9th January 2013
Alice Arnold: I want to get married to my civil partner Clare Balding 10
11:20 AM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says she is determined to turn her civil partnership into a marriage.
UK: Lesbian drug addict couple accused of torturing pensioner to death
10:34 AM — A lesbian couple are accused of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his bank PIN details, Norwich Crown Court has heard.
8th January 2013
Paris: Court refuses permission for new gay bar after complaints from residents 11
6:44 PM — A French businessman has accused the authorities in Paris of victimisation after a court refused to allow him to build a gay nightclub.
Rush Limbaugh: Accepting equal marriage is like ‘normalising’ paedophilia 38
6:00 PM — US conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh believes there is a movement to "normalise" paedophilia, a movement he says is similar to society's growing acceptance of equal marriage.
Conservative MEP: Same-sex marriage is a radical change in social policy 27
5:11 PM — Conservative MEP Giles Chichester has dismissed the government’s equal marriage plans by saying of marriage “It ain’t broke so why spend valuable parliamentary time trying to fix it?”
African American college of Martin Luther King launches LGBT course 6
3:12 PM — An all-male African American college, once attended by Dr Martin Luther King, will offer its first LGBT course this spring.
Gok Wan: I want to do Strictly — but let me dance with a man 70
1:52 PM — Gok Wan says he would like to take part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, although he insists the show should allow same-sex dance couples.
Facebook removes page designed to out gay Ugandans 4
12:20 PM — A homophobic Facebook page aimed at outing gay Ugandans has been removed.
Poll: Three quarters of Conservative peers call on government to halt equal marriage 53
11:47 AM — Three quarters of Conservative peers say the government should call a halt to its plans to introduce equal marriage for England and Wales, according to ComRes.
7th January 2013
Cameroon: ‘Gay sex’ Bailey’s pair released from jail 4
6:51 PM — Two men in Cameroon, who were jailed under homophobic laws; based on their appearance and their enjoyment of drinking Bailey's, have been released from prison.
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18
5:58 PM — Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.
Rhode Island Catholic bishop: Same-sex marriage is ‘immoral’ and a threat to ‘religious freedom’ 55
5:20 PM — The leader of Rhode Island's Roman Catholic Diocese has described same-sex marriage as "immoral and unnecessary."
Former Archbishop of Glasgow: Same-sex marriage is ‘morally defective’ 59
4:33 PM — The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti has described same-sex marriage as "morally defective" and has urged the Scottish Government not to equate "homosexual unions with heterosexual marriage."
New Zealand TV presenter: I haven’t urged for a gay rugby player to come out 2
3:53 PM — A gay sports presenter in New Zealand has denied calling for a gay All Blacks rugby player to openly declare his sexuality.
Gaydar announces closure of flagship Soho bar 22
1:59 PM — Just days after shutting its radio station, Q Soft Consulting, the owners of dating website Gaydar, have announced the closure of its central London bar, Profile.
Kenya: Police hunt gang accused of raping gay men 7
1:01 PM — Police in Kenya are investigating reports of a gang accused of blackmailing – and in some cases even raping gay men in the African nation.
Radio DJ sanctioned for saying The Wanted star was ‘gay’ to fear polka dots 23
12:15 PM — Manchester’s Key 103 radio station has been disciplined by Ofcom after one of its breakfast show presenters made a homophobic comment during an interview with boyband The Wanted.
Primate of Kenya warns Church of England against ordaining gay bishops 32
11:11 AM — The Primate of Kenya has condemned the Church of England for dropping its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops, providing they are in celibate or in celibate civil partnerships.
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
4th January 2013
UK: Preacher who promotes anti-gay hatred offers student retreats for £120 62
5:55 PM — A homophobic Islamic preacher, who describes being gay as a “criminal act” and “evil,” is offering students the chance to go on a retreat with him.