5th April 2013
Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15
10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.
4th April 2013
France: Anti-gay marriage protests staged as Senate debates bill 32
7:18 PM — Protests have taken place in Paris as France’s Senate now debates the country’s proposed equal marriage bill.
Texas A&M University lets students opt out of funding LGBT centre 14
6:44 PM — The Texas A&M University Student Senate has approved a proposal that would allow students to opt out of funding its LGBT centre.
Busta Rhymes launches anti-gay tirade in Miami burger restaurant 21
6:04 PM — Rapper Busta Rhymes has been accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at an employee at a Miami restaurant and calling the lesbian owner a "bitch".
Daughter of Ronald Reagan says he would have supported same-sex marriage 13
4:50 PM — The daughter of Ronald Reagan claims the former president would have supported equal marriage if he’d been alive today.
UK: Hate crime charity welcomes Greater Manchester Police’s decision to record attacks on subculture groups 8
2:37 PM — Stop Hate Crime UK has welcomed Greater Manchester Police’s decision to recognise attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths, punks and emos, as hate crimes.
Fired US basketball coach: There was ‘no excuse’ for my physical violence and anti-gay abuse 20
1:20 PM — A New Jersey basketball coach has delivered a highly emotional apology after he was sacked for subjecting his players to physical and homophobic abuse.
France: Same-sex marriage bill reaches Senate 5
12:00 PM — The French Senate will debate the country’s proposed same-sex marriage bill today.
Jeremy Irons: Same-sex marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons for tax purposes 163
11:07 AM — British actor Jeremy Irons says equal marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons.
Greater Manchester Police to treat crimes against goths and punks as seriously as homophobia 12
10:27 AM — Greater Manchester Police is to become the first force in the country to recognise alternative subculture – such as “goths, emos, punks and metallers” as a recordable motivation for hate crime.
3rd April 2013
EastEnders’ actor David Witts: People think I’m gay because I’m nicer than the character I play 11
7:00 PM — EastEnders star David Witts has posed for Attitude and says that he would be happy if his character Joey Branning turned out to be gay.
Greater London Authority ranked a dismal 278th in Stonewall Equality Index 14
6:06 PM — A Freedom of Information request has revealed the Greater London Authority (GLA) was ranked 278th for this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index – falling from second place in 2008.
UK: Government think tank gives cautious response to Border Agency reforms
5:22 PM — The Institute for Government has commented on the decision to scrap the UK Borders Agency – which handles claims made by asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
Spectator columnist: ‘Katie Price demeans marriage more than gay marriage ever could’ 38
4:11 PM — With her latest marriage to a 26-year-old stripper, Conservative writer and commentator Douglas Murray says Katie Price “demeans marriage more than gay marriage ever could.”
New York: Former LGBT community leader jailed for stealing more than $300,000
3:02 PM — The former head of an LGBT community centre in New York City has been jailed for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organisation.
Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case 7
1:50 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
US: Transgender father Thomas Beatie to challenge divorce ruling 6
11:40 AM — A transgender man whose divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge says he will continue with his legal fight.
Son of Ronald Reagan: ‘Same-sex marriage will lead to ‘polygamy, bestiality and murder’ 99
10:51 AM — The son of former president Ronald Reagan says legalising equal marriage will lead to “polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder.”
2nd April 2013
The Saturdays: ‘Girls are hotter than men’ 9
6:54 PM — The Saturdays say they are not gay but “check women out more than men”.