23rd September 2013
Dating app for gay women closes £100k investment for UK launch 4
3:07 PM — Dattch, the dating app aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual women, has closed a £100,000 investment for its launch in the UK.
21st September 2013
Rainbow laces worn against homophobia across FA matches 23
7:47 PM — Players across the English Premier League wore rainbow laces in matches today in support of efforts against homophobia in football.
Trans activist elected as chair of Wirral Conservative Future 30
7:33 PM — A trans and human rights activist has been elected to the Wirral branch of the youth wing of the Conservative Party.
Political party starts petition to ban Russian politicians supporting anti-gay law from entering Canada 21
7:21 PM — The New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada has launched a petition calling for the government to ban Russian politicians supporting anti-gay laws from entering the country.
Bangladesh criticised for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality despite UN recommendation 24
7:02 PM — Gay rights groups have criticised the government in Bangladesh for refusing to decriminalise gay relationships, despite recommendations by the United Nations to do so.
US: Married same-sex couples refused name changes on driving licences in Tennessee 4
6:45 PM — Same-sex couples married out-of-state are being denied name changes on driving licences in the US state of Tennessee.
Bulgaria: Hundreds march for gay rights and against Russian anti-gay laws 3
5:43 PM — Several hundred protesters took to the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria, on Saturday, to rally for LGBT rights, and in protest against Russian anti-gay laws.
20th September 2013
Actress Sophie Ward calls for better support for same-sex parents 1
8:13 PM — Actress Sophie Ward has called for "alternative" families to have more support, as the number of same-sex parents rises.
Former Bill Clinton alleged mistress claims Hillary is bisexual and has had more women than her husband 35
7:51 PM — Gennifer Flowers, who claimed to have had a twelve year affair with Bill Clinton has raised new rumours about Hillary's sexuality, saying that she has had relations with more women than her husband.
US pastor claims ‘decadent homosexual activity’ to blame for flooding in Colorado 40
7:27 PM — A Christian pastor and radio host this week blamed "decadent homosexual activity", for recent historic flooding in the US state of Colorado.
Daily Mail writer who said equal marriage would lead to ‘people marrying hamsters’ quits column 43
6:36 PM — A Daily Mail columnist who has used her time at the national newspaper to attack gay rights, including comparing equal marriage to bestiality, and saying that gay people "brainwash children", has left her regular column at the publication.
First of its kind LGBT students going out guide launched 1
5:09 PM — The UK's first ever going out guide for LGBT students has launched from Daattch, the dating app for bisexual and lesbian women.
Italy: Gay governor says Pope Francis’ comments on gay issues ‘give us hope’ 6
4:51 PM — The gay governor of Italy’s Puglia region, Nichi Vendola, has commented on Pope Francis's interview this week, during which he appeared to be further softening his stance on gay issues.
Jennifer Lopez to be honoured with Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality award 3
4:24 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that Jenifer Lopez will be honoured with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award.
Rome gay rights group: Pope Francis is ‘ahead of many politicians’ on gay issues 10
4:06 PM — Rome's Gay Center has said that the Pope is starting "a revolution" of open-mindedness towards gay issues, and that he as "ahead of many politicians" on such issues.
Selena Gomez banned from performing in Russia for open support of gay rights 10
3:07 PM — Singer Selena Gomez has reportedly been banned from performing in Russia due to her open support for gay rights.
Russian official: The EU should fix its own problems before criticising Russia over LGBT issues 9
1:51 PM — A Russian official has responded to an Amnesty International study on attacks on members of the LGBT community in EU countries, to accuse EU members of hypocrisy over its attitude towards LGBT issues in Russia.
19th September 2013
US: Bill introduced to protect anti-equal marriage groups ‘from discrimination by the government’ 28
7:40 PM — A bill has been introduced to "protect" religious institutions, and organisations opposed to equal marriage, "from discrimination by the federal government."
US Archbishop specifcally says Catholic military chaplains cannot perform or endorse same-sex weddings 35
6:56 PM — Catholic military chaplains are not allowed to perform, or participate in, same-sex weddings, or offer counselling to same-sex coupes, the archbishop responsible for the US armed forces has said.
Scotland rejects calls for HPV vaccination to be given to boys 12
6:41 PM — Calls for a vaccination programme against the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to be extended to include teenage boys have been rejected by the Scottish Government.