19th December 2013
Safari park surprised to find assumed opposite-sex penguin couple are actually lesbians 13
1:10 PM — Once again proving that there are around 1,500 species which show homosexual behaviour and just one which demonstrates homophobia, two female penguins have shacked up together in a safari park.
18th December 2013
London Russian Embassy refuses Elton John and Graham Norton dolls as gift for Putin 7
7:14 PM — The Russian Embassy in London today refused to take a set of Russian dolls featuring five gay icons as a gift for Vladimir Putin.
Vigil held for trans girl aged 14 who committed suicide 14
6:42 PM — A vigil was held in the US town of Racine yesterday in memory of a teenager who took their own life on Sunday.
Airline apologises for confirmation code which read ‘H8GAYS’ 5
6:21 PM — A US airline has apologised after a customer was offended by a confirmation code which read "H8GAYS".
US: Ohio equal marriage ban challenge case to go to court 1
5:50 PM — Today the legal debate over whether equal marriage should be recognised on death certificates in the US state of Ohio will go to court.
US: Reality TV actor slammed by human rights group for ‘vile and extreme’ gay stereotypes 17
4:47 PM — A US reality television actor has been heavily criticised by LGBT rights groups for an interview given in GQ magazine in which he questioned why gay men would prefer "a man's anus", over a vagina.
Facebook deletes viral photo of gay Sikh man kissing a man 11
3:06 PM — A photograph posted by a gay Sikh man of himself kissing a man has gone viral but not before it was "mistakenly" deleted by Facebook for violating the terms of service.
Russia could release jailed members of anti-Putin punk band Pussy Riot this week 9
12:53 PM — Two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot could be released this week, and as early as Thursday.
After nearly blinding her dog with a hammer, homophobes say children’s entertainer is next 23
11:17 AM — A children's entertainer who was last week targeted in a hate crime when her dog was hit with a hammer, has again been targeted with violent threats.
17th December 2013
US: University of Maryland insurance plans may soon include cover for gender reassignment 1
8:55 PM — Gender reassignment surgery may be covered by the University of Maryland's student insurance plans.
US: Pennsylvania judge in equal marriage challenge case rejects state appeal 4
8:45 PM — A federal judge in the US state of Pennsylvania has refused a state appeal to cease a case challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
US TV host Jay Leno compares Sochi Olympics to Nazi Germany 31
8:29 PM — US television host Jay Leno has made a stark comparison between the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Nazi Germany.
Video: Google celebrates equal marriage with gay couple’s wedding in Zeitgeist roundup 2
5:26 PM — Google has celebrated the marriage of a same-sex couple in its Zeitgeist video of 2013.
Author: ‘Homophobia came into India, not homosexuality’ 7
3:32 PM — An Indian novelist and poet has reacted to assertions that homosexuality was "imported" into the country, to say that it was in fact "homophobia came into India, not homosexuality".
Marks and Spencer announces all toys will be made gender neutral in 2014 8
2:01 PM — Retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to make all its toys gender neutral by spring 2014, after customers complained that it used gender labels on some of its range.
US: In lawsuit based on sodomy ruling, judge rules that Utah’s polygamy law is unconstitutional 12
1:07 PM — A federal judge has ruled that a law banning polygamy in the state of Utah is unconstitutional.
European Parliamentary committee adopts roadmap against homophobia and transphobia 1
12:34 PM — A European Parliamentary committee this morning adopted a recommendation for an EU roadmap against homophobia and transphobia.
16th December 2013
India: Hindu group congratulates Supreme Court for banishing homosexuality as ‘imported disease’ 17
7:51 PM — A right-wing Hindu group in India has congratulated the Supreme Court for its "historic", decision to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
James Arthur: I have felt ‘deep, deep shame’ for using homophobic lyrics 39
7:23 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has spoken out about to say that he has suffered from depression, and since being involved in a controversy surrounding homophobic lyrics, he has lost a lot of confidence.
US: Illinois judge tells county clerk to issue marriage licences early for the terminally ill
7:18 PM — A federal judge has instructed a county clerk in the US state of Illinois to issue marriage licences early to any same-sex couple who wish to wed immediately if one of them has a terminal illness.