3rd April 2013
Greater London Authority ranked a dismal 278th in Stonewall Equality Index 14
6:06 PM — A Freedom of Information request has revealed the Greater London Authority (GLA) was ranked 278th for this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index – falling from second place in 2008.
Canada: Teen may change minds of school which declined to allow gay-straight alliance posters 7
6:04 PM — A Canadian teenager who previously voiced his support for a bill to allow gay-straight alliances in his school district, said he was hopeful after a meeting with school administrators that he might be granted permission for the club after all.
New York: Former LGBT community leader jailed for stealing more than $300,000
3:02 PM — The former head of an LGBT community centre in New York City has been jailed for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organisation.
Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case 7
1:50 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
Joey Barton makes transphobic ‘ladyboy’ Twitter slur at Brazilian footballer 18
12:11 PM — English footballer Joey Barton, currently playing for Olympique de Marseilles, lashed out with transphobic comments about Brazilian player Thiago Silva on Twitter today.
US: Transgender father Thomas Beatie to challenge divorce ruling 6
11:40 AM — A transgender man whose divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge says he will continue with his legal fight.
US: Florida Senate committee approves bill for same-sex domestic partnership registry 5
1:39 AM — A Florida Senate committee has approved the state's first bill to allow domestic partner registration, including specific rights for same-sex couples.
US: Video shows homophobic and physical abuse by basketball coach who will remain in post 10
1:13 AM — The basketball coach at a New Jersey University has been disciplined, has remained in his job, and is unlikely to face further action, despite the surfacing of video footage in which he subjects players to homophobic and physical abuse.
Brighton and Hove Albion fans report homophobic abuse to the FA 8
12:53 AM — Two Brighton and Hove Albion fan clubs have reported cases of homophobic abuse to the Football Association, and have said that fans were subjected to homophobic abuse at more than half of the team's games.
2nd April 2013
The Saturdays: ‘Girls are hotter than men’ 9
6:54 PM — The Saturdays say they are not gay but “check women out more than men”.
Magic Johnson ‘proud’ of his gay son who publicly came out with his boyfriend 7
5:27 PM — The son of basketball star Magic Johnson has come out as gay, and hit the town in Hollywood at the weekend with his boyfriend.
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around inmate gender reassignment case 2
3:56 PM — The US Circuit Court of Appeals is to hear arguments around the case of a trans woman prisoner who was granted gender reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
Comment: Equal marriage campaigners should rein in their egos and go back to the grassroots 19
3:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward says equal marriage campaigners should focus on convincing neighbours and their local MPs to support the measure with traditional lobbying methods – rather than relying on online activism.
London: NUJ to host debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media 4
2:32 PM — The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is hosting a debate on homophobia and transphobia in the media, later this month.
1st April 2013
Zenit FC’s Hulk: ‘Homophobic football fans at my club do not think at all’ 9
11:14 PM — A footballer at what has been described as Russia's most racist football club, has heavily criticised fans who supported a manifesto late last year calling for the club to discriminate against gay and black players.
US: Gay student begins Mount Everest challenge in support of Trevor Project 3
7:16 PM — An American student is well on his way to becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to conquer the highest peak on each continent.
Rugby star Ben Cohen: Elton John made me get a hearing aid and ‘changed my life’ 13
7:02 PM — Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has said that Elton John "changed his life" by convincing him to get a hearing aid, and said that Sir Elton does more charity work than people realise.
US: Boy Scouts of America rejects LGBT centre sponsored application for non-gay troop 2
6:20 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has rejected an application from a group of scout and church leaders to create a troop, sponsored by an LGBT organisation, to be inclusive of boys whose parents opposed the BSA because of its ongoing ban on gay members.
31st March 2013
Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana in drag to sneak her into a gay bar 24
3:57 PM — Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana up as an "eccentrically dressed gay male model", in order to sneak her into the Vauxhall Tavern, reports have revealed.
30th March 2013
Clare Balding: Fans of men’s football are ‘racist and homophobic’ 19
12:57 AM — Television sports presenter Clare Balding has hit out at men's football, has said its fans are "racist and homophobic", and that male footballers fake injuries, unlike their female counterparts.