26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
Northern Ireland: Catholic bishops lobby assembly members ahead of equal marriage debate 20
10:48 AM — Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland are writing to assembly members urging them to vote against a motion which would legalise equal marriage.
25th April 2013
US: Attacker used dating apps to rob and rape gay men 4
6:59 PM — Police in the US state of Washington say a man used gay dating phone apps to set up encounters with gay men at remote locations and then robbed them at gunpoint.
George W Bush sidesteps equal marriage discussion in TV interview by saying ‘I’m off the stage’ 17
4:58 PM — Former president George W Bush has refused to discuss equal marriage during a CBS interview.
Romanian football club asked to prove it’s not homophobic with patron saying gays ‘must be kept in enclosures’ 14
4:00 PM — The European Court of Justice has criticised Romanian football club, Steaua Bucarest, over years of homophobic comments from its patron and former MEP George Becali.
UK: Stonewall anti-gay bullying posters translated into Hebrew for use in Jewish faith schools 4
2:30 PM — Stonewall’s anti-gay bullying posters have been translated into Hebrew for use as a modern language resource in Jewish faith schools.
Two years on and still no justice for South African lesbian murder victim Noxolo Nogwaza 4
1:40 PM — Family, friends and campaigners are remembering Noxolo Nogwaza, a young lesbian in South Africa, who was raped and murdered two years ago this week after a night out with friends.
Oregon: Gay former principal close to resolving legal dispute with school district 2
1:09 PM — A gay principal in Oregon who says he has been forced to quit his job because of homophobic discrimination is said to be close to resolving a legal dispute.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Lobby the Lords for marriage equality’ 29
12:18 PM — “The biggest uncertainty facing the same-sex marriage bill is how the House of Lords will vote,” Peter Tatchell has warned.
Biography claims Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay 36
11:26 AM — Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay, a new biography by Charles Moore has claimed.
24th April 2013
US: Sheriff warns anti-gay church to stay away from Texas fertiliser blast funerals 27
7:01 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has been told to stay away from the funerals of those killed in last week’s fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance 41
5:58 PM — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
Anti-gay Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa tweets PinkNews to warn of ‘sodomy’ 66
3:28 PM — A notorious homophobic Ugandan pastor responded to news of a new HIV prevention campaign in England by tweeting “stop sodomy” at PinkNews’ Twitter account.
Metropolitan Police: Homophobic crime down across London 28
2:01 PM — Homophobic crime across London has fallen by 12.7%, latest statistics from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
Culture Editor Matthew Cain to leave Channel 4 News 10
12:43 PM — Gay journalist and broadcaster Matthew Cain has announced that he’s leaving Channel 4 News as the programme's culture editor in order to write fiction.
JLS still to appear at Birmingham Pride despite split 2
11:49 AM — Birmingham Pride say JLS will still perform their DJ set at the event, despite today's announcement that they are to split-up.
Department of Health launches new HIV prevention campaign for gay and bisexual men in England 42
10:36 AM — Gay and bisexual men in England have the power to halt the spread of HIV in their community within a generation, according to a major new campaign launched today by the Department of Health.
23rd April 2013
Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar 5
7:20 PM — Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state’s first openly gay politicians.
Rhode Island: Senate Republicans throw weight behind same-sex marriage bill 6
6:47 PM — The five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate are backing equal marriage as a legislative committee prepares for a pivotal vote on the issue.
‘Vive la France!’ as campaigners celebrate equal marriage victory 40
5:56 PM — Campaigners are celebrating the news that France has become the 14th nation in the world to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira says the first weddings could be held as soon as June.