26th September 2013
Iain Dale apologises for ‘idiotic’ scrap with protester Stuart Holmes and his dog Stuart 15
1:09 PM — Openly gay LBC radio presenter Iain Dale has accepted a police caution, and published a blog post apologising for his involvement in a scuffle with anti-nuclear protester Stuart Holmes, and his dog, also named Stuart, on Brighton sea front two days ago.
25th September 2013
US: Man charged in Denver hookah bar hate crime assault 5
7:44 PM — A man has been charged with a hate crime following an assault in a hookah bar in the US city of Denver, Colorado.
US: Conservatives rally around bill to protect anti-equal marriage groups ‘from discrimination by the government’ 16
7:02 PM — Conservative groups in the US have rallied around a House Bill introduced to protect groups opposed to equal marriage, religious and otherwise, from "discrimination by the government".
Catholic US Military Chaplains are banned from conducting gay funerals, weddings, or counselling 48
6:47 PM — Catholic military chaplains are banned form performing funerals, counselling or weddings for gay people.
Lance Bass: I know ‘tons’ of gay celebrities in the closet but I would not out any of them 4
6:10 PM — Lance Bass has claimed that he knows "tons" of gay celebrities who are in the closet, but that he would not out them.
New Zealand: Green Party celebrates success in policy change for transgender prisoners
5:41 PM — The New Zealand Green Party today celebrated the Government's decision to change its policy regarding transgender prisoners' rights.
US: State governor and attorney general given 7 extra weeks to answer challenge to equal marriage ban 1
4:40 PM — A judge has allowed the governor and attorney general of the US state of South Carolina to have seven extra weeks to consider a lawsuit filed against a state-wide ban on equal marriage.
US: Pennsylvania pastor sacked for officiating at same-sex wedding 1
3:00 PM — A pastor in the US state of Pennsylvania has been sacked by his congregation after conducting a same-sex wedding.
Daniel Radcliffe shoots down rumours that he will play Freddie Mercury in biopic 7
2:17 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has denied rumours that he is to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the late Queen star, saying "there is no truth to it at all".
Queer Pakistan LGBT support website blocked from inside Pakistan 4
1:16 PM — The viewing of LGBT support website Queer Pakistan has been banned from from within Pakistan by the government authority responsible for internet filtering, and the site's management have been forced to replicate the site on other domains.
24th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania school denies trans man student right to run as homecoming king 1
7:52 PM — A student in the US state of Pennsylvania has been denied the right to run for homecoming king, despite identifying as male.
Iain Dale to be questioned by police over alleged assault on nuclear protester 33
7:28 PM — Iain Dale, the openly gay presenter on LBC, will be questioned by police this evening in connection with an alleged assault on Brighton seafront, involving a nuclear protester, reports suggest.
Video: Italian politicians stage kiss-in protest during debate over LGBT discrimination protection bill 7
6:10 PM — A political party in Italy interrupted a debate over an LGBT discrimination protection bill, to stage a kiss-in protest in solidarity with the LGBT community.
Tesco store with super mouse infestation blamed on gay pride support by Christian Voice, fined £45,000 21
5:04 PM — A branch of Tesco which was infested with a super mouse which was blamed on the company's support for gay pride, has been fined £45,000 for the rodent infestation.
Australian Catholic priest excommunicated by Vatican over support for gay rights 22
4:31 PM — An Australian priest has been excommunicated by the Vatican over his support for gay rights and women, just days after the pope called for Catholics to “find a new balance” by refraining from frequent condemnation on gay issues.
Ed Miliband: ‘Young people led the fight for gay marriage and we should give the vote to 16-year-olds’ 34
4:09 PM — Speaking at the Labour Party Conference today, Ed Miliband suggested that 16 and 17-year-olds should be given the vote because "gay and lesbian young people... won the fight and led the battle for equal marriage in Britain".
US: New Jersey Democrats to attempt override of governor’s veto of equal marriage after election 3
3:04 PM — Democrats in the US state of New Jersey have said they will attempt to override Governor Chris Christie's veto of an equal marriage bill last year, but that they will do so after November's election.
US: Judge rules woman must testify against civil partner in murder trial despite spousal privilege law 5
1:18 PM — A judge in the US state of Kentucky has ruled that the wife of a murder defendant must testify against her civil partner, despite state law exempting spouses from being compelled to testify against each other, because of a lack of legal recognition of same-sex marriages in the state.
US: Catholic College cancels pro-equal marriage lecture citing need for opposing viewpoint 6
12:55 PM — A Catholic college in the US state of Rhode Island has rescinded its invitation to a gay philosophy professor who was to speak in support of equal marriage, just days after the pope called for Catholics to "find a new balance" by refraining from frequent condemnation on gay issues.
23rd September 2013
Ireland: Trans campaign group to host weekly lobby forums 3
7:45 PM — The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will open its doors weekly in order to discuss lobbying for gender recognition.