28th October 2013
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”.
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.