25th July 2013
Alice Arnold praises David Cameron for his ‘heartfelt and moving’ equal marriage speech 11
4:47 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold has described yesterday's equal marriage speech by David Cameron at the annual Downing Street LGBT reception as "heartfelt and moving".
Gaydio extends DAB coverage across the north west for Liverpool Pride 1
3:31 PM — UK LGBT radio station Gaydio has announced it will be going on DAB in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire for the summer.
Berkshire: Police treating late night assault in park as homophobic crime 1
1:58 PM — Thames Valley Police are treating an attack on two men in a park in Reading as a homophobic incident.
Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV prevention work in London needs to focus more on the link between drugs and sex 27
1:22 PM — Commenting on today's HIV research in The Lancet, Terrence Higgins Trust has urged "for a greater focus" in London on helping gay men who are encountering difficulties with drugs and safer sex.
Department of Health ‘concerned’ by rising HIV stats for gay and bisexual men in London 56
11:04 AM — The Department of Health says there is "anecdotal evidence from drug and alcohol clinics in London that recreational or club drug use amongst gay men" could be linked to rising HIV infection rates.
24th July 2013
David Cameron: We can be proud that equal marriage has been signed into law by the Queen 71
6:47 PM — In a speech made today at Downing Street, Prime Minister David Cameron said "something really important has changed in our country, and that is at the end of a long, tortuous parliamentary process, the Queen has signed the equal marriage bill, and that is something we can all be very proud of."
Pride chief executive tells Glasgow City Council ‘don’t fly the rainbow flag’ 14
6:27 PM — The chief executive of Glasgow Pride has asked Glasgow City Council not to fly the rainbow flag from its main building because he claims the council has failed to support the event.
Forbes magazine apologises for incorrectly stating Ireland’s president is gay 17
11:46 AM — Forbes magazine has apologised to Ireland’s President, Michael D Higgins, after stating incorrectly that he’s gay.
California’s Supreme Court denies latest bid to halt same-sex marriages in state 6
11:08 AM — For the second time in eight days, California’s highest court has again refused to block same-sex marriages in the state.
23rd July 2013
Prelate of Vatican bank reportedly ready to resign over ‘gay lobby’ scandal 25
7:17 PM — The Prelate of the Vatican bank, who is facing claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour, has offered to resign, according to an Italian news agency.
Cameroon: Lawyer criticises court after pair convicted of breaking anti-gay laws 1
6:18 PM — A court in Cameroon has been criticised by human rights lawyer Alice Nkom for convicting two men under the country's anti-gay laws.
US: Trans activists hope new campaign group can help end transphobic military ban 5
4:47 PM — Several transgender campaigners have announced they are splitting away from America’s largest LGBT military service member advocacy group and forming a new organisation.
Lithuania Supreme Court makes binding decision in favour of Baltic Pride 4
3:14 PM — Lithuania's Supreme Court has once again ruled that Baltic Pride can take place this weekend.
Jamaica: 17-year-old ‘chopped and stabbed’ to death in homophobic attack 58
2:26 PM — A teenage boy has reportedly been killed in a suspected homophobic attack in Jamaica.
Archbishop of Kenya warns Justin Welby against supporting civil partnerships 34
1:28 PM — The Archbishop of Kenya has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York because he feels they are softening their position on same-sex civil partnerships.
Sacha Baron Cohen pulls out of Freddie Mercury biopic 14
12:31 PM — Plans for a biopic on the life of Freddie Mercury have suffered a blow following the decision of actor Sacha Baron Cohen to pull out of the project over "creative differences".
Italy: Lower House of the Italian Parliament to debate anti-homophobia bill 15
11:29 AM — The Lower House of the Italian Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that would make homophobic discrimination a criminal offence.
New York: 4 charged over homophobic assault on Long Island 6
10:49 AM — Four young men have been charged in connection with a homophobic attack on Long Island, New York.
22nd July 2013
UK: Christian preacher who banned gay couple from sharing a bed exposed as love cheat 83
7:31 PM — A married Christian preacher, who believes it’s permissible to discriminate against same-sex couples on the basis of religious belief, previously bombarded a domestic abuse victim with text messages of a sexual nature.
Burma: Group of gay men to sue police following arrest 3
6:37 PM — Lawyers for 12 gay men in Burma say they will being legal proceedings against the police after the men were arrested earlier this month at a gay hotspot.