7th April 2013
UK’s first youth crime commissioner urged to resign and apologises over homophobic tweets 62
4:29 PM — The UK's first teenage crime commissioner has apologised in the face of calls to resign, despite not having even started in the role, because she posted a string of homophobic, racist and violent tweets.
5th April 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo says four gay NFL players may soon come out, all at the same time 6
10:44 PM — American football player and equal rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo has said that he thinks several NFL players could come out "sooner than you think", and that he was in talks with four players who might all come out on the same day.
US radio host calls TIME magazine equal marriage cover ‘indecent’ and ‘a perversion’ 47
10:29 PM — Peter LaBarbera of the anti-gay group, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, has again weighed in on the debate about equal marriage, commenting on a TIME magazine cover featuring a gay kiss, and calling it a "perversion".
Fox News contributor on Jeremy Irons’ father-son marriage comments: ‘Seriously, why not incest?’ 39
6:50 PM — A Fox News host has commented on comments made earlier this week by actor Jeremy Irons, who linked incest to equal marriage, and suggested that supporters of equal marriage will move on to push for polygamous marriage next.
Stephen Colbert mocks Jeremy Irons for equal marriage incest comments 12
5:52 PM — Political satirist Stephen Colbert mocked Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons for comments made earlier this week suggesting that fathers might marry their sons in order to avoid inheritance tax, if equal marriage were made legal.
US: University Athletic Director follows basketball coach and is fired for abuse video
5:10 PM — The Athletic Director of Rutgers University has been sacked following the dismissal earlier this week of a basketball coach who was caught on camera subjecting students to homophobic and physical abuse.
US: NFL’s Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo honoured with equality award 1
4:30 PM — NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe were honoured on Thursday with an award from Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), for their work advocating for the LGBT community.
US: Brendon Ayanbadejo denies being cut by his team for supporting equal marriage 1
1:44 PM — Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he does not think he was cut by the team for his open support for equal marriage.
Rapper Daddy Yankee denies that he is gay after circulation of fake gay kiss photo 5
1:11 PM — Rapper Daddy Yankee has dismissed rumours that he is gay, blaming social media for the rumours, as a photograph which sites claimed was of him kissing another man, circulated earlier this week.
Video: Garbage stops Detroit show to let a fan propose to his boyfriend 22
12:22 AM — At a gig in Detroit at the end of March, rock band Garbage stopped their show to invite two fans up on stage, when one talks about how he knew they were meant to be together, before proposing to his boyfriend.
4th April 2013
Sweden: Two MPs urge government to keep trans infertility requirement for gender reassignment 7
11:40 PM — Two MPs in Sweden have written an argument against the country removing its requirement for transgender people to be "infertile" in order to receive gender reassignment surgery, saying it should keep the requirement, and claiming that many trans people don't want children.
Video: US pastor claims that equal marriage would be ‘the beginning of the end of America’ 29
10:58 PM — A radio programme broadcast by a Christian law firm has hosted a pastor who claimed that the end of America would ensue if the Supreme Court ruled in favour of equal marriage.
Video: Bryan Fischer calls Bill O’Reilly a ‘pompous, arrogant windbag’ 17
6:16 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has attacked Fox News host Bill O'Reilly for recent comments during which he said Christians needed to do more than just "thump the bible" to win the equal marriage debate.
Magic Johnson: I have always supported my gay son ‘a million percent’ 3
5:59 PM — Former US basketball player Magic Johnson has again spoken out in support of his son EJ who publicly came out this week by hitting the town in Hollywood hand-in-hand with his boyfriend.
US: Linda Harvey attacks anti-bullying Day of Silence and calls it ‘an abomination’ 41
5:37 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, has attacked the US Day of Silence, which stands up against homophobic and transphobic bullying, to say that it is "an abomination".
US: Basketball coach sacked for abusive video to receive $100,000 bonus 5
5:18 PM — Former Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, who was sacked this week for subjecting students to physical and homophobic abuse, is set to receive a $100,000 (£66,000) bonus.
US: Alumni call for university president to quit for failing to sack abusive coach
4:21 PM — Members of the alumni at Rutgers University in New Jersey have called for the resignation of university President Robert Barchi, who presided during the scandal around abusive basketball coach Mike Rice who subjected students to physical and homophobic abuse.
Video: Bill O’Reilly in spat with Christian radio host over ‘bible thumpers’ comment 11
3:14 PM — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has come under fire again from a Fox contributor over comments he made last week during which he said he supported equal marriage and that members of the religious right had to do more than just "thump the bible" to win the debate on same-sex marriage.
Bill Clinton to be honoured with a GLAAD Media Award 21
12:09 AM — GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, has announced that former US President Bill Clinton will be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May.
3rd April 2013
Fox News Host: ‘There are some indications that Jesus may have been gay’ 64
11:41 PM — Fox News Host Don Imus on Wednesday said during his programme that there was "some indication" that "Jesus might be gay", referring to a religious text, but not explaining why he made the claims.