21st October 2013
Gay couples can now marry in New Jersey 3
11:50 AM — The first same-sex weddings have begun taking place in New Jersey - making it America's 14th state to have legalised equal marriage.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
18th October 2013
London: Drug dealer jailed for stabbing transgender woman to death 4
6:15 PM — A man charged with stabbing a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey.
Ireland: Anglican Church accused of excluding gay members from LGBT event 16
5:35 PM — The Anglican Church of Ireland has been accused of excluding openly gay and lesbian members from an event which was planned as part of its "listening process" on same-sex relationships.
South Africa: Man arrested over murder and sexual mutilation of lesbian
4:16 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder and sexual mutilation of a lesbian in South Africa.
Italy: Exhibition featuring portraits of same-sex kissing attacked with spray paint 4
3:30 PM — Attackers who damaged an artist's exhibition avoided spray painting images of same-sex kissing - only because they had been hidden from view.
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
Boy George suggests boycott of Eminem’s homophobic single 41
1:09 PM — Boy George has criticised US rapper Eminem for using violently homophobic lyrics in his latest single “Rap God”.
France’s highest court rules mayors cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages 10
12:15 PM — France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex weddings in the country.
UK: Trans police officer sues force after she had to ‘out’ herself over police radio 36
11:10 AM — A transgender police officer is suing her force after she allegedly had to "out" herself over a police radio system.
17th October 2013
EC report criticises EU applicants Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia on LGBT rights 4
7:09 PM — A European Commission report detailing the nature of LGBT rights in several countries looking to join the European Union has criticised Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.
New Zealand: Tribunal allows church to prevent gay man from becoming priest 13
6:03 PM — A tribunal in New Zealand has ruled in favour of a church that refused to allow a gay man to become a priest.
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
Brighton Pride ‘disappointed’ at removal of £25k council grant 2
2:11 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride say they have been left “disappointed” at the withdrawal of a £25,000 funding grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
Julian Clary: I was prepared to take my own life in 1993 but it wasn’t because of my joke about Norman Lamont 15
11:45 AM — Julian Clary has revealed how he suffered “day-long” panic attacks and was prepared to take his own life in 1993.
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
16th October 2013
Tory MP with mixed record on gay rights elected deputy speaker 8
7:01 PM — Eleanor Laing, who abstained from this year's vote on equal marriage, claiming people in her constituency still needed time to get used to civil partnerships, has been elected deputy speaker of the Commons.