11th December 2013
India: Former Commonwealth Human Rights Head condemns gay sex ban 7
6:25 PM — Dr Purna Sen, former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat and chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust, has condemned yesterday's decision by India's supreme court to uphold colonial-era laws that ban gay sex.
US: Borough president calls Brooklyn, NY the ‘lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
3:32 PM — Brooklyn’s president, Marty Markowitz, lauded his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area by calling the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast.
Clare Balding: Tom Daley is ‘a star’ for announcing same-sex relationship on YouTube 5
2:37 PM — Clare Balding said she would have announced her gay relationship on YouTube.
15th November 2013
Study: LGBT people of colour amongst most disadvantaged in American workforce 3
7:02 PM — According to a new report, American LGBT workers of colour are at high risk of poverty and unemployment.
James Franco slams representation of gay sex and Fassbender’s character in ‘Shame’ 10
5:39 PM — James Franco criticises Steve McQueen's 2011 film 'Shame' for its depiction of sex addiction and gay sex.
Video: First official trailer of gay HBO series ‘Looking’ starring Jonathan Groff 1
5:06 PM — Dubbed as the "gay 'Girls'", HBO releases the first official trailer of highly-anticipated gay drama comedy 'Looking'.
New Jersey: Ex-marine waitress refused tip because of her ‘gay lifestyle’ 13
1:59 PM — Dayna Morales, a waitress from New Jersey who had previously served in the Marines, was denied a tip because of her "gay lifestyle."
14th November 2013
Study: 238 trans people were murdered across the world in the past 12 months 10
7:16 PM — Brazil and Mexico lead the list for the most reported killings of trans people in the past year, according to the report published yesterday.
Swaziland confirms young black student suffered anti-gay and racist ‘trauma’ by Russian gang 8
5:22 PM — A young male student has returned to Swaziland having been allegedly tortured in a homophobic and racist fashion by a neo-Nazi Russian gang.
Russia: Newspaper accused of ‘gay propaganda’ for reporting of gay teacher’s sacking 14
2:13 PM — Russia's state media regulator has accused a newspaper of breaking the country's gay "propaganda" law because it published an article about a teacher who was fired for being gay.
8th November 2013
Labour peer Lord Alli: David Cameron ‘changed the centre ground’ by legalising equal marriage 8
7:45 PM — Labour peer Lord Alli paid tribute to David Cameron and Tony Blair for their role in progressing LGBT equality in Britain at last night's Stonewall Awards.
US televangelist Pat Robertson voted Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year Award 2013 6
7:10 PM — Pat Robertson, the US televangelist, was named Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards last night.
7th November 2013
Ireland: 76% of voters support equal marriage 22
5:26 PM — The first poll since the announcement of a same-sex marriage referendum has found that an overwhelming majority of voters support the proposal.
Britney Spears’s favourite author believes equal marriage will lead to legalised polygamy and incest 18
12:50 PM — Britney Spears has named her favourite author as a preacher who believes equal marriage is one step from legalised polygamy, incest and bestiality.
6th November 2013
Russia: Neo-nazi gang subject student to homophobic and racist torture 27
5:11 PM — A video showing a South African boy in Russia reportedly being tortured in a homophobic and racist fashion by an alleged neo-Nazi gang has been published online.
1st November 2013
Lord Tebbit blasted by Lib Dem MP for saying a pardon for Alan Turing would set ‘dangerous precedent’ 35
4:55 PM — Former Tory chairman Lord Tebbit has been criticised by the Lib Dem MP John Leech for stating that it would set a "dangerous precedent" to pardon gay codebreaker Alan Turning.
Germany: First European state to introduce a third option for gender 3
1:58 PM — From today, Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate on their birth certificate.
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
31st October 2013
ONS: Number of gay couples living together in Britain up by a third 5
6:14 PM — The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says the number of same-sex couples living together in the UK increased by almost a third since last year.
Acadamics say polls underestimate both the size of gay population and anti-gay sentiment 13
3:59 PM — Researchers have called into question the accuracy of surveys which detail the size of the gay population and people's views on sexuality.