9th December 2013
Putin’s new TV network boss believes gays should be banned from donating sperm and organs 17
1:21 PM — A TV presenter who said gay people should not be allowed to donate sperm or blood, and that their hearts should not even be used, as they are “unfit for extending anyone’s life”, will now run Vladimir Putin’s new TV network.
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday 8
12:22 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday.
Times claims Church of England ‘on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop’ 27
11:13 AM — The Church of England is on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop, according to The Times.
6th December 2013
Will Young becomes patron of LGBT mental health charity PACE 3
7:34 PM — Singer Will Young has been announced as a patron for an LGBT mental health charity.
Bill Gates: I admire Nelson Mandela for speaking out against the stigma of HIV 2
7:05 PM — The philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and says he will remember the former South African president most for raising awareness of HIV.
Date and theme of Pride in London 2014 announced 1
3:41 PM — London LGBT+ Community Pride has confirmed that the Pride in London Parade 2014 will take place on Saturday 28 June and the theme will be "Freedom to ..."
Liverpool’s Gay Quarter to benefit from new community interest company
1:30 PM — A dedicated organisation to help improve Liverpool’s Gay Quarter will be set up after council approval.
Terrence Higgins Trust: Nelson Mandela stood ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with those living with HIV 1
12:34 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Paul Ward, says he was personally inspired by Nelson Mandela’s “compassion” and advocacy when it came to the issue of HIV.
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.