23rd October 2012
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
Q&A: Swedish gay footballer Anton Hysen 12
4:52 PM — Anton Hysen, the world’s only openly gay professional footballer, says his life has changed dramatically for the better, following his decision to come out eighteen months ago.
Macedonia: Anti-gay attacks on the rise 14
3:42 PM — MEPs have expressed concern over an increase in homophobic incidents in Macedonia.
US: Research shows rise in teenage suicides from bullying 8
1:24 PM — The number of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and homophobic bullying has increased dramatically over the past seven years, according to research.
French president accused of making U-turn on gay fertility rights 9
12:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande has been accused of dropping plans to allow same-sex couples access to fertility treatment.
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
Chris Brown accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan 28
12:47 AM — R&B star, Chris Brown, has been accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan who asked him to sign an autograph for him.
22nd October 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests that court assigns surgeon for her operation
11:59 PM — A trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison in Massachusetts who was granted gender-reassignment surgery by a court has asked the state to find a surgeon, despite the need for her court victory to be upheld on appeal.
Canada: Man waits 42 years to get apology over anti-gay yearbook photo 22
9:36 PM — A man in British Columbia who had a homophobic remark written next to his photo in his high school yearbook has finally received a formal apology from the North Vancouver school board – more than 40 years after the incident took place.
US: Bullied trans student gets suspended 18
9:20 PM — A transgender student in Maryland was suspended last week from school for getting into a fight after a fellow student allegedly assaulted her.
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.
US: Gay man falsely imprisoned by extremist church 25
6:00 PM — Four members of a church in North Carolina have been charged with false imprisonment over allegations that they held a young gay man against his will.
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ 45
1:37 PM — David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
Comment: I love being Jewish and bisexual 21
10:47 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Sarah McCulloch responds to a recent comment piece by Oliver Kasin and says life is getting easier for LGBT Jews in the UK.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
Video: Preacher in Missouri gives speech on LGBT rights with a surprise ending 18
11:18 AM — A video of a speech by a preacher in Springfield Missouri has gone viral because it contains a twist, where he uses the example of speeches by pro-segregation preachers from the 1960s, replacing the word 'integration' with the word 'gay rights'.
Angelina Pivarnick apologises for ‘ignorant comments’, now supports equal marriage 13
12:30 AM — Former Jersey Shore cast-member, Angelina Pivarnick, has changed her stance on equal marriage, after a debate this week during which she said she didn't think gay people should be allowed to get married.
20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.