23rd October 2013
The winners of the inaugural PinkNews Awards in the House of Commons 5
11:24 PM — The inaugural PinkNews Awards were hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, this evening, in the State Rooms, Speaker's House, the Palace of Westminster.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert rescues woman from being swept away in the Thames 6
11:55 AM — A Liberal Democrat MP saved the day last night as he tossed a lifebelt into the water to save a woman from being swept away down the Thames.
Russell Brand: I performed a sex act on a man in a public toilet for my TV show 17
10:49 AM — Comedian and presenter Russell Brand has said he has performed a sex act on a man in a public toilet, and suggested that he only identifies as straight because of the environment he grew up in.
22nd October 2013
Video: Texas judge dumps Republican Party over ‘petty’ and ‘bigoted’ views 10
8:43 PM — Texas judge Carlo Key released a video announcing his re-election bid, but saying he could not place himself on the ballot for the Republican party over its views, including anti-gay views.
US: Gay couple defy Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban by marrying with Native American tribe 3
8:34 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Oklahoma have defied their state's ban on equal marriage, and lack of recogition of out-of-state same-sex marriages by marrying with a Native American tribe.
HSBC UK boss heads up LGBT business list 2
8:09 PM — The head of UK banking at HSBC has topped the OUTstanding in Business awards, published by the Financial Times on Tuesday.
US: Catholic school teacher sacked for marrying her girlfriend 45 minutes after the ceremony 9
7:49 PM — A lesbian Catholic school teacher in the US state of Arkansas has said she was told she could not return to work just 45 minutes after getting married to her girlfriend.
US: Man who challenged Ohio state ban on recognising same-sex marriage dies aged 47 1
4:50 PM — A man who, along with his husband, challenged the state of Ohio's ban on equal marriage, with a view to having his marriage recognised on his death certificate, has died.
Video: Robbie Rogers says he was ‘consumed by fear’ before coming out
2:57 PM — Soccer player Robbie Rogers and basketball player Jason Collins took to the stage at the GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday and spoke of their individual coming out stories from earlier this year.
21st October 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship teams up with HIV awareness charity
7:59 PM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Souther Nevada (The Center), have teamed up to raise awareness of HIV for people under 30.
US: Tennessee lawsuit challenges state ban on equal marriage 2
7:01 PM — With the world's media distracted by New Jersey's legalisation of equal marriage today, a lawsuit to challenge the state of Tennessee's ban on equal marriage was also filed.
Poll: New Jersey residents in shift towards acceptance of equal marriage 1
6:41 PM — A poll released today indicates a shift in the opinion of voters in the US state of New Jersey towards a stronger acceptance of equal marriage.
Australia: ACT equal marriage bill to be altered in face of high court challenge by government 9
6:12 PM — The equal marriage bill for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is to be altered in order to protect it against a High Court challenge by the Australian federal government.
US: Lawyer accuses Harvey Milk of ‘rape of teenage boys’ and says he was ‘categorically an evil man’ 28
4:24 PM — A Christian lawyer in the US has spoken out about his disapproval at a series of postage stamps featuring late gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, saying he "was demonstrably, categorically an evil man based on his rape of teenage boys."
US: Homophobic church fails to picket university performance of Matthew Shepard play 8
1:32 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church failed to turn up to a university performance of a play about murdered gay Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, and instead inadvertently united dozens of university students against their cause.
19th October 2013
New Zealand diplomat to protect LGBT athletes at Russian Winter Olympics 13
4:25 PM — A Diplomat has been tasked with protecting LGBT New Zealanders during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Daniel Radcliffe: People are more shocked by gay sex than sex with a horse 10
4:10 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has expressed surprise at the attention surrounding gay sex scenes in latest film Kill Your Darlings, comparing it to a sex scene with a horse in Equus. Radcliffe this week spoke out about gay sex scenes in the film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays gay poet Allen Ginsberg , to say […]
18th October 2013
France: First same-sex couple adopts after equal marriage and adoption law passed 4
7:55 PM — The first gay couple to adopt a child in France has done so five months after a law was passed to allow equal marriage and adoption rights.
US: New Mexico Supreme Court could rule in equal marriage case next week 2
7:40 PM — The Supreme Court in New Mexico is to consider a case which could be potentially ground breaking for the issue of equal marriage in the state.
Coca Cola bosses to decide whether to speak out against Russian LGBT issues ahead of Winter Olympics 10
6:14 PM — Bosses at Coca Cola are to meet in order to decide whether to speak up about laws in Russia banning the promotion of "non traditional relationships", ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.