22nd April 2013
World’s only transgender MP to give Kaleidoscope Trust lecture 5
1:20 PM — Polish MP Anna Grodzka is to give the annual Kaleidoscope Trust lecture to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships 5
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.
Kent: No further action to be taken over former youth crime commissioner’s anti-gay tweets 6
11:17 AM — Former youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown will not face prosecution over homophobic and racist comments she made on Twitter.
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
19th April 2013
Florida: Gay publisher blasts GLAAD for giving award to Adam Lambert 29
6:53 PM — The decision of US LGBT advocacy group GLAAD to honour Adam Lambert with an award has angered the boss of a Florida gay publication.
Boy Scouts of America proposes dropping gay ban for youth members but retaining it for gay adult leaders 21
5:07 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban on gay youth members but continue to exclude gay adults as leaders.
Zambia: Gay rights activist claims police withheld HIV drugs 1
3:38 PM — A gay rights activist, who is due in court in May, claims he was denied access to his tuberculosis and HIV medication.
Zimbabwe: Campaigners mark country’s independence with call for LGBT rights
2:15 PM — With Zimbabwe marking 33 years of independence, campaigners are using the anniversary to remind people that the country is still a long way from securing LGBT rights.
UK: Thames Valley sees rise in recorded homophobic crime 5
12:58 PM — Thames Valley Police have recorded an increase in homophobic crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Duncan James: ‘People were shocked when they heard I was gay on The Big Reunion’ 23
12:20 PM — Even though Duncan James came out three years ago, some of his fans only learnt about the singer's sexuality from watching The Big Reunion last month.
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott shifts position on party’s same-sex marriage stance 25
11:46 AM — Australia’s opposition leader is suggesting his party will decide its position on equal marriage after September's election.
18th April 2013
Governor of Montana to sign away obsolete gay sex ban 3
6:48 PM — Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, will sign into law a bill that decriminalises gay sex, 16 years after the state’s Supreme Court ruled it to be unconstitutional.
Brighton: English Defence League to march near city’s gay bars 37
5:48 PM — LGBT businesses in Brighton are concerned at the prospect of an English Defence League (EDL) march taking place on their doorstep this Sunday.
UK: Court of Appeal to review sentence of man who burnt gay teenager to death 12
3:50 PM — The Attorney General's Office has told PinkNews.co.uk that a decision of a judge to hand down a three and a half year sentence for the killing of a gay teenager has now been referred to the Court of Appeal.
European Parliament relaxes visa restrictions on Ukraine despite looming anti-gay bill 4
2:41 PM — Efforts to halt the European Parliament’s decision to relax visa restrictions on Ukraine, due to the country’s support for homophobic legislation have failed.
Gloucestershire: British Transport Police seek to identify youth over homophobic incident 7
1:41 PM — Police are appealing for help in identifying a youth after a train manager was the victim of homophobic abuse in Gloucestershire.
French President Francois Hollande condemns anti-gay attacks 17
12:56 PM — President Francois Hollande has condemned displays of homophobic violence in France.
France: 4 people detained over gay bar attack 8
12:00 PM — France’s Interior Ministry says four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a gay bar in Lille.
Peru: Father named ‘Hitler’ accused of setting his gay HIV positive son on fire 12
11:03 AM — A father in Peru has been accused of setting his son on fire after learning he was gay and HIV positive.
17th April 2013
Northern Ireland: Gay blood ban debated in High Court 15
7:18 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots’ decision to maintain the lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland has been debated in the country’s High Court.