5th June 2013
Chris Kluwe turns down White House LGBT event with humorous letter to Obama 2
5:47 PM — NFL star and LGBT rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has made the headlines for the first time since being dropped by his team, and picked up by another, as he wrote a humorous letter to President Obama to decline an invitation to a White House LGBT event.
Lib Dem MP highly commended for campaign to stop homophobic chants at football matches 1
5:24 PM — A Liberal Democrat MP has been named one of four Top MPs by Total Politics magazine for his campaign to end homophobic chants at football games.
Scottish Government pledges action against homophobia in sport
3:44 PM — The Scottish Government has pledged to tackle homophobia in sport by creating a charter for LGBT people, in order to help address the issue.
Robbie Rogers: Football in the UK is ‘more homophobic’ than in the US 4
3:01 PM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers, has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks the football industry in the UK is "a bit more homophobic", than in the US.
Birmingham: Journalist asks Pride revellers to ‘lisp’ and ‘mince’ on camera 31
12:42 PM — A columnist at the Birmingham Mail newspaper made a series of homophobic remarks to describe participants of Birmingham’s recent Pride festival and asked one man to ‘lisp’ on camera.
This is what equal marriage is all about: Lesbian couple appeal for their son to have ‘married mummies’ 4
11:31 AM — Among the supporters of same-sex marriage outside the Palace of Westminster last night, PinkNews spotted a lesbian couple with their son who are desperate to marry.
Terrence Higgins Trust says high gonorrhoea rates among gay men are a ‘wakeup call’ 20
11:18 AM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has described latest figures showing rates of gonorrhoea among gay men up by a third as a “wakeup call”.
4th June 2013
US: Gay rights march in Salt Lake City joined by 400 Mormons 7
5:52 PM — Four hundred members of the Mormon Church joined a gay rights march in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the church is based, on Sunday.
US: Human Rights Campaign welcomes anti-equality protesters to rally head office 3
3:41 PM — US pro-equality group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has put up a sign to welcome anti-equality protesters, including the fiercely anti-gay Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.
US: High School ‘cutest couple’ finds internet fame and inspire other teens to come out 10
2:23 PM — A gay high school couple who were voted "cutest" in their yearbook, became an internet sensation, finding a huge wave of support, and saying they had received messages saying they had inspired people to come out.
3rd June 2013
Photos: Equal marriage vigil outside the Houses of Parliament 15
10:54 PM — This evening, pro-equality campaigners and politicians gathered outside the Houses of Parliament to hold a vigil in favour of same-sex marriage.
Brazil: Sao Paulo Pride draws over one million people 5
6:43 PM — Over one million people attended Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday. The annual event is the world's largest Pride event in Brazil's largest city.
Canada: Coroner’s Office urges research on suicide in LGBT teens 3
5:34 PM — The Office of the Chief Coroner in Ontario, Canada, released an annual report today in which they highlight the level of suicide among LGBT teenagers as a cause for concern.
Cambridge University law students face graphic ‘sex offence’ question 8
3:57 PM — Reactions of law students at Cambridge University ranged from amusement to disgust as they sat an exam which asked them to consider the legality of scenarios including forced pubic hair waxing and male-on-male oral sex.
NBA’s Roy Hibbert fined $75,000 for homophobic slur and swearing
2:26 PM — Professional basketball player Roy Hibberts has been fined $75,000 (£49,173) by the National Basketball Association for swearing and using homophobic language in a press conference.
House of Lords equal marriage rally to take place this evening 2
2:09 PM — Supporters of marriage equality will rally outside the House of Lords from 5.30pm.
BBC apologises for broadcast on ‘curing’ Clare Balding of being a lesbian 39
1:38 PM — The BBC has been criticised for broadcasting an offensive radio segment in which pundits discussed "curing" lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding of being gay.
Baroness Thornton: I am confident the equal marriage bill will be victorious in the Lords 6
11:58 AM — Baroness Thornton, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister in the Lords writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why she is confident that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will survive attempts to defeat it by opponents in the Upper House.
Yvette Cooper: The government needs to remember who the real opponents of equal marriage are 11
10:18 AM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to remember “who the opponents are” of the same-sex marriage bill in the wake of last week’s row about House of Lords timetabling.
2nd June 2013
NBA player Roy Hibbert apologises after using homophobic slur 7
8:01 PM — Professional basketball player Roy Hibbert has apologised for swearing and using homophobic language in an interview, saying the remarks were "not a reflection of my personal views".