29th June 2013
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
London Jewish gay groups to hold pre-Pride Chavurah
5:24 PM — Two prominent Jewish gay and lesbian groups are to hold their annual pre-Pride Chavurah in St John's Wood this evening.
Video: YouTube announces it is ‘Proud to Love’ the LGBT community 3
4:36 PM — In a moving compilation video posted this week, video site YouTube has launched a campaign to feature gay pride videos, and has launched a campaign to inspire LGBT people and their allies to show their pride.
President Obama: Same-sex marriages should be recognised across all American states 3
3:36 PM — In the wake of this week's US Supreme Court rulings in two key equal marriage cases, President Obama said in a speech that he believes all marriages should be valid across state borders.
The New Yorker features Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie celebrating Supreme Court equal marriage rulings 1
2:59 PM — The New Yorker magazine has thrown its support behind the Supreme Court's decision to repeal a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), earlier this week, by unveiling an equal marriage themed Sesame Street cover.
Straight Pride UK claims that 90% of Glastonbury attendees say they are ‘proud’ to be ‘naturally straight’ 46
2:22 PM — A group which claims to aim for "full straight equality", including the right to hold "heterosexual pride" events, has tweeted from Glastonbury festival to claim that 90% of the festival's attendees are "proud" to be straight.
Big Gay Bash announces tropical holiday themed official London Pride after party 1
12:57 PM — London's Big Gay Bash has announced its lineup for the official London Pride after party, featuring Sink the Pink, Popstarz and One Love.
US: Bill to be introduced in Kansas would constitutionally ban equal marriage 16
12:50 AM — An amendment to the constitution of the US state of Kansas, to be introduced this week, would define marriage specifically as between one man and one woman.
Anna Wintour uses Twitter for the first time to commend Supreme Court for equal marriage rulings 4
12:30 AM — Anna Wintour has taken to Twitter for the first time, and was compelled to do so to congratulate the US on two Supreme Court rulings in favour of equal marriage.
27th June 2013
Chick-fil-A boss tweets, then deletes, message against repeal of DOMA 28
6:31 PM — The COO of US fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A posted a strong message opposing yesterday's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act, before deleting it.
Video: US House Democrat: ‘Who cares’ what Michele Bachmann thinks about DOMA? 10
5:36 PM — US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, showed her approval for the strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday by the US Supreme Court, and said that she did not care what Representative Michele Bachmann had to say.
US: Legislation to fully repeal federal ban on same-sex marriage reintroduced 7
4:50 PM — A Senator and a Representative in the US, have reintroduced legislation to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the wake of it being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court yesterday.
Video: Plaintiff in DOMA case Edith Windsor, throws support behind gay NY mayoral candidate 2
4:12 PM — After having succeeded in her court battle against the Defense of Marriage Act, which was struck down by the US Supreme Court yesterday, Edith Windsor has thrown her weight behind a candidate in the race for Mayor of New York.
US: New Jersey Governor says Supreme Court overturn of DOMA ‘was wrong’ 19
3:44 PM — The Governor of the US state of New Jersey has spoken out following the Supreme Court's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act to say that it "was wrong".
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
US: High school basketball coach ‘blown away’ by team’s reaction as he comes out as gay 4
2:09 AM — A high school basketball coach has made headlines, by standing in front of his team and coming out as gay.
Big brands come out in support of Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 decisions 3
12:44 AM — Following the US Supreme Court's decision in favour of same-sex couples in two landmark cases today, many large brands came out to show their support of the decision.
26th June 2013
Independence Day 2 director confirms film will include gay character 10
6:16 PM — Roland Emmerich, the director of blockbuster film Independence Day, and its upcoming sequel, has let slip in an interview that the the new film will include a gay character.