7th January 2013
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
4th January 2013
UK: Preacher who promotes anti-gay hatred offers student retreats for £120 62
5:55 PM — A homophobic Islamic preacher, who describes being gay as a “criminal act” and “evil,” is offering students the chance to go on a retreat with him.
Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops- so long as they’re celibate 103
4:01 PM — The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops.
US: Gay ex-congressman Barney Frank definitely wants temporary US Senate job
3:15 PM — Barney Frank has told Massachusetts' Governor, Deval Patrick, that he is happy to take up a temporary role as a US senator for the state.
UK: Killer escapes psychiatric hospital and heads for gay bar drag show 23
2:09 PM — A convicted killer who went on the run after escaping from a secure psychiatric hospital has been found in a Newcastle gay bar.
Mississippi: Lesbian couples denied marriage licenses 3
1:28 PM — Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Forrest County, Mississippi, this week, knowing they would be denied.
US: Possible plea deal in anti-gay Family Research Council shooting case 7
11:39 AM — Floyd Corkins, who is accused of carrying out a shooting at a US homophobic Christian lobby group, could be about to reach a plea deal.
US: Pentagon bans access to gay news websites 2
10:38 AM — The United States Department of Defence has reportedly banned access to several gay media websites on its network of computers.
3rd January 2013
Scott Mills: I want to go back to Uganda — but can’t because it’s too dangerous 6
5:28 PM — Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has ruled out returning to Uganda in order to make a follow-up programme about the amount of violent homophobia in the country.
Jim Davidson to miss Celebrity Big Brother
4:55 PM — Jim Davidson, known for making several homophobic comments over the years, will not be appearing in the new series of Celebrity Big Brother, following his arrest.
Study: Increased HIV life expectancy linked to reduction in smoking 7
4:25 PM — Much of the increased mortality seen in patients with HIV in the past decade – outside of antiviral drugs – can be attributed to a reduction in smoking, according to a study in Denmark.
Tory MP: Shelve same-sex marriage plans because it will drive away ethnic minorities 54
3:41 PM — Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has called on his party to “shelve” government plans to introduce equal marriage because it is unlikely to attract the votes of ethnic minorities.
Tory MP: Gay couples are being treated ‘equally’ – so there’s no need for same-sex marriage 86
1:53 PM — Following a meeting with community religious leaders, Conservative MP John Stevenson says he remains opposed to equal marriage.
GaydarRadio to stop broadcasting 27
11:53 AM — GaydarRadio, the UK’s largest station for the LGBT community, has announced it is leaving the radio business after more than ten years on air.
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
Dr Christian Jessen reveals torment of online bullying and false sex claims 8
10:58 AM — Doctor Christian Jessen, the gay presenter of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies series, has spoken of his anger at Twitter trolls who are trying to damage his reputation.
Catholic gay rights campaigner criticises Archbishop Nichols over ban on gay masses 27
10:24 AM — The director of public affairs at gay rights charity Stonewall - who is also a Catholic - has criticised the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols for banning gay-friendly masses.
2nd January 2013
Ugandan preacher issues anti-gay New Year’s message at large-scale rally 16
6:37 PM — A preacher in Uganda decided to ring in 2013 by urging the country to pass its lingering Anti-Homosexuality Bill in front of a screaming crowd.
Lesbian couple celebrate with France’s first baby of 2013 3
4:23 PM — The first baby in France to be born in 2013 was by a lesbian couple, although current inequality means only one of the parents has formal legal recognition.
Pakistan: Uproar over homoerotic paintings of Muslim clerics 16
3:35 PM — An artist and college in Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy for publishing a series of religious paintings with strong homoerotic overtones.