13th March 2013
UK: LGBT community urged to give up cigarettes as part of No Smoking Day 13
12:02 PM — With figures showing LGBT people are more likely to smoke compared to heterosexuals, LGBT smokers are being encouraged to quit as part of No Smoking Day.
Friends of James Middleton say he’s not gay and doesn’t mind the rumours 24
11:25 AM — Friends close to James Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger brother, have dismissed rumours about his sexuality.
UK: Brighton Pride announces Fringe Festival plans 3
10:35 AM — The organisers of this year’s Brighton Pride have announced further details of the event including a change in management and participation in Brighton’s Fringe Festival.
12th March 2013
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
US gay religious group says the Catholic Church must stop harming LGBT people 11
5:13 PM — As cardinals begin voting for a new Pope, an American LGBT religious organisation says the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must “end the immense harm the Catholic Church has caused” to LGBT people.
Ohio: Health club fined for discriminating against transgender massage therapist 1
3:39 PM — A health club in the US state of Ohio has been fined for discriminating against a transgender employee.
Study: Sexuality can be revealed by the type of music you ‘like’ on Facebook 12
2:48 PM — Information about sexuality can be revealed from the things you choose to ‘like’ on Facebook, a study suggests.
London: Gay men’s health charity provides bondage and S&M course 25
2:01 PM — Gay men’s health charity GMFA has announced details of a 6-week bondage and (S&M) sadomasochism course.
London: Mayor’s office accused by charity of failing to provide funding for male sexual assault services 3
12:47 PM — Services for gay, bisexual and heterosexual men who have been the victims of sexual assaults are not receiving any financial support from the Mayor of London's Office, a charity has warned.
Advertisers shun James Franco over gay films 25
11:52 AM — Actor James Franco has revealed that he’s lost advertising deals - including one with a car company - because of his involvement in films featuring gay sex.
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate fined for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
11:08 AM — A former presidential candidate in Ecuador has been fined around £2,014 for making homophobic comments.
11th March 2013
Justice for Gay Africans: ‘Queen’s Commonwealth charter is silent on sexuality’ 27
7:21 PM — Justice for Gay Africans says the new Commonwealth Charter – due to be signed by the Queen shortly – lacks teeth when it comes to protecting LGBT rights throughout the Commonwealth.
Mississippi: Funeral held for slain gay politician Marco McMillian 1
6:36 PM — The funeral of Marco McMillian, a gay Mississippi mayoral candidate who was killed late last month has taken place.
Trial of gay porn actor accused of murder and mutilation begins in Canada 4
5:29 PM — The trial of gay porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta who’s accused of killing and dismembering his lover is taking place in Canada.
The Saturdays: We can’t believe getting equal marriage for the UK has taken so long 3
4:18 PM — The Saturdays have spoken of their delight that the UK is heading nearer towards equal marriage.
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football 1
3:05 PM — The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
London: Anti-gay marriage protest to take place in Trafalgar Square by French activists 84
12:56 PM — Organisers behind several anti-equal marriage rallies in France plan to stage a protest against the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales on Sunday 24 March in Trafalgar Square.
Scottish Catholic Church says it hasn’t supported people ‘who are struggling with same-sex attraction’ 68
11:19 AM — The Catholic Church in Scotland has failed to provide "compassionate and pastoral" support on issues of sexuality, a chief spokesman has admitted in language that still promotes a negative idea of being gay.
8th March 2013
London: Anti-gay marriage public meeting at Tooting Mosque in response to Muslim MPs support for equal marriage 310
7:09 PM — A public meeting against equal marriage is taking place this evening at Tooting Islamic Centre in south London - the organisers say it's in response to the majority of Muslim MPs decision to support the same-sex marriage bill.
Oregon: Principal claims he’s losing his job for being gay 5
6:07 PM — A gay principal in the US state of Oregon says he’s losing his job at a school due to his sexuality.