15th May 2013
US: Minneapolis bridge lit up to celebrate Minnesota equal marriage victory 7
4:09 PM — In celebration of the US state of Minnesota legalising equal marriage this week, the city of Minneapolis has lit up one of its bridges with rainbow colours.
US: Lawyer tweets cartoon suggesting gay scout leaders would trick boy scouts into sex 21
2:54 PM — A Christian lawyer in the US has tweeted a cartoon which suggests that, if the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), lifted its ban on gay scout leaders, as well as possibly lifting the ban on gay members, gay men will use the position to sexually abuse scouts.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller to allow military chaplains to opt out of providing same-sex marriages 18
11:12 AM — Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities, Maria Miller, says the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be amended to allow chaplains in hospitals, prisons, universities and the armed forces, to opt out of providing same-sex marriages.
Terrence Higgins Trust unveils It Starts With Me HIV campaign video 4
11:05 AM — Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short video clip outlining the science behind It Starts With Me, HIV Prevention England’s new campaign for gay and bisexual men.
14th May 2013
Basketball star Brittney Griner tells LGBT youth: ‘Be who you are’
9:52 PM — Recently out openly lesbian US basketball star Brittney Griner made an impassioned speech at last weekend's GLAAD Media Awards, telling LGBT youths to "be who you are", and to tweet her if they ever have any problems.
PinkNews nominated for top online news award 5
6:13 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has been nominated for the Online Media Awards 2013 in the Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism category.
Video: UN Secretary General launches new anti-homophobia campaign: ‘you are not alone’ 7
5:25 PM — The United Nations has released a new strong message against homophobia, and in solidarity with the LGBT community.
13th May 2013
US: Portland football fans choreograph giant anti-homophobia rainbow flag 6
6:58 PM — Fans of Major League Soccer team the Portland Timbers staged an anti-homophobia demonstration at a match by holding up coloured fabric squares to form a rainbow pride flag.
Ireland: New LGBT advice guide launched for GPs 1
6:22 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioners has launched a new LGBT guide for GPs.
Beverley Knight to perform at Cardiff Mardi Gras 4
4:41 PM — British soul star Beverley Knight is to perform at this year’s Cardiff Mardi Gras.
Ohio: Police charge man over murder of trans woman 2
4:02 PM — Police in the US state of Ohio have charged a man in connection with the murder of a trans woman.
Russia: Activists claim St Petersburg officials have sanctioned IDAHO rally 2
3:01 PM — LGBT activists in Russia have announced that St Petersburg will take part in the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), despite a law banning "homosexual propaganda" in the city.
Federer and Murray: Tennis is open to pro gay players coming out 1
12:22 PM — Roger Federer and Andy Murray have said that an openly gay male tennis professional would face no problems in tournaments.
Hong Kong: Transgender woman wins right to marry boyfriend in landmark case 4
11:15 AM — Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has ruled in favour of a trans woman seeking the right to marry her boyfriend, ending her three year legal battle.
11th May 2013
New Zealand: B&B owner says ‘not in my home’ to lesbian couple 56
10:47 PM — A lesbian couple were told to sleep in separate beds or move on to other accommodation by a bed and breakfast in New Zealand.
Scottish Trades Union Congress debating homophobia in the workplace
6:08 PM — For the second year, an annual gathering of Scottish trade unions will include a committee to discuss LGBT rights in the workplace.
10th May 2013
US: California Assembly passes two bills on transgender rights 4
5:47 PM — The California State Assembly has approved two transgender rights bills despite opposition from Republican members.
US: Jason Collins to receive courage award from LGBT organisation 2
1:59 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA star who came out as gay last week, to a huge amount of media attention, and became the first openly gay player in a US major team sport, is to receive a courage award from a leading gay-straight alliance organisation.
Governor says he feels uneasy that Chris Kluwe was dropped by Minnesota Vikings
12:44 PM — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has said that he "doesn't feel good" about the fact that former Minnesota Vikings player and gay rights supporter Chris Kluwe was dropped by the team earlier this week.
9th May 2013
US: Philadelphia Mayor to sign landmark LGBT protection bill into law 2
5:45 PM — The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.