14th June 2013
US: President Obama urges Congress to pass bill to end anti-LGBT workplace discrimination 6
1:22 AM — US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to pass legislation to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, saying "I want to sign that bill."
13th June 2013
US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay 38
11:31 PM — A US Senator has said during an interview that he thinks gay people should not have any "special protections" against being fired from their jobs based on their sexual orientation.
Scottish trans woman ‘forced’ to leave town after she was branded a ‘witch’ 32
6:30 PM — A trans woman from the Scottish town of Johnstone has spoken of the torment she faced after being ridiculed for her appearance to the point that she felt "forced" to leave the town.
US: Psychotherapists slam ‘gay cure’ app still available from Google app store 5
5:56 PM — An app still available in the Google Play app store, despite an international outcry, which prompted Apple to remove it from its app store in under 24 hours, has been condemned by LGBT psychotherapists as dangerous.
US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes 8
4:35 PM — As the US Supreme Court appears poised to make a ruling on two cases around equal marriage, here is a short history of the legislation and a breakdown of the six possible outcomes the court might make.
US Supreme Court not to decide on DOMA or Prop 8 cases today
4:28 PM — Despite an expectation that the US Supreme Court was to issue a decision on two cases around equal marriage today, the four decisions they are making have been announced, and do not include the same-sex marriage cases.
US: California city officials sued for sting operation targeting gay men for cruising 13
3:34 PM — The Californian city of San Leandro and its police department are being sued in federal court, and are accused of violating the civil rights of gay men, by conducting undercover sting operations, hoping to stop cruising in a public restroom.
US: Major League Soccer teams up with anti-discrimination campaign 1
2:01 AM — The football league representing the highest level in the US, Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced that it is upping efforts to tackle anti-LGBT discrimination by joining up with the You Can Play Project.
US: Southern Baptist Convention officially ‘disapproves’ of Boy Scouts inclusivity but doesn’t cut ties 15
1:08 AM — On Wednesday, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted a resolution to disapprove of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members.
12th June 2013
New Zealand: Female rugby fan abused by three men for asking homophobic chants to stop 17
6:19 PM — A female rugby fan in New Zealand has said she was verbally abused, and tapped on the head, after asking other fans at a rugby match to stop using the words "homos" and "faggots".
US: Lesbian family drama produced by Jennifer Lopez sees viewership surge for second episode 4
5:52 PM — A television drama featuring a lesbian couple and their family, on the US ABC network has seen a massive surge in ratings for its second episode, despite conservative groups protesting against it airing.
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
Largest Protestant denomination in US to vote on measure disapproving of Boy Scouts gay inclusion 3
3:59 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, is expected on Wednesday to vote on a resolution which would express disapproval of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) new policy accepting gay youth members.
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.