22nd October 2013
Australian Capital Territory legalises equal marriage 11
9:32 AM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become Australia's first state to introduce marriage rights for same-sex couples.
21st October 2013
London: Lesbian hangout Candy Bar to close 5
6:51 PM — London’s popular lesbian bar, the Candy Bar in Soho, is due to close its doors for the final time in January 2014.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drops challenge to equal marriage law 6
3:59 PM — The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has abandoned his legal challenge against the state’s same-sex marriage law – just hours after gay couples began tying the knot.
Manchester: 23-year-old trans woman attacked on night out
3:31 PM — Police are searching for a man who assaulted a young transgender woman on Manchester's Canal Street.
Ben Whishaw tipped to play Freddie Mercury in biopic 5
2:03 PM — Queen drummer Roger Taylor has tipped British actor Ben Whishaw to play the role of Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the legendary singer.
60 injured as LGBT Pride event turns violent in Montenegro 7
12:32 PM — There were violent scenes in Montenegro at the weekend with far-right protesters clashing with LGBT campaigners at a Pride march.
Gay couples can now marry in New Jersey 3
11:50 AM — The first same-sex weddings have begun taking place in New Jersey - making it America's 14th state to have legalised equal marriage.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
18th October 2013
London: Drug dealer jailed for stabbing transgender woman to death 4
6:15 PM — A man charged with stabbing a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey.
Ireland: Anglican Church accused of excluding gay members from LGBT event 16
5:35 PM — The Anglican Church of Ireland has been accused of excluding openly gay and lesbian members from an event which was planned as part of its "listening process" on same-sex relationships.
South Africa: Man arrested over murder and sexual mutilation of lesbian
4:16 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder and sexual mutilation of a lesbian in South Africa.
Italy: Exhibition featuring portraits of same-sex kissing attacked with spray paint 4
3:30 PM — Attackers who damaged an artist's exhibition avoided spray painting images of same-sex kissing - only because they had been hidden from view.
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
Boy George suggests boycott of Eminem’s homophobic single 41
1:09 PM — Boy George has criticised US rapper Eminem for using violently homophobic lyrics in his latest single “Rap God”.
France’s highest court rules mayors cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages 10
12:15 PM — France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex weddings in the country.
UK: Trans police officer sues force after she had to ‘out’ herself over police radio 36
11:10 AM — A transgender police officer is suing her force after she allegedly had to "out" herself over a police radio system.
17th October 2013
EC report criticises EU applicants Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia on LGBT rights 4
7:09 PM — A European Commission report detailing the nature of LGBT rights in several countries looking to join the European Union has criticised Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.
New Zealand: Tribunal allows church to prevent gay man from becoming priest 13
6:03 PM — A tribunal in New Zealand has ruled in favour of a church that refused to allow a gay man to become a priest.
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.