31st October 2013
BBC Radio callers tell PinkNews founder that being gay should be illegal and gays should be sectioned 73
4:42 PM — Callers into a BBC Northern Ireland programme were asked to comment on Stormont's failure to move towards equal marriage for same sex couples, with some callers, and a Presbytarian Reverend featured on the show, saying that being gay should be made illegal.
Hallmark changes lyrics of Deck the Halls, omitting the word ‘gay’ on sweater for fear of ‘misinterpretation’ 9
2:58 PM — US greetings card company Hallmark has come under heavy criticism for including lyrics from Christmas song Deck the Halls on a jumper, but omitting the word "gay".
Video: Anti-gay church makes debut on Vine including bizarre anti-gay Halloween message 11
2:07 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has made its debut on Vine, Twitter's video platform, posting a series of bizarre anti-gay messages.
US: Hawaii Senate approves equal marriage 5
12:26 PM — The Senate in the US state of Hawaii has overwhelmingly approved a measure to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
30th October 2013
US: Hawaii Senate to hold final vote on equal marriage as House prepares to receive bill
6:05 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage in the US state of Hawaii will be subject to a final vote in the state's Senate on Wednesday.
Neil Patrick Harris speaks of ‘private’ right to come out as gay on own terms 9
5:50 PM — Actor Neil Patrick Harris has defended the right of everyone, particularly those in the public eye, to come out on their own terms.
US: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show explores South’s attitude towards gays with secret cameras 14
5:29 PM — Responding to statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Alabama and Mississippi would be the last states to approve equal marriage, Jon Stewart sent two men undercover, posing as a gay couple, to debunk the idea that people in the South were homophobic.
US: ACLU files brief challenging Nevada same-sex marriage ban
5:06 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada, has filed a brief challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
France: Anti-equal marriage leader to be evicted for illegally subletting apartment 8
4:04 PM — One of the most outspoken leaders of protests against France's recently adopted equal marriage and adoption law is to be evicted from her Paris apartment.
US: Hawaii equal marriage bill passes second Senate reading 1
2:05 PM — The equal marriage bill in the US state of Hawaii has passed its second reading, and will now advance to a final reading on Wednesday.
Short film project aims to tackle trans issues by showing life through the eyes of a trans woman 2
12:01 PM — A video project has been launched in order to raise awareness of trans issues by showing the public the life of a young trans woman through her eyes.
Teacher who told students ‘Hitler wasn’t all bad, he killed the gays’ struck off 42
10:41 AM — A teacher in Scotland who told students that "Hitler wasn't all bad", because he killed gay people has been struck off.
29th October 2013
Israel: Civil union legislation introduced to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples 5
6:42 PM — The Yesh Atid Party in Israel on Tuesday introduced legislation to allow same-sex couples equal rights to straight couples.
US: Equal marriage bill passes Hawaii Senate committee 2
5:16 PM — The equal marriage bill introduced in Hawaii has passed committee stage at the state Senate.
Conservative MP speaks out against same-sex domestic violence 1
4:59 PM — A Conservative MP has joined in a project against domestic violence, emphasising a need to tackle such abuse in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
Australia: Labor to support bill to stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 4
2:21 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales is to back a bill which would remove protections for private schools wishing to expel or discriminate against LGBT students.
Video: Rugby star Ben Cohen strips down in shower for anti-bullying charity calendar 8
2:14 PM — Rugby star Ben Cohen has stripped down for his StandUp Foundation's 2014 charity calendar. The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation aims to tackle bullying and homophobia.
Russia: Group plans to hold gay-inclusive ‘open games’ just after Sochi Winter Olympics 5
2:03 PM — A group in Russia has announced plans to hold a "gay games" in Moscow just days after the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi in February 2014.
Australia: Tasmania equal marriage efforts fail again as bill is narrowly defeated 4
1:13 PM — Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania have failed for a second time, as an attempt to reintroduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages failed in the state's upper house.
28th October 2013
US: Hawaii officials to take up equal marriage bill in special session today 7
6:14 PM — Officials in the US state of Hawaii are to take up the issue of equal marriage in a special session held on Monday.