28th October 2013
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”.
David Cameron pledges support to Crispin Blunt in reselection fight 5
3:25 PM — A whole raft of senior Tories, including David Cameron and George Osborne, say they hope Crispin Blunt is reselected as the parliamentary 2015 Tory candidate for Reigate in Surrey.
Study shows HIV ‘much harder’ to cure than previously thought 23
1:44 PM — Scientists have become aware of new genetic obstacles in the fight for a potential cure of HIV.
Batman star Tom Hardy to play Elton John in ‘Rocketman’ biopic 3
11:49 AM — It’s been confirmed actor Tom Hardy is to play Sir Elton John in a biopic of the legendary pop icon.
UK: Man who was jailed for shouting anti-gay abuse released after two weeks behind bars 3
11:09 AM — A man jailed for repeatedly hurling homophobic abuse at his gay neighbours in Plymouth has been released on appeal, having served a fraction of a 20-week sentence.
24th October 2013
Yvette Cooper: It was our job in Parliament to make equal marriage about joy 1
9:26 PM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has paid tribute to her political counterparts after being named Politician of the Year at last night's PinkNews Awards.
Tory MP Mike Freer speaks of delight at winning PinkNews Award 1
6:59 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer says he was thrilled to win Parliamentary Speech of the Year at the PinkNews Awards.
Tory Baroness Stowell: ‘Equal marriage will bring so much happiness’ 9
6:12 PM — Baroness Stowell, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the same-sex marriage act through the House of Lords, has spoken of her gratitude at receiving a PinkNews Award.
Exclusive: John Bercow praises Labour, Tories and Lib Dems for supporting equality 2
4:57 PM — John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, heaped praise on the current Coalition and previous Labour government for advancing LGBT rights over the past 16 years at last night’s PinkNews Awards.
Church of Scotland: Banning condoms in saunas will hamper fight against HIV 11
3:10 PM — The Church of Scotland has criticised alleged police proposals to curb the distribution of condoms in saunas.
Exclusive: Nick Clegg thanks British people for being ahead of politicians in supporting equal marriage 1
2:35 PM — At last night's PinkNews Awards, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid tribute to the British people in helping the political classes back equal marriage, saying "It shows how change can happy quickly when people work together”.
London: Gay couple found dead on building site 15
10:56 AM — The bodies of a gay couple have been found in the foundations of a building site in central London.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Herefordshire Pride to close at end of month 3
2:11 PM — Herefordshire Pride, who are responsible for organising LGBT events throughout the county, faces closure at the end of October.
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
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.