15th March 2013
UK: National AIDS Trust: ‘We are getting closer to a cure for HIV’ 10
10:57 AM — NAT says research out of France that shows 14 patients when treated early for HIV were able to stay off of antiretroviral drugs “is further evidence that we are getting closer to a cure for HIV.”
14th March 2013
California: Gay man viciously attacked in front of cousin 21
6:26 PM — A gay man is recovering after a violent homophobic attack in California – his younger cousin was close by at the time.
Church of Scotland to have meeting over gay clergy row 12
5:09 PM — The Church of Scotland is to meet to discuss a minister who left the Church, along with his congregation, over the ordination of a gay minister.
Christians for Equal Marriage UK welcome arrival of Pope Francis 38
3:51 PM — Christians for Equal Marriage UK has welcomed the election of Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina as the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.
US pastor says gay sex is like ‘plugging an electrical cord into the wrong outlet’ 55
2:55 PM — Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress has suggested gay sex is like plugging an electrical cord into the wrong outlet.
Tory peer Lord True: ‘What happens if we have a lesbian Queen in a gay marriage who conceives using donor sperm?’ 72
1:32 PM — Conservative peer Lord True has suggested the law needs to be changed to prepare for a married lesbian Queen who conceives using donor sperm.
Minnesota: Same-sex marriage bill survives Republican attempts to halt it 8
12:41 PM — A proposed equal marriage bill in the US state of Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block its progress.
Iran, Russia and Egypt threaten to scupper UN women’s declaration due to gay rights opposition 23
11:41 AM — Iran, Russia and Egypt have threatened to derail a UN declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls by objecting to language concerning LGBT rights.
UK: Green Party LGBT group criticises UK Border Agency following death of lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker Jackie Nanyonjo 16
10:47 AM — The Green Party’s LGBT campaign group has criticised the UK Border Agency for deporting a lesbian asylum seeker who died last Friday in Uganda - with campaigners staging a protest outside the Home Office at 12.30pm.
13th March 2013
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan: We are currently 12 votes short of passing equal marriage 3
7:03 PM — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says passing a same-sex marriage bill out of the Illinois House will be "very difficult."
New Jersey: 4 police officers investigated over anti-gay violent rap video 13
6:29 PM — Four police officers in Irvington, New Jersey, are under investigation for taking part in a homophobic “gangsta rap” video that includes violent imagery.
San Francisco official urges street named after anti-gay Lech Walesa to be changed 6
4:59 PM — A San Francisco supervisor whose district includes Lech Walesa Street is considering introducing legislation to change its name because of the former Polish president’s recent homophobic remarks.
Obama: Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional 10
3:46 PM — US President Barack Obama says he cannot imagine a state's same-sex marriage ban being constitutional.
Video: Minnesota ‘concerned father’ makes bizarre claims about equal marriage and HIV 23
2:49 PM — In bizarre and incorrect testimony a “concerned father” has told politicians that he believes equal marriage could lead to greater HIV transmission in Minnesota.
UK: Protest planned outside Home Office following death of lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker 53
1:15 PM — Campaigners are blaming the UK Border Agency for deporting an asylum seeker who has reportedly died in Uganda after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution.
UK: LGBT community urged to give up cigarettes as part of No Smoking Day 13
12:02 PM — With figures showing LGBT people are more likely to smoke compared to heterosexuals, LGBT smokers are being encouraged to quit as part of No Smoking Day.
Friends of James Middleton say he’s not gay and doesn’t mind the rumours 24
11:25 AM — Friends close to James Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger brother, have dismissed rumours about his sexuality.
UK: Brighton Pride announces Fringe Festival plans 3
10:35 AM — The organisers of this year’s Brighton Pride have announced further details of the event including a change in management and participation in Brighton’s Fringe Festival.
12th March 2013
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
US gay religious group says the Catholic Church must stop harming LGBT people 11
5:13 PM — As cardinals begin voting for a new Pope, an American LGBT religious organisation says the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must “end the immense harm the Catholic Church has caused” to LGBT people.