22nd April 2013
World’s only transgender MP to give Kaleidoscope Trust lecture 5
1:20 PM — Polish MP Anna Grodzka is to give the annual Kaleidoscope Trust lecture to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
21st April 2013
US: Anti-gay bullying tackled in 18th National Day of Silence
10:38 PM — Friday marked the 18th annual National Day of Silence in the US, in which students combat homophobia and transphobia through vows of silence.
France: Tens of thousands rally ahead of marriage equality vote 65
9:33 PM — Tens of thousands of demonstrators wore blue and pink to march on Paris in opposition to equal marriage today.
GLAAD Awards feature DiCaprio, Theron, and Bill Clinton heckler 6
8:53 PM — The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, with awards for LGBT advocacy presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore, among others.
Nick Clegg: ‘More diversity is needed within the Lib Dems’ 20
7:49 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said his party needs to lead by example in promoting diversity by including more gay people, women, disabled people and ethnic minorities in its membership.
20th April 2013
NFL player came out to a dozen teammates and coaches several years ago 2
3:47 PM — Reports have suggested that, for several years, a currently active NFL player has been openly gay to many teammates, and coaches.
19th April 2013
Cleo Rocos: We imagined ‘Future Queen Dies In Gay Bar Brawl’ headlines over Princess Diana drag disguise 9
6:30 PM — Comedian Cleo Rocos has elaborated on her claims that, along with Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett, she snuck Princess Diana into a London gay bar disguised as an “eccentrically dressed gay male model”.
Boy Scouts of America proposes dropping gay ban for youth members but retaining it for gay adult leaders 21
5:07 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban on gay youth members but continue to exclude gay adults as leaders.
US: As controversy dies down over anti-gay remarks, NFL’s Chris Culliver in trouble again 9
2:09 PM — NFL player Chris Culliver, who shortly before playing in the Super Bowl was involved in a controversy over his anti-gay remarks, is now facing trouble over publicly posting a text message conversation in which women are referred to as "bitch" and "hoes".
UK: Thames Valley sees rise in recorded homophobic crime 5
12:58 PM — Thames Valley Police have recorded an increase in homophobic crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
18th April 2013
Comment: Don’t forget the rest of Europe in the fight for equal marriage 25
7:16 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Adrian Trett says although equal marriage campaigners are scoring big victories in France and Britain, activists in other European nations need greater support in achieving the goal.
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner comes out as gay: ‘just be who you are’ 1
6:56 PM — US basketball star Brittney Griner has come out as gay, and offered advice for young women looking up to her to "just be who you are", and not worry about what other people might be thinking.
US: Major League Soccer player vows to use suspension for anti-gay slur ‘for the good’
6:11 PM — A Major League Soccer player in the US who was suspended for three games after using an anti-gay slur, has again expressed remorse, and said that he wants to use the opportunity of the media "for the good", and to make amends for his actions.
Brighton: English Defence League to march near city’s gay bars 37
5:48 PM — LGBT businesses in Brighton are concerned at the prospect of an English Defence League (EDL) march taking place on their doorstep this Sunday.
Video: UN Secretary General says ‘LGBT rights is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time’ 17
2:34 AM — The United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-moon, has given an impassioned speech, voicing his support for LGBT rights, and condemning governments around the world which refuse to tackle discrimination against LGBT people.
US: Boy Scout leader fired for being gay delivers 64,000 petition for scouts to drop anti-gay policy 5
1:35 AM — A former scout leader who signed up to help at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) when his son joined up, but who was made to step down because he is gay, has delivered a petition with over 64,000 signatures to one of the BSA's major donors.
17th April 2013
Trans mixed martial arts fighter to make television debut since being forced to come out 2
6:17 PM — A mixed martial arts fighter, who was forced out as transgender last month, is to make her television debut in what will be her third fight since she came out.
US: Ohio Boy Scouts donors urged to push to allow gay members 1
4:36 PM — Members of a pro-gay advocacy group Scouts for Equality, has begun work to push gay-friendly donors to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to question the organisation's ban on gay volunteers, members and staff.
Video: New Zealand Parliament breaks into song as equal marriage bill is passed 44
4:09 PM — As the Parliament of New Zealand passed a bill to allow equal marriage in the country, those in attendance of the reading broke into song, once it was announced that it had passed.