13th April 2014
US: Homeless shelter invites the Pope to ‘see for himself’ the church’s impact on gay teens 11
4:42 PM — An LGBT homeless shelter has written an open letter to the Pope in the New York Times, to invite him to come 'see for himself' the impact of his church's teachings on homosexuality.
28th March 2014
Sally Field: Raising a gay son ‘one of the greatest privileges of my life’ 10
9:03 PM — Actress Sally Field has written a heartfelt letter about raising her gay son Sam, in support of legal efforts to prevent US states passing anti-gay laws.
13th February 2014
Girl writes heart-warming letter of how she was inspired by drag artist Panti Bliss’s speech 8
4:13 PM — A 12-year-old girl was so moved by drag artist Panti Bliss’s impassioned speech against homophobia that she wrote to the performer and Irish broadcaster RTE expressing how she felt.
This mother’s homophobic response to a birthday party invite is horrifying 47
2:53 PM — A mother wrote this response to a birthday party invite her son received from a girl who has two gay dads.
17th January 2014
Sassy note from lesbian to nosey neighbour goes viral 7
6:59 PM — A note apparently from a lesbian to a neighbour who made a passing comment about her sexuality has gone viral.
6th September 2013
Vatican denies widespread reports that Pope called gay student to say being gay ‘doesn’t matter’ 15
12:37 PM — The Vatican has moved quickly to "absolutely deny", widespread reports that Pope Francis personally phoned a gay student in Toulouse to say it "doesn't matter", whether he is gay or not.
7th August 2013
Irish youth groups hand letter of concern to Russian Ambassador over anti-LGBT violence 6
4:56 PM — Youth groups in Ireland have handed a letter of concern to the Russian Ambassador today, in order to protest against the treatment of LGBT young people in the country.
24th May 2013
US Pastor: Why I support Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay 8
1:42 PM — Responding to an open letter from a fellow Chrisian columnist, a US pastor explains his reasons for writing in defence of openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, and emphasising a need for a dialogue on homosexuality within the church.
15th March 2013
Father’s heartwarming letter to son after overhearing his plans to come out goes viral 39
6:17 PM — A supportive letter sent from a father to his son, who he overheard speaking on the phone about wanting to come out, has gone viral, and has been held up as a good example of parental love.
8th March 2013
London vicar: ‘Gay marriage is a sin and people can be cured from being gay’ 53
12:37 PM — A vicar from the Dagenham suburb of London has claimed that equal marriage is a sin, and that people can be "cured from being gay.
1st March 2013
World War II love letter professes love of one soldier for another 47
2:16 PM — The letter written in 1943 by GI Brian Keith professes his love for a fellow soldier posted in North Africa during World War II. The letter's intended recipient never made it home.
24th January 2013
US: 11-year-old trans girl says Obama should have mentioned trans people at his inauguration 11
3:06 PM — An trans girl has written a speech in response to that given by US President Barack Obama at his public inauguration on Monday, during which he referred to the gay community.
11th January 2013
US: Lesbian couple handed letter condemning homosexuality by manager as they left his restaurant 32
3:59 PM — A lesbian couple from North Carolina have said a restaurant owner handed them a letter condeminig homosexuality as they paid and left.
21st November 2012
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
29th December 2011
Interview: Simon Callow on Dickens, Peggy Ramsay and being gay 8
9:47 AM — Laurence Watts meets the celebrated actor, theatre director, writer and biographer, renowned for his mastery of Shakespeare and Dickens whose film credits include Amadeus, A Room with a View, Maurice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and The Phantom of the Opera.
23rd December 2011
Gays “sorry for cheapening marriage” after US politician’s “affair” 47
9:56 AM — A gay man in Minnesota has apologised on behalf of his community for "degrading traditional marriage" after a married state senator who opposed equal marriage rights had an "illicit affair" with a male member of her staff.
20th December 2011
New York couple receive wedding congratulations from Barack Obama 22
3:27 PM — A New York gay couple have spoken of their surprise after receiving a letter of congratulation from President Barack Obama following their wedding.
14th December 2011
House of Lords urged to reject challenge to civil partnership rules tomorrow 70
9:05 AM — Religious leaders have written an open letter to the House of Lords calling on them to reject the challenge facing the regulations for religious civil partnerships tomorrow.
28th November 2011
Video: Lady Gaga’s surprise message to Canadian school tackling bullying 13
10:27 AM — The students at a Canadian school received a surprise message of congratulation from Lady Gaga last week after writing to her about a pledge they had drawn up to stop bullying. Jacques St Pierre, 17, send Lady Gaga a letter outlining what was being done at Etobicoke School of the Arts to ensure a safer environment.
24th November 2011
US professor: Pro-gay Israeli stance “conceals Palestinian human rights violations” 89
11:41 AM — "Pinkwashing", according to the professor, has emerged as "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity." The idea was described as "ludicrous and offensive".