7th March 2013
Out4Marriage director calls on UK Government to support adoption for all families
12:34 AM — At the mid-point in LGBT adoption week, an LGBT rights advocate has started a petition calling on the UK government to do more to incentivise adoption, particularly for sibling groups of two or more.
6th March 2013
Study: HIV linked to greater risk of heart attacks 8
4:17 PM — A study has found people living with HIV are nearly 50% more likely to have a heart attack.
Former GaydarRadio team set to launch new pop and dance station Jemm One in April 4
2:24 PM — Several members of the team behind former station GaydarRadio are working with the Jemm Media Group to launch three new internet based music radio stations.
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law 1
1:15 PM — Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
Comment: PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s Radio 4 broadcast is not blasphemous 6
12:23 PM — Hannah Buchanan has defended the decision of Benjamin Cohen, the founder of PinkNews, to liken the treatment of gay people in Britain to the crucifixion of Christ in a Radio 4 Easter programme to be broadcast at 8:45pm tonight.
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
New research calls for better guidance about HIV transmission and the law 4
12:15 AM — Support services offered to people living with HIV will be able to benefit from better information around prosecutions arising from the sexual transmission of HIV, according to new report released today, which found that there was significant confusion around legal terminology and precautionary measures as a defence.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
US: NFL footballer Tim Tebow now to speak at anti-gay Christian university 10
6:16 PM — NFL footballer Tim Tebow, who pulled out of speaking at a controversially anti-gay Dallas megachurch last week, is set to give a speech at a private university, spokespeople for which have expressed anti-gay views.
US: NFL’s Chris Culliver spends day with LGBT support centre 8
6:10 PM — NFL player Chris Culliver spent the day at the Trevor Project, as was promised after he came under fire for homophobic comments. He said he wanted to continue volunteering with the LGBT charity.
Rylan Clark and Rita Ora to headline London gay outdoor festival 4
5:21 PM — Rylan Clark, former X Factor contestant and Celebrity Big Brother winner, and singer Rita Ora, are to headline a gay outdoor music event in London this summer.
Brighton: Vodka Revolution bar accused of refusing entry to man with Student Pride sticker 38
4:44 PM — An incident is alleged to have taken place in Brighton, in which a man was refused entry to a club for wearing a Student Pride badge by a bouncer who called it a "disgusting thing".
Comment: The bullied become the bullies: Bullying within the LGBT community 56
4:04 PM — University of Edinburgh student, Stuart McAlpine, reflects on bullying within the LGBT community, and recommends a need to address such bullying.
Video: Witnesses allege police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 75
1:36 PM — A video and several witness accounts alleging police violence at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 have emerged.
Japan: Lesbian pair are first same-sex couple to get married in Tokyo Disney 15
12:13 PM — Two women in Tokyo have become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Disneyland, and say they hope the symbolic ceremony will prompt Japan to think about LGBT discrimination.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia urged to start new dialogue with gay community 79
6:53 PM — The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, is being asked to meet with members of the LGBT community, in order for the Scottish Catholic Church to start a fresh dialogue on gay equality.
Gala celebrates Transport for London as champion of diversity 8
5:01 PM — The Transport for London LGBT Network hosted a gala event last week, which celebrated TfL as a diversity champion, and aimed to encourage fun and new friendships.
Video: Bryan Fischer says gay players in the NFL would cause a ‘grenade-like explosion’ 20
3:26 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation's radio program Focal Point, to say that the NFL should not allow openly gay football players, as they would cause a "grenade-like explosion".
Study: Parental sexuality does not impact on the ability of children to thrive 9
3:02 PM — A UK study into children adopted by same-sex couples has found that those adopted by gay or lesbian parents are just as likely to thrive as those adopted by heterosexual couples.