20th September 2013
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.
US: Baseball player said he was questioned by teammates on why he joined NOH8 campaign with his wife 8
7:11 PM — A US baseball player has said that players on his team questioned why he and his wife would appear in photographs for the NOH8 campaign.
Recently out Canadian speed skater joins anti homophobia sporting organisation 1
6:48 PM — A Canadian figure skater has joined forces with an anti-homophobia advocacy group in the wake of coming out and announcing her opposition to Russian anti-gay laws.
Everton FC announced as first Premier League team to wear rainbow laces against homophobia 6
5:52 PM — Everton FC has become the first Premier League football team to announce that its players will wear rainbow laces in support of an anti-homophobia campaign.
New York officials condemn alleged anti-gay stabbing as ‘horrific’
5:26 PM — Officials in New York City have condemned an anti-gay hate crime where a man was stabbed to death because a suspect allegedly thought he was gay.
Premier League says ‘individual clubs and players’ can decide on anti-homophobia rainbow laces 9
4:58 PM — The Premier League has said that it will leave the decision on whether or not to wear rainbow laces as part of an anti-homophobia campaign to "individual clubs and players."
Hillary Clinton: ‘Our communities and institutions are strongest when standing up for equality’ 5
4:27 PM — Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an impassioned speech emphasising the importance of standing up for gay rights on receiving an honourary doctorate from St Andrews University.
Nick Clegg celebrates ‘equal marriage at last’ despite ‘dinosaur opposition’ in the House of Lords 9
3:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has celebrated equal marriage for England and Wales during his speech to close the Lib Dem annual party conference.
Yorkshire bar apologises for identifying two straight male patrons as ‘gay guys’ on till receipt 45
2:37 PM — A bar in Yorkshire has come under heavy criticism from gay rights groups after one of its employees identified two straight, male customers as "gay guys", on a receipt.
17th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania county to appeal against judge’s order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
7:36 PM — The county in Pennsylvania recently ordered to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples has said it will file an appeal against the judge's decision.