8th January 2013
US: Military service members discharged for being gay receive severance settlement 5
11:46 AM — Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged for being gay will receive the rest of their severance pay under a ruling made by federal court on Monday.
Dutch Priest posts photos of Catholic leavers to encourage them to stay, following Pope’s anti-gay speech 33
11:07 AM — The names and photographs of parish members attempting to leave the Catholic church will be displayed by a priest in the Netherlands, in an attempt to encourage them to stay.
US: Teen to be charged with plotting to kill gay teacher and black students in school explosion 14
1:50 AM — An Alabama student is to face court after police uncovered what they said was a plot to kill a gay teacher and six students using homemade explosives.
Rapper Azealia Banks keeps record deal after saying Perez Hilton is a ‘faggot’ who should kill himself 21
12:57 AM — A spokesperson for rapper Azealia Banks has said that she has not been dropped by her US record label, and that she is currently in the studio recording her debut album.
US: Gallaudet University reinstates diversity officer suspended for signing equal marriage petition 15
12:12 AM — The diversity officer of a university who was suspended for three months after she signed a petition sent by opponents of marriage equality in the state of Maryland has been reinstated.
6th January 2013
Reports: Azealia Banks loses record deal for saying Perez Hilton is a fag who should kill himself 46
6:19 PM — New reports have suggested that US Rapper, Azealia Banks, has been dropped by her record label following a Twitter arugment with blogger, Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "messy faggot", and suggested that he should "kill himself".
Francoise Hollande supports education minister on Catholic school equal marriage row 15
5:13 PM — French President, Francois Hollande voiced his support for his education minister who wrote a controversial letter urging Catholic schools to avoid bringing the issue of equal marriage into the classroom.
Mario Monti: Decision on Italian marriage equality should be made by parliament 9
4:38 PM — The Italian Premier, Mario Monti, who is backed by the Vatican for his re-election bid, has said that gay rights issues, including marriage equality, should be decided by parliament, not his governement, if he is successful.
Vatican newspaper says equal marriage ‘deceives humanity’, compares it to communism 67
1:43 AM — In not the first attack of its kind, the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican has likened global moves towards marriage equality to 20th century socialist promises which "deceived humanity".
Chile: Marriage equality becomes a key issue in presidential debates 6
1:11 AM — The issue of marriage equality became majorly divisive during the first televised debate between two potential presidential nominees for the Chilean Christian Democrat party.
5th January 2013
Steven Soderbergh: All studios rejected Liberace film for being ‘too gay’ 18
10:33 PM — Oscar winning film director, Steven Soderbergh, director of an upcoming film about American pianist, Liberace, has said that it was not scheduled to have a theatrical release because film studios turned it down for being "too gay."
US: First openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, retires after 10 years 13
9:46 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, retired from his post on Saturday, after almost ten years.
France: A majority of French people would like a referendum on equal marriage 32
1:17 AM — A new survey has revealed that more than two thirds of French people would like a referendum on marriage equality and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Jane Lynch: I’m gay but I sometimes can’t resist the ‘charm’ of men like Russell Brand 22
12:56 AM — Actor, Jane Lynch, has said that, despite identifying as gay, she sometimes can't resist the "male charm", and has said she had a "crush" on comedian Russell Brand.
4th January 2013
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively to stand trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ 36
8:20 AM — An anti-gay evangelist will face trial starting on Monday for the first sexuality-based lawsuit using a statute which allows foreign parties to sue in American courts.
West Ham’s Matt Jarvis: Gay footballers would find support and play better if they came out 18
8:13 AM — West Ham footballer, Matt Jarvis, has appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine, and gave an interview saying gay footballers should come out, that they would be supported, and that they might even play better if they did.
3rd January 2013
Video: Chris Colfer says he is ‘typecast’ and ‘pigeonholed’ for being gay 15
11:45 PM — Actor and writer, Chris Colfer, has addressed being openly gay as an actor and said that he felt like people have "made a big deal" out of his sexuality.
UK: Teenage campaigner gathers support for marriage equality on Boxing Day 9
5:22 AM — A gay teenage marriage equality campaigner collected signatures on Boxing Day, after learning that her local MP was to vote against marriage equality, and found that many of his constituents support equal marriage.
Republican Chairman: It is time for people to support marriage equality 12
4:48 AM — A Republican Party chairman has urged lawmakers to get behind a proposal to legalise marriage equality in Illinois.
30th December 2012
Charlie Sheen apologises for homophobic rant after backlash 21
9:21 PM — Actor Charlie Sheen, sparked controversy when he took to the stage in Cabo, Mexico, to promote the opening of his new bar, as he used a homophobic slur.