21st January 2013
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.
The Saturdays: We ‘aren’t lesbians’ but we ‘like to perve on girls’ 10
12:57 PM — Girl band the Saturdays have said that, even though they are not lesbians, they prefer to check out women than men, and said they "perve on girls".
Overwhelming majority of Oxford Union students would be ‘glad to have gay parents’ 28
3:12 AM — In an Oxford Union debate on Thursday evening, the subject of which being gay parenting, the motion passed with a large majority.
US: California synagogue takes action against Boy Scouts anti-gay policy 6
12:15 AM — A synagogue in California has been the latest in a list of religious groups, and businesses to reject the Boy Scouts of America's policy, described as "damaging" as it does not allow openly gay members, volunteers or staff.
17th January 2013
UK: Cafe owner accuses gay campaigners of targeting him for a 2nd time over Uganda trip 14
8:05 PM — A cafe owner who denies accusations of homophobia, having attended an event in Uganda where there were anti-gay speakers present, claims to have closed his cafe for a second time due to the threat of further protests.
Anderson Cooper: I dated girls when I was a teenager to meet their brothers 4
5:39 PM — Anderson Cooper has spoken about his teenage years, and that he accidentally led his female friends to think they were dating. He said he was sometimes secretly hoping to "meet their brothers."
France: Elle magazine releases ‘marriage for all’ pro-equality issue 6
5:22 PM — The French edition of Elle Magazine has come out in support of equal marriage in France, amidst a heated debate on the issue by featuring a lesbian couple getting married, on its cover.
Chris Colfer: Being a gay role model can be ‘overwhelming’ 12
4:05 PM — Chris Colfer, star of hit TV series, Glee, has said he was "honoured" to be a role model, but that he felt "overwhelmed" by the responsibility of it.
Australia: Scientists have found ‘potential cure for AIDS’ 22
3:25 PM — Scientists in Australia say they have found a way to alter a protein in the HIV virus to impede it from spreading around the body, rather than assisting it, which could "potentially cure AIDS."