31st January 2013
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.
UK: Government minister Sayeeda Warsi condemns anti-gay east London ‘Muslim vigilante’ groups 22
4:00 PM — Faith and Communities Minister Sayeeda Warsi has condemned Muslim vigilante groups in east London – some of whom recently targeted a gay man with homophobic abuse.
New LGBT health centre opens in Birmingham 3
2:35 PM — A new centre to help with health issues faced by Birmingham's LGBT community has now opened.
San Francisco’s public nudity ban goes into force on Friday 13
2:00 PM — San Francisco’s public nudity ban will go into force on Friday – it has been confirmed by a US district court judge.
UK: 86 MPs vote to change the Equality Act in same-sex marriage amendment debate 32
11:54 AM — A bill proposed by a Conservative MP to amend the Equality Act in order to provide further legal protections for those who disagree with equal marriage has received the support of 86 MPs - but it's unlikely to become law.
Tory MP Anne Milton furious as anti-gay marriage group uses photo without permission 28
10:54 AM — The main group campaigning against equal marriage in the UK has used another Conservative MP’s photograph on its publicity leaflets without her permission.
29th January 2013
Whitney Houston’s mother would have been ‘bothered’ if the star had been gay 19
7:06 PM — Whitney Houston's mother has revealed to Oprah Winfrey that had her daughter been gay, she would "absolutely" have had a problem with it.
Tory rebel says same-sex marriage bill could pass Commons with a majority of 400 16
5:45 PM — Conservative MP Philip Davies, who opposes equal marriage, has told a PinkNews reader that he expects the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales to pass with a Commons majority of between 300-400.
Study shows when gay people come out, it can improve their mental health 7
3:40 PM — Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who are out have lower stress hormones than those who hide their sexuality, according to a study in Canada.
Finland media boss fined for discriminating against lesbian newspaper editor 3
2:46 PM — The chief executive of one of Finland’s largest media companies has been fined for discriminating on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Frank Ocean due to press charges against Chris Brown over car park brawl 3
12:26 PM — Bisexual R&B star Frank Ocean will reportedly press charges against Chris Brown following an altercation at a recording studio in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27 January).
US: Anti-gay conservative groups appalled that Boy Scouts may drop homophobic ban 12
11:45 AM — Equality campaigners have welcomed an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it may drop its national ban on gay members – although evangelical conservatives have criticised the move.
Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco: Allowing gays to marry ‘is like legalising male breastfeeding’ 139
11:11 AM — Legislating for equal marriage is like legalising male breastfeeding, according to the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone.
28th January 2013
Philip Hammond denies same-sex marriage incest claims 66
10:33 PM — A spokesman for Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has denied claims that he compared same-sex marriage to incest.