4th April 2013
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”.
Brian Dowling replaced as Big Brother presenter 14
6:16 PM — Brian Dowling has been replaced as the host of Big Brother, Channel 5 has confirmed.
Surrey: Man cleared over bus gas poison plot 13
5:21 PM — A man who claimed he became HIV positive as a result of sexual abuse by a “homosexual paedophile gang” has been cleared of planning to carry out a poison gas attack.
London: NUJ to host debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media 4
2:32 PM — The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is hosting a debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media, later this month.
Texas: Parents of gay teenage suicide victim drop school district lawsuit 8
1:13 PM — The parents of gay teenage suicide victim Asher Brown have decided to drop their lawsuit against their son's former school district.
NUT urges for sex education to be made statutory in order to tackle homophobic bullying 8
12:20 PM — The government’s decision to maintain sex education as a non-statutory subject has been criticised by the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers.
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’ 41
11:38 AM — An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.
Video: Young boy shouts anti-gay abuse at worshippers from pro-LGBT North Carolina church 21
10:59 AM — Footage has emerged of a child shouting that gay people are going to “hell” outside a church in North Carolina.
1st April 2013
Arizona: Man jailed for homophobic attack on Phoenix City Council candidate
7:36 PM — A man in Arizona has been jailed for two and a half years for attacking a political candidate in a homophobic assault.
US: Gay student begins Mount Everest challenge in support of Trevor Project 3
7:16 PM — An American student is well on his way to becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to conquer the highest peak on each continent.