16th August 2013
Conservative LGBT group chairman: ‘Equal marriage is putting life back into the Tory Party’ 26
3:44 PM — Rather than creating a permanent exodus, equal marriage has helped drive new activists to the Conservative Party, the chairman of LGBTory has claimed.
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I regret that Parliament failed to make the marriage bill trans inclusive 6
2:55 PM — Speaking to Diva magazine, gay Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker says it's wrong that trans people still require their spouse’s consent before they can have their gender legally recognised.
Venezuelan politician accuses opposition leader of taking part in public oral sex in anti-gay rant 4
1:26 PM — A politician in Venezuela unleashed a homophobic tirade in the country’s Parliament earlier this week describing an opposition leader as a “f****t”.
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva: My anti-gay comments have been ‘misunderstood’ 73
11:27 AM — Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva says she may have been "misunderstood" when she made comments in defence of her country's anti-gay laws.
British heptathlete Louise Hazel tells anti-gay Russian pole vaulter: ‘There’s no place for homophobia in sport’ 13
11:27 AM — British heptathlete Louise Hazel has criticised Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva after she spoke out in support of Russia's anti-gay laws.
15th August 2013
Barbados: Columnist and retired school teacher says ‘AIDS is punishment’ and ‘anus made for exit only’ 101
7:21 PM — A columnist and retired school teacher in Barbados says “AIDS” is “punishment” for engaging in gay sex.
Alan Carr: ‘I used to hang around hairdressers to find gays’ 12
5:51 PM — TV star Alan Carr says he hung around hairdressers to “find gays” in his native Northampton as a teenager because it was the only way he could locate like-minded friends.
Rowan Williams: My gay friends think I let them down as Archbishop of Canterbury 79
4:47 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams admits he regularly questioned whether he had let gay and lesbian people down during his time in post.
Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry boyfriend 5
3:21 PM — Puerto Rican professional boxer Orlando Cruz is to marry his long term boyfriend José Manuel after proposing on Facebook.
Former NBA player John Amaechi: ‘The Winter Olympics shouldn’t even be in Russia’ 21
2:28 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has told Gaydio the 2014 Winter Olympics “shouldn't even be in Russia” – but that a boycott of the Games isn’t practical as it would hurt the athletes.
Exclusive: The Daily Record newspaper backs equal marriage in Scotland 6
12:21 PM — The Daily Record, one of Scotland's largest selling tabloid newspapers, is supporting the campaign to legalise equal marriage in Scotland.
US: Bradley Manning apologises for hurting the US 14
11:14 AM — The US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has apologised for hurting his country.
Ban on HIV positive health care staff to be lifted 9
10:47 AM — The ban preventing HIV positive surgeons, dentists and other health care staff from performing certain medical procedures is to be scrapped.
14th August 2013
Activist: Most Ugandans support anti-gay bill but the government is worried about losing aid 22
6:44 PM — A Ugandan gay rights campaigner has told PinkNews that the Speaker of Uganda's Parliament has faced criticism from elements of the country's government who fear the Anti-Homosexuality Bill threatens aid revenue.
Former Italian finance minister to sue Vatican official over sexuality claims 8
4:36 PM — One of Italy's former finance ministers is suing a member of the new Vatican financial reform panel and also journalists over claims about his sexuality and public standing.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tells Liberal leader ‘there’s no place for homophobia in Australia’ 7
3:00 PM — Australia's PM Kevin Rudd says there is “no place” for sexism, racism or homophobia in the country following Liberal leader Tony Abbott's outspoken remarks.
Haiti: Police arrest two men over attack on British man’s same-sex engagement ceremony 14
1:13 PM — Two men have been arrested after a British Red Cross worker and his same-sex partner were attacked on the Caribbean island of Haiti.
Human rights lawyer says life is getting worse for gay people in Cameroon 6
12:33 PM — Human rights lawyer Alice Nkom says life has become even harder for Cameroon’s gay population following the murder of LGBT rights campaigner Eric Ohena Lembembe.
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
13th August 2013
MSP Bill Kidd: Glasgow may have to end twinned status with Russian city unless homophobia is challenged 9
5:45 PM — MSP Bill Kidd says Glasgow City Council should be prepared to break cultural ties with its Russian twin city, Rostov on Don, because of homophobia sanctioned by Russia’s government.