19th July 2013
Facebook UK adds ‘feeling Pride’ icon following passing of same-sex marriage act 3
12:47 PM — Facebook has rolled out its 'feeling pride' status icon to users in the UK following the passing into law of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act on Wednesday of this week.
8th July 2013
Video: US televangelist wants Facebook to install ‘vomit’ button for pictures of gay men kissing 28
6:56 PM — US Televangelist Pat Robertson spoke against equal marriage during his programme on Monday, joking that Facebook should install a "vomit" button to represent his reaction to pictures of gay people kissing.
29th June 2013
Facebook removes ads from ‘cute and gay boys’ page after threat of boycott 9
5:10 PM — Social networking site Facebook has announced that it is to totally overhaul its advertising systems, in order to deal with concerns raised by advertisers over potentially offensive content.
27th June 2013
Big brands come out in support of Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 decisions 3
12:44 AM — Following the US Supreme Court's decision in favour of same-sex couples in two landmark cases today, many large brands came out to show their support of the decision.
26th June 2013
US: 70% of Facebook users have at least one gay, lesbian or bisexual friend 2
1:43 PM — As the US becomes more accepting of gay people, and on the eve of the Supreme Court's opinions in two key equal marriage cases, Facebook has found that a large majority of people are friends with at least one gay person.
13th June 2013
Anti-equal marriage activist names Tour de France as target for protest 8
1:39 PM — Opposition to France's equal marriage law have said they will use the "extraordinary international visibility" of the Tour de France to protest in an attempt to get the recently established law repealed.
UK: Jailed women in sexual ‘fraud’ case freed by Court of Appeal 22
1:05 PM — An 18-year-old woman jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” has been freed by the Court of Appeal after serving 82 days in prison.
6th June 2013
Priest causes row by calling Justin Welby a ‘wanker’ on Facebook for equal marriage opposition 56
5:42 PM — An argument has erupted among clergy members in the Church of England, after a priest wrote on Facebook that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was a "wanker" for continually opposing the Government's attempts to legalise equal marriage.
24th May 2013
Australia: Man who stalked footballer and talked of ‘gay orgy’ jailed 3
10:48 AM — A fake doctor who claimed he organised a "gay orgy" at the family home of an Australian rules football player has been jailed after pleading guilty to stalking.
23rd May 2013
UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported 13
7:06 PM — A Ugandan rapist, who was jailed after admitting on Facebook that he attacked a woman, has been deported after immigration officials dismissed claims he would face persecution because he stated he was gay.
Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship 25
6:52 PM — Campaigners have condemned the arrest and expulsion of a lesbian high school pupil for having a same-sex relationship with a younger student.
21st May 2013
UKIP Councillor: ‘Most gays are heterophobic’, and ‘have no rights to marry in church’ 37
5:08 PM — A newly elected UK Independence Party Councillor has been discovered to have posted homophobic and xenophobic comments on Facebook prior to being elected, including claims that "most gays are heterophobic", and that gay people have "no rights to marry in church".
10th May 2013
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world 2
3:56 PM — An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
9th May 2013
Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist announces marriage equality support
5:54 PM — Charlie Crist, the former Governor of Florida, declared his support for marriage equality in what appears to be the latest stage of his evolution from Republican to Democrat politics.
Video: When did you choose to be straight? 14
5:39 PM — A four and a half year old YouTube video has gone viral after it was shared by the Facebook page Wipe Out Homophobia. The video asks people on the street when they decided to be straight, a question often asked to LGBT people.
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”.
5th May 2013
Nigel Evans: I’ve had the worst 24 hours of my life but Facebook support has bolstered me
8:00 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said his arrest over claims of rape and sexual assault have been the "worst 24 hours of my life".
3rd May 2013
UKIP candidate who said ‘exercise’ in schools can prevent homosexuality fails to win seat in election 75
11:06 AM — UKIP candidate John Sullivan who claimed regular physical exercise in schools can “prevent homosexuality” has failed to be elected as a councillor for Newent in Gloucestershire.
29th April 2013
UKIP LGBT group: ‘Extremely angry and disappointed’ by the ‘obnoxious beliefs’ of David Nixon and John Sullivan 86
11:57 AM — UKIP’s affiliated LGBT group has condemned two of the party’s local election candidates for their alleged public displays of homophobia and biphobia.
UKIP blasted over ‘insulting’ and ‘disturbing’ homophobic, biphobic election leaflet 30
10:53 AM — Labour and the Liberal Democrats’ LGBT groups have criticised UKIP over an election leaflet that mocks bisexuals and attacks same-sex marriage.