29th May 2013
Daily Mail defends transphobic Richard Littlejohn column despite criticism by Lucy Meadows’ coroner 29
11:40 AM — Following stinging criticism by coroner Michael Singleton, the Daily Mail has defended an article by Richard Littlejohn about transgender primary school teacher Lucy Meadows.
Trans Media Watch calls for press to end ‘character assassination’ of trans people 3
10:47 AM — Trans Media Watch has welcomed the coroner's remarks at the inquest into the death of Lucy Meadows.
US: First college men’s basketball player to come out: ‘You’ve got to be comfortable with who you are’ 5
2:08 AM — Following the lead of other professional athletes to come out and continue playing in a US professional team sport, a Kansas college men's basketball player, appears to have become the first to come out during a college career, and said: "If you are comfortable with yourself, you can do anything."
28th May 2013
UK: Teacher Lucy Meadows was hounded by a transphobic press says coroner 20
7:19 PM — The coroner investigating the death of transgender primary school teacher Lucy Meadows says the media should be ashamed of themselves.
English Defence League rally in London gay bar 144
6:07 PM — As part of their Bank Holiday weekend demonstrations, the English Defence League (EDL) arranged a rally in London's HalfWay to Heaven gay bar and were happy to find a "lot of lads" were present.
Denmark: Bid to rename square after late gay rights activist fails 3
4:56 PM — A bid to rename a square in Copenhagen after the deceased founder of one of the world's first gay rights groups, has failed, with city officials citing a 50-year-old pornography scandal as one of its reasons.
Su Pollard: ‘Equal marriage can only be a good thing for sexual health’ 14
2:15 PM — Comedy entertainer Su Pollard says more needs to be done to encourage young gay men to use condoms and that equal marriage is a key step towards ending stigma and discrimination.
Robbie Rogers to gay athletes: Coming out is ‘not going to hurt your career’ 3
1:28 PM — Openly gay LA Galaxy football player Robbie Rogers, has sent a message of hope to gay athletes who may be hesitating to come out, as he said "it will not hurt your career".
New York: Teen charged following attack on gay rights activist 1
11:56 AM — A teenager has been charged in connection with an attack on gay rights activist Eugene Lovendusky in New York City.
Inquest for trans teacher Lucy Meadows resumes today 2
11:52 AM — An inquest has been re-opened into the death of school teacher Lucy Meadows, a trans woman whose gender transition was the subject of undue media scrutiny.
Italy: Culture committee chairman proposes bill on gay civil unions 5
11:22 AM — A centre-right Italian politician proposes to introduce a bill this week that would recognise the civil rights of gay couples in same-sex relationships.
Helen Mirren: The music at this gay festival is ‘too loud’ 5
10:48 AM — She kept her word and attended As One in the Park, a gay central London music festival at the weekend, but Dame Helen Mirren appeared to find the music “too loud.”
27th May 2013
NFL player: I have gay relatives, but am ‘not with’ those who support equal marriage 65
5:20 PM — A former teammate of NFL player and equal marriage advocate Chris Kluwe, has spoken out to say that he does not support equal marriage, despite having gay relatives.
Robbie Rogers makes US football debut in LA Galaxy 4-0 win 4
1:58 PM — Having returned to professional sport after a short retirement, openly gay player Robbie Rogers is with US team LA Galaxy, coming back to excellent support and a win in his debut game.
Italy: Deputy responds to letter of suicidal gay teen 17
1:07 PM — A gay teenager in Italy who wrote an impassioned letter published in a newspaper has been invited to Parliament by the President of the Chamber of Deputies.
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers cleared to return to play in the US 3
1:36 AM — Robbie Rogers, the former Leeds United player who retired from football earlier this year, is set to return to play Major League Soccer in the United States, at David Beckham's former team.
Russia: Police release gay pride organisers held for unsanctioned Moscow rally 2
1:07 AM — Russian authorities have released gay rights activists detained on Saturday for holding an unsanctioned gay pride rally in Moscow.
Helen Mirren attends gay festival following drummer rant debacle 9
12:09 AM — Dame Helen Mirren has been seen in attendance at the As One in the Park, gay outdoor festival today, and even joined drummers on stage, following a drama when she went on a rant at drummers promoting the festival two weeks ago.
25th May 2013
Russia: 30 arrests made at Moscow Pride 20
10:09 PM — 30 activists from both pro and anti-LGBT factions were arrested at Moscow Pride today, reflecting growing antipathy to perceived "homosexual propaganda" across Russia.
UK: Man jailed for attack on lesbian couple in Hartlepool takeaway 7
12:33 PM — A man has been jailed for an unprovoked attack on a lesbian couple, in which he punched and headbutted the two women in a takeaway in Hartlepool.