14th May 2013
Ukraine: Parliament drops gay anti-discrimination bill as hundreds protest against it 7
3:14 PM — A bill to protect gay Ukrainian workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation has been dropped by the country's parliament, as hundreds of anti-gay protesters gathered to demonstrate against it.
7th May 2013
US: Supporters of ‘gay cure’ therapy call for new hearing on New Jersey bill to ban it 9
3:27 PM — Supporters of controversial "gay conversion" therapy in the US state of New Jersey, are calling for a bill to ban it to be subject to a new Senate hearing.
5th May 2013
Estonia: Anti-same-sex partnerships petition gathers 35,000 signatures 26
1:13 PM — A petition against legal recognition for same-sex cohabiting couples in Estonia has gained 35,000 signatures, surprising even its organisers.
18th April 2013
US: Boy Scout leader fired for being gay delivers 64,000 petition for scouts to drop anti-gay policy 5
1:35 AM — A former scout leader who signed up to help at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) when his son joined up, but who was made to step down because he is gay, has delivered a petition with over 64,000 signatures to one of the BSA's major donors.
13th April 2013
Canada: Parents start campaign to remove ‘high risk’ status for gay organ donors, after son’s death 9
2:15 AM — A couple from Canada have started a petition to urge the government to change a federal law which classifies gay people as high-risk, when it comes to organ donation, following the death of their son.
3rd April 2013
US: Alabama lawmakers urged to repeal law which requires schools to teach that being gay is illegal 8
11:01 PM — Alabama lawmakers have come under pressure to repeal a law which technically requires schools to incorrectly teach students that being gay is illegal, and that it is "not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public."
25th March 2013
100,000 sign petition for sacking of Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn over Lucy Meadows article 39
11:35 AM — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the sacking of Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote an offensive article about a transgender teacher.
22nd March 2013
Death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows prompts calls for Daily Mail to sack Richard Littlejohn 81
3:42 PM — More than 3,500 people have signed an online petition that calls for the Daily Mail to sack its columnist Richard Littlejohn, in the wake of the death of trans teacher Lucy Meadows.
6th March 2013
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law 1
1:15 PM — Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
14th February 2013
DC Comics defends choice to hire anti-gay writer in response to calls for Superman boycott 9
3:53 PM — DC Comics has responded to criticism and calls for a boycott after it hired an anti-gay writer to work on a new digital first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
11th February 2013
Fans call for boycott of DC Comics for hiring ‘homophobic’ writer for Superman 18
6:05 PM — DC comics has come under criticism for hiring an anti-gay Mormon writer for a new digital-first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
10th January 2013
MPs sign petition encouraging government to allow gender-neutral passports 11
5:45 PM — A petition, which has been signed by some MPs including the former equality minister, has been started to urge the UK government to allow the possibility of gender-neutrality on passports.
8th January 2013
US: Gay teenager allowed to continue as a Boy Scout following 460,000 strong petition 12
5:31 PM — A Boy Scout Council in California has approved a gay Scout’s Eagle application to be allowed to continue as a boy scout after coming out as gay, following a petition of more than 460,000 signatures, started by his mother.
US: Gallaudet University reinstates diversity officer suspended for signing equal marriage petition 15
12:12 AM — The diversity officer of a university who was suspended for three months after she signed a petition sent by opponents of marriage equality in the state of Maryland has been reinstated.
13th December 2012
MSP blasts anti-same sex marriage opponent who warns of polygamy 14
3:55 PM — A claim that same-sex marriage in Scotland could lead to "sexual chaos" has been branded offensive by independent MSP John Finnie.
15th October 2012
US: Diversity officer wanted to give voters the chance to decide on equal marriage 19
11:51 PM — The chief diversity officer of a university in Washington who was put on leave after signing a petition to send the decision on equal marriage to a vote in Maryland, has said through her lawyer that all she wanted was for voters to decide.
11th October 2012
US: University diversity officer placed on leave for signing anti-equal marriage petition 51
2:37 AM — A university in Washington DC, has placed its Chief Diversity Officer on leave, after she reportedly signed a petition opposing equal marriage law in the state of Maryland.
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.
7th June 2012
Boy Scouts of America to review gay leader ban 15
4:03 PM — Presented with a 275,000 strong petition, the Boy Scouts of America will review a motion to allow individual units to lift the ban on gay leaders if they choose, but a spokesman has said there is no plan to amend the policy.
10th May 2012
Petition aims to send 100,000-person ‘thank you’ to Barack Obama for equal marriage support 13
4:23 PM — A petition has been launched by AllOut.org to deliver a thank-you card to US President Barack Obama for his support for marriage equality for gay couples.