29th January 2013
US: Anti-gay conservative groups appalled that Boy Scouts may drop homophobic ban 12
11:45 AM — Equality campaigners have welcomed an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it may drop its national ban on gay members – although evangelical conservatives have criticised the move.
25th January 2013
Polish Parliament rejects three bills to extend rights to gay couples 27
2:17 PM — Three draft laws which would have recognised unmarried couples, including same-sex ones, and offered legal rights to inheritance, medical information and alimony, have been voted against in the Polish Sejm today.
18th January 2013
US: Judge tipped to allow San Francisco nudity ban 21
6:43 PM — Lawmakers in San Francisco narrowly approved the nudity ban after complaints regarding the city’s famous gay Castro district in November of last year.
17th January 2013
Mississippi: Long-serving gay Republican mayor to step down 2
7:31 PM — A gay Republican Mississippi mayor says he will not seek re-election this year - and is leaving office under a cloud.
16th January 2013
Massachusetts: Pro-gay Episcopal bishop to step down
7:13 PM — The outspoken pro-gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts says he plans to retire in 2014.
Fox News criticised for using a photo of Mrs Doubtfire for trans health story 16
11:11 AM — Fox News has been criticised for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality on its website.
15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
9th January 2013
US: Washington National Cathedral to start marrying gay couples 16
12:07 PM — The Washington National Cathedral, where America gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.
8th January 2013
Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker 9
7:17 PM — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
4th January 2013
Mississippi: Lesbian couples denied marriage licenses 3
1:28 PM — Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Forrest County, Mississippi, this week, knowing they would be denied.
2nd January 2013
Pakistan: Uproar over homoerotic paintings of Muslim clerics 16
3:35 PM — An artist and college in Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy for publishing a series of religious paintings with strong homoerotic overtones.
24th December 2012
New York: Ex-model found guilty of murdering and castrating gay TV presenter 2
12:38 PM — A Portuguese former underwear model has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering and castrating a gay Portuguese TV presenter.
21st December 2012
US: Minnesota group to push for marriage equality 1
12:48 AM — The head of the group which led the campaign to vote 'no' on a bill which would have banned equal marriage, has said it will now push to legalise it, starting in the legislative session next month.
17th December 2012
Cameroon: Court refuses to release man serving 3-year sentence for ‘homosexual behaviour’ 14
1:24 PM — A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of "homosexual behaviour" for sending a text message to another man.
5th December 2012
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
27th November 2012
The Associated Press removes the word ‘homophobia’ from its Style Book 42
9:41 AM — The Associated Press has removed the word "homophobia" from its Style Book, saying the word is no longer suitable for use in social or political contexts.
20th November 2012
Gay Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash quits show 11
6:52 PM — Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of fresh allegations that he had sex with an underage youth.
15th November 2012
Florida: Gay Republican commits suicide blaming Obama victory 49
10:32 AM — A gay man in Key West, Florida, took his own life two days after Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and cited the president’s victory in a suicide letter.
12th November 2012
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga 112
12:40 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
11th November 2012
Liberia: Christians and Muslims unite to campaign against equal marriage 30
1:49 AM — Several hundred people from the Christian and Muslim faiths, and from civil society organisations, gathered in Monrovia, Liberia to mark the start of a campaign to press the government into banning equal marriage.