15th January 2013
Peter Tatchell accuses police of homophobic witch hunt against gay men 37
10:41 AM — Police in Manchester, Northumbria, and the West Midlands, are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples, according to Peter Tatchell.
14th January 2013
UK: Anti-gay marriage group uses MP’s photo without permission 13
6:56 PM — The main group campaigning against equal marriage in the UK has used a Conservative MP's photograph on its publicity leaflets without her permission.
Rupert Everett: Gay actors should stay in the closet 52
6:32 PM — The British actor Rupert Everett says he would not advise any gay actor working in the movie industry to come out as it would not help their career.
Exclusive: MPs to vote on same-sex marriage bill before Valentine’s Day 40
5:48 PM — PinkNews understands that MPs will debate and vote on the government’s equal marriage plans for England and Wales before next month’s Valentine’s Day.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore apologises for ‘Brazilian transsexual’ remark 28
4:44 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has returned to Twitter and apologised for some of her controversial comments about the trans community.
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.
UK survey: Half of people wrongly think you can get HIV from being bitten or spat at 17
1:31 PM — Nearly half of people in the UK still don't understand how HIV is contracted, according to the National AIDS Trust.
Tory ‘love cheat’ MP says same-sex marriage makes it ‘difficult to promote Christian values’ 53
12:45 PM — Conservative MP Bob Blackman, who previously had an affair behind his wife’s back for 11 years, says legalising equal marriage would make it “difficult to promote Christian values in parliament.”
South African arts academy claims it can ‘cure’ students of being gay 15
11:21 AM — A Christian arts academy in the South African city of Bloemfontein claims it can “cure” gay students of their sexuality and has likened its approach to a drug rehabilitation programme.
Lynne Featherstone: Sack Julie Burchill and Observer editor for ‘disgusting’ transphobic rant 38
10:54 AM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the editor of the Observer and columnist Julie Burchill to be sacked over a transphobic article.
11th January 2013
Italian Supreme Court in landmark gay parental ruling 13
6:35 PM — Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation ruled on Friday that there is no reason why gay people cannot have custody of children.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore leaves Twitter following transphobic row 47
4:51 PM — Suzanne Moore, who frequently writes for the Guardian newspaper, appears to have left Twitter having faced heavy criticism for her controversial remarks about the trans community.
British Medical Association urges for gay men to receive HPV vaccine 7
3:36 PM — A vaccine against HPV should be extended to young gay men, the BMA has told the Department of Health.
US: Newark Mayor Cory Booker: I once ‘hated gays’ 11
2:46 PM — The mayor of the New Jersey city of Newark, Cory Booker, previously “hated gays” as a young man, according to a 1992 opinion piece republished by the Stanford Daily newspaper this week.
London: Rise of sexually transmitted infections on gay scene linked to crystal meth 31
1:48 PM — A report in the Lancet shows use of crystal methamphetamine is on the rise in London's gay scene, with gay men at greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections as a result.
Poll: Strong support across Europe for equal marriage and adoption – but France divided 9
12:52 PM — A majority of people in several European countries believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married and adopt children, but in France the public is divided, according to a poll.
South Africa: Campaigner links man’s death to homophobic killings 1
12:08 PM — A gay rights group believe a gang allegedly targeting gay men in Johannesburg may have started operating in South Africa’s capital, Cape Town.
Survey: Big drop in Americans who say being gay is a sin 17
10:33 AM — Americans who believe being gay is a sin are now a minority, according to new research, which links the trend to President Obama’s decision to support equal marriage.
10th January 2013
US: Gay former ambassador forgives Chuck Hagel for anti-gay remarks 2
6:21 PM — Former US ambassador James Hormel has forgiven Chuck Hagel for previously describing him as “aggressively gay” and is now supporting his defence secretary nomination.
US: Anti-gay pastor pulls out of Obama inauguration 10
5:21 PM — Reverend Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, has now pulled out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments.