11th October 2013
NOW: Video celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day
12:59 PM — A video posted today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day.
10th October 2013
Harrison Ford again defends Ender’s Game film: ‘I wrestled with whether to take the part’ 51
7:57 PM — Harrison Ford has again defended the Ender's Game film, which received heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of Orson Scott Card, writer of the book on which the film was based.
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.
NOW: Gay boxer Orlando Cruz to wear rainbow shorts against homophobia 5
7:02 PM — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz is to wear rainbow shorts in protest against homophobia in a fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Cyprus: Penal code amended to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
6:37 PM — The government in the Republic of Cyprus has amended the penal code of the country in order to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
US: Football player denies homophobic slur but apologies for remarks against marching band 3
5:51 PM — A US football player has denied making homophobic slurs, despite apologising for remarks he made against a university marching band.
DJ claims she is ‘scorned ex-lover’ of X-Factor judge and singer Demi Lovato
5:40 PM — An Australian radio DJ has taken to Twitter and Instagram to claim that she had a fling with US singer songwriter Demi Demi Lovato.
US: Despite opposing equal marriage, New Jersey Governor leads by large majority in poll 3
4:41 PM — Despite a majority of New Jersey voters saying they support equal marriage, the state's Governor, who remains firmly opposed to it, still holds a strong lead in the polls.
US: Judge to decide within a month whether case against Pennsylvania equal marriage ban to go ahead
4:23 PM — The judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage has said he will decide within a month whether the case will go to trial next year.
9th October 2013
Gay Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron dies, aged 56 3
8:07 PM — Openly gay guitarist of Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, Philip Chevron, has died of cancer at the age of 56.
US: North Carolina couples to file for marriage licences in protest against equal marriage ban
7:44 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of North Carolina are to file for marriage licences, knowing they will get turned down, in protest against the state's equal marriage ban.
Russian LGBT film festival wins appeal against fines under ‘foreign agent’ law 3
7:14 PM — The Side by Side (Bok o Bok), film festival, has won its appeal against fines under a recently introduced "foreign agent", law in Russia.
US televangelist compares trans people to his castrated horse after admitting not knowing what transgender means 19
6:46 PM — A US televangelist has admitted in an interview that he didn't understand what the word transgender means, compared trans people to his castrated horse, and called LGBT "insane", compared to "normal", straight people.
Challenger to anti-gay marriage New Jersey Governor: ‘My gay daughter is not a political agenda’ 3
6:19 PM — A challenger to the Governor of the US state of New Jersey has slammed him for his continuing opposition to equal marriage, responding to say: "My daughter is not a political agenda".
Ireland: First of its kind guide launched for LGBT graduates 1
5:59 PM — GLEN Diversity Champions, Ireland's network for LGBT inclusive employers, today launches the first LGBT graduate directory.
US: Indianapolis City Councilmember soon to marry same-sex partner 1
5:40 PM — A member of the Indianapolis City Council has said he will marry his same-sex partner next week.
US: Judge pauses on setting trial date for challenge to Pennsylvania equal marriage ban
5:21 PM — The judge overseeing a challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage, has paused before setting a trial date in the case.
Hollyoaks to feature character John Paul in ‘serious story about homophobic bullying’
4:04 PM — Television soap opera Hollyoaks is to feature a storyline dealing with the issue of homophobic bullying.
8th October 2013
US Supreme Court Justice: I suspect I have gay friends, but none have revealed themselves to me 20
8:00 PM — US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has given an interview to New York Magazine, in which he discusses his position on gay rights.
Video: Conservative group attacks Republican Liz Cheney on equal marriage 1
7:45 PM — A Conservative Political Action Committee (PAC) in the US has attacked the Republican daughter of former Vice President, Liz Cheney, for not being conservative enough on the issue of equal marriage.