23rd October 2013
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.
Manchester: 23-year-old trans woman attacked on night out
3:31 PM — Police are searching for a man who assaulted a young transgender woman on Manchester's Canal Street.
Ben Whishaw tipped to play Freddie Mercury in biopic 5
2:03 PM — Queen drummer Roger Taylor has tipped British actor Ben Whishaw to play the role of Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the legendary singer.
60 injured as LGBT Pride event turns violent in Montenegro 7
12:32 PM — There were violent scenes in Montenegro at the weekend with far-right protesters clashing with LGBT campaigners at a Pride march.
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.