8th March 2013
US State Department launches new online LGBT travel guide 6
1:16 PM — The US State Department has launched a new website designed to help LGBT travellers.
New LGBT inclusive domestic violence law signed by Obama 6
11:35 AM — President Obama has signed the Violence Against Women Act, which now also protects LGBT Americans from domestic violence and sexual assault.
Canadian Government provides funding to Uganda’s embattled LGBT campaigners 8
10:59 AM — A leading Canadian newspaper has revealed that Canada is quietly supporting the efforts of LGBT Ugandans in their fight against the country’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
7th March 2013
Massachusetts: School faces backlash and accusations of ‘blasphemy’ for staging gay biblical play 16
6:47 PM — The head of a school in the US state of Massachusetts says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections.
US: FBI to investigate killing of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime 5
6:03 PM — The FBI will investigate last week's killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime, the agency has confirmed.
Scotland: Christian teacher says being forced to teach about same-sex marriage contributed to a breakdown 33
5:12 PM — A committee of MPs has heard that a Christian teacher in Scotland claims he was forced to teach about same-sex marriage against his wishes – and the stress contributed to a breakdown.
UK: MPs hear of Christian teacher disciplined for refusing to read pro-gay Penguin book to class 52
5:09 PM — A solicitor from the Christian Institute has told a committee of MPs that a primary school teacher was previously disciplined by a head teacher for refusing to read ‘And Tango Makes Three’ – a children’s book about two male penguins looking after a female chick.
FIFA investigates claims that lesbians have been banned from playing professional football in Nigeria 9
2:15 PM — Following the comments of the chair of the Nigeria Women Football League, FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association over reports that lesbians have been banned from football in the west African country.
Lady Gaga fan group claims Madonna has ‘encouraged gay men to have unprotected sex’ 27
1:15 PM — Even though Madonna has always stressed the importance of condoms, a Lady Gaga fan group claims the Material Girl "encouraged gay men to have unprotected sex" during the 1980s.
Third claim of police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras after man claims he was stripped naked in drugs search 12
12:18 PM — A man claims he was ordered to strip naked during a drug search in full view of bystanders, amid allegations of police brutality at last month’s Sydney Mardi Gras.
TUC: Catholic gay teachers could be sacked by their schools for entering into same-sex marriages 19
11:27 AM — The TUC says it’s worried by the fear of gay teachers being sacked at Catholic Schools for entering into same-sex marriages.
6th March 2013
Ann Widdecombe blames Tory Eastleigh by-election defeat on PM’s same-sex marriage stance 45
6:43 PM — Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to press ahead with equal marriage explains last month’s Tory defeat in the Eastleigh by-election.
US: Congressman calls on FBI to investigate the killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 1
5:38 PM — A Mississippi congressman is asking the FBI to investigate the killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian.
Study: HIV linked to greater risk of heart attacks 8
4:17 PM — A study has found people living with HIV are nearly 50% more likely to have a heart attack.
South Africa: Gay man killed after going on online date in Cape Town 1
3:20 PM — Reports out of South Africa say a gay man has been killed after going on a date with a person he met over the internet.
Former GaydarRadio team set to launch new pop and dance station Jemm One in April 4
2:24 PM — Several members of the team behind former station GaydarRadio are working with the Jemm Media Group to launch three new internet based music radio stations.
Florida: 12 charged in connection with the hazing death of gay student Robert Champion 9
11:51 AM — Twelve former members of Florida A&M's university marching band have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a gay student.
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
US: Man receives anti-gay abuse and hit in the head for walking pink coloured poodle with boyfriend 19
5:35 PM — A man in Oregon has been hit in the head with a bolt-cutting tool by a stranger who yelled anti-gay slurs after seeing the victim walk a pink coloured poodle.