4th January 2013
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.
Former EastEnders actor John Partridge wants ‘hot new gays’ in the soap 20
2:35 PM — Former EastEnders actor John Partridge is appealing for the soap to feature “hot new gays” now that he has left Albert Square.
Uganda: British producer of gay play has charges dropped 3
1:39 PM — A Ugandan court has dismissed the case against a British theatre producer who faced two years in jail for staging a play which featured a gay storyline.
Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols bans gay masses in Soho 116
12:19 PM — The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols has announced that masses throughout Soho in central London, designed specifically for gay people, are to end.
Israel: Lesbian teenager attacked with stones in homophobic assault 7
11:35 AM — A teenage lesbian has been reportedly attacked by a group of ultra-Orthodox students in central Israel.
US: Transgender man faces difficulty in getting divorced from wife 25
10:47 AM — Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three, is fighting an Arizona judge to get a divorce from his wife of nine years, Nancy Beatie, with a decision due next month.
Tory MP Henry Smith: I’m against same-sex marriage, but I’m no homophobe 135
10:11 AM — Conservative MP Henry Smith claims he’s “no homophobe” after encountering criticism to his opposition to equal marriage.
31st December 2012
UK: Pride couple leave Canterbury and say Norfolk is more gay-friendly 33
8:10 PM — The couple behind a community gay pride organisation in Kent have decided to move to Norwich where they say greater progress is being made towards LGBT equality.