14th October 2013
Lord Smith: Equal marriage had such a large majority because it came from a Tory Government 6
5:19 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury has said that he thought there were advantages to equal marriage being introduced under a Tory Government.
Moldova overturns anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law with hopes of joining EU 14
3:08 PM — Moldova has overturned its ban on gay "propaganda", enacted in June, with a view to joining the EU next month.
12th October 2013
Pink List 2013 topped by trans journalist Paris Lees with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen at number 7 11
8:45 PM — Writer, campaigner and presenter Paris Lees has topped this year's Independent Pink List, with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen coming in seventh. Paris is recognised for her broadcasting work, while Benjamin is praised for the Out4Marriage campaign.
Amnesty slams Gulf countries’ proposed ‘medical tests’ to ‘detect’ and ban gay and trans people 9
2:55 PM — Amnesty International has heavily criticised the Gulf Cooperation Council for proposals for "medical tests" to attempt to block gay and trans people from entering, and working, in its member countries.
US: New Jersey Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against equal marriage by Governor
2:17 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of New Jersey has agreed to take on the appeal against equal marriage by the Governor's administration.
Lord Smith: Tony Blair was nervous about lowering the age of consent for gay men and repealing Section 28 15
12:57 PM — Britain's first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury, has said that Tony Blair, whilst Prime Minister, needed "persuading" that legalising the age of consent, and repealing Section 28 were the right things to do.
11th October 2013
Video: Stephen Fry reflects on travelling to some of the world’s most homophobic countries 20
7:42 PM — Ahead of the broadcast of a two-part BBC documentary next week, Stephen Fry sets out his experiences as a gay celebrity as he travels the world exploring the issue of prejudice against LGBT people.
Former Jersey Shore star to New Jersey Governor: Allow equal marriage or ‘I will come after you’ 1
7:32 PM — Former cast-member of the popular Jersey Shore television series JWoww has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that she will "come after him", over his opposition to equal marriage.
Kentucky Boy Scout official says 20 sponsors dropped support after gay scouts allowed 7
7:20 PM — An official for a Boy Scouts of America troop in Kentucky has said that around 20 sponsors have either dropped their support or plan to do so following the removal of the policy banning openly-gay members.
New Jersey Governor: One judge should not force state to recognise equal marriage 5
7:08 PM — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration has argued against a decision last month by a judge to say that she should not alone be allowed to force the state to recognise equal marriage.
Turkish Cypriot law criminalising homosexuality expected to be repealed by Christmas 7
6:51 PM — Efforts to repeal the ban on homosexuality in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus are to be revived, with the decriminalisation expected to be in force by Christmas.
Petition started to save East London pub after police requests removal of late licence 12
5:40 PM — A petition has been started to save the Joiners Arms in Shoreditch, East London, after the police have asked for its late licence to be revoked.
Gulf countries propose ‘mandatory examination to determine gender’ for migrant workers 13
5:28 PM — The Health Ministry of Kuwait has proposed that genetic tests for immigrant workers in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, be tightened to prevent transgender migrants from entering the job market there.
Six-year-old trans girl allowed female identification card in landmark case 8
2:34 PM — A trans girl in Argentina has been allowed a female identification card, and for her gender to be officially recognised in a landmark decision.
NOW: Anti-gay US televangelist says low carb diets ‘violate the principles of God’ 36
2:03 PM — Adamantly anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson took to the 700 Club programme on his Christian Broadcast Network, this week to say that he thinks low carb diets, such as the Atkins Diet, go against the teachings of God.
NOW: Video celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day
12:59 PM — A video posted today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day.
10th October 2013
Harrison Ford again defends Ender’s Game film: ‘I wrestled with whether to take the part’ 51
7:57 PM — Harrison Ford has again defended the Ender's Game film, which received heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of Orson Scott Card, writer of the book on which the film was based.
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.
NOW: Gay boxer Orlando Cruz to wear rainbow shorts against homophobia 5
7:02 PM — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz is to wear rainbow shorts in protest against homophobia in a fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Cyprus: Penal code amended to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
6:37 PM — The government in the Republic of Cyprus has amended the penal code of the country in order to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.