8th December 2013
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.
19th November 2013
Daily Telegraph’s Brendan O’Neill: ‘Gay now means rubbish – get over it’ 106
6:28 PM — Journalist Brendan O'Neill has denied that derogatory uses of the word "gay" are homophobic, saying that youth culture has altered the word so it now means "rubbish, or pathetic, or lame."