30th December 2013
Michelle Obama to newly out TV host: ‘You continue to make us all proud’ 1
7:04 PM — The US First Lady Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a TV host who publicly revealed that she is gay this week.
29th December 2013
England Women’s football captain: ‘I’d like to see a day when male players aren’t afraid to come out’ 10
12:43 PM — The captain of the England Women’s football squad has said she would like to see the day when men's football can be just as accepting of gay players as women's football, emphasising the need for fans of the sport to "get some perspective."
25th December 2013
China: Two-thirds find homosexuality ‘unacceptable’ 10
7:54 PM — Two out of three adults in China find homosexuality unacceptable, according to a survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University released today.
11th December 2013
US: Borough president calls Brooklyn, NY the ‘lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
3:32 PM — Brooklyn’s president, Marty Markowitz, lauded his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area by calling the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast.
9th December 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday 8
12:22 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday.
27th November 2013
US: Restaurant to investigate whether gay waitress was actually denied a tip because of sexuality 12
7:40 PM — A New Jersey restaurant has said it will investigate the case of a lesbian waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", after the family denied the allegations.
26th November 2013
US: Family denies refusing tip to lesbian waitress over her ‘gay lifestyle’ 28
12:39 PM — A family in New Jersey has denied the claim of a waitress who recently said she was denied a tip because of her “gay lifestyle.”
Sarah Kate Ellis appointed new president of GLAAD
10:56 AM — Sarah Kate Ellis has been appointed as GLAAD's new president and CEO.
24th November 2013
India: Hundreds march in campaign to end LGBT discrimination
1:15 PM — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi recently in a demand to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India.
Ecuador: ‘Gay cure clinics’ use rape and torture as corrective measures 10
12:52 PM — Unregulated gay conversion therapy clinics found in Ecuador have been using both rape and torture as corrective measures against patients, a recent investigation has reported.
20th November 2013
US: Restaurant says family which said they did not agree with lesbian waitress’s ‘lifestyle’ can return 49
1:21 PM — A restaurant at which a lesbian waitress was told by a family that she would not receive a tip because of her "lifestyle", has said they can return, as they legally can't turn them away.
17th November 2013
Will Young: Educating teachers on homophobic language is a ‘priority’ 3
2:25 PM — Singer Will Young has claimed that schools are still not doing enough to curb children's use of "gay" as an insult, saying that teachers should be the "priority" when it comes to educating what counts as homophobic language.
15th November 2013
US: Apple currently removing offensive definition of ‘gay’ from dictionary service 7
3:43 PM — Following outcry after a student discovered an offensive definition of the word “gay” in Apple's MacBook dictionary, the company now appears to be rolling out new versions of the service in an attempt to rectify the issue.
14th November 2013
University of Sussex LGBTQ society removes the word ‘dyke’ over safe space policy 10
3:22 PM — The University of Sussex LGBTQ society has sparked controversy recently, after it asked local lesbian artists to remove the word "dyke" from an advertisement posted onto its Facebook page due to a recent "safe space" policy change.
Senegal: Five women charged under anti-gay law to spend up to five years in prison 2
1:02 PM — A prosecutor in Senegal has said that five women arrested earlier this week accused of violating the country’s anti-gay law have now been charged, and are due to spend up to five years in prison.
12th November 2013
US: Student asks Apple to change dictionary defining gay as ‘foolish and stupid’ 16
11:52 AM — A student in Sudbury, Massachusetts, has launched a campaign asking Apple to remove an offensive definition of the word "gay" from its online dictionary service.
6th November 2013
US: Houston Mayor Annise Parker wins third and final re-election
4:22 PM — Annise Parker was re-elected on Tuesday to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.
1st November 2013
Portia DeGeneres: At first ‘I didn’t want to be a lesbian’, but not coming out affected my health 2
3:57 PM — Actress Portia DeGeneres has spoken out about her decision to come out, saying that at first she did not understand her sexuality and that she "didn't want" to be a lesbian.
Actress Kerry Washington on gay rumours: ‘It’s never bothered me, as it is not offensive’
3:17 PM — Hollywood actress Kerry Washington has addressed ongoing rumours about her sexuality to say that she has "never been bothered" by rumours as "there's nothing offensive about it".
30th October 2013
BBC survey: Tom Daley’s Splash! favourite for gay men whilst lesbians like Rules of Engagement 2
3:18 PM — ITV’s ‘Vicious’ and ‘Splash!’ have been rated the most popular programmes for young gay men in a BBC survey, whilst for lesbians in the same age category 'Rules of Engagement' followed by 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' are the most popular shows.