27th March 2013
Lancashire: Inquest opened into death of Lucy Meadows 4
2:09 PM — An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Lucy Meadows, a teacher and trans woman in Lancashire.
Poll: Only 21% of Brits believe churches are welcoming of gay people 9
11:55 AM — A survey by YouGov shows British acceptance towards same-sex families continues to increase, although perceived tolerance among churches is far lower.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: A baseball player will come out of the closet before an NFL player
2:07 AM — Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he thinks it is more likely that a baseball player will come out sooner than anyone in the NFL.
26th March 2013
UK Black Pride announces partnership with Pride in London 34
6:52 PM — UK Black Pride has announced that it will feature in the capital’s main gay festival for the first time on Saturday 29 June.
Australia: Thousands sign petition to keep rainbow pedestrian crossing in Sydney 2
2:03 PM — Over 12,000 people have signed a petition urging the government of New South Wales to keep a rainbow pedestrian crossing which was painted in central Sydney this year to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Comment: The Lucy Meadows bandwagon 54
1:59 PM — In the wake of Lucy Meadows’ death, Paul Canning casts a spotlight on several online petitions that are now calling for the sacking of the Daily Mail’s columnist Richard Littlejohn.
US: Gay NFL player plans to come out and keep playing 2
1:26 PM — A gay US National Football League player has indicated he may publicly come out, and plans to continue playing.
London: Hundreds gather outside Daily Mail offices to remember Lucy Meadows 1
1:08 PM — Up to 300 members of the trans community and supporters gathered outside the Daily Mail offices in central London on Monday evening to hold a candlelit vigil for Lucy Meadows.
Press Complaints Commission receives complaints over Daily Mail Lucy Meadows article 14
11:09 AM — The Press Complaints Commission says it has received a number of complaints about Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote a controversial article about a transgender teacher.
25th March 2013
US: Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest
7:01 PM — A lesbian couple has won a competition for their dream wedding, in the 2013 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest.
Amelia Lily to headline Northern Pride 6
6:39 PM — Amelia Lily has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Northern Pride in Newcastle, along with 80s artist Toyah.
First trans woman BBC Radio 1 presenter launches programme tackling prejudice 8
4:28 PM — BBC Radio 1's first trans woman presenter Paris Lees, will launch a new programme tackling prejudice across the UK in an "open and honest' way.
US: South Florida to get first gay retirement home 3
3:57 PM — South Florida is to get its first gay retirement home, Secret Garden in Wilton Manors.
Irish gay rights activist and GLEN founding member dies 2
3:47 PM — Founding member of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Christopher Robson, has died following a short illness.
US: GLAAD alters its mission statement to include trans and bisexual focus 4
2:35 PM — The organisation has formally dropped the words ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’ from its name, to now include more focus on transgender and bisexual people.
Ian McKellen: ‘Cruel’ religious leaders to blame for LGBT teens being thrown out of homes 18
12:49 PM — While hosting an LGBT event over the weekend, actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke of the damaging effect hate speech can have on the lives of vulnerable people and said "cruel" religious leaders should feel responsible for gay teens living on the streets.
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
100,000 sign petition for sacking of Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn over Lucy Meadows article 39
11:35 AM — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the sacking of Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote an offensive article about a transgender teacher.
Vigil to take place outside Daily Mail offices in memory of Lucy Meadows as pressure intensifies on paper 7
11:08 AM — Campaigners plan to stage a candle-lit vigil outside the offices of the Daily Mail at 6pm in memory of Lucy Meadows, a trans woman and teacher who died last week.
22nd March 2013
Comment: Julie Burchill – the message she is sending to trans people and aspiring writers 20
6:54 PM — Vienna Karakas writes on the Press Complaints Commission's decision regarding a transphobic article by Julie Burchill, and the implications it has for journalism.