18th October 2013
Vice magazine slams Bill and Ted play as ‘super homophobic’ 4
7:30 PM — Vice magazine has described the new Bill and Ted play as homophobic due to its reliance on stereotypes.
US: Republican politician brands school ‘failure’ due to students supporting Spirit Day 12
6:56 PM — A state representative in Missouri has called a school a "failure" on Twitter after seeing pupils wearing T-shirts promoting “harmony” between gay and straight people.
Morrissey opens up about sexuality in new autobiography 5
11:26 AM — Morrissey’s long-awaited memoir has revealed that his first serious relationship was with a man.
San Francisco backs out of historic Russian commemoration event following pressure from LGBT groups 2
10:46 AM — San Francisco has cancelled plans for a ceremony recognising the Russian Navy for its assistance in fighting a huge fire in the US city in 1863, allegedly due to pressure from several gay rights activists.
17th October 2013
Pussy riot joins campaign for Russian Winter Olympics boycott
5:28 PM — Pussy Riot has joined the campaign for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
16th October 2013
Russian flag experts rule Jewish rainbow flag does not break anti-gay law 5
6:06 PM — A Kremlin flag expert has assured a concerned resident of Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast that the region’s flag does not violate the country’s gay propaganda ban.
Uganda’s ethics minister threatens to ban charities for supporting gay rights 16
4:05 PM — Ugandan State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo has revealed he wants to shut down all non-governmental organisations who support LGBT rights, saying that “they want this country to be in tatters”.
Eminem’s new single ‘Rap God’ condemned for its homophobic lyrics 56
2:45 PM — Eminem’s latest single has been criticised for containing several lines of aggressive, homophobic lyrics.
UK: Gay Paralympic athlete prepared to risk prison by speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
12:00 PM — Para-equestrian rider Lee Pearson has said he will speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws during the Russian Winter Games in Sochi.
15th October 2013
Survey: Almost one in ten young gay men in Serbia are suicidal 2
5:12 PM — New research shows that 9% of young gay Serbian men are currently thinking about suicide and 4% have developed a suicide plan. These figures have been released by Jelena Srdanović Maraš, a doctor of medical psychology.
Kent newspaper angers readers by printing ‘homosexual sinners’ letter 36
5:07 PM — A weekly newspaper in Kent has faced a backlash after it published a homophobic letter from a reader under the headline “Take heed, all you homosexual sinners”.
New Made In Chelsea star Miffy accused of homophobic tweets 24
2:30 PM — Made In Chelsea newcomer David ‘Miffy’ Mifsud has been accused of writing homophobic comments on Twitter.
14th October 2013
Will Young voices concern about derogatory use of the word ‘gay’ in schools 6
5:54 PM — Singer Will Young says that children’s use of ‘gay’ as an insult is a problem that is not being dealt with properly in schools.
11th October 2013
Alex Pettyfer to star as ‘hot’ gay action hero in film 3
7:14 PM — Director Lee Daniels has revealed he is working on a film starring British actor Alex Pettyfer as a gay action hero.
Iran’s revolutionary guards round up ‘homosexuals and satanists’ 6
4:36 PM — Iran's revolutionary guards have announced the arrest of "a network of homosexuals and satanists" in the western city of Kermanshah.
10th October 2013
New London Irish LGBT group launches at the Irish Embassy 5
12:59 PM — A social and support group for the London Irish LGBT community is being launched on 17 October at the Irish Embassy in London.
7th October 2013
India’s Gujarat state holds its first gay pride march
7:35 PM — Over a hundred people took part in Gujarat’s first ever gay pride march in the city of Surat on Sunday.