11th September 2013
Nigel Evans vows to clear his name as he steps down as Deputy Speaker
1:13 PM — Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, MP for Ribble Valley Nigel Evans, has given a personal statement saying he will return to the backbenches after resigning his post as Deputy Speaker, and that he will continue to defend himself against several allegations of sexual assault.
5th September 2013
Mum’s response to son coming out: ‘You are the boy who forever won my heart, I’ll fight for you always’ 24
3:05 PM — A mother's response to her bisexual son's Facebook coming out status has gone viral, as she tells him "You are the bravest person I know. I'll fight for you always... You are still the boy who forever won my heart".
10th August 2013
Russia: Ex-deputy PM questioned over lawmaker’s ‘gay and oral phobias’ 6
11:32 AM — A former deputy prime minister of Russia, now a popular political blogger, reported on Facebook yesterday that he had been grilled by authorities about the "gay and oral phobias" of one of the lawmakers behind Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda law.
8th August 2013
The 20 most shocking anti-gay news stories from Russia so far 36
11:18 AM — In recent weeks, the situation of anti-gay violence and ‘gay propaganda’ laws in russia has drawn widespread public attention in the media. However these attacks and others like them have had a longstanding history.
29th July 2013
Comment: The Russian vodka boycott is an example of passive gay activism 125
6:24 PM — Richard Smith believes we are living in an era of "passive gay activism" - and he points to the much-publicised boycott of Russian vodka by some in the LGBT community as proof.
22nd July 2013
Russia: 4 Dutch citizens quizzed by police over ‘gay propaganda’ 10
5:31 PM — Four Dutch nationals have been questioned by police in Russia over alleged "gay propaganda" offences.
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.