31st October 2013
Ireland: Iranian gay asylum seeker allegedly raped by police officer’s son 4
12:36 PM — A gay asylum seeker who fled Iran for Ireland having allegedly been raped by a police officer’s son in his former country has won a legal challenge.
Facebook removes game that urged users to shoot gay men depicted as sexual predators 3
11:46 AM — Facebook has removed a gaming app that urged users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood - and depicted them as naked violent sexual predators.
30th October 2013
Stephen Fry shows solidarity with British gay man facing possible jail in Uganda 5
7:11 PM — Stephen Fry has expressed his dismay and anger over the plight of a British gay man living in Uganda who could be jailed after his sexuality was made public by a Ugandan newspaper.
Northern Ireland Assembly criticised by Equality Commission for blocking equal marriage 5
6:13 PM — Northern Ireland's Equality Commission has criticised repeated attempts to block progress on equal marriage in the NI Assembly.
Polish anti-gay ‘fascist’ prevented from attending event at Aberystwyth University 13
5:26 PM — A Polish far-right leader accused of homophobia and anti-Semitism has had his invitation to hold a talk at Aberystwyth University withdrawn.
Botswana Government accused of detaining gay citizens 6
4:22 PM — An HIV support group in Botswana has accused the country’s government of trying to detain gay citizens or deport them if they are foreigners.
BBC survey: Tom Daley’s Splash! favourite for gay men whilst lesbians like Rules of Engagement 2
3:18 PM — ITV’s ‘Vicious’ and ‘Splash!’ have been rated the most popular programmes for young gay men in a BBC survey, whilst for lesbians in the same age category 'Rules of Engagement' followed by 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' are the most popular shows.
Study: Gonorrhoea cases among HIV positive gay men continue to rise 3
1:14 PM — Research from Public Health England (PHE) has found over a quarter of people with gonorrhoea also had HIV reaching 40% amongst men who have sex with men (MSM).
THT boss: Gay community’s response to AIDS epidemic helped advance gay rights 9
12:21 PM — THT's outgoing head has paid tribute to the “compassionate” nature of Britain’s gay community, saying the horrors of the AIDS epidemic actually helped establish today’s progress in gay rights.
Trial of gay rights activist resumes in Zambia
11:40 AM — The trial of a prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has resumed after a delay of several months.
Irish Prime Minister: We will make our decision on equal marriage soon 12
11:07 AM — Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) has said the cabinet is due to decide by next week its response to the Constitutional Convention's recommendation on legalising civil equal marriage.
29th October 2013
Manchester: Gay community asked to take part in drug and alcohol focus group
7:01 PM — Members of the gay community in Greater Manchester who use drugs and/or alcohol are being urged to join a focus group by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
Nebraska: Straight man left with bloody face after protecting gay friends from thugs 12
4:48 PM — A straight man in Nebraska who protected his gay friends from being attacked says he would do it again despite suffering a bloody face.
Gay British man living in Uganda faces jail after being outed in newspaper 10
3:52 PM — A gay retired British banker living in Uganda could face seven years' imprisonment after his sexuality was made public by a Ugandan newspaper that unearthed a pornographic video from his laptop.
Chris Brown denies anti-gay slur and pleads not guilty to assault charges 1
2:44 PM — R&B star Chris Brown is denying claims of making a homophobic slur during an alleged attack on a man outside a Washington DC hotel.
Former Supreme Court chief judge urges Israel to legalise equal marriage 5
2:04 PM — A former president of the Supreme Court of Israel has announced his support for equal marriage and warns Israel's marriage laws are a "clear violation of basic human rights".
Facebook game depicts gay men as naked violent sexual predators 25
1:14 PM — Facebook has been criticised for hosting a gaming app that urges users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood in order to avoid sexual assault.
Chicago: Gay couple sue cab firm after driver evicts them for kissing 9
11:19 AM — A gay couple are suing a cab firm in Chicago after a driver booted them out of the vehicle for kissing.
Ellen DeGeneres developing new lesbian comedy 8
10:53 AM — US TV star Ellen DeGeneres is developing a sitcom featuring a lesbian lead character.
28th October 2013
Jamaica: Lesbian shot in chest and arm by police
6:14 PM — A 31-year-old lesbian is recovering after being shot in Jamaica reportedly by a police officer.