25th June 2013
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
21st June 2013
Canada: Ruling upheld against comedian for discriminatory tirade against lesbian 8
10:57 PM — A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia has upheld a tribunal ruling which awarded CAD$22,500 ($14,000) to a lesbian who was insulted by a comedian at a restaurant.
15th June 2013
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.
3rd June 2013
Canada: Coroner’s Office urges research on suicide in LGBT teens 3
5:34 PM — The Office of the Chief Coroner in Ontario, Canada, released an annual report today in which they highlight the level of suicide among LGBT teenagers as a cause for concern.
22nd May 2013
Canada lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood, but they can only donate if celibate for five years 24
6:36 PM — Officials in Canada say men who have not had sex with other men within the last five years will be allowed to donate blood as part of new guidelines.
16th May 2013
Canada: ‘Israeli apartheid’ censorship row puts Toronto Pride funding in jeopardy 54
5:36 PM — Pride Toronto faces the loss of its annual cultural grant over indecision as to whether the phrase "Israeli apartheid" should be banned from the event, in a row which Peter Tatchell has called "straightforward censorship".
5th May 2013
Canada: Property agent fired for distributing homophobic leaflets 5
10:18 AM — A Canadian property agent has been fired for distributing leaflets that attack same-sex marriage and gay parents.
Canada: Dozens protest as bridal shop refuses to allow trans woman to try on wedding dress 14
4:05 AM — Dozens have protested at a bridal store in Canada, after a trans woman said she was told she could not try on a wedding dress because the owner said she looked like a man.
2nd May 2013
Canada: Residents complain at property agent’s decision to distribute homophobic leaflets 18
6:42 PM — A Canadian property agent has been criticised for distributing leaflets that attack same-sex marriage and gay parents.
30th April 2013
Sarkozy jabs Hollande’s equal marriage policy in rare speaking appearance 20
1:19 PM — While giving a speech in Canada the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made several oblique jabs at his successor, Francois Hollande, including suggestions that introducing equal marriage during an economic crisis was unwise.
19th April 2013
Canada: Imam who compared homosexuality with cancer said comments were taken out of context 37
1:54 AM — An imam who was recorded giving a speech to school children at a publicly-funded private school in Canada, during which he said homosexuality was a "special case" like cancer, AIDS and diabetes, has said his comments were taken out of context.
17th April 2013
New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage 55
11:06 AM — New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise equal marriage.
16th April 2013
New Zealand expected to give final approval to equal marriage bill 23
2:36 PM — New Zealand's Parliament is on Wednesday expected to give final approval to a bill which would legalise equal marriage in the country.
13th April 2013
Canada: Parents start campaign to remove ‘high risk’ status for gay organ donors, after son’s death 9
2:15 AM — A couple from Canada have started a petition to urge the government to change a federal law which classifies gay people as high-risk, when it comes to organ donation, following the death of their son.
11th April 2013
Uruguay votes to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide 15
8:22 AM — Uruguay is to become the 12th country in the world to make it legal for same-sex couples to marry nationwide after Congress ratified a bill passed last week in the Senate.
3rd April 2013
Canada: Teen granted permission to put up gay-straight alliance posters 4
10:42 PM — A Canadian teenager in Manitoba who previously voiced his support for a bill to allow gay-straight alliances in his school district has won the right to put up posters for the club at his school.
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.
21st March 2013
Canada: Bill criminalising anti-transgender discrimination passes in House of Commons 3
2:24 PM — A bill protecting transgender people from discrimination narrowly passed in Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday.
20th March 2013
Canadian gay porn actor accused of murdering Chinese lover collapses in court 5
12:07 PM — A Canadian gay porn actor accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover collapsed in court yesterday.
18th March 2013
Canada: Teenager stands up for gay-straight alliances 7
12:40 PM — A student in Canada has pushed to set up a GSA following his Province's consideration of a bill supporting them in all schools, which is currently facing a growing backlash from faith groups.