17th June 2013
Ian McKellen, Elton John and David Furnish become new faces of Pride London 3
5:44 PM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish, and famed actor Sir Ian McKellen, are the new celebrity faces of Pride in London for 2013.
Poland’s only gay MP attacked after Equality Parade 3
12:07 PM — Poland's first gay MP has revealed that a man attacked the group he was socialising with after Warsaw's Equality parade, before turning on the MP himself.
New Zealand: Rugby star apologises after tweeting the word ‘fag’ 21
1:30 AM — An All Blacks rugby star in New Zealand has quickly apologised after tweeting that a fellow player was a "fag", following his team's victory on Saturday over France.
15th June 2013
UK: Muslim group seeks mosques for all sexualities 24
5:51 PM — A group called the Inclusive Mosque Initiative are looking to set up Mosques in the UK that would be open to LGBT members and women.
Gibraltar LGBT activist awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 3
3:36 PM — The founder of Gibraltar's Equality Rights Group (formerly Gibraltar Gay Rights) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Mixed martial arts boss to fighter who linked equal marriage to incest: ‘Leave talking to smart people’ 7
1:16 AM — The head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has commented on a recent controversy in which a fighter asked whether equal marriage would lead to incest, by saying that he "should leave talking to smart people" and "stick to finger painting".
TV presenter Clare Balding awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 6
1:00 AM — Broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list just a few weeks after she collected a special BAFTA award to recognise her on-screen contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player 2
12:55 AM — A hockey player from the Canadian city of Winnipeg has become embroiled in controversy, as he promptly apologised for tweeting an anti-gay slur, but not before causing offence.
14th June 2013
San Francisco: Gay blogger sentenced for taking toilet photo of gay supervisor Scott Wiener 2
5:45 PM — A San Francisco gay rights blogger has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after taking a photograph of a gay politician in a toilet.
London: One week until UK’s second Dyke March 7
4:56 PM — London's second Dyke March takes place next Saturday, with a route echoing the steps of Suffragettes.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue to headline Pride Bristol
3:29 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor and boy band Blue have been announced to headline the free Bristol Pride festival which takes place on Saturday 13 July in Castle Park.
Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains
12:46 PM — A survey in America has found that an overwhelming number of LGBT people say society has become more accepting, despite 4 in ten people having experienced rejection from a friend or family member because of their identity.
X Factor star Marcus Collins takes part in anti-hate crime campaign video 1
12:02 PM — Former X Factor singer Marcus Collins, a previous victim of a homophobic physical assault, has joined forces with Merseyside Police to raise awareness about hate crime in a campaign video.
13th June 2013
Scottish trans woman ‘forced’ to leave town after she was branded a ‘witch’ 32
6:30 PM — A trans woman from the Scottish town of Johnstone has spoken of the torment she faced after being ridiculed for her appearance to the point that she felt "forced" to leave the town.
Mixed martial arts fighter: ‘Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages’ 69
5:34 PM — A US mixed martial arts fighter says allowing gay couples to become legally married is the first step on a path that could lead to people marrying animals, children or their siblings.
UK: Jailed women in sexual ‘fraud’ case freed by Court of Appeal 22
1:05 PM — An 18-year-old woman jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” has been freed by the Court of Appeal after serving 82 days in prison.
US: Major League Soccer teams up with anti-discrimination campaign 1
2:01 AM — The football league representing the highest level in the US, Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced that it is upping efforts to tackle anti-LGBT discrimination by joining up with the You Can Play Project.
12th June 2013
New Zealand: Female rugby fan abused by three men for asking homophobic chants to stop 17
6:19 PM — A female rugby fan in New Zealand has said she was verbally abused, and tapped on the head, after asking other fans at a rugby match to stop using the words "homos" and "faggots".
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
French Olympic swimmers pose as ‘imaginary gay couple’ for anti-homophobia campaign 13
2:01 PM — Two male French Olympic swimmers have posed in an intimate shot as an "imaginary couple", as part of a campaign to tackle homophobia, which also features images of Eva Longoria and Lara Fabian.