25th March 2013
Irish gay rights activist and GLEN founding member dies 2
3:47 PM — Founding member of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Christopher Robson, has died following a short illness.
EU eases restrictions on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government 9
3:26 PM — Despite its reputation for violating human and LGBT rights, the EU has suspended the majority of its sanctions against Zimbabwe’s government.
24th March 2013
France: Scuffles with police ensue as 300,000 march against marriage equality 17
8:39 PM — An estimated 300,000 anti-marriage equality protesters marched through Paris today. Police used tear gas on crowds who tried to break through to the Champs Elysees, which they had been banned from marching on.
21st March 2013
Row between Netherlands and Turkey over lesbian foster couple overshadows prime ministerial visit 23
7:09 PM — Dutch PM Mark Rutte has rejected an appeal by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.
Sicily: Governor who said the Vatican should allow equal marriage allowed to return to church 4
2:25 AM — A Sicilian governor has made up with a priest who took offence when he said that the Catholic Church should elect a female pope and allow equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
19th March 2013
Finland: 50,000 sign petition in one day forcing lawmakers to consider equal marriage 11
3:40 PM — After taking just one day to gather 50,000 signatures on a petition in order to force lawmakers to consider an equal marriage bill, pensioners delivered the petition to parliament.
16th March 2013
Russian Orthodox group looked to sue US for Alaska to save it from same-sex marriage 22
12:15 PM — A Russian religious conservative group filed a claim in court to sue the US for Alaska, which it bought from Russia in 1867. Their reasoning was they wanted to protect Alaskan Orthodox Christians from the 'sin' of same-sex marriage.
15th March 2013
Dutch lesbian foster couple go into hiding with son after Turkish protests 11
6:45 PM — A Dutch lesbian couple has gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents went on television in Turkey and said that they consider the pair morally unfit to take care of their child.
Danish Ministers express disappointment at ‘harmful’ election of Pope Francis, for his views on gay people 27
5:28 PM — Ministers in Denmark have dubbed the newly elected Pope Francis "harmful", expressing disappointment that the Vatican did not choose someone more progressive on LGBT and women's rights, but remain hopeful that he may prove them wrong.
France: Plans for anti-same-sex marriage Champs Elysees march refused by police 8
2:25 PM — French police have refused permission to hold a mass anti-equal marriage march on the Champs Elysees, one of Paris' most famous landmarks.
UK: National AIDS Trust: ‘We are getting closer to a cure for HIV’ 10
10:57 AM — NAT says research out of France that shows 14 patients when treated early for HIV were able to stay off of antiretroviral drugs “is further evidence that we are getting closer to a cure for HIV.”
14th March 2013
Russian lawmaker tells Stephen Fry: ‘Gay teens pretend to be bullied’ 23
2:20 PM — As part of a documentary on gay rights around the globe, Stephen Fry has made a trip to Russia, where he interviewed LGBT people and the author of the notorious anti-gay propaganda bill currently being considered.
13th March 2013
New Pope Francis believes same-sex marriage and gay adoption are the Devil’s work 157
10:33 PM — The new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has in the past described same-sex marriage and gay couples adopting as a "destructive attack on God's plan."
Poland: Former president will not face hate crime charges for anti-gay comments 4
1:50 PM — Prosecutors have confirmed that they will not press charges against the former Polish President for saying that gay MPs should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
12th March 2013
Travel: A weekend in Dublin 15
6:52 PM — PinkNews.co.uk’s food and travel writer Sam Feller has travelled to Dublin to see what the city has to offer gay tourists, and how attitudes to homosexuality are evolving in amongst an ever changing political landscape.
Poll: Almost a quarter of Russians want ‘compulsory treatment’ for gays and 5% think gay people should be ‘liquidated’ 49
4:03 PM — A new survey has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Russians oppose same-sex marriage, gay adoption rights and pride parades with a high percentage claiming to have no gay relatives or friends and a proportionately high percentage saying gay people should be "liquidated"..
Study: Men in same-sex unions live longer while mortality rates for lesbian couples on the increase 2
2:22 PM — A new study has found that married gay men in same sex marriages live longer, while mortality rates among married lesbians have begun to rise, despite a long period of decline.
Cardinals begin secret conclave vote to elect the next Pope 17
11:01 AM — 115 Cardinals of the Catholic Church have gathered in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next Pope, which will take place in a secret conclave cut off from the world - even electronic signals are jammed to stop any Tweets about the vote.
11th March 2013
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen urges Lithuanian mayor to support gay pride 2
6:04 PM — Responding to calls from gay rights advocates, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen has urged the mayor of the Lithuanian capital city to support a gay pride event.
Poland: New poll contradicts former President’s claims that 95% of people agree that gay MPs should ‘sit behind a wall’ 6
3:02 PM — A new report has been published contradicting claims by the former Polish president that 95% of Polish people supported his view that gay MPs should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.