26th June 2013
Boris Johnson opens Pride with joke about gay men taking their future husbands ‘up the Arcelor’ 30
6:06 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, praised the organisers of this weekend’s Pride in London festival on Tuesday evening, and also made a risqué joke about gay men taking their husbands up the "Arcelor" on their wedding day.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel pays tribute to gay troops in Pride speech
3:26 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has paid tribute to gay members of America’s armed forces in a speech to mark Pride month.
US: 70% of Facebook users have at least one gay, lesbian or bisexual friend 2
1:43 PM — As the US becomes more accepting of gay people, and on the eve of the Supreme Court's opinions in two key equal marriage cases, Facebook has found that a large majority of people are friends with at least one gay person.
Tory MP Mike Freer: Gay people are being short-changed when it comes to pensions equality 8
11:22 AM — Conservative MP Mike Freer says it's wrong that gay couples continue to be treated unequally in the area of survivor's benefits.
Alice Arnold: Pride is important because it shows that LGBT people are ‘confident to be who we are’ 9
12:24 AM — Former BBC broadcaster Alice Arnold, has spoke out about the importance of Pride, saying that it is "a party with a message", and that it is still crucial for the LGBT community.
25th June 2013
Ex-Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova: ‘Gay men still feel oppressed on court’ 5
4:19 PM — Tennis star Martina Navratilova says gay men still feel oppressed on court – and many are still in the closet.
MEPs condemn attack on LGBT centre in Macedonia’s capital and cancellation of Pride event 3
2:37 PM — An attack on an LGBT centre in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, has been condemned by Members of the European Parliament.
Poll: UK support for equal marriage at 55% 18
2:04 PM — A new poll by Ipsos of 16 countries puts support for equal marriage in the UK at 55%.
24th June 2013
US: 67 Congress members take part in NOH8 on The Hill III 1
6:57 PM — Ahead of the US Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Defence of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 ban on equal marriage, the NOH8 Campaign has today released NOH8 portraits for the 67 Members of Congress who took part in its third NOH8 on The Hill event.
Metro Charity launches ‘Fck Equal’ new HIV campaign 9
4:54 PM — The Metro Centre, the south-east London-based HIV prevention and sexual health charity, has launched a new HIV awareness campaign for gay and bisexual men.
Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister enters into civil partnership 3
3:07 PM — The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister has entered into a civil partnership.
US: Colorado Supreme Court rules that trans girl should be allowed to use girls’ toilets at school 10
2:45 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado has ruled to say that a decision to stop a trans girl from using the girls' bathrooms at her school, was discriminatory, and that she should be allowed to use facilities appropriate to her gender identity.
Plaque commemorating murdered gay bar manager reported stolen
1:57 PM — A plaque commemorating a gay, bar manager who was brutally beaten and murdered in 2005, has been reported stolen.
Nick Clegg: ‘I look forward to one day seeing the rainbow flag fly over every government building’ 9
1:27 PM — Nick Clegg has spoken of his pride at having the rainbow flag soaring above his office in Whitehall and says “I look forward to one day seeing the rainbow flag fly over every government building and above parliaments across the world - maybe Russia, Uganda or Yemen.”
Video: Scottish campaign for equal marriage launches ‘It’s Time’ celebrity video campaign 15
12:00 AM — The Scottish Equality Network, the key LGBT group campagining for equal marriage north of the border, has launched a video campaign modelled on the English Out4Marriage campaign to help convince the public and politicians of the need for same-sex marriage.
23rd June 2013
Bulgaria: Homophobia blights planned date of Sofia Pride, now postponed 18
1:18 PM — The sixth LGBT Pride march due to take place in Bulgaria's capital yesterday was cancelled as anti-corruption protests swept the city.
22nd June 2013
US: Pride cancelled in Wisconsin city due to safety concerns 12
12:58 AM — The organiser of what was to be the city of Wausau, Wisconsin's first ever pride parade, has cancelled the event, becuse some of those involved feared for their safety after a backlash from the community.
21st June 2013
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister calls for greater tolerance 5
6:45 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore says Ireland’s “economic progress has to be embedded in a free, open, progressive society.”
India: LGBT activist happy with acceptance from appearing on reality TV show
5:43 PM — An LGBT activist in Mumbai has reflected on the positive reaction to a reality television show which featured her living her daily life.