8th October 2013
US: NFL footballer accused of hurling homophobic abuse at marching band 6
5:41 PM — A football player in the US has been accused of hurling homophobic abuse at a marching band before a game on Sunday.
Britney Spears says gay people are ‘adorable and hilarious’ 28
4:51 PM — Britney Spears has caused controversy by saying that she enjoys hanging out with gay people because "they are adorable and hilarious".
Peter Tatchell: ‘FIFA has no option but to cancel Qatar World Cup’ over tests to ‘detect’ gays 12
4:01 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on FIFA to cancel the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as it was revealed that Gulf Cooperative Countries introduced new rules to "detect" and ban gay people from entering the country.
Editor of Shropshire Star attacks PinkNews and says ‘Some people aren’t gay. Get over that’ 35
2:43 PM — The editor of a Shropshire newspaper has responded to criticism for his paper's column which mocked the parents of PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen for staging an impromptu pro-gay protest in Russia.
7th October 2013
US: California introduces bill to allow children to have more than two parents 2
7:43 PM — The Governor in the US state of California on Friday signed a bill which allows children to legally have more than two parents.
University of Mississippi: Full audience to attend LGBT session for interrupting Matthew Shepard play 3
7:01 PM — The University of Mississippi has said it is unclear whether footballers led the heckling of a play about Matthew Shepard last week, and that all students in attendance are required to attend an "educational dialogue".
Labour appoints former GMTV political editor Gloria de Piero MP as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
6:55 PM — Ed Miliband's new shadow cabinet has been revealed, and the new Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities is former journalist Gloria de Piero.
Gay Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams promoted to junior minister in government reshuffle 3
4:47 PM — Openly gay Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams, has been promoted to junior minister during today's government reshuffle.
Tory Baroness Stowell who guided equal marriage through the House of Lords promoted to junior minister 4
4:18 PM — Baroness Stowell of Beeston, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the equal marriage bill for England and Wales through the House of Lords, has been promoted during the government reshuffle.
US: Two lawsuits against florist which refused service to gay couples’ weddings may be combined
3:59 PM — The county court in a US county will this week decide whether two separate lawsuits against a florist which refused service for a same-sex wedding will be combined.
Doctors will use clinical screening to ‘detect’ gays and ‘bar’ them from entering Kuwait 66
3:20 PM — Doctors in Kuwait may subject men entering the county to screening tests in order to "detect", and ban gay people from entering the country.
5th October 2013
US: Pentagon alerts same-sex married couples of equal federal ethics rules 8
4:30 PM — The Pentagon has sent a memo to alert same-sex married couples that they are now subject to the same federal ethics rules as straight couples.
US: Football players to attend ‘educational dialogue’ for anti-gay slurs during Matthew Shepard play 20
4:10 PM — Football players from the University of Mississippi have been made to attend an "educational dialogue" for interrupting a performance of a play with anti-gay slurs.
Greece: Dozens protest against Russian anti-gay law ahead of Olympic flame hand over 8
3:46 PM — A protest has taken place in central Athens ahead of the handover of the Olympic flame to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers.
4th October 2013
All Swedish couples banned from adopting Russian children over same-sex marriage 19
7:49 PM — Russian authorities have stopped the adoption of Russian children by all Swedish couples based on the legalisation of equal marriage in Sweden.
Spot the difference? Tory MP switches Twitter profile pic to Matt Damon as Liberace’s lover 2
7:37 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant, who has consistently voted for gay rights has changed his Twitter profile picture to an image of Matt Damon as Liberace's lover from this year's Hollywood biopic about the flamboyant star.
Punk band shoots porn clip on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church 16
4:10 PM — A US punk band has filmed a porn clip on the front lawn of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
Clare Balding says she ‘talked gibberish’ whilst accepting OBE for services to journalism 7
2:34 PM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding was awarded an OBE yesterday, and said she "talked absolute gibberish", when accepting the award.
3rd October 2013
Lebanon censors French film depicting gay love story 3
8:41 PM — A French film featuring a gay love story has been blocked by Lebanese censors, the Beirut International Film Festival has said.
US: Idaho state requires same-sex married couples to recalculate tax as ‘single’ 10
8:28 PM — The US state of Idaho Tax Commission has announced that same-sex couples in the state who were legally married out of state must recalculate their federal tax returns as if they were "single", or "head of household", before being able to file in the state.