14th October 2013
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
Equality Network condemns threat to block Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill through courts 14
11:57 AM — The Equality Network has criticised the campaign against equal marriage for "attempting to undermine the democratic process" by threatening legal action in order to block Scotland's same-sex marriage bill.
Malta: Civil unions bill to arrive in Parliament 5
11:33 AM — A bill to introduce civil unions for gay couples in Malta will arrive in the country’s Parliament this week.
11th October 2013
Rupert Everett backs campaign against criminalising prostitution 20
6:33 PM — Rupert Everett is supporting a campaign against proposals in both the UK and around the world to criminalise sex workers’ clients.
Northern Ireland: Judge rules Health Minister displayed prejudice in supporting gay blood ban 15
3:06 PM — A court has found that Northern Ireland's Health Minister Edwin Poots breached the ministerial code in continuing the ban on gay men donating blood.
Father killed while walking across America in memory of dead gay son 14
2:43 PM — A father grieving the loss of his gay son has died in a road accident.
Survey by GLAAD shows drop in LGBT representation on US television 1
1:40 PM — Fewer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters are part of the new US TV season compared to last year, LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD has revealed.
Jamaica: Murdered transgender teen’s house firebombed 6
12:29 PM — Four individuals living in the former home of murdered transgender teenager Dwayne Jones have escaped unharmed after a firebomb attack on the building.
Tony Abbott hints at allowing Australian MPs a conscience vote on equal marriage 5
11:50 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister is keeping his options open on giving MPs a potential conscience vote on equal marriage - although Tony Abbott remains opposed to the reform.
Home Affairs Select Committee slams government on LGBT asylum policy 10
11:05 AM — The Home Affairs Select Committee says LGBT asylum seekers are still being ordered to "prove" their sexuality and Chairman Keith Vaz has strongly criticised the practice.
10th October 2013
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
Pope Francis blesses gay Catholic group in written letter 85
5:57 PM — Pope Francis has reportedly blessed a group of gay Catholics in Italy.
London: Couple receive anti-gay abuse from man on train
5:14 PM — Police have released CCTV image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with a homophobic incident on board a train in London.
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.
Gay rights campaigners to protest today outside Gambian High Commission in London 3
11:34 AM — A protest is taking place this afternoon outside the Gambian High Commission in London in response to last month’s homophobic remarks by Gambia’s President.
9th October 2013
US: Jailed lesbian teen won’t apologise for underage relationship 13
7:29 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the young jailed Florida lesbian, has spoken behind bars about having sexual relations with her former 14-year-old girl friend and says she won’t apologise to the prosecution’s family.
Stephen Fry: For the first time ever, I’m on effective medication for my bipolar 24
6:29 PM — Stephen Fry says he has moved on from the "mad compulsion" which led to a suicide attempt last year and is on effective medication for the first time "that really seems to be working".