot", and said the R&B star should face jail as the "only way to" be rehabilitated.
David Attenborough accused of excluding homosexuality from animal documentaries 42
12:51 PM — Sir David Attenborough has been accused by a university academic of restricting his programmes to representing only a "single interpretation" of the sexual behaviour of animals, excluding the possibility of homosexuality.
7th February 2013
US: Campaigners plan to pump $2 million into efforts to legalise equal marriage 6
6:23 PM — In the US, a New York based equal marriage advocacy group has laid out plans to pump funds into several states' legislative battles to legalise equal marriage.
US: Columnist compares efforts to allow gay scouts to Nazi invasion of Norway 22
5:19 PM — A columnist writing for a US conservative news site has written that the Boy Scouts of America lifting its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff would make it a "beehive of erotic exploration", and compared efforts to urge the Boy Scouts to drop its anti-gay policy to the Nazi German invasion of Norway.
Dutch government to commission report recognising LGBT families with three or more parents 9
4:09 PM — The Justice Ministry of the Netherlands is set to commission a report on the possibility of legally recognising families with three or more parents, and has noted the protective values of such a law for LGBT families.
US: Two of founder’s granddaughters quit ‘God Hates Fags’ church and express remorse 17
3:31 PM — Two granddaughters of the founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, also know as the 'God Hates Fags' church, appear to have quit the organisation, and expressed regret at "inflicting pain on others" whilst still members.
US Radio Host: Gay men only want to be scout masters to ‘be around young boys’ 54
2:49 PM — A US Christian radio host has suggested that gay men would only want to be Scout Leaders in order to "be around boys", and suggested a link between paedophilia and homosexuality, saying "gay men love youth".
US: Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty to three charges 2
1:58 PM — The shooter in an incident at the Family Research Council in August pleaded guilty to three charges, and admitted buying over a dozen Chick-fil-A sandwiches to smear on the faces of his victims.
Poll: Majority of US voters would like the Boy Scouts to drop its gay ban 6
2:58 AM — A new poll has found that a majority of US voters think the Boy Scouts of America should drop its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
Germany: Football Association sets up support group for gay players 1
2:37 AM — A working group has been set up by the German Football Association in order to provide support for and prepare clubs to deal with the potential for gay footballers coming out.
6th February 2013
Video: CNN host challenges defender of scouts gay ban who likens homosexuality to paedophilia 11
4:56 PM — A CNN host has challenged the head of a Christian right-wing group who, in defending the Boy Scouts of American's ban on gay members, linked homosexuality to paedophilia, and said that being gay was a choice.
Thailand: Airport immigration fast-track lane opens up to gay couples 5
4:32 PM — Same-sex couples visiting Thailand this month could be pleasantly surprised, as Bangkok's main airport has opened up premium lanes to fast-track couples through immigration.
Update: The Boy Scouts of America delays vote on gay ban until May 9
4:17 PM — The Boy Scouts of American has delayed a vote on whether or not to lift a ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, until May "due to the complexity of the issue".
US: Debate heats up as Boy Scouts expected to give decision on gay ban today 1
4:00 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is expected to give a decision today on a vote by its board on whether to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.