28th August 2013
Singer Demi Lovato to join cast of Glee as lesbian lover during Beatles episode 6
6:29 PM — US singer songwriter Demi Lovato is to join the cast of hit television series Glee as the lesbian love interest of character Santana.
27th August 2013
Belfast: Director of gay restaurant called staff ‘poofs’ and ‘dykes’ 19
3:33 PM — An employment tribunal has heard how a Belfast businessman groped a gay male employee’s groin, asked a lesbian manager for sex, and routinely used homophobic language.
19th August 2013
Wife of Christine Quinn says NYC mayoral hopeful has received threats for being gay 1
4:46 PM — The wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has said that the candidate has received threats because she is openly gay.
2nd August 2013
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
1st August 2013
France: Sperm donor granted visiting rights to the child of a same-sex couple 16
1:22 PM — A judge in France has granted visiting rights to the biological father of a lesbian couple's child, despite claims that they did not expect him to seek any rights as an acting sperm donor.
31st July 2013
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
26th July 2013
Microsoft and Google join forces to launch LGBT geeks forum 4
3:47 PM — Some of the biggest names in technology joined forces last night to launch InterTech, the new LGBT group for those working in the technology industry.
Study: Gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobic bullying 11
11:25 AM — A new US study has shown that gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools for fear of drawing attention to their sexuality and putting their careers at risk.
24th July 2013
Denmark: Forum established to help more LGBT people from ethnic minority groups come out 7
4:28 PM — A new national forum will be launched in Denmark, in order to help LGBT people come out to their friends and family.
22nd July 2013
Tumblr blocks searches for ‘gay’ ‘lesbian’ and ‘bisexual’ on mobile apps 17
5:45 PM — Blogging site Tumblr has come under criticism for recent changes to the way it classifies adult material, including search terms, as the word 'gay' is currently classified as not safe for work, and does not return any results using the site's mobile platform.
19th July 2013
Miley Cyrus: I take it as a compliment when people say they think I’m a lesbian 7
2:41 PM — Singer Miley Cyrus has spoken out about rumours that she is a lesbian to say that it "isn't a bad thing", and that she takes it as "a compliment".
10th July 2013
Diva magazine launches campaign against ‘lesbophobia’ 10
5:55 PM — The editor of Diva magazine, Jane Czyzselska, has launched a new campaign against “lesbophobia”.
8th July 2013
In Photos: Belfast celebrates Pride in the only part of the UK where gays will be banned from marrying 2
5:30 PM — Thousands attended the 23rd annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast yesterday, despite controversies that Ireland will the only UK capital city where same-sex couples will be banned from marrying once the England and Wales same-sex marriage laws come into effect.
5th July 2013
South African Human Rights Commission condemns murder and sexual mutilation of lesbian 3
6:19 PM — South Africa’s Human Rights Commission has condemned the recent murder and sexual mutilation of Duduzile Zozo.
US: Miss South Carolina pageant features first openly gay contestant ever in Miss America system 1
5:37 PM — The Miss South Carolina Pageant in the US state of South Carolina, this year features its first openly gay contestant, who tackled potential criticisms from onlookers by simply saying "this is me".
2nd July 2013
South Africa: Lesbian found murdered and sexually mutilated east of Johannesburg 17
11:22 AM — A 26-year-old lesbian has been found murdered and also sexually mutilated in South Africa, reports say.
1st July 2013
Lesbian former army officer becomes president of Unison 6
3:13 PM — Unison, one of Britain's largest trade unions, has elected its first openly gay woman as its new president.
28th June 2013
Blackburn: Family charged with attempted kidnap of lesbian
3:40 PM — A woman and five of her children have appeared in court charged with the attempted kidnap of a woman who was in a same-sex relationship with one of her daughters.
27th June 2013
Stonewall reveals top gay-friendly universities 10
2:08 PM — Stonewall has updated its university guide today, showing how gay-friendly the UK's 157 universities are.
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.