14th October 2012
US: University government votes Chick-fil-A off campus 16
10:56 PM — A branch of Chick-fil-A has been voted off the campus of a North Carolina university by its student government, because of its public opposition to equal marriage.
13th October 2012
Update: Diversity officer put on leave for signing petition hires lawyer, hopes to be reinstated 35
2:31 AM — A senior administrator at a Washington university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland, has hired an attorney to represent her, and will address the media next week.
US: Petition started to reinstate diversity officer put on leave for signing marriage ballot 2
2:04 AM — A petition has been started to reinstate a senior administrator at a Washington-based university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland.
12th October 2012
Freddie Mercury film to be released in 2014 13
7:29 PM — Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed more details about the upcoming biopic into the life of the band’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Canada: New birth certificate rules for transgender people in Ontario 18
6:46 PM — Transgender people in Ontario can now amend their gender on their birth certificates without first having to undergo gender confirmation surgery.
Florida Republican gay group uses image of dead US ambassador in campaign ad 33
6:08 PM — A Florida chapter of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans has been roundly condemned for reportedly using an image of a dead US ambassador in a pitch to LGBT voters to support the Republican Party.
New York mayor gives $250,000 to Maryland equal marriage campaign 6
4:17 PM — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $250,000 (£155,430) to the campaign that is fighting to keep equal marriage in the US state of Maryland.
Gay Hollyoaks character to return to soap 9
2:48 PM — Actor James Sutton, best known for playing John Paul McQueen in Channel 4’s long-running soap Hollyoaks, is to reprise his role after a four-year absence from the show.
Derren Brown’s ex-cleaner jailed for theft 4
1:49 PM — Derren Brown's former cleaner has been jailed for 16 months for stealing blank cheques from the TV magician's home which were cashed in at more than £33,000.
Moscow: 4 people injured in attack on gay club 12
12:42 PM — A gay rights activist says several people have been injured by masked men who stormed into a Moscow gay club.
Yvette Cooper: ‘Get on with legalising same-sex marriage’ 76
11:41 AM — Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Yvette Cooper says David Cameron needs to “show a bit of backbone” over the issue of equal marriage.
11th October 2012
US: Almost-Eagle Scout teenager appears on Ellen, is awarded $20,000 scholarship 21
11:45 PM — After appearing as a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show, an 18-year-old Boy Scout who was refused the Eagle Scout badge for being gay, has been awarded a $20,000 (£12,476) scholarship towards his college fees.
Video: Anti-equal marriage advert ‘Not about Equality’ airs in Washington 10
11:15 PM — With the vote on equal marriage growing ever closer, anti-equal marriage groups have begun to show TV adverts in the state of Washington.
US: Seattle based department store backs equal marriage referendum in Washington
10:46 PM — A large fashion retailer based in the US state of Washington, has joined other large employers in publicly voicing their support for equal marriage, which will be voted on by Washington residents next month.
Comment: ‘Tory support for gay rights is a victory for Labour’ 40
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s London Assembly Member Tom Copley, responds to Ben Howlett’s claims that the Labour Party has lost its LGBT crown.
Comment: ‘Conservatives are the true party of equality’ 53
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Ben Howlett, the chairman of Conservative Future claims his party now eclipses Labour when it comes to LGBT equality.
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
Peter Tatchell blasts the jailing of Barry Thew as ‘excessive’ 110
8:39 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised the 4-month sentence handed down to Barry Threw, who has been jailed for wearing an offensive t-shirt in the aftermath of the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
Sydney to host gay rugby cup in 2014
7:37 PM — Sydney has won its bid to host the 2014 Bingham Cup, the world's top gay rugby tournament.
San Francisco: Man pleads not guilty to murdering partner
6:15 PM — A 48-year-old man in San Francisco has appeared in court on a charge of murdering his long term partner.