8th December 2013
Australia: First same-sex marriages held in ACT despite High Court challenge to equal marriage law 2
11:10 AM — Australia’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies were celebrated on Saturday irrespective of a High Court challenge to the Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law.
Italy: Rainbow-themed Christmas lights blasted as ‘provocative and ideological’ 20
10:49 AM — Rainbow-themed Christmas lights set up in Rome to commemorate the recent suicide of a gay teenager have stirred controversy recently, after a far-right group blasted the idea as "provocative and ideological."
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."
1st December 2013
Clare Balding says her grandmother told her she was ‘disgusting’ for being a lesbian 19
8:59 AM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding has revealed her grandmother told her she was "disgusting" after finding out she was a lesbian.
Russian gay activists urge Olympic president to launch ‘investigation’ into anti-gay laws 12
8:58 AM — Russian gay activists have urged the President of the International Olympic Committee to launch an "investigation" into the country's anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
UK: Indian trans asylum seeker fears deportation could lead to ‘torture’ 1
8:58 AM — A trans man who fled to the UK from India has said he will face "torture" at home if he is forced to be deported.
Croatia: Hundreds of gay activists stage campaign ahead of imminent same-sex marriage referendum 1
8:57 AM — Hundreds of gay rights supporters in Croatia staged a mass demonstration on Saturday against an imminent referendum which aims to rule out same-sex marriages.
26th November 2013
InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackathon 1
4:58 PM — Owt, a mobile app providing an alternative source of LGBT events to “non-stop cheesy pop gay bars," has been crowned the winner of Europe's first gay hackathon.
Gay actor Charlie Condou to leave Coronation Street in ‘explosive exit’ 4
3:48 PM — Actor Charlie Condou has announced he is set to leave Coronation Street in the summer of next year, saying his exit "will certainly be explosive."
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.
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I wish I had come out much earlier’ 2
1:28 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how he had "one regret about coming out" - he wished he had done it much sooner.
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.”
Hong Kong: Gay men still highest at risk in ‘record-breaking’ HIV figures
11:29 AM — Hong Kong has released new figures showing a "record-breaking" number of HIV infections, with gay men still highest at risk of contracting the disease this past year.
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.
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
India: Hundreds march in campaign to end LGBT discrimination
1:15 PM — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi recently in a demand to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India.
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.