22nd December 2013
US: Suspension of anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson rumoured to end in January 23
11:25 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson, who was recently suspended from his TV show after making controversial anti-gay comments, is now said to reappear when the show returns in January.
US: California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law 5
10:58 AM — A California organisation who claimed to have gathered enough signatures to ballot a new law supporting trans students is now filing a lawsuit against the state government, after officials found that only 77 percent of the signatures actually qualified.
18th December 2013
Facebook deletes viral photo of gay Sikh man kissing a man 11
3:06 PM — A photograph posted by a gay Sikh man of himself kissing a man has gone viral but not before it was "mistakenly" deleted by Facebook for violating the terms of service.
Brazil: Senator will defy government by calling for vote on LGBT discrimination bill
11:06 AM — A Brazilian Labor Party legislator will call for a vote on an LGBT discrimination bill on Wednesday, ignoring written warnings against it by the Minister for Institutional Relations.
15th December 2013
US: New Jersey Senate approves bill allowing trans people to obtain new birth certificates 1
1:14 PM — A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill which would allow the state's health department to re-issue birth certificates to trans or intersex people who have not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
US: Comedian Bob Newhart scheduled to attend anti-gay Catholic conference 14
11:38 AM — US comedian Bob Newhart has been warned by gay activist groups against his scheduled appearance at the summit of a Catholic magazine which calls homosexuality a "disorder" that must be "cured."
9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
8th December 2013
US preacher Rick Warren compares the ‘redefinition of marriage’ to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four 46
11:58 AM — Controversial US pastor Rick Warren has told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that same-sex marriage laws are attempting to "redefine marriage" in a manner similar to the dystopian reversal of meanings in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
US: Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after applying to marry his partner 23
10:07 AM — A gay teacher in New Jersey has said he was recently fired from a Catholic school he worked at for 12 years after applying to marry his partner - a move the school said "contradicts the terms of his teaching contract."
5th December 2013
Virginia Congressman accused of urging Republicans not to fund gay candidates
6:20 PM — Virginia Representative Randy Forbes is under fire for allegedly urging his Republican Party colleagues not to support gay congressional candidates.
2nd December 2013
Argentina: Pregnant trans man becomes first to marry under new gender identity law 4
4:39 PM — Under a new law which allows transgender people to marry without the legal requirement of gender reassignment surgery, a trans man has married his partner whilst eight-months pregnant.
28th November 2013
Watch a 13-year-old use his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for equal marriage for gay couples 54
3:45 PM — A 13-year-old Jewish boy has used his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for same-sex couples in his home state of Oregon to be granted the right to marry. Watch him take his community with him as he explains why the biblical definition of marriage is nothing like what those who oppose equality say it is and by the end you'll be cheering him on like his local Jewish community.
26th November 2013
US: Terminally ill woman granted same-sex marriage license seven months early in Illinois 8
2:45 PM — A terminally ill woman in Illinois has been granted an early license to wed her partner seven months before the state's same-sex marriage laws come into effect.
US: Family denies refusing tip to lesbian waitress over her ‘gay lifestyle’ 28
12:39 PM — A family in New Jersey has denied the claim of a waitress who recently said she was denied a tip because of her “gay lifestyle.”
Sarah Kate Ellis appointed new president of GLAAD
10:56 AM — Sarah Kate Ellis has been appointed as GLAAD's new president and CEO.
US: Ikea store targeted with gay kiss-in campaign over lesbian censorship in Russia 7
10:15 AM — A group of gay activists at a New York Ikea recently took part in a "guerrilla photo shoot" campaign against the company's recent decision to censor a lesbian couple's interview from its Russian edition magazines.
24th November 2013
US: Colorado school board member says trans students should be ‘castrated’ before using bathrooms 17
2:20 PM — A Colorado school board member has said that transgender students should undergo "castration" before allowing them the right to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.
Ecuador: ‘Gay cure clinics’ use rape and torture as corrective measures 10
12:52 PM — Unregulated gay conversion therapy clinics found in Ecuador have been using both rape and torture as corrective measures against patients, a recent investigation has reported.
19th November 2013
US: Anti-gay Chick-fil-A boss handed ‘community empowerment’ equality award 11
5:11 PM — Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A CEO publicly opposed to same-sex marriage, has been given an equality award at a gala dinner celebrating Equal Opportunity Day.
US: Indiana interfaith clergy signs open letter against same-sex marriage ban 1
4:33 PM — A coalition of over 300 clergy in Indiana has signed an open letter addressed to lawmakers, calling for a stop to a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages.