21st September 2013
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.
Scotland: Legal experts agree that a legal challenge against churches over equal marriage is unlikely 8
5:51 PM — Legal experts have responded to suggestions that churches which opt out of performing same-sex marriages will face legal challenges, to say that they are unlikely to face lawsuits on human rights grounds.
Mormon church encourages members to ‘express views’ about equal marriage legislation in Hawaii 30
4:32 PM — The Mormon Church has called on its members to "express their views", on equal marriage legislation pending in the US state of Hawaii.
Filming begins on Alan Turing biopic with Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley 9
1:48 PM — The Imitation Game, a biopic about gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, began principal photography in the UK this week.
US: Two Republican lawmakers to defy New Jersey Governor and vote for equal marriage 11
1:14 PM — Two Republican lawmakers in the US state of New Jersey have said that they will go against the wishes of Governor Chris Christie, and vote for an equal marriage measure when it comes to the state.
James Franco hits back at media speculation about him being gay by kissing a man 10
12:44 PM — Just a week after saying "I wish I was gay", James Franco has addressed rumours about his sexuality by posting a series of fake paparazzi photographs on his Instagram in which he is kissing and holding hands with another man.
18th September 2013
US: Four state National Guards refuse to enrol same-sex couples for benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
7:45 PM — Four US state National Guards have said they will not follow a Pentagon directive to enrol same-sex couples in benefit programs, all citing their state-wide bans on equal marriage.