19th April 2013
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.
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott shifts position on party’s same-sex marriage stance 25
11:46 AM — Australia’s opposition leader is suggesting his party will decide its position on equal marriage after September's election.
18th April 2013
Comment: Don’t forget the rest of Europe in the fight for equal marriage 25
7:16 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Adrian Trett says although equal marriage campaigners are scoring big victories in France and Britain, activists in other European nations need greater support in achieving the goal.
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.
Video: UN Secretary General says ‘LGBT rights is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time’ 17
2:34 AM — The United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-moon, has given an impassioned speech, voicing his support for LGBT rights, and condemning governments around the world which refuse to tackle discrimination against LGBT people.
17th April 2013
Bishop of Chichester to attend Christian LGBT conference in Brighton 8
6:42 PM — The leader of the Church of England in Sussex will attend an LGBT conference in Brighton this weekend.
European Parliament calls on European Commission to increase efforts against trans discrimination 7
1:21 PM — The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to step up its work against discrimination faced by transgender people.
UK: Thatcher opponents stage funeral protests 40
12:51 PM — A small group of protesters of Margaret Thatcher’s LGBT legacy have lined the route of the former PM's funeral in central London.
New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage 55
11:06 AM — New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise equal marriage.
16th April 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell on Thursday 50
12:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is set to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell on Thursday at Lambeth Palace.
15th April 2013
US: Gay soldier files appeal over $100 White House protest fine 13
6:41 PM — Dan Choi – who was fined $100 for chaining himself to the White House fence in protest over America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law – is refusing to pay the fine.
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.
Zambia: Lawmakers seek to ban ‘homosexuality’ and ‘lesbianism’ in new constitution 14
12:18 PM — Lawmakers in Zambia are pushing ahead with plans to further ban same-sex activity in the country’s new constitution.
14th April 2013
Irish Constitutional Convention decision welcomed by marriage equality supporters 16
7:39 PM — The Constitutional Convention, which voted in Dublin today to recommend that same-sex marriage be legalised in Ireland, has been applauded by politicians, religious organisations and gay rights groups.
12th April 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: ‘People in Brighton remember Thatcher’s opposition to gay rights’ 22
5:25 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has cited Margaret Thatcher’s opposition to gay rights as one of the reasons for abstaining from Wednesday’s Commons debate.
French Senate backs same-sex marriage bill 22
1:14 PM — French lawmakers have approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
11th April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist pleads not guilty to promoting homosexuality 2
5:57 PM — A Zambian gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to promoting homosexuality.
US: Lesbian daughter of New York mafia boss pleads mercy for her ‘supportive’ father 4
2:49 PM — The daughter of a high-ranking New York mafia boss has pleaded for mercy on his behalf, saying he supported her and her same-sex partner and deserves to spend time with their son.
10th April 2013
Church in Wales to study gay relationships in order to ‘map out the way ahead’ 16
4:29 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has announced a new study of gay relationships at a meeting of the Church in Wales’ governing body.
London Tory MEP welcomes progress in North Cyprus gay ban repeal 6
3:41 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has welcomed the latest developments in decriminalising homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.