9th January 2013
Cafe owner denies speaking at Ugandan anti-gay rally, attempts to stop protest 17
12:50 PM — The owner of a Christian bookshop has denied claims that he is homophobic, and that he attended an anti-gay rally, in order to try to stop a demonstration which was being planned at the premises.
Update: Gay teenager denied Eagle Scout award, as he doesn’t adhere to ‘duty of God’ 33
1:24 AM — Gay teenager, Ryan Andresen, has been denied the highest Boy Scouts honour, the Eagle Scout badge, by the national Boy Scouts of America organisation, despite a recommendation for approval from a review board at his local council, and a 460,000 strong petition in his favour.
8th January 2013
Chinese Court: Gay man who married a woman that committed suicide not to blame for her death 6
6:31 PM — A lawsuit was rejected today by a local court in China, brought by the parents of a woman who committed suicide after finding out her husband was gay.
US: Gay teenager allowed to continue as a Boy Scout following 460,000 strong petition 12
5:31 PM — A Boy Scout Council in California has approved a gay Scout’s Eagle application to be allowed to continue as a boy scout after coming out as gay, following a petition of more than 460,000 signatures, started by his mother.
Horse McDonald: I came home to get married, even though I was bullied for being gay 14
3:54 PM — Singer Horse McDonald returned to her hometown she left because of homophobia, in order to wed her fiance in a civil partnership.
Ugandan university loses UK accreditation over anti-gay legislation 12
2:51 PM — A college in Uganda has lost the accreditation of its degrees by a UK university, because of a disagreement surrounding anti-gay legislation seeking to intensify penalties for homosexuality.
Neil Patrick Harris accused of pushing ‘gay agenda’ and ‘mocking christianity’ in Super Bowl promo 41
1:26 PM — Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, faces accusations of “mocking Christianity” and pushing a “gay agenda” for his appearance in an advert for the Super Bowl.
Facebook apologises for deleting PinkNews content over use of the word ‘faggot’ 8
1:01 PM — Facebook have apologised after deleting content posted to the PinkNews page, because it contained the word "faggot" in the headline.
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.