26th July 2013
Russia: LGBT film festival loses appeal against fines under ‘foreign agent’ laws 2
4:30 PM — A Russian LGBT film festival has lost an appeal against fines made against it under new controversial 'foreign agent' laws.
G-A-Y bars joins boycott of Russian vodka and urges supermarkets to do the same 21
2:59 PM — G-A-Y group has become the latest to vow to boycott Russian vodkas in solidarity with LGBT people living in Russia, where gay "propaganda", and the adoption of children by foreign gay couples were recently made illegal.
Russia: Gay teenagers tortured and made to come out on video by militant ‘anti-paedophilia’ group 123
2:18 PM — A neo-Nazi Russian group has taken to social media to publicise images and videos of gay teenagers lured in on the promise of a date, before torturing them and forcing them to come out to friends and family on video.
25th July 2013
US: Legalising equal marriage could boost tourism in Hawaii by $217 million 4
11:14 PM — A new study has found that legalising same-sex marriage in Hawaii could boost tourism by $217 million (£141 million) over three years.
After no coverage, Daily Mail uses equal marriage a week after it became law to attack David Cameron 46
10:44 PM — A week since the equal marriage act for England and Wales was given Royal Assent, and despite little or no previous coverage, the Daily Mail and Telegraph, have reported the story, in critical pieces regarding a speech made by David Cameron.
US: Deportation of gay man halted as he could face persecution in Philippines 2
7:02 PM — A gay Filipino immigrant living in the US who had been ordered to be deported, on Wednesday was given permission to stay on the grounds that he would face persecution if he returned to the Phillipines, because he is gay.
Reading: Two men robbed in homophobic attack 4
5:33 PM — A gang attacked and robbed two gay men on Sunday evening in a suburb of Reading, as they walked home from a party.
Lesbian singer Beth Ditto shares first picture of wedding 7
4:42 PM — Singer Beth Ditto has shared the first picture from her wedding to her long term partner which took place last month.
US: First same-sex couples marry in Pennsylvania despite state ban on equal marriage 2
3:45 PM — A same-sex couple in Pennsylvania has become the first in the state to legally marry, despite a ban on equal marriage.
24th July 2013
US: United Methodist clergy members sign pact to perform same-sex marriages 7
11:17 PM — Dozens of retired clergy members across Northern California and Nevada have signed a pact saying they will perform same-sex marriages or holy unions in their churches across the two states.
Colombia: First ever civil union legally recognised 2
10:51 PM — For the first time in Colombia, a judge has recognised the civil union of a gay couple.
US: Virginia couple challenge state-wide ban on equal marriage 1
5:29 PM — A couple from Norfolk, Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
Petition calls for British boycott of Russian Winter Olympics because of anti-gay laws 13
5:06 PM — A petition has been started with a view to having the British Olympics Association boycott the Russian Winter Olympics next year, in the wake of the passage of anti-gay legislation.
Denmark: Forum established to help more LGBT people from ethnic minority groups come out 7
4:28 PM — A new national forum will be launched in Denmark, in order to help LGBT people come out to their friends and family.
US: Two Pennsylvania same-sex couples to receive marriage licences despite state ban on equal marriage 2
3:37 PM — Two lesbian couples in the US state of Pennsylvania have applied for marriage licences, and look set to be issued them, despite a state-wide ban on equal marriage.
US: Homophobic speech at City Council meetings prompts response from human rights group 21
3:05 PM — Homophobic language used in the city of Richmond, California, has prompted action from the city's Human Relations Commission, but has also raise issues around free speech.
US radio host: All gays should resign from their jobs for being ‘perverse’ 45
2:30 PM — US radio host Bryan Fischer, has weighed in on controversy surrounding New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Wiener, who was caught for a second time sending inappropriate images, to say that all gay people should resign, as homosexuality is "perverse".
Montenegro: Anti-gay demonstrators cause violence at first ever pride event, and chant ‘kill the gays’ 6
1:38 PM — Rocks and bottles were thrown by dozens of anti-gay protesters at Montenegro's first ever pride event on Wednesday.
23rd July 2013
US: Pennsylvania county agrees to issue same-sex marriage licence 3
11:50 PM — Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania have said same-sex couples will be able to be issued marriage licences, despite a state-wide ban on equal marriage.
US: New York to refund estate tax paid by same-sex spouses under DOMA 8
11:31 PM — The US state of New York has said that same-sex spouses who paid estate taxes under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), because their marriages were not recognised, will now receive refunds.