23rd July 2013
US: County Office causes controversy by refusing to allow rainbow flags during gay pride 6
4:37 PM — A county office has come under heavy criticism for refusing to allow rainbow flags to be flown from its building during the city's gay pride week.
15th July 2013
Robbie Rogers: Most football fans are not homophobic 7
11:31 AM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks that most UK football fans are not homophobic.
7th July 2013
US: Offense over Pride banner could result in Louisiana city limit on types of flags flown 53
9:12 AM — A lawmaker in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana has said he is drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property, after being contacted by a war veteran who was offended by a rainbow flag in a park.
4th July 2013
Video: Homophobic street preacher arrested in London 138
3:09 PM — A Christian street preacher has been arrested and questioned about his beliefs after saying that “fornication” and homosexuality are a sin.
US: CBS condemns homophobic language used by Big Brother housemates 3
2:13 PM — US television network CBS has condemned abusive language, including homophobia, used by housemates in the Big Brother House, but has not suggested that anyone will be evicted for using such language.
2nd July 2013
US: Conservative group supports Russian anti-gay legislation as conference to be held at Kremlin 20
1:13 AM — In a sign of solidarity with Russia over recently passed legislation to ban "homosexual propaganda", a US-based conservative group plans to hold its annual conference at the Kremlin next year.
29th June 2013
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
28th June 2013
President Obama: Same-sex marriages should be recognised across all American states 3
3:36 PM — In the wake of this week's US Supreme Court rulings in two key equal marriage cases, President Obama said in a speech that he believes all marriages should be valid across state borders.
27th June 2013
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
25th June 2013
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
24th June 2013
US: Colorado Supreme Court rules that trans girl should be allowed to use girls’ toilets at school 10
2:45 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado has ruled to say that a decision to stop a trans girl from using the girls' bathrooms at her school, was discriminatory, and that she should be allowed to use facilities appropriate to her gender identity.
21st June 2013
Lesbian woman stabbed after being kicked out of McDonald’s for having sex in a bathroom 36
11:35 PM — Two women in the US state of Pennsylvania were attacked and beaten by a group of people, after they were caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom.
20th June 2013
US: HIV and AIDS awareness campaign billboard accused of ‘promoting’ homosexuality 16
4:45 PM — A billboard as part of an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in the US county of Dallas has been accused by some local residents of "promoting" homosexuality.
19th June 2013
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
11th June 2013
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
6th June 2013
US: Georgia allows ‘GAYPWR’ number plate in discrimination case settlement 5
11:16 PM — A gay man in the US state of Georgia, has been granted a personalised number plate containing the word 'gay', following a settlement by the state, when he sued for discrimination.
US: Lawsuit filed against bakery which refused to provide cake for same-sex couple 18
10:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Colorado has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a bakery, saying it refused to provide a cake for their wedding, and alleging a history of discrimination against same-sex couples.
30th May 2013
US: Bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts passes California Senate 20
1:38 AM — A bill which would remove the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), unless it fully accepted gay members, volunteers, and staff, has been approved in the Senate in the US state of California.
29th May 2013
US: First college men’s basketball player to come out: ‘You’ve got to be comfortable with who you are’ 5
2:08 AM — Following the lead of other professional athletes to come out and continue playing in a US professional team sport, a Kansas college men's basketball player, appears to have become the first to come out during a college career, and said: "If you are comfortable with yourself, you can do anything."
25th May 2013
Obama praises Boy Scouts’ progress but wants gay leaders too 8
11:18 AM — US President Barack Obama has praised the Boy Scouts of America for opening up their membership to gay youth, but reaffirmed his belief that leadership opportunities in the organisation should be available to gay adults.