20th December 2013
Peter Tatchell: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill breaks country’s own Constitution 11
1:53 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the decision of Uganda’s Parliament to pass the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill violates constitutional law.
Activists urge Ugandan President not to sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 8
1:01 PM — Campaigners are calling on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, following today’s vote by the Uganda Parliament.
Ugandan Parliament passes bill that could mean gays face life in prison 22
11:30 AM — Uganda's Parliament has passed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
19th December 2013
New Mexico Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal 20
6:58 PM — The Supreme Court in New Mexico has legalised equal marriage, declaring it is unconstitutional to deny marriage rights for same-sex couples.
TalkTalk apologises for blocking access to LGBT charity website by incorrectly labelling it as porn 4
5:33 PM — TalkTalk has apologised for blocking access to the website of London Friend, after the internet service provider incorrectly classified the LGBT charity's site as “pornographic”.
Sarah Palin defends anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson by slamming those ‘intolerants hatin’ 32
4:30 PM — Sarah Palin says the suspension of Duck Dynasty reality star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview is an attack on free speech.
TalkTalk blocks access to LGBT website by incorrectly classifying it as ‘pornographic’ 9
3:21 PM — LGBT charity London Friend says access to its website has been blocked by the internet service provider Talk Talk because it has incorrectly been classified as "pornographic".
Former Leeds player Robbie Rogers: ‘Everything is possible’ I might return to English football 3
2:21 PM — Ex-Leeds midfielder Robbie Rogers has not ruled out the possibility of a return to English soil, after being taken by surprise at the positive response from supporters following his decision to come out as gay this year.
Lib Dem peer: If BBC’s neutrality allows poppies on-screen it must allow AIDS ribbons too 2
1:03 PM — Baroness Barker has become the latest politician to criticise the BBC’s apparent double standards in reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon for World AIDS Day – whilst allowing other presenters to promote singular charitable causes.
UK: Judge who criticised equal marriage receives official warning over conduct 17
11:48 AM — A High Court judge who was previously warned against making public criticism of equal marriage legislation has now been disciplined for saying that married couples “have statistically a far greater chance of remaining intact than a cohabiting couple”.
US: Reality TV actor Phil Robertson suspended indefinitely for anti-gay rant in GQ magazine 19
10:49 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely from his TV show for questioning in an interview to GQ why gay men would prefer “a man’s anus” over a vagina.
18th December 2013
UK Equalities Minister due to attend Sochi Winter Olympics 4
7:22 PM — PinkNews has learnt Equalities Minister Helen Grant is highly likely to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi and that there is a strong possibility her boss, Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller, may also attend.
Terrence Higgins Trust: The BBC has lost the argument in banning World AIDS Day ribbons 9
5:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has criticised the BBC’s decision to incorrectly label the red ribbon as a “charitable symbol”, in its defence against Graham Norton for wearing the ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Lib Dem equal marriage critic Simon Hughes appointed Minister for Justice 18
3:19 PM — Former deputy Lib Dem leader Simon Hughes is to join the government as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.
Thatcher cabinet minister: BBC should apologise for World AIDS Day red ribbon debacle 10
2:14 PM — Lord Deben, who served as Conservative Party Chairman and Agriculture minister under Margaret Thatcher, says the BBC should apologise for annoying “the very people who are its staunchest supporters” over its decision to defend reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day.
London: Lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan sacked from college 27
1:19 PM — A lecturer at an east London college who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he loathed Sir Elton John for his “over-burdensome gayism” has been sacked.
Union criticise ‘heavy-handed’ BBC decision to ban Graham Norton from wearing AIDS ribbon 3
12:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists says the decision of the BBC to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show was "heavy-handed".
Teen health charity calls on BBC to review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 5
11:38 AM — The CEO of young people's sexual health charity Brook has criticised the BBC’s decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Obama won’t attend Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi but will send gay inclusive delegation 14
10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama has named two gay sports stars as part of America's delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia - but in a significant move has confirmed that he will not be attending the event himself.
17th December 2013
Campaigners remember Chelsea Manning on 26th birthday 3
6:52 PM — Vigils have taken place in London, Philadelphia and Germany for Chelsea Manning on her fourth birthday behind bars.