4th November 2013
Barilla pasta to make ‘inclusive’ ads despite chair saying he would ‘never feature an ad with a gay family’ 14
5:29 PM — Barilla, the Italian pasta company which came under fire after its chairman said he would "never feature an ad with a gay family", now plans to do just that.
US: Hopeful to be Maine Governor comes out as gay: ‘I’m not ashamed of who I am’ 1
1:01 PM — A hopeful for the office of Governor in the US state of Maine has come out as gay, saying he wants to counter "whisper campaigns" raising questions about his sexuality.
US: Officials change procedure in Hawaii equal marriage testimony as opponents suspected of cheating
12:45 PM — After thousands of citizens testified at the House in the US state of Hawaii over the weekend, Monday's testimony may be off to a rocky start with allegations of cheating in the queue to speak.
2nd November 2013
Rappers accuse Frank Ocean and Macklemore of using ‘gay agenda’ for fame 22
5:45 PM — Two rappers have accused stars Macklemore and Frank Ocean of exploiting gay culture in order to get ahead in the music industry.
Australia: Boxer criticised for suggesting people from Aboriginal origin can’t be gay 28
5:28 PM — A boxer in Australia has found himself at the receiving end of criticism as he made comments on Facebook which suggested that Aboriginal culture and homosexuality are mutually exclusive.
US: Pennsylvania Governor released as defendant in equal marriage lawsuit
4:19 PM — The Governor of the US state of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, has been swapped out as a defendant in a federal case demanding equal marriage in the state.
Poll: Two-thirds of NSW voters do not support law to allow private schools to discriminate against gay students 7
2:38 PM — A poll has found that two-thirds of residents of New South Wales do not support current laws which allow private schools to discriminate against LGBT students, and a large majority were not aware of the law.
1st November 2013
Man banned from Facebook for declaring his love for pork faggots 22
8:27 PM — A man has been banned from Facebook after being accused of homophobia, because he wrote a comment about his favourite childhood dish, pork faggots.
NOW: Comedian Aziz Ansari makes amusing but poignant point about racial stereotypes and homophobia 5
8:05 PM — Hit US comedian Aziz Ansari in a clip for his latest show makes an amusing yet poignant point about racial stereotypes, and homophobia.
US: Nebraska officials convene meeting to discuss equal marriage
7:54 PM — Officials in the US state of Nebraska on Friday conducted a meeting with a view to resolving legal conflicts for same-sex couples qualifying for federal marriage benefits, but whose relationships are not recognised by the state.
US: Indiana National Guard says benefits were not denied to same-sex couples, just ‘delayed’
4:07 PM — The National Guard of Indiana has said that same-sex couples were not denied benefits following a Pentagon directive, but that the measure was simply delayed.
Portia DeGeneres: At first ‘I didn’t want to be a lesbian’, but not coming out affected my health 2
3:57 PM — Actress Portia DeGeneres has spoken out about her decision to come out, saying that at first she did not understand her sexuality and that she "didn't want" to be a lesbian.
Nike donates $200,000 towards ending homophobia in sports 2
3:42 PM — The world's largest sporting apparel company Nike, pledged to donate all proceeds from a special line of gear towards LGBT equality in sports, and has now donated $200,000 to an LGBT sporting charity.
US: New Jersey leaders may not immediately write equal marriage into law
3:31 PM — Legislators in the US state of New Jersey may not seek to write equal marriage into law immediately, despite a court ruling last month legalising it, as doing so could leave gay couples with less rights than if they do nothing.
Actress Kerry Washington on gay rumours: ‘It’s never bothered me, as it is not offensive’
3:17 PM — Hollywood actress Kerry Washington has addressed ongoing rumours about her sexuality to say that she has "never been bothered" by rumours as "there's nothing offensive about it".
Northern Ireland DUP politician reported for telling children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 6
2:43 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has been reported to the Assembly Commission after he told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.
Hallmark apologises and removes ‘Deck the Halls’ jumper which omitted the word ‘gay’ 6
2:16 PM — Greetings card and ornament company Hallmark has issued an apology and withdrawn a sweater which contained lyrics from the Christmas song Deck the Halls, with the word "gay" omitted.
Petition puts pressure on Marriott to stop hosting ‘ex-gay therapy’ conference 6
1:56 PM — Despite historically supporting gay rights, Marriott has come under fire for hosting an ex-gay therapy conference.
31st October 2013
Orson Scott Card will not lose money from boycott of Ender’s Game film 23
7:29 PM — Anti-gay author Orson Scott Card will not make money from ticket sales of the Ender's Game film, which is based on his novel, potentially rendering a boycott of the film meaningless.
US: Thousands expected to turn out for Hawaii House committee on same-sex marriage 4
6:30 PM — Thousands are expected to turn out for a public hearing around a bill to legalise equal marriage in the House of the US state of Hawaii on Thursday.