23rd April 2013
Singapore: Couple take country’s gay sex ban to Court of Appeal 17
11:01 AM — A same-sex couple in Singapore have launched a legal appeal to overturn an archaic law criminalising sex between men.
19th April 2013
Boy Scouts of America proposes dropping gay ban for youth members but retaining it for gay adult leaders 21
5:07 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban on gay youth members but continue to exclude gay adults as leaders.
Zimbabwe: Campaigners mark country’s independence with call for LGBT rights
2:15 PM — With Zimbabwe marking 33 years of independence, campaigners are using the anniversary to remind people that the country is still a long way from securing LGBT rights.
18th April 2013
European Parliament relaxes visa restrictions on Ukraine despite looming anti-gay bill 4
2:41 PM — Efforts to halt the European Parliament’s decision to relax visa restrictions on Ukraine, due to the country’s support for homophobic legislation have failed.
15th April 2013
Former Commonwealth human rights head becomes Kaleidoscope Trust chair
5:31 PM — LGBT charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has elected a former Commonwealth human rights senior official as its new chair.
11th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Thatcher talked freedom but supported tyrants’ 17
4:10 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell shares his thoughts on Margaret Thatcher who died earlier this week and writes about her relationships with foreign dictators.
10th April 2013
Ed Miliband: Gay people were left ‘stigmatised’ by Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 20
6:00 PM — Ed Miliband has joined his political rivals in paying tribute to Margaret Thatcher, but says her support for Section 28 caused gay people to be “stigmatised”.
9th April 2013
Sussex: Survey shows many LGBT residents feel isolated and equality undermined by austerity
3:35 PM — A new survey shows the majority of LGBT people in East Sussex feel isolated and believe the government’s austerity policies are hindering moves towards equality.
3rd April 2013
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
26th March 2013
UK Black Pride announces partnership with Pride in London 34
6:52 PM — UK Black Pride has announced that it will feature in the capital’s main gay festival for the first time on Saturday 29 June.
25th March 2013
US: South Florida to get first gay retirement home 3
3:57 PM — South Florida is to get its first gay retirement home, Secret Garden in Wilton Manors.
21st March 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell 28
11:34 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has agreed to meet with Peter Tatchell after the human rights campaigner urged him to support LGBT equality in an open letter.
19th March 2013
London: LGBT mental health service Outcome faces uncertain future 4
2:09 PM — A charitable service in north London which supports LGBT people with mental health issues could be forced to close.
13th March 2013
UK: LGBT community urged to give up cigarettes as part of No Smoking Day 13
12:02 PM — With figures showing LGBT people are more likely to smoke compared to heterosexuals, LGBT smokers are being encouraged to quit as part of No Smoking Day.
12th March 2013
US gay religious group says the Catholic Church must stop harming LGBT people 11
5:13 PM — As cardinals begin voting for a new Pope, an American LGBT religious organisation says the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must “end the immense harm the Catholic Church has caused” to LGBT people.
8th March 2013
Comment: Benjamin Cohen’s Lent Talk wasn’t blasphemous, we should celebrate its broadcast by the BBC 11
5:46 PM — Having listened to the broadcast in full, Hannah Buchanan shares her thoughts on PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk.
US State Department launches new online LGBT travel guide 6
1:16 PM — The US State Department has launched a new website designed to help LGBT travellers.
6th March 2013
Comment: PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s Radio 4 broadcast is not blasphemous 6
12:23 PM — Hannah Buchanan has defended the decision of Benjamin Cohen, the founder of PinkNews, to liken the treatment of gay people in Britain to the crucifixion of Christ in a Radio 4 Easter programme to be broadcast at 8:45pm tonight.
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.