24th October 2013
Exclusive: John Bercow praises Labour, Tories and Lib Dems for supporting equality 2
4:57 PM — John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, heaped praise on the current Coalition and previous Labour government for advancing LGBT rights over the past 16 years at last night’s PinkNews Awards.
Church of Scotland: Banning condoms in saunas will hamper fight against HIV 11
3:10 PM — The Church of Scotland has criticised alleged police proposals to curb the distribution of condoms in saunas.
Exclusive: Nick Clegg thanks British people for being ahead of politicians in supporting equal marriage 1
2:35 PM — At last night's PinkNews Awards, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid tribute to the British people in helping the political classes back equal marriage, saying "It shows how change can happy quickly when people work together”.
London: Gay couple found dead on building site 15
10:56 AM — The bodies of a gay couple have been found in the foundations of a building site in central London.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Herefordshire Pride to close at end of month 3
2:11 PM — Herefordshire Pride, who are responsible for organising LGBT events throughout the county, faces closure at the end of October.
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Scotland: Police orders condoms to be banned in Edinburgh saunas 30
11:04 AM — Scotland’s national police force has been condemned for requesting condoms to be banned in Edinburgh's saunas.
22nd October 2013
Iowa: Gay rights group urges court to quash HIV transmission conviction 2
7:04 PM — A gay rights group will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law.
UK Supreme Court rejects Northern Ireland Health Minister’s appeal against gay adoption 10
6:14 PM — The UK Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to overturn a court ruling in favour of same-sex and unmarried couples adopting children in Northern Ireland.
Anti-gay activists label New Jersey Governor ‘failure’ for dropping equal marriage challenge 6
5:31 PM — Governor Chris Christie’s decision to throw in the towel in his fight against equal marriage in New Jersey has infuriated America's leading anti-same-sex marriage group.
French Justice Minister sued by far-right group for labelling them homophobic and racist 8
4:13 PM — France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is facing legal action from the country’s far-right Front National for saying the group is racist and homophobic.
Ireland: Gay senator cuts off 40-year-old beard for charity 4
3:26 PM — Irish Senator David Norris shaved his beard - and his head - for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
South Africa: Man accused of murdering lesbian attended vigil in memory of victim
1:56 PM — A man has appeared in court charged with the murder and sexual mutilation of a lesbian in South Africa.
Los Angeles: Man sues city over sex cruise operation arrest 25
11:21 AM — A man who was arrested as part of a cruising operation last year is suing the city of Los Angeles.
Australian Capital Territory legalises equal marriage 11
9:32 AM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become Australia's first state to introduce marriage rights for same-sex couples.
21st October 2013
London: Lesbian hangout Candy Bar to close 5
6:51 PM — London’s popular lesbian bar, the Candy Bar in Soho, is due to close its doors for the final time in January 2014.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drops challenge to equal marriage law 6
3:59 PM — The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has abandoned his legal challenge against the state’s same-sex marriage law – just hours after gay couples began tying the knot.