11th October 2013
Tony Abbott hints at allowing Australian MPs a conscience vote on equal marriage 5
11:50 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister is keeping his options open on giving MPs a potential conscience vote on equal marriage - although Tony Abbott remains opposed to the reform.
Home Affairs Select Committee slams government on LGBT asylum policy 10
11:05 AM — The Home Affairs Select Committee says LGBT asylum seekers are still being ordered to "prove" their sexuality and Chairman Keith Vaz has strongly criticised the practice.
10th October 2013
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
Pope Francis blesses gay Catholic group in written letter 85
5:57 PM — Pope Francis has reportedly blessed a group of gay Catholics in Italy.
London: Couple receive anti-gay abuse from man on train
5:14 PM — Police have released CCTV image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with a homophobic incident on board a train in London.
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.
Gay rights campaigners to protest today outside Gambian High Commission in London 3
11:34 AM — A protest is taking place this afternoon outside the Gambian High Commission in London in response to last month’s homophobic remarks by Gambia’s President.
9th October 2013
US: Jailed lesbian teen won’t apologise for underage relationship 13
7:29 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the young jailed Florida lesbian, has spoken behind bars about having sexual relations with her former 14-year-old girl friend and says she won’t apologise to the prosecution’s family.
Stephen Fry: For the first time ever, I’m on effective medication for my bipolar 24
6:29 PM — Stephen Fry says he has moved on from the "mad compulsion" which led to a suicide attempt last year and is on effective medication for the first time "that really seems to be working".
Charity says rise in lesbian domestic violence in Scotland due to increased reporting 1
5:29 PM — A rise in the number of Scottish women detailing violence in same-sex relationships is down to increased reporting and not increased abuse, according to an LGBT charity.
MEPs to debate rise of homophobia in Russia 8
4:28 PM — The European Parliament is set to debate the rise of homophobia and xenophobia in Russia on Thursday morning.
UK: Christian B&B pair following ‘God’s word’ in discriminating against gay couple 42
3:49 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull were adhering to “God's perfect standards” in their decision to prevent a same-sex couple from sharing a room at their guest house, the Supreme Court has been told.
Kenyan health institute urges gay sex workers to be included in HIV prevention strategy 1
2:44 PM — Kenya’s Medical Research Institute says gay men working in the sex trade need to be included in the country’s HIV prevention strategy.
Serbian gang kidnaps gay man in order to ‘cure’ him of sexuality at request of family 6
1:34 PM — A 22-year-old gay man says his partner was kidnapped last month in eastern Serbia in a bid to change his sexuality.
US: Teacher ‘relates’ to killer of gay student and says she would have attacked victim herself 62
11:56 AM — The teacher of a murdered Californian gay student says she understands the motives of the killer and laughs she would have given the victim a “good swift kick in the butt”.
UK Supreme Court hears case of anti-gay Christian B&B owners 31
10:43 AM — The UK Supreme Court will today hear the case of the Christian guest house owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against same-sex couples.
8th October 2013
Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw slept with woman as he thought being gay was a phase 7
7:05 PM — Nick Grimshaw says he previously slept with a girlfriend at university because he thought being gay was a phase - and has also been quizzed about his friendship with Harry Styles.