30th January 2013
Paris Hilton auctions off perfume and donate proceeds to GLAAD 2
1:13 PM — Paris Hilton is auctioning off a personalised bottle of her perfume on eBay, and will donate all proceeds to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Venice breaks cultural ties with St Petersburg over anti-gay law 7
12:20 PM — The Italian city of Venice has broken its cultural partnership with Russian city, St Petersburg, over an anti-gay law which was brought in a year ago.
US: Churches may cease funding if Boy Scouts remove anti-gay policy 21
1:43 AM — Some churches have not taken kindly to the news that the Boy Scouts of American are to vote on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Gay teen taken off life support after hanging himself because of homophobic bullying 54
1:24 AM — A 15-year-old gay teenager has been taken off life support, after hanging himself in a local school playground after being bullied because he was gay.
US: Gay boy scout hopeful for national change after vote on anti-gay policy 1
12:38 AM — The family of a Californian teenage boy scout who was denied the Eagle Scout award because he was openly gay, has welcomed an upcoming vote by the Boy Scouts of America's board, on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
29th January 2013
France: Parliamentary debate over equal marriage begins 7
5:40 PM — Following months of debate and controversy over the issue of equal marriage, proposals to allow it went before the French parliament today.
Zimbabwe: New draft constitution includes equal marriage ban 15
5:12 PM — A new Zimbabwean draft constitution includes a clause banning equal marriage for gay couples.
US: Business coalition formed to push for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act 5
4:41 PM — A coalition of businesses has formed in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, to allow equal marriage rights to same-sex couples federally.
Chick-fil-A’s recent tax documents show no record of funding anti-gay groups 4
4:02 PM — A gay rights advocacy group has said that, according to its most recent tax documents, Chick-fil-A has ceased giving money to groups opposed to equal marriage and gay rights.
Bryan Fischer: Scouts could allow access to paedophiles by lifting anti-gay ban 38
3:02 PM — The leader of the American Family Association has said the Boy Scouts of America's announcement that it might lift its ban on gay scouts could open its doors to paedophiles.
Boy Scouts of America board will vote on whether to end ban on gay members 2
2:18 AM — The Boy Scouts of America could soon lift its ban on allowing gay members, volunteers and staff, as its board will vote next week on a resolution which would effectively do so.
28th January 2013
Oklahoma pastor: You can’t refrigerate homosexuality like pork, so it is still a sin 99
5:40 PM — The leader of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, and pastor invited to talk on his program have said it is okay to eat pork and shellfish, but not to have gay sex, despite both being classed as sinful in the Old Testament.
Irish equality minister supports equal marriage, and calls for reform of gay parenting law 5
3:36 PM — The Irish minister for Justice and Equality has voiced his support for equal marriage for gay couples, and said there is a need to reform and "bring clarity" to issues surrounding gay parenting.
Poll: 75% of Irish people support equal marriage 18
3:13 PM — Support for equal marriage has risen substantially in Ireland, and now three quarters of the population would vote yes in a referendum to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples, a new poll suggests.
Sebastian Faulks: Attempts to make James Bond thoughtful just made him ‘slightly gay’ 16
2:23 PM — James Bond writer, Sebastian Faulks, has said that his attempts to make the the character more sensitive or introspective failed, and that he just ended up being "slightly gay".
France: Cartoon characters share gay kisses at equal marriage rally 5
1:26 PM — Famous cartoon characters were paired up in same-sex couples in a display as part of a rally for equal marriage in France.
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
Canada: Kathleen Wynne becomes first lesbian province leader 11
1:42 AM — A former cabinet minister has been appointed as Canada's first openly-gay provincial premier, who is also the first female leader of the most populous Canadian province.
US: Boy Scouts troop forced by regional council to remove anti-discrimination statement 9
1:02 AM — A Boy Scout troop has been made by its governing regional council to remove an anti-discrimination policy published last week, which contradicts the national policy banning gay members, volunteers and staff.
26th January 2013
Rylan Clark is the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2013 44
2:38 AM — Rylan Clark was declared the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2013 on Friday evening, in the live final on Channel 5.