4th February 2013
David Cameron to defend equal marriage policy amid vociferous Tory revolt 16
1:03 PM — David Cameron will reportedly speak out in favour of equal marriage later this evening, ahead of tomorrow’s first vote by MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, according to the Times.
Tory MP Caroline Dinenage: Banning gay couples from marrying ‘takes nothing away from their relationship’ 39
10:55 AM — Conservative MP Caroline Dinenage has told a PinkNews reader that the “state has no right” to redefine its meaning of marriage - she is the daughter of ITV regional news presenter Fred Dinenage.
1st February 2013
UK: High Court rules in favour of gay male couple in parental dispute with lesbian couples 23
7:02 PM — Men who donate sperm can apply to seek a role in the lives of their biological children, the High Court has ruled in a case involving two lesbian couples who were friends with two gay men.
Shayne Ward strips off for Attitude magazine’s annual naked issue 31
6:20 PM — Singer and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has stripped off for Attitude magazine’s annual naked issue.
‘Closeted gay’ former New York Mayor Ed Koch dies aged 88 9
4:41 PM — Ed Koch, the outspoken former mayor of New York City, who famously refused to discuss his sexuality with reporters, has died of congestive heart failure aged 88.
UK: Pro-gay Christians urged to pray ahead of same-sex marriage vote 27
2:53 PM — Christians who support equal marriage will hold a Day of Prayer on Sunday ahead of next week’s vote by MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
London: Sixth arrest in anti-gay ‘Muslim Patrol’ investigation
2:10 PM — A sixth man has been arrested over a video posted online showing a man being subjected to homophobic abuse by self-styled "Muslim vigilantes".
Two-thirds of Tory MPs could refuse to back same-sex marriage bill says MP David Burrowes 27
11:43 AM — As few as one in three Conservative MPs will support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, in next week’s vote, according to Tory MP David Burrowes.
UK: Health experts blame ‘a return of risky sexual practices’ for rising HIV cases in gay men 173
10:41 AM — Huge improvements in treating and testing for HIV have failed to curb infections among gay and bisexual men, scientists, writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, have suggested, with a return of risky sexual practices.
31st January 2013
Idaho: Businessman sues Mother Jones magazine for suggesting he was a violent homophobe 6
6:44 PM — A marketing executive in the US state of Idaho is suing Mother Jones magazine because he contends he was defamed by an article that depicted him as a supporter of anti-gay violence.
Chuck Hagel defends values and reputation in front of Armed Services Senate Committee 2
5:35 PM — Having faced questions over his previous anti-gay positions, US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has been defending his reputation in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Coronation Street actor urges LGBT community to get involved with London’s gay pride 6
4:34 PM — The organisers of this year’s London gay pride are appealing for people to get involved with planning and delivering the festival and have enlisted the help of gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou.
Wyoming fails to pass domestic partnership rights for gay couples 13
3:59 PM — A bill to extend domestic partnership rights to gay couples in the US state of Wyoming has been defeated.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw sees drop in breakfast show audience 11
2:46 PM — Gay BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw has pulled in the lowest audience for the station's breakfast show for almost seven years during his first months in the job.
Poll: 91% of gay people in the UK support equal marriage 27
2:03 PM — A new YouGov poll has found that 91% of gay people support marriage equality.
Philip Hammond admits to raising sibling relationships in same-sex marriage discussion 23
12:54 PM — Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has admitted to raising siblings relationships in last week's discussion about equal marriage with students at a university.
30th January 2013
Gay former congressman Barney Frank misses out on temporary US Senate vacancy
7:27 PM — Ex-congressman Barney Frank has been overlooked to serve as the interim US senator for Massachusetts.
UK: Terrence Higgins Trust launches postal HIV home sampling kits 31
6:16 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the Health Protection Agency are co-launching a pilot project that will allow gay and bisexual men to access HIV home sampling kits by post.
Oregon: Bar owner accused of discriminating against transgender customers
5:46 PM — The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.
US: Gay former American football player charged with assaulting ex-boyfriend
4:47 PM — A retired American football player has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges involving a former boyfriend.