10th April 2013
French Senate approves crucial article of equal marriage bill 23
10:29 AM — France's equal marriage bill clears its first hurdle in the country's Senate.
9th April 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday 19
7:10 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday evening.
Transgender pornography downloaded in Vatican City 26
6:33 PM — Transgender pornography has been downloaded by computers based in Vatican City, a US paper has claimed.
Sussex Police tipped to become the next force to record attacks on subculture groups 2
5:45 PM — Sussex Police could become the next force in the country to recognise alternative subculture as a recordable motivation for hate crime.
White House press secretary says America’s growing support for equal marriage is a ‘remarkable evolution’ 1
4:45 PM — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has praised America’s growing support for equal marriage, calling it a "remarkable evolution".
Sussex: Survey shows many LGBT residents feel isolated and equality undermined by austerity
3:35 PM — A new survey shows the majority of LGBT people in East Sussex feel isolated and believe the government’s austerity policies are hindering moves towards equality.
Scotland: Equality Network writes to chief public prosecutor after trans man sentenced over sex ‘by fraud’ 2
2:56 PM — An LGBT rights group has written to Scotland’s chief public prosecutor over the decision to prosecute a trans man on the charge of “obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud”
X Factor singer Rylan Clark deletes Margaret Thatcher tweet 21
1:37 PM — X Factor singer Rylan Clark has deleted a tweet in tribute of Margaret Thatcher, after being reminded of her role in introducing Section 28 and her general disdain for gay rights.
Ugandan asylum seeker freed from Bedfordshire detention centre
11:52 AM — A Ugandan female asylum seeker, who campaigners claim was raped by her father, has been freed from a detention centre in Bedfordshire.
Simon Cowell: ‘I couldn’t care less if people think I’m gay’ 12
11:01 AM — Simon Cowell has once again commented about speculation concerning his sexuality by saying he "couldn't care less" if people think that he’s gay.
5th April 2013
Plymouth Argyle Football Club supports anti-homophobia event 2
7:21 PM — The Communication Workers Union (CWU) equalities wing will be leafleting about the importance of tackling homophobia in sport at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park Stadium this weekend
Sydney: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty to police assault charge 4
6:15 PM — A gay rights campaigner has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting police and resisting arrest at last month's Sydney Mardi Gras.
UK: Judges accused of asking lesbian asylum seekers ‘inappropriate’ questions such as ‘Have you read Oscar Wilde?’ 11
5:25 PM — New research shows LGBT asylum seekers are regularly being asked “inappropriate and insensitive” questions by judges.
Paraguay: Judge refuses to recognise gay couple’s marriage 5
3:44 PM — A judge in Paraguay has refused to register the marriage of a gay couple who legally tied the knot in neighbouring Argentina.
US: Gay TV reporter fired from station over ‘big homo dads’ joke 12
2:27 PM — A fired gay reporter at a Minneapolis-St Paul TV station has acknowledged his attempt at a joke was irresponsible and says "I feel like I’ve kicked myself in my own butt".
Actor Alan Cumming blasts Jeremy Irons for his ‘ignorant’ anti-gay marriage views 38
1:19 PM — Scottish actor Alan Cumming has criticised Jeremy Irons after he suggested equal marriage in Britain could lead to fathers marrying their sons.
Son of Ronald Reagan: ‘I don’t believe in gay marriage’ 32
12:24 PM — Ronald Reagan's adopted son Michael has defended his recent remarks against equal marriage by saying it's "a slippery slope".
Texas: Gay HIV positive student subjected to poster smear campaign 19
11:34 AM — Police in Texas have launched an investigation after flyers surfaced on a university campus detailing the HIV status of a gay student.
Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15
10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.
4th April 2013
France: Anti-gay marriage protests staged as Senate debates bill 32
7:18 PM — Protests have taken place in Paris as France’s Senate now debates the country’s proposed equal marriage bill.