1st November 2013
Harriet Harman and John Prescott heap praise on Paris Lees in Question Time debut 16
11:37 AM — Paris Lees has received praise from across the political divide after becoming the first out transgender panellist to appear on Question Time.
31st October 2013
Anti-equal marriage councillor made faith champion for Brighton 24
7:00 PM — A former Green councillor who sided against equal marriage has been appointed a champion of faith groups in Brighton.
Paris Lees makes history as BBC Question Time’s first out trans panellist 20
5:24 PM — History will be made on BBC One tonight when Paris Lees becomes the first transgender panellist to appear on Question Time.
Ghana Education Ministry vows to punish acts of ‘lesbianism’ in schools 10
3:48 PM — Ghana’s Education Ministry has reportedly vowed to punish severely any student caught engaging in “homosexual or lesbianism activities.”
Manchester: Community health centre receives LGBT award
3:14 PM — A medical centre in Manchester has received a bronze award for its efforts to be fully LGBT inclusive.
Northern Ireland Equality Commission declaration on equal marriage welcomed by Sinn Fein 2
2:23 PM — Criticism of Northern Ireland’s Assembly for failing to make progress on equal marriage has been welcomed by Sinn Féin.
Olympic diver Jack Laugher: I wouldn’t mind being an openly gay diver 7
1:41 PM — British diver Jack Laugher says he wouldn't have a problem being a gay athlete and that “everyone should feel comfortable to be gay”.
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.