30th October 2013
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.
Nancy Pelosi to receive pro-LGBT lifetime achievement award
4:56 PM — US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is receiving an award in recognition of her support for LGBT rights.
Putin: Olympic athletes will feel ‘comfortable regardless of sexual orientation’ 19
3:34 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns about LGBT athletes attending the Winter Olympics in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Bishop blasts Archbishop of Canterbury for being ‘sympathetic to homosexuals’ 72
2:14 PM — An Anglican bishop in Nigeria has launched a furious attack at Justin Welby for being “sympathetic to homosexuals” and says the Archbishop of Canterbury’s position on gay rights is “pathetic”.
Debt forces closure of Nottinghamshire Pride 5
1:13 PM — The charity that runs Nottingham's annual Pride festival has been forced to close amid debts of almost £17,000.
Italy: Gay medical student kills himself by jumping off a balcony 12
12:32 PM — A 21-year-old man has taken his own life in Rome with investigators saying he talked of suffering homophobia in a letter written before his death.
LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90 12
11:38 AM — Tributes are being paid to the radical lesbian feminist and campaigner Sharley McLean, who died at the weekend.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister promises equal marriage referendum by 2015 23
10:33 AM — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has promised a referendum on same-sex marriage will be held before the next general election.
Chris Brown arrested after allegedly saying in altercation: ‘I’m not into this gay s**t’ 27
9:53 AM — Chris Brown has been accused of making a homophobic slur during an alleged attack on a man at the weekend.
25th October 2013
Northern Ireland DUP politician tells children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 69
6:16 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.