25th July 2013
Oxford Dictionary will change the definition of ‘marriage’ to include equal marriage 20
2:01 PM — The leading authority on the English language has said that they are to change the definition of the word 'marriage' to keep in line with the passing of the recent England and Wales Marriage (Same sex couples) Act.
Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV prevention work in London needs to focus more on the link between drugs and sex 27
1:22 PM — Commenting on today's HIV research in The Lancet, Terrence Higgins Trust has urged "for a greater focus" in London on helping gay men who are encountering difficulties with drugs and safer sex.
Comment: David Cameron’s principled and courageous support for equal marriage made me become a Tory 92
12:26 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Powell explains how Prime Minister David Cameron's leadership on equal marriage changed his political perceptions and was his motivation for joining the Conservative Party.
Exclusive: Scottish Green Party leader says ‘It’s Time’ for MSPs to back equal marriage 2
11:23 AM — In a video recorded in Glasgow’s St Enoch Square for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign, Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor Patrick Harvie MSP has urged Scotland to follow England and Wales towards legalising equal marriage.
Department of Health ‘concerned’ by rising HIV stats for gay and bisexual men in London 56
11:04 AM — The Department of Health says there is "anecdotal evidence from drug and alcohol clinics in London that recreational or club drug use amongst gay men" could be linked to rising HIV infection rates.
24th July 2013
David Cameron: We can be proud that equal marriage has been signed into law by the Queen 71
6:47 PM — In a speech made today at Downing Street, Prime Minister David Cameron said "something really important has changed in our country, and that is at the end of a long, tortuous parliamentary process, the Queen has signed the equal marriage bill, and that is something we can all be very proud of."
Pride chief executive tells Glasgow City Council ‘don’t fly the rainbow flag’ 14
6:27 PM — The chief executive of Glasgow Pride has asked Glasgow City Council not to fly the rainbow flag from its main building because he claims the council has failed to support the event.
Alec Baldwin is ‘shocked’ by negative reaction to ‘toxic little queen’ comments 17
5:39 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin, who sent a string of homophobic tweets to a British journalist last month, has said he is "shocked" that one reporter decided to call the incident "despicable."
Petition calls for British boycott of Russian Winter Olympics because of anti-gay laws 13
5:06 PM — A petition has been started with a view to having the British Olympics Association boycott the Russian Winter Olympics next year, in the wake of the passage of anti-gay legislation.
US: World Champion bisexual boxer Emile Griffith dies aged 75 8
4:22 PM — Bisexual former World Champion middleweight boxer Emile Griffith, who famously caused the death of a fellow boxer, who had previously uttered to him a homophobic slur, has died aged 75.
Italy: Gay activists to campaign against ‘dangerous’ anti-homophobia bill 2
3:28 PM — LGBT activists have criticised the new bill set to criminalise homophobic hate crimes in Italy, saying that it is a "dangerous compromise" that will not change homophobic attitudes in the country.
Paul Gambaccini: The BBC singled me out as a ‘potential security threat’ for being gay 17
1:56 PM — Radio 2 DJ Paul Gambaccini has revealed how the BBC marked his personnel file with a "Christmas tree" symbol in order to warn others that he was gay.
Montenegro: Anti-gay demonstrators cause violence at first ever pride event, and chant ‘kill the gays’ 6
1:38 PM — Rocks and bottles were thrown by dozens of anti-gay protesters at Montenegro's first ever pride event on Wednesday.
Albert Kennedy Trust opens housing project for young homeless LGBT people 10
1:06 PM — The LGBT youth homeless charity the Albert Kennedy Trust has announced the launch of its ‘Purple Door’ housing project for LGBT young people facing homelessness.
Benedict Cumberbatch conducts civil partnership 11
12:02 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has officiated at a same-sex civil partnership for one of his closest friends.
23rd July 2013
US: Trans activists hope new campaign group can help end transphobic military ban 5
4:47 PM — Several transgender campaigners have announced they are splitting away from America’s largest LGBT military service member advocacy group and forming a new organisation.
Lithuania Supreme Court makes binding decision in favour of Baltic Pride 4
3:14 PM — Lithuania's Supreme Court has once again ruled that Baltic Pride can take place this weekend.
Italy: Lower House of the Italian Parliament to debate anti-homophobia bill 15
11:29 AM — The Lower House of the Italian Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that would make homophobic discrimination a criminal offence.
22nd July 2013
Olympic committee calls for acceptance of all athletes at Winter Olympics despite Russian anti-gay laws 42
10:10 PM — Responding to human rights groups, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement calling for the acceptance of all athletes in the wake of Russia's recently passed anti-gay legislation.
Lib Dem MP responds to criticism over anti-homophobia campaign: ‘Most people are sick of homophobia’ 24
8:26 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech, the supporter of a campaign to eradicate homophobia in football, has responded to a letter from a disgruntled constituent who accused him of trying to "brainwash children".