The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was announced today – Culture Secretary Maria Miller said: “Marriage is one of our most important institutions, and from 29 March 2014 it will be open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.”

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession – Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.

Let’s Cheer Our Own! A World First – Two Openly Gay Men Will Lead A Country

Let’s Cheer Our Own! A World First – Two Openly Gay Men Will Lead A Country. For the first time in history, a country will have an openly gay man as both its prime minister and its vice prime minister.Xavier Bettel was sworn in yesterday as Luxembourg’s prime minister, making the former talk show host Europe’s first openly gay prime minister. (Bettel is Europe’s third openly gay head of state, Iceland has had a gay premier in the past, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and Belgium’s current premier, Elio Di Rupo, is gay.)

The Respect ‘Loved by You’ Awards 2013

The Co-Operative Group Respect ‘Loved by You’ Awards 2013 – get voting. The awards are very much back to basics. They are an opportunity for people from all over the UK (anyone in the world can vote too) to vote for their favourites in 27 diverse categories.

Gay rights protest in St Petersburg ends in clashes

The Guardian – Gay rights protest in St Petersburg ends in clashes

Police arrest 67 during protest against law introduced in June banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ directed at children

How’s Russia’s culture of homophobia was made in America

How’s Russia’s culture of homophobia was made in America – American reporter Rachel Maddow shows how the anti-gay religious right has exported their special brand of hate to Moscow, specifically how people like NOM’s Brian Brown have impacted Russia’s anti-gay legislation, and how the American religious right is helping to create “a virulently anti-gay Russia.”

Scotland: National LGBT Youth Awards 2013 Winners!

LGBT Youth Scotland celebrated the achievement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people at Awards as part of their annual National Gathering event. 120 young people attended the ceremony with Awards being presented to young people, youth groups and organisations committed to improving services for LGBT young people.

Assimilation and Its Discontents: Q-and-A with Justin Sayre on the State of Gay Culture

Justin Sayre, Chairman of the International Order of the Sodomites; at a recent edition of The Meeting —the group’s monthly gathering that’s executed in the form of a comedy/variety show (naturally) and dedicated to a different gay icon/cultural touchstone each time, delivered a deliciously icy rebuke of modern gay taste and discourse (pegged to the MTV VMAs). This interview was conducted by www.theslate.com as a follow up.