12th April 2013
Northern Ireland: Health minister ordered to release gay blood ban advice 15
11:38 AM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has been ordered to release advice from the country’s attorney general, which he used to justify a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
Zambia: Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona granted bail 1
10:52 AM — A gay rights activist and HIV campaigner has been granted bail in Zambia, having called for same-sex relationships to be decriminalised.
11th April 2013
Manchester: Five charged in connection with Gay Village death
6:33 PM — Five people have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a man who drowned in Manchester's Gay Village.
Zambia: Gay rights activist pleads not guilty to promoting homosexuality 2
5:57 PM — A Zambian gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to promoting homosexuality.
Frank Ocean named most powerful LGBT figure in US music 10
5:10 PM — Frank Ocean has been named the most powerful LGBT figure in America’s music industry.
France: Anti-gay Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim quits over plagiarism row 7
2:58 PM — France’s Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has written essays against equal marriage, has resigned in a plagiarism row.
Anti-homophobia and transphobia protest takes places in Paris 9
1:44 PM — LGBT campaigners in France have protested over the fear that homophobia and transphobia is on the rise in the country.
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’ 24
11:59 AM — As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
London: Gay men’s health charity GMFA faces uncertain future after funding cut 15
10:52 AM — GMFA has spoken of its shock at the news it will no longer receive funding for its London HIV information services.
10th April 2013
Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation says it will deal with homophobic fans 3
7:00 PM — Crystal Palace Football Club’s official foundation has commented on accusations that a number of the club’s fans have been taking part in homophobic chanting during matches.
Ed Miliband: Gay people were left ‘stigmatised’ by Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 20
6:00 PM — Ed Miliband has joined his political rivals in paying tribute to Margaret Thatcher, but says her support for Section 28 caused gay people to be “stigmatised”.
Church in Wales to study gay relationships in order to ‘map out the way ahead’ 16
4:29 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has announced a new study of gay relationships at a meeting of the Church in Wales’ governing body.
London Tory MEP welcomes progress in North Cyprus gay ban repeal 6
3:41 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has welcomed the latest developments in decriminalising homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.
Anti-gay US-born Israeli terrorist jailed for killing two Palestinians 7
3:05 PM — A US-born West Bank settler, who previously suggested Molotov cocktails should be used at those taking part in a gay pride event, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two Palestinians.
Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit 2
1:31 PM — Iceland’s Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children in next week's visit to China.
Singapore High Court rejects repeal of gay sex ban for men 9
12:16 PM — LGBT campaigners have expressed their disappointment after Singapore's High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men.
Apple criticised after banning comic because of gay sexual images 22
11:18 AM — Apple has banned the sale of a comic which features two small images of gay sex.
French Senate approves crucial article of equal marriage bill 23
10:29 AM — France's equal marriage bill clears its first hurdle in the country's Senate.
9th April 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday 19
7:10 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday evening.
Transgender pornography downloaded in Vatican City 26
6:33 PM — Transgender pornography has been downloaded by computers based in Vatican City, a US paper has claimed.