24th July 2013
Italy: Gay activists to campaign against ‘dangerous’ anti-homophobia bill 2
3:28 PM — LGBT activists have criticised the new bill set to criminalise homophobic hate crimes in Italy, saying that it is a "dangerous compromise" that will not change homophobic attitudes in the country.
Paul Gambaccini: The BBC singled me out as a ‘potential security threat’ for being gay 17
1:56 PM — Radio 2 DJ Paul Gambaccini has revealed how the BBC marked his personnel file with a "Christmas tree" symbol in order to warn others that he was gay.
Montenegro: Anti-gay demonstrators cause violence at first ever pride event, and chant ‘kill the gays’ 6
1:38 PM — Rocks and bottles were thrown by dozens of anti-gay protesters at Montenegro's first ever pride event on Wednesday.
Albert Kennedy Trust opens housing project for young homeless LGBT people 10
1:06 PM — The LGBT youth homeless charity the Albert Kennedy Trust has announced the launch of its ‘Purple Door’ housing project for LGBT young people facing homelessness.
Benedict Cumberbatch conducts civil partnership 11
12:02 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has officiated at a same-sex civil partnership for one of his closest friends.
23rd July 2013
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.
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.
22nd July 2013
Olympic committee calls for acceptance of all athletes at Winter Olympics despite Russian anti-gay laws 42
10:10 PM — Responding to human rights groups, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement calling for the acceptance of all athletes in the wake of Russia's recently passed anti-gay legislation.
Lib Dem MP responds to criticism over anti-homophobia campaign: ‘Most people are sick of homophobia’ 24
8:26 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech, the supporter of a campaign to eradicate homophobia in football, has responded to a letter from a disgruntled constituent who accused him of trying to "brainwash children".
Tributes to murdered HIV and LGBT campaigner ahead of London vigil 3
1:59 PM — Further tributes have been made to Eric Ohena Lembemb, ahead of tomorrow’s west London vigil for the murdered LGBT and HIV Cameroonian campaigner.
Exclusive: Hollywood actor Alan Cumming says It’s Time for equal marriage in Scotland 6
12:48 PM — Hollywood actor Alan Cumming is urging Scotland to following England and Wales in legalising equal marriage in a video recorded for Scotland's Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
Street art showing Obama wearing pro-equal marriage T-shirt appears outside London restaurant 11
11:50 AM — An image showing President Obama wearing an iconic red equal marriage T-shirt has appeared on the wall of a north London restaurant.
Study: HPV virus linked to third of throat cancer cases 16
11:03 AM — With the government being urged to extend the HPV vaccination programme to young gay men, a new study shows one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus.
21st July 2013
US: Letting trans children live according to their identity is ‘child abuse’, says attorney 26
4:22 PM — An attorney from the Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has claimed that parents who support their transgender children by letting them live according to their identity are committing "nothing short of child abuse."
19th July 2013
Facebook UK adds ‘feeling Pride’ icon following passing of same-sex marriage act 3
12:47 PM — Facebook has rolled out its 'feeling pride' status icon to users in the UK following the passing into law of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act on Wednesday of this week.
French Government study recommends lifting of blanket gay blood ban 8
12:10 PM — The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France should be lifted, according to a new government study.
18th July 2013
Comment: Here’s why equal marriage in Scotland is taking longer than in England and Wales 43
7:00 PM — With the passage of same-sex marriage legislation now complete in England and Wales, Tom French from the Equality Network explains what’s happening with Scotland’s equal marriage bill.
Germany: Pamphlet advises gay football players to come out ‘quietly’ 11
6:13 PM — A new leaflet due to be issued by the German Football Association (DFB) is advising gay football players to come out at the end of the season in order to avoid media and public attention.
Christian Voice leader: ‘Tesco support for gay rights to blame for super mouse infestation’ 66
4:46 PM — Tesco has pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences in court, after one of its London stores was infested with "super mice", but the leader of Christian Voice has attributed it to the management's support of gay pride.