10th May 2013
US: California Assembly passes two bills on transgender rights 4
5:47 PM — The California State Assembly has approved two transgender rights bills despite opposition from Republican members.
US: Jason Collins to receive courage award from LGBT organisation 2
1:59 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA star who came out as gay last week, to a huge amount of media attention, and became the first openly gay player in a US major team sport, is to receive a courage award from a leading gay-straight alliance organisation.
Governor says he feels uneasy that Chris Kluwe was dropped by Minnesota Vikings
12:44 PM — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has said that he "doesn't feel good" about the fact that former Minnesota Vikings player and gay rights supporter Chris Kluwe was dropped by the team earlier this week.
9th May 2013
US: Philadelphia Mayor to sign landmark LGBT protection bill into law 2
5:45 PM — The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.
One Million Moms attacks Disney for unofficial ‘gay days’ at Walt Disney World 37
2:50 PM — The American Family Association's outspoken campaign group One Million Moms, has voiced its outrage at Disney, after organisers of an unofficial LGBT day said it would take place in Walt Disney World.
Comment: British LGBT rights under threat from Unionism 6
2:42 PM — Paul Hagan-Rae writes that the Unionist leadership in Northern Ireland is holding the country back when it comes to progressing with LGBT rights.
Poll: Over two thirds of Americans support Jason Collins’ decision to come out
1:15 PM — A new poll has revealed that over two thirds of Americans support NBA star Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay last week.
US college football star: Why can’t I be on the winning team, as well as being openly gay? 6
3:01 AM — A former University of Richmond American football star has come out as gay, asking why he can't be a successful, professional athlete, as well as being open about his sexuality.
8th May 2013
US: LA Boy Scouts chapter breaks with national policy and wants to include gay leaders
5:52 PM — The Western Los Angeles County branch of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the latest chapter to go against the BSA's proposed policy, which would lift its ban on gay members, but maintain its ban on gay leaders and staff.
Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take ‘historic’ steps to protect LGBT people
3:02 PM — Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week.
‘Roma Boys’ docudrama premieres in UK
2:31 PM — Today marks the UK premiere of an award-winning Czech film on the dual prejudices faced by LGBT Roma, even within their own community and families.
7th May 2013
Comment: No, I will not stop using the term ‘gay marriage’ 134
7:01 PM — Writing for PinkNews Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page “Gay Marriage USA”, shares his views about the differences between the terms “gay marriage” and “marriage equality”.
Former NFL player Tony Casillas: I knew that I was playing with gay athletes in the past
5:46 PM — Long-time NFL player Tony Casillas, has spoken out to say that he played with gay American footballers in the past, and that he knew they were gay at the time.
US: Authorities urged to solve murder of black trans women in three states 5
4:43 PM — Two organisations in the US are calling for action by authorities, following the murder of several black, transgender women across three states.
Gran Canaria gay hangout the Yumbo Centre hit by serious fire 2
10:26 AM — Fire has damaged several venues at the Yumbo Centre, home to several LGBT clubs, bars and shops in the resort of Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria.
6th May 2013
US: Chris Kluwe announces that he has been dropped by his team the Minnesota Vikings 6
11:09 PM — NFL player and human rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has announced that he has been dropped by the Minnesota Vikings, saying that "making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball."
US: Jason Collins and Michelle Obama to headline Democratic LGBT gala
10:38 PM — US First Lady Michelle Obama, and recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, are to headline a gala held by the Democratic Party.
Jason Collins to Oprah Winfrey: I had ‘so much angst’ about coming out as gay 1
5:38 PM — NBA star Jason Collins, who last week came out as gay, and became the first active player in a major US team sport to come out as gay, has spoken to Oprah Winfrey about the "angst" he had about taking the steps to coming out, but has said he is glad he did it.
Rapper Lil Wayne: Jason Collins coming out ‘is opening a lot of doors’ for gay sports people
3:14 PM — Rap star Lil Wayne, has become the latest hip-hop musician to speak out in favour of NBA star Jason Collins, who came out as gay last week, saying that the massive support he received showed that "it's a fair world out there".
5th May 2013
Eight professional footballers reputed to be out to PFA, but won’t go public for fear of fan reactions 21
12:27 PM — At least eight professional footballers have come out as gay within the Football Association, but most say they fear going public because they anticipate a massive backlash.