8th March 2013
Mexico: Supreme Court rules that anti-gay slurs are hate speech 4
1:56 AM — The top court in Mexico has ruled that two words, both anti-gay slurs which are commonly used in the country, are hate speech, and therefore should not be protected as freedom of speech under the constitution.
7th March 2013
GLAAD commends Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of Boy Scouts jamboree
6:42 PM — Gay rights group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has commended performers Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of performing at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of the organisation's anti-gay policy.
US: City councilman comes under fire for sending email alert calling someone ‘gay’ 11
5:57 PM — A Washington, Pensylvania councilman has come under heavy criticism from the city's mayor for sending out an email testing an alert system, in which he called someone gay.
Ireland: Bill aims to add discrimination protections for LGBT teachers 4
5:25 PM — A new bill published to be published in Ireland tomorrow hopes to remove the possibility of teachers being discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.
US: Judge postpones ruling on lesbian couple’s adoption and equal marriage ban in Michigan
4:42 PM — A judge has posponed making a decision on a potentially groundbreaking case for equal marriage in the state of Michigan, and has said he will wait until the US Supreme Court makes a decision on equal marriage, before he rules.
US: Electronic Arts hosts event focussing on LGBT issues in video games 2
4:15 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is hosting an event in New York today focussing on LGBT issues within the gaming industry.
US: Lesbian adoption case could challenge Michigan state’s equal marriage ban
3:18 PM — A lesbian couple from Detroit have filed a lawsuit in order to try to adopt each other's children by overturning Michigan state's ban on same-sex adoption, which has escalated into a potentially groundbreaking case against the ban on equal marriage in the state.
Stephen Fry’s Twitter account hacked and accidentally tweets gay porn 6
1:55 AM — Stephen Fry's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked last night, as he accidentally tweeted a link to a gay porn video.
Scouts Canada reaffirms inclusion of gay members and invites Carly Rae Jepsen to jamboree 3
1:44 AM — Scouting organisation Scouts Canada, has reaffirmed its inclusive policy for gay members, volunteers and staff, and invited Carly Rae Jepsen to perform at its jamboree, since she turned down the Boy Scouts of America's gig for its anti-gay policy.
Out4Marriage director calls on UK Government to support adoption for all families
12:34 AM — At the mid-point in LGBT adoption week, an LGBT rights advocate has started a petition calling on the UK government to do more to incentivise adoption, particularly for sibling groups of two or more.
6th March 2013
Video: Girl performs homophobic rap which claims homosexuality is a choice 37
5:44 PM — A video of a girl performing a homophobic rap has gone viral, some critics hailing it for its entertainment value and irony, as she claims to be speaking out of "love" but that homosexuality is a choice, and that it is "fake".
Ruling upheld that Scottish Catholic charity must accept adoption applications from gay couples 20
5:25 PM — A ruling by the Scottish Charity Regulator that a Catholic adoption charity was unlawfully discriminating against gay people by refusing to accept applications from unmarried couples, has been upheld.
UKIP local deputy chair resigns over party’s ‘shift’ towards opposing equal marriage 57
3:27 PM — A local deputy chairman for the UK Independence Party has resigned from his post due to what he described as a "shift" towards a more right-wing stance, opposing equal marriage.
US: DC Comics artist pulls out of illustrating Superman comic due to anti-gay author furore 2
3:00 PM — The artist scheduled to illustrate a series of Superman comics has pulled out amidst a controversy surrounding DC Comics' hiring of a writer who has spoken publicly about his opposition to gay rights.
Poland: First gay and trans MPs take front-bench seats protesting former president’s anti-gay remarks 2
2:19 PM — Polands first openly gay and trans lawmakers took front bench seats of the Polish parliament on Wednesday to protest against remarks made by a former president who said gay members should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
Gary Lucy to reprise gay banker role in Eastenders 13
1:35 PM — Actor Gary Lucy is to return to the cast of Eastenders later this year, after impressing bosses with his performance as gay banker Danny Pennant in September. He will be the soap's only gay character.
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law 1
1:15 PM — Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
Top civil rights lawyer says she feels ‘huge compassion’ for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 66
1:14 AM — One of Britain's most senior lawyers has said that she feels a "huge compassion" for Cardinal Keith O'Brien who was accused of sexual misconduct.
New research calls for better guidance about HIV transmission and the law 4
12:15 AM — Support services offered to people living with HIV will be able to benefit from better information around prosecutions arising from the sexual transmission of HIV, according to new report released today, which found that there was significant confusion around legal terminology and precautionary measures as a defence.
5th March 2013
US: NFL footballer Tim Tebow now to speak at anti-gay Christian university 10
6:16 PM — NFL footballer Tim Tebow, who pulled out of speaking at a controversially anti-gay Dallas megachurch last week, is set to give a speech at a private university, spokespeople for which have expressed anti-gay views.