25th March 2013
UK: Backbench Tories call for same-sex marriage referendum 54
2:32 PM — It's emerged that earlier this month Conservative MPs Tim Loughton and David Burrowes called for a same-sex marriage referendum to be held on the same day as the 2015 general election.
Gay former Doctor Who producer accused of sexually abusing male fans 6
1:34 PM — Allegations of sexual harassment have been made against the gay former producer of Dr Who, the late John Nathan-Turner and his deceased partner.
UK: Attorney general asked to review ‘unduly lenient sentence’ for the killing of gay teenager Steven Simpson 28
12:26 PM — The attorney general has been asked to review a decision of a judge to hand down a three and a half year sentence for the killing of a gay teenager who was burnt to death.
Vigil to take place outside Daily Mail offices in memory of Lucy Meadows as pressure intensifies on paper 7
11:08 AM — Campaigners plan to stage a candle-lit vigil outside the offices of the Daily Mail at 6pm in memory of Lucy Meadows, a trans woman and teacher who died last week.
22nd March 2013
Christian Legal Centre: High Court anti-gay bus ruling is a victory for Christian freedom 79
6:53 PM — The Christian Legal Centre’s Director, Andrea Minichiello Williams, has responded to Friday’s High Court ruling concerning a Transport for London ban on homophobic bus adverts and says it's a “victory” for Christian freedom.
UK: Christian group given right to appeal High Court gay ‘cure’ bus advert ruling 15
2:24 PM — A judge at the High Court has granted the Christian group Core Issues Trust permission to appeal Friday’s ruling which deemed a Transport for London ban on homophobic bus adverts lawful.
Duncan James: I had a secret relationship with one of Blue’s male backing dancers 13
1:26 PM — Duncan James from boy band Blue has revealed that he previously dated a male dancer from the pop group.
UK: Woman jailed for obtaining sexual consent of another woman ‘by fraud’ 34
12:36 PM — An 18-year-old woman has been jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” because the victim thought she was male.
High Court backs Transport for London’s decision to ban gay ‘cure’ bus adverts 47
11:15 AM — A decision of Transport for London (TfL) to ban bus adverts promoting gay conversion therapy was not unlawful, the High Court has ruled.
UK: Man jailed for killing gay teenager by setting his genitals on fire at party 131
10:51 AM — A man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for killing a gay teenager with Asperger syndrome by setting his genitals on fire.
21st March 2013
Row between Netherlands and Turkey over lesbian foster couple overshadows prime ministerial visit 23
7:09 PM — Dutch PM Mark Rutte has rejected an appeal by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.
Kent: LGBT campaigners take part in Archbishop of Canterbury enthronement protest 6
6:19 PM — Several LGBT campaigners have taken part in a demonstration outside Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, amid the enthronement of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.
UK: Teenage TV actor denies male rape allegation and says girlfriend did not believe the pair were having a bisexual relationship
4:51 PM — A teenage TV actor from Surrey who allegedly raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, only took part in consensual sex, a court has heard.
UK: Government criticised for failing to mention LGBT youngsters in sex education report 4
3:51 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) says the government’s sex education review “makes no mention of sex education which addresses the needs of LGBT young people.”
Somalia: Man stoned to death for alleged sexual act with teenage boy 20
2:47 PM — Reports out of Somalia say a man has been stoned to death for carrying out an alleged sexual act with a 13-year-old boy.
Cornwall: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple claim they can legally turn away gay couples 113
1:20 PM — Two Christian guesthouse say they can now legally turn away unmarried straight and gay couples.
Cardinal O’Brien alleged to have been in long-standing physical relationship with male priest 32
12:28 PM — Cardinal Keith O'Brien allegedly had a long-standing physical relationship with one of the men whose complaints about his conduct sparked his resignation, it is claimed.
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell 28
11:34 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has agreed to meet with Peter Tatchell after the human rights campaigner urged him to support LGBT equality in an open letter.
Observer transphobic Julie Burchill article did not breach Editors’ Code of Practice says PCC 45
10:31 AM — A highly offensive article about the trans community which was written by Julie Burchill and published in the Observer did not breach the Editors’ Code of Practice, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.
20th March 2013
Ex-Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash accused of hosting ‘crystal meth sex party’ with teenage boy 31
6:56 PM — Former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash has been accused of hosting a "crystal meth sex party" with a teenage boy.