22nd July 2013
Olympic committee calls for acceptance of all athletes at Winter Olympics despite Russian anti-gay laws 42
10:10 PM — Responding to human rights groups, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement calling for the acceptance of all athletes in the wake of Russia's recently passed anti-gay legislation.
Lib Dem MP responds to criticism over anti-homophobia campaign: ‘Most people are sick of homophobia’ 24
8:26 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech, the supporter of a campaign to eradicate homophobia in football, has responded to a letter from a disgruntled constituent who accused him of trying to "brainwash children".
France: Gay couple who filed complaint as mayor refused to officiate wedding finally marry 4
7:26 PM — A gay couple who were forced to file an officia complaint as their town's mayor became the first in France to refuse to perform a same-sex wedding, are now married.
Southbank Centre to hold 2014 wedding festival to celebrate first same-sex marriages 4
6:33 PM — In summer 2014, London's Southbank Centre is to hold a huge wedding party in celebration of the first same-sex marriages to take place in England and Wales.
Tumblr blocks searches for ‘gay’ ‘lesbian’ and ‘bisexual’ on mobile apps 17
5:45 PM — Blogging site Tumblr has come under criticism for recent changes to the way it classifies adult material, including search terms, as the word 'gay' is currently classified as not safe for work, and does not return any results using the site's mobile platform.
21st July 2013
US anti-gay church holds demonstration calling Her Majesty the Queen of Fags 82
4:51 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has tweeted to attack the Queen for adding her signature to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, giving it Royal Assent to become law.
20th July 2013
Study finds that children of gay parents are generally happier than those with straight parents 48
7:05 PM — A study has found that children growing up with gay parents are on average happier than those raised by straight parents.
US: County clerk seeks to halt the issuing of same-sex marriage licences in California 10
6:28 PM — The San Diego county clerk on Friday filed a petition which seeks a court order to exempt county clerks from issuing marriage licences to gay couples.
US: Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Ohio’s equal marriage ban 10
5:26 PM — A federal lawsuit has been filed against the US state of Ohio challenging its constitutional ban on equal marriage.
19th July 2013
Cameroon criticises media attention around murdered LGBT campaigner 8
10:51 PM — Officials in Cameroon have spoken out for the first time since international media attention focussed on the alleged murder of an LGBT and human rights campaigner earlier this week.
Haiti: A thousand people turn up to protest against equal marriage 29
6:12 PM — Over a thousand people in the Haitian capital have turned up to protest against same-sex marriage.
Harrison Ford: Enders Game writer’s opinions have nothing to do with the story 40
5:46 PM — Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, actor Harrison Ford weighed in on calls for a boycott of the Enders Games film due to homophobic comments by the author of the book on which the film is based, to say that it has nothing to do with that issue.
Video: Government to support posthumous pardon of gay war hero Alan Turing following Lords vote 36
5:12 PM — A pardon may be given to late gay codebreaker Alan Turing as peers in the House of Lords gave a bill to to just that its Second Reading today.
US: City measure introduced to allow same-sex married couples full marriage benefits 1
4:39 PM — A measure has been introduced in the city of Richmond, Virginia which would allow employees of the city in same-sex marriages to receive the same benefits as straight married couples.
Homophobic church spells ‘illiterate’ wrong on flyer accusing voters of not being able to read 44
4:01 PM — The US Westboro Baptist Church made a rather fitting error on one of its press releases earlier this week, spelling the word "illiterate" wrong on a flyer accusing US voters of not being able to read.
Miley Cyrus: I take it as a compliment when people say they think I’m a lesbian 7
2:41 PM — Singer Miley Cyrus has spoken out about rumours that she is a lesbian to say that it "isn't a bad thing", and that she takes it as "a compliment".
Film director: Enders Game has nothing to do with gay rights and is based on a ‘great’ book 47
1:57 PM — The director of the upcoming Enders Game film has responded to calls for a boycott due to the author's anti-gay rhetoric, to say that the book the film is based on is "great", and "is not about" equal marriage.
18th July 2013
US: Judge strikes down pretrial motions in case of florist which refused service to same-sex wedding
5:51 PM — A judge in the US county of Benton struck down motions filed on both sides of a discrimination case brought against a florist who refused to provide services to a same-sex wedding.
Christian Voice leader: ‘Tesco support for gay rights to blame for super mouse infestation’ 66
4:46 PM — Tesco has pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences in court, after one of its London stores was infested with "super mice", but the leader of Christian Voice has attributed it to the management's support of gay pride.
Satanists hold ritual to turn homophobic church founder’s mother gay ‘in the afterlife’ 64
3:14 PM — A Satanist group, the Satanic Temple, has held a 'Pink Mass' at the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps' mother, and have claimed that she "is now gay, in the afterlife".