12th June 2013
French Olympic swimmers pose as ‘imaginary gay couple’ for anti-homophobia campaign 13
2:01 PM — Two male French Olympic swimmers have posed in an intimate shot as an "imaginary couple", as part of a campaign to tackle homophobia, which also features images of Eva Longoria and Lara Fabian.
Human rights groups condemn passage of Russian anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law 12
1:39 PM — Human rights groups have heavily condemned the passage of a law yesterday through the Russian State Duma, which would ban "homosexual propaganda" across the country, as "outrageous and incredibly dangerous".
French mayor: ‘I will go to the gallows’ before performing a same-sex wedding 53
1:53 AM — The mayor of the town of Arcangues, in southwest France, has refused to marry a gay couple, and as well as facing a backlash from the LGBT community, he could face charges of discrimination.
US: Senator Leahy again to attempt same-sex couples amendment to immigration bill
1:27 AM — Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy is again to attempt an amendment to the US immigration bill, which would include sponsorship for same-sex partners of US citizens, after withdrawing a similar measure earlier in the committee stage.
11th June 2013
Video: TV host: Gays will ‘tear up’ Boy Scouts for ‘a few kids that want to do sex with each other’ 24
6:27 PM — A Christian television host has spoken on his online show to say that he thinks allowing gay members in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will mean "tearing up" the organisation "to accommodate a few kids that want to do sex with each other".
Russia: Duma approves bill to criminalise insulting religious beliefs, following Pussy Riot protest 10
5:42 PM — In the wake of a scandal caused last year by a protest by punk band Pussy Riot against Russian President Vladimir Putin, held in a Moscow cathedral, a law has been passed by the State Duma to criminalise insulting people's religious feelings.
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
Russian State Duma gives final approval to law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ 41
3:57 PM — Lawmakers in the Russian State Duma have given final approval to a bill to ban "homosexual propaganda" to minors, and the media.
US: Gay couple to receive $147,000 in damages for harassment by apartment maintenance staff 3
3:31 PM — The management company of an apartment complex in the US state of Iowa has been ordered to pay a substantial amount in damages to a gay couple who were discriminated against by an on-site maintenance man, and others who refused to stop the harassment.
Russia: Protesters detained as lawmakers look set to pass law banning ‘gay propaganda’ 2
2:24 PM — The State Duma in Russia looks set to give final approval to a law which would ban "homosexual propaganda" to minors, and includes harsh punishments including jail time and fines.
10th June 2013
France: Man faces preliminary manslaughter charge over death of Clement Meric 14
10:57 PM — A man is facing preliminary charges of manslaughter over the death of anti-fascist protester Clement Meric last week.
Russia: LGBT film festival fined under ‘foreign agent’ laws 7
10:16 PM — A Russian LGBT film festival has been targeted under "foreign agent" laws, and fined a substantial amount for allegedly failing to declare foreign funding, which organisers deny having received.
Russia: State Duma could ban foreign same-sex adoption ‘as early as next week’ 5
7:08 PM — The Russian State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament, could move to approve an amendment which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples, "as early as next week."
Buckingham Palace consulted in debate over same-sex marriages in Westminster chapel 12
6:12 PM — Buckingham Palace has been drawn into the debate around whether or not equal marriage ceremonies should take place at a chapel within the Palace of Westminster.
US: Conservative group praises Nigeria for ‘fighting back’ with anti-gay laws 20
5:32 PM — A conservative group in the US has praised Nigeria for “taking bold steps to fight back” against measures “to subvert public morality," though introducing new, harsher, anti-gay laws.
Mother of recently out former Glee star: ‘I used to be a lesbian’, but my daughter should ‘choose’ to be straight too 16
4:47 PM — The mother of former Glee star Charice Pempengco, who came out as gay in a recent television interview, has said that she "used to be a lesbian", but that she "chose" to be straight, and that her daughter should do the same.
Scotland: Catholic adoption charity to start legal challenge against same-sex adoption ruling 43
3:17 PM — The chairman of a Scottish Catholic adoption charity which was recently told it must accept applications from same-sex couples, or risk losing its charity status, has called the raising of children by gay couples "a terrible social experiment".
Gay Dean again tipped to be first openly gay Church of England bishop 15
12:18 AM — The openly gay Dean of St Albans Dr Jeffrey John, has been tipped as a strong contender to become the next Bishop of Monmouth, and would be the first openly-gay Anglican bishop.
9th June 2013
French Open targeted by anti equal marriage protest 21
10:25 PM — A male protester attempted to disrupt the final of the French Open tennis competition in Paris this afternoon in opposition to the country's recently passed equal marriage law.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins marches in Boston Pride parade 4
11:51 AM — Recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, has taken part in his first gay pride parade, after coming out as gay last month.