21st March 2013
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.
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
Scottish Government responds to claims that same-sex marriage will lead to Star Wars inspired Jedi marriages 30
4:50 PM — The Scottish Government has responded to claims that plans for equal marriage in Scotland could also pave the way for Star Wars Jedi marriages.
Puerto Rico Government signals support for gay adoption 1
3:36 PM — Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay couples adopting children.
Pope Francis criticised for greeting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe 39
2:13 PM — Pope Francis has been criticised by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
Reuters poll: 55% of Americans believe gay couples should have equal social security benefits
12:58 PM — Support for equal partnership entitlements for same-sex couples in the US continues to rise, according to a new poll by Reuters.
Canadian gay porn actor accused of murdering Chinese lover collapses in court 5
12:07 PM — A Canadian gay porn actor accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover collapsed in court yesterday.
UK: Man charged in connection with the murder of gay socialite Roberto Troyan
11:35 AM — A man has been charged with the murder of a gay socialite who was found collapsed with head injuries at his central London home.
Final push for Scotland’s equal marriage consultation ahead of 5pm deadline 8
10:45 AM — The public consultation on equal marriage in Scotland closes today at 5pm, and the Equality Network are reminding people to fill in the document online.
19th March 2013
Study: Gay US student athletes twice as likely to get bullied compared to heterosexuals 2
5:49 PM — Gay student athletes are twice as likely to get bullied compared to their straight teammates, and one in four said they felt pressured to remain silent about their sexual identity, according to a new survey in the US.
Uganda’s president describes gay people as ‘deviants’ 28
4:55 PM — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says gay people can be viewed as “deviants” and has accused European countries of trying to promote homosexuality and sexual liberalisation.
Florida: State appeals court makes key ruling in Facebook gay hate case
2:57 PM — In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court has ruled that posting threats on one's personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.
London: LGBT mental health service Outcome faces uncertain future 4
2:09 PM — A charitable service in north London which supports LGBT people with mental health issues could be forced to close.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles: Birmingham Council shouldn’t ask about sexuality in its questionnaire on wheelie bins 22
12:49 PM — Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Birmingham Council for asking people to declare their sexuality in a survey about rubbish and wheelie bins.
Manchester: Man robbed and raped in city centre
11:55 AM — A 21-year-old man has been raped and robbed in Manchester's city centre, police have said.
UK: ‘TV actor sexually assaulted me to prove he was bisexual’ says teenager in court
10:56 AM — A teenage TV actor raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, a central London court has heard.
18th March 2013
Massachusetts: Pro-gay play deemed ‘blasphemous’ takes places at school without incident 2
5:54 PM — A controversial high school play has been performed without incident in Massachusetts, although anti-gay protesters turned up to picket outside.
Anti-gay Islamic preacher Khalid Yasin prevented from attending University of East London event 81
5:12 PM — An Islamic preacher who endorses the execution of gay people has been prevented from attending an event at the University of East London (UEL) after it was cancelled.