18th November 2013
Crispin Blunt reselected as Tory MP following deselection attempt after he came out as gay 17
5:31 PM — Crispin Blunt has successfully secured an overwhelming vote from local Conservatives to remain as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Reigate at the 2015 General Election, after executive committee members attempted to unseat him, some say, because he came out as gay.
Russian Sports Minister: Authorities should have waited a little before passing anti-gay law 13
3:43 PM — The Russian Sports Minister has again spoken in defence of an anti-gay law passed earlier this year, this time to say that the law may have caused so much controversy because of its timing, rather than its contents.
Ed Miliband: ‘The 10th anniversary of Section 28 repeal reminds us we must all speak against prejudice’ 3
1:44 PM — The Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, has spoken on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28, to emphasise the importance of its demise, despite saying there is still more to be done.
Priest who said Catholic Church suffered a ‘culture of homosexual bullying’ is suspended 8
12:41 PM — A priest, the author of a book which alleged that the Catholic Church suffered from a "culture of homosexual bullying", has been suspended.
16th November 2013
Reporter who received anti-gay slur challenges Alec Baldwin to fight: ‘Why don’t we settle this like men?’ 6
5:21 PM — A reporter present during a recent tirade by actor Alec Baldwin during which he used homophobic slurs, has challenged him to a charity boxing match.
X Factor winner James Arthur apologises for homophobic slur in diss song: ‘I’m disappointed in myself’ 14
4:57 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he is 'extremely disappointed' in himself for a rap he recorded in retaliation against another artist, which included homophobic slurs, but said 'in rap... words I used have a different intent'.
Jamaican anti-discrimination organisation calls for celebration of Day for Tolerance 2
2:47 PM — One of the first organisations in Jamaica formed solely to tackle discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation, has invited all Jamaicans to celebrate the international Day for Tolerance.
US: Federal judge rules that Pennsylvania must defend its ban on equal marriage 3
1:44 PM — A federal judge yesterday rejected arguments that the court has no authority over equal marriage, to say that Pennsylvania must go to trial to defend its ban on equal marriage.
8th November 2013
Out Now Business Class hosts masterclass in LGBT tourism at World Travel Market
8:36 PM — Out Now Business Class (ONBC) this week hosted a masterclass at the World Travel Market at London's ExCel Centre.
7th November 2013
Study: Gay and straight men have different face shapes, and gay men are more masculine 39
5:57 PM — A new study has suggested that there are physical facial differences between gay and straight men, and that gay men actually rank as typically more masculine.
‘Colds and illness’ model laughs off being used in Guardian advice column about ‘sex with old, obese men’ 2
5:41 PM — A model saw the funny side when the Guardian online used a stock image of her alongside an advice column about wanting to have sex with a group of obese men.
Tory MP Mike Freer receives Spectator Award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year 1
4:20 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has been honoured with the Spectator Award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year.
Baroness Tina Stowell receives Spectator Award for Peer of the Year 2
4:07 PM — Baroness Tina Stowell of Beeston has been given the Spectator award for Peer of the Year in its 2013 Awards.
How will Gulf States detect if travellers are gay? Video suggests solution to detecting and blocking gay tourists 13
2:47 PM — A new satirical video features a machine to detect the sexuality of travellers into the Gulf States, in order to block gay people from entering those countries.
United Nations calls for international truce during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics 10
2:19 PM — The General Assembly of the United Nations has called for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
5th November 2013
Russia: Norwegian journalists detained, and threatened with imprisonment for criticising Sochi Olympics 12
7:51 PM — A Norwegian news crew say they were detained, harassed and threatened with imprisonment whilst reporting on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Illinois vote on equal marriage could take place as soon as today 4
7:26 PM — A vote will take place in the US state of Illinois on Tuesday, on a bill to legalise equal marriage, reports suggest.
US: Hawaii House to hear fifth day of equal marriage testimony in ‘unprecendented’ hearing
7:05 PM — The House Judiciary and Finance Committee will on Tuesday hear a fifth day of testimony around a bill to legalise equal marriage.
Video: Illinois Republican makes first Senate speech in two years, to endorse gay rights
6:08 PM — Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk took to the Senate floor this week for the first time in almost two years, to speak in favour of gay rights, in promoting his co-sponsored Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Hawaii police officer: ‘You would have to kill me’ before I would enforce an equal marriage law 18
5:45 PM — Monday's equal marriage debate in the House of Representatives in the US state of Hawaii saw over 5,000 testify both for and against equal marriage, but one police officer shocked with his statement.