6th December 2013
Human rights campaigners pay tribute to Nelson Mandela 8
11:10 AM — Tributes are pouring in for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, who along with pioneering today's era of racial integration for his country also presided over the establishment of gay rights in South Africa.
5th December 2013
Speaker John Boehner: Republican Party should support gay candidates 2
6:53 PM — Republican US House Speaker John Boehner has said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates.
London: Police treating anti-gay posters against ex-councillor as hate crime 2
5:20 PM — Police are treating the circulation of homophobic posters against a gay former east London councillor as a hate crime, with two more posters appearing.
Baroness Warsi to give LGBT rights lecture on World Human Rights Day 25
4:03 PM — Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi is set to give a key note speech on LGBT rights as part of next week’s World Human Rights Day.
UK: Campaigners to research bullying against LGBT teachers 4
2:59 PM — The Teacher Support Network has announced it will be conducting research into the harassment and bullying of LGBT teaching staff.
Jury retires to consider verdict of South African accused of murdering Brighton gay man
1:50 PM — A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a South African national accused of murdering Michael Polding, a gay man who lived in Brighton.
Cameroon LGBT activist granted asylum in US after receiving death threats for taking part in film
12:06 PM — A Cameroonian LGBT activist has been reunited with her family in San Francisco after receiving death threats for appearing in a Human Rights Watch documentary.
Scotland YouGov poll reports 56% support equal marriage 14
11:15 AM — A poll by YouGov shows a majority of Scotland’s population support marriage rights for same-sex couples.
4th December 2013
Cleric: Why would I call for the death of gay people when my sister is gay 8
6:03 PM — An Islamic cleric, who is speaking at an event at Newcastle United Football Club this evening, denies ever calling for the death of LGBT people and says his sister is gay.
Archbishop of Wales ‘delighted’ to be attending gay Christian carol service 3
3:25 PM — The South Wales Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement say they are thrilled that the Archbishop of Wales will be a guest of honour for their annual Christmas carol service.
Russia’s highest court rules gay ‘propaganda’ law does not breach constitution 13
2:43 PM — Russia’s highest court has ruled that a law banning gay "propaganda" is not in breach of the country’s constitution.
Trial of UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws adjourned for second time
2:04 PM — The case of a British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper has been adjourned for a second time.
Dick Cheney: I wish Mary Cheney hadn’t attacked her sister for not supporting equal marriage 16
12:57 PM — Dick Cheney says he’s “surprised” that Mary Cheney, his lesbian daughter, vented her fury at older sister Liz's opposition to equal marriage on Facebook.
Trans Christians express disappointment over Church report and reiterate calls for inclusion 8
12:06 PM — A Christian trans group has described the publication of last week’s Pilling Report as having “very little to say about transgender people” in the Church of England.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger denies paper outed gay GCHQ staff 10
11:08 AM — The revelation that GCHQ has an LGBT pride group became a source of amusement during Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s testimony in front of MPs on Tuesday.
3rd December 2013
Trans Media Watch nominated for Charity Organisation of the Year 3
6:54 PM — Trans Media Watch has been nominated for Charity Organisation of the Year at the Winter Pride Awards.
Johnny Weir: ‘I’ve never had someone call me a fag in Russia’ 27
6:31 PM — Retired Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is facing criticism from some LGBT campaigners in the US who have accused him of turning a blind eye to LGBT persecution in Russia.
Nigeria: Seven arrested for violating anti-gay laws 5
4:43 PM — State officials in Nigeria say they have arrested seven individuals suspected of breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas says Tom Daley’s announcement ‘will change lives’ 5
2:15 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has congratulated Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly about being in a same-sex relationship.
Campaigners appalled after The Sun publishes story of young trans boy on front page 38
1:21 PM — A decision by The Sun to splash on its front page the personal story of a six-year-old trans boy has been branded "irresponsible and potentially harmful" by Trans Media Watch.