21st June 2013
Tory MP David Burrowes: The equal marriage bill will lead to an ‘adulterer’s charter’ 87
11:24 AM — Conservative MP David Burrowes has accused the government of creating an “adulterer’s charter” as part of its equal marriage reforms.
20th June 2013
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage ex-Green councillor to debate issue with pro-gay Tory MP 30
7:13 PM — Former Green councillor Christina Summers who resigned from her party in protest at its decision to support equal marriage will debate the issue this evening alongside Conservative MP Simon Kirby.
Ireland: Lesbian couple win discrimination case against restaurant 5
4:50 PM — Two lesbian employees in Ireland have been awarded a total of 15,000 euros after suffering harassment and sexual harassment whilst working at a restaurant in Cork.
Russia: MP calls for law allowing gays to be whipped in public squares 111
3:22 PM — Russian MP Alexander Mikhailov has reportedly called for the right of marines to whip gay people in public.
US: Head of gay ‘cure’ ministry says sorry for causing ‘pain and hurt’ 45
1:44 PM — A US organisation notorious for its gay conversion therapy crusade has apologised to the LGBT community for the "pain and hurt” it has caused.
US: Four relatives receive between eight and thirty years for kidnapping of gay Kentucky man 14
12:33 PM — A court has sentenced four relatives over the 2011 kidnapping and assault of Kevin Pennington, a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
Tanzania: Police accused by Human Rights Watch of sexually assaulting LGBT citizens 4
11:33 AM — Human Rights Watch say efforts to reduce HIV infection rates in Tanzania are being undermined by widespread state abuse of sexual minorities.
19th June 2013
Humanist weddings amendment withdrawn from equal marriage bill 18
8:01 PM — An amendment for humanist weddings has been withdrawn from the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill after Baroness Stowell gave reassurances that the government would look again at the matter.
Amendments urging for civil registrars to opt out of equal marriage ceremonies withdrawn from bill 10
7:04 PM — Several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill seeking to allow civil registrars to opt out of providing same-sex marriages have been withdrawn.
Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana sentenced for tax evasion 26
6:14 PM — Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana has been sentenced for tax evasion along with his gay former partner.
South Africa: Gay imam spreads message of empowerment when it comes to homosexuality and Islam 19
5:27 PM — A gay Muslim cleric in South Africa, one of the few openly gay imams in the world, says it’s important to be open about your sexuality in order to have an “authentic” life.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans: ‘I continue to refute all allegations’
3:55 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said he "refutes all allegations" after being arrested on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault.
More congregations leave Church of Scotland in row about ministers in same-sex relationships 8
3:07 PM — Members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have voted to leave the Kirk over the issue of ordaining gay ministers in active same-sex relationships.
Gay ‘cure’ therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support 5
2:13 PM — Several MPs are supporting an Early Day Motion against gay conversion therapy.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans re-arrested on new indecent assault allegations
12:10 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has been arrested on suspicion of three more counts of indecent assault.
Humanist weddings and equal marriage pension rights to be debated by peers 9
11:42 AM — Plans for humanist weddings and pension rights for those in same-sex marriages will feature in this afternoon’s House of Lords debate of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
18th June 2013
Cher to perform at New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier party 3
7:08 PM — It's been announced Cher will perform at this year's New York Pride 'Dance on the Pier' party.
UK: Injunction halts deportation order of lesbian asylum seeker with just hours to spare 6
6:13 PM — A last minute injunction has been granted for a lesbian asylum seeker who was due to be deported to Uganda this evening from the UK.
Gay former police officer accuses the Met of ‘institutional racism and homophobia’ 9
4:18 PM — The Metropolitan Police has a policy of “cover-up and containment” that punishes officers who complain of racism and homophobia within its ranks, a gay mixed race ex-police officer has said.
Barry Cryer brands ITV’s Vicious ‘homophobic’ television 98
3:10 PM — Comedian Barry Cryer says ITV's sitcom Vicious is "positively homophobic".