3rd March 2013
Student Pride debate featuring Ben Cohen and John Amaechi speaks out against homophobia in sport 5
4:59 PM — The panel on a debate at National Student Pride yesterday emphasised the importance of tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport, said they had seen some change, but that much more action needed to be taken.
2nd March 2013
Ellen writes open letter to the Supreme Court urging it to strike down Proposition 8 3
6:06 PM — American TV host Ellen has made her opinion known to the Supreme Court which, later in March, will begin to take on the case of whether to overturn Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on equal marriage.
Richard Wilson: Magazine gay list ‘blatantly outed’ me, but I don’t mind people knowing I’m gay 39
5:45 PM — Actor and director Richard Wilson, has opened up about being gay in a new interview, after he was named by Time Out in a list of influential gay people.
NFL player Scott Fujita: ‘A gay football player would not be an issue at all in the locker room’ 7
5:17 PM — NFL player Scott Fujita has spoken out about the issue of a lack of gay players in professional sport, and has said that he thinks it would "not be an issue at all" to have a gay player in the locker room.
Australia: Hundreds of thousands expected for biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 16
1:51 AM — As the 35th Mardi Gras kicks off in Sydney, organisers expect hundreds of thousands of people in what is expected to be one of the biggest in the event's history.
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
1st March 2013
Finland: Parliamentary committee narrowly rejects equal marriage bill 29
6:12 PM — The Finnish parliament's Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted narrowly to reject a bill to legalise equal marriage.
Bryan Fischer talks on fifteen-year campaign to stop ‘militant homosexuals’ from ‘destroying America’ 39
5:34 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has talked up a fifteen-year campaign to protect America from being "destroyed" by "militant homosexuals".
Tory Leaders: Equal marriage was ‘not an issue’ in losing the Eastleigh by-election 14
5:20 PM — Members of Tory leadership, including Michael Gove and David Cameron, have denied that the issue of equal marriage played a role in the party losing the Eastleigh by-election, the result of which was announced today.
Poland: Deputies strike down three civil partnership bills 7
4:49 PM — Deputies in Warsaw have rejected three bills which could have begun the process of allowing civil partnerships for gay couples in Poland.
US: Oscar-nominated AIDS documentary to be made into TV series
3:03 PM — A documentary about the AIDS epidemic which was nominated for an Oscar this year, is set to be turned into a miniseries on the American TV network ABC.
World War II love letter professes love of one soldier for another 47
2:16 PM — The letter written in 1943 by GI Brian Keith professes his love for a fellow soldier posted in North Africa during World War II. The letter's intended recipient never made it home.
US: Colorado House committee passes civil unions bill 1
2:02 PM — A Colorado House committee advanced a civil unions bill on Thursday, with one Republican joining Democrats to vote yes for the legislation which is expected to become law in 2013.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: Prospective NFL players may have to lie that they’re straight to get drafted 1
1:35 PM — NFL player and equal rights advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has expressed regret at the fact that gay, prospective NFL players may need to lie about their sexuality, when asked, in order to get drafted as professional players.
Moldova: Second largest city overturns local ban on ‘gay propaganda’ 2
1:14 PM — A court in the second largest city in Moldova has struck down a local ban on what authorities had referred to as "homosexual propaganda".
US: Obama administration files brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8
12:49 PM — The Obama administration filed a brief to the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, urging it to strike down the state of California's ban on equal marriage, a move which has been hailed by equal marriage advocates.
28th February 2013
Obama’s administration to file brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 4
11:16 PM — The Obama administration is to file a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on equal marriage, and to take the view that other, similar bans, are unconstitutional.
US: Man charged in killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 5
10:56 PM — A 22-year-old man was charged with murder on Thursday, in the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
US: Family of trans girl lodge complaint because school denied her use of girls’ toilets 17
10:20 PM — The parents of a trans girl in Colorado have filed a complaint because their daughter's elementary school refused to allow her to use the girls' toilets.
US: Congress extends Violence Against Women Act to protect LGBT people 5
6:29 PM — The republican controlled House of Congress on Thursday renewed the Violence Against Women Act expanding federal protections to LGBT people, as well as Native Americans and immigrants.