11th March 2013
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.
FBI investigates gay and racist hate incidents at Ohio’s Oberlin College
4:06 PM — The FBI has launched an investigation following a series of homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic incidents at an American university historically known for its tolerance.
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused of ‘hate speech’ by gay rights group 11
3:15 PM — Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality and reportedly saying marriage “should be between a man and a woman.”
Poll: Support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics rises to 54% 8
1:50 PM — A new poll shows support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics continues to rise.
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.