15th February 2015
Mary Beard left ‘wanting to cry’ after row over trans ‘censorship’ letter 273
7:27 PM — Academic Mary Beard was left "wanting to cry" after becoming embroiled in a row over an open letter warning about the "censorship" of people's opinions about trans people.
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 473
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
19th December 2014
Nick Clegg: This 9-year-old girl is a model for us all on gay rights 5
12:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised a 9-year-old girl who gave a heartfelt letter to her teacher, after he revealed he was gay during a lesson on homophobic bullying.
5th October 2014
300 clergy sign letter urging gay bishops to come out 27
11:56 AM — Nearly 300 Anglican clergy have signed an open letter urging bishops in the closet to reveal their sexuality.
29th September 2014
Australia: Tony Abbott finally replies to 8-year-old who wrote to ask for equal marriage 13
1:13 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has finally replied to an 8-year-old girl who sent him a letter every day asking him to legalise equal marriage.
29th August 2014
Britney Spears writes emotional letter to gay fan 8
12:31 PM — Britney Spears has written an emotional letter to a gay teenage fan.
14th August 2014
Video: Lady Gaga reads thank you letter from lesbian fan 3
5:36 PM — Lady Gaga took time out of her Vancouver show this week to read a letter given to her by a lesbian fan.
8th August 2014
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
25th July 2014
Mother writes amazing letter to her young son after he comes out 12
11:12 PM — A supportive mother penned a letter to her 13-year-old son after he came out to her as gay.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
15th June 2014
US: 119 members of Congress want Brunei trade deal called off over ‘stone the gays’ law 12
12:51 PM — Over a hundred members of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter urging the government to call off a trade deal with Brunei over its new anti-gay law.
5th June 2014
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
30th May 2014
US: Gay Republican candidate receives hate letter branding him a ‘n***** fag’ 13
6:06 PM — An openly gay Republican council candidate in DC has recieved a letter branding him a "n***** fag", warning "we know where you live".
1st May 2014
US: Republican lawmaker warns of the dangers of gay anal sex in surreal ‘garbage truck’ letter 98
10:42 PM — A Republican state representative from South Dakota has written a letter warning of the dangers of gay sex, titled 'A One Way Alley for the Garbage Truck'.
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.