25th April 2013
Biography claims Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay 36
11:26 AM — Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay, a new biography by Charles Moore has claimed.
24th April 2013
US: Sheriff warns anti-gay church to stay away from Texas fertiliser blast funerals 27
7:01 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has been told to stay away from the funerals of those killed in last week’s fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance 41
5:58 PM — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
Anti-gay Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa tweets PinkNews to warn of ‘sodomy’ 66
3:28 PM — A notorious homophobic Ugandan pastor responded to news of a new HIV prevention campaign in England by tweeting “stop sodomy” at PinkNews’ Twitter account.
Metropolitan Police: Homophobic crime down across London 28
2:01 PM — Homophobic crime across London has fallen by 12.7%, latest statistics from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
Culture Editor Matthew Cain to leave Channel 4 News 10
12:43 PM — Gay journalist and broadcaster Matthew Cain has announced that he’s leaving Channel 4 News as the programme's culture editor in order to write fiction.
JLS still to appear at Birmingham Pride despite split 2
11:49 AM — Birmingham Pride say JLS will still perform their DJ set at the event, despite today's announcement that they are to split-up.
Department of Health launches new HIV prevention campaign for gay and bisexual men in England 42
10:36 AM — Gay and bisexual men in England have the power to halt the spread of HIV in their community within a generation, according to a major new campaign launched today by the Department of Health.
23rd April 2013
Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar 5
7:20 PM — Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state’s first openly gay politicians.
Rhode Island: Senate Republicans throw weight behind same-sex marriage bill 6
6:47 PM — The five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate are backing equal marriage as a legislative committee prepares for a pivotal vote on the issue.
‘Vive la France!’ as campaigners celebrate equal marriage victory 40
5:56 PM — Campaigners are celebrating the news that France has become the 14th nation in the world to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira says the first weddings could be held as soon as June.
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
Marc Almond: ‘Why would gay couples want to get married in a church that thinks you are a sinner?’ 58
1:09 PM — Marc Almond has questioned same-sex couples who wish to get married in churches that refuse to welcome them “with open arms,” the singer also thinks it’s a mistake to expect religion to modernise.
France: Water cannons deployed in Paris ahead of same-sex marriage vote 35
12:04 PM — Security is being stepped up around France’s National Assembly building in Paris ahead of today's landmark equal marriage vote.
Singapore: Couple take country’s gay sex ban to Court of Appeal 17
11:01 AM — A same-sex couple in Singapore have launched a legal appeal to overturn an archaic law criminalising sex between men.
22nd April 2013
JLS, Bananarama and Paloma Faith set to headline Birmingham Pride 3
7:07 PM — Boy band JLS will be heading this year's Birmingham Pride as DJs along with Bananarama and a DJ set by Paloma Faith.
Paraguay: Politician who called gay people ‘monkeys’ elected president 10
6:13 PM — Horacio Cartes, who compared gay people to "monkeys" and threatened to remove his private parts if his son married another man, is now Paraguay’s new president.
France: National Assembly speaker urged to delay equal marriage vote in ammunition powder letter 37
5:10 PM — National Assembly Speaker Claude Bartolone has received an envelope containing ammunition powder and a threatening letter calling on him to delay France's equal marriage vote.
France: Gay cabaret dancer beaten unconscious by gang in Nice 38
3:44 PM — A 24-year-old gay man was beaten unconscious at the weekend in the latest apparent homophobic attack in France.
US: Unitarian Universalist president condemns Boy Scouts for continuing with gay adult leaders ban 5
2:22 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members “is a step in the right direction,” says the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.