2nd August 2013
US Senator Edward Markey: I am very concerned for LGBT athletes attending the Winter Olympics in Russia 9
12:22 PM — US Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has condemned the Russian Government for presiding over “hateful” legislation.
Manchester Council calls on Russia’s St Petersburg to drop anti-gay laws 23
11:51 AM — Manchester City Council is urging the Russian city of St Petersburg to drop its homophobic censorship laws.
1st August 2013
Brighton: Paedophile who worked as a drag queen jailed for 26 months
6:41 PM — A paedophile who worked as a drag queen in Brighton has been jailed for arranging to have sex with a father and his two young children.
Gay Essex dads to sue church over gay wedding ban 286
5:43 PM — Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they still intend to start legal proceedings so they can get married in church.
Brian Paddick: I promise to be non-conformist in the House of Lords 12
4:40 PM — Gay former London mayoral candidate and retired police officer Brian Paddick says he will continue to exercise independent judgement as a Lib Dem peer.
Sweden: Topless activists storm Russian Embassy in protest at Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
3:47 PM — Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian Embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country’s homophobic censorship laws.
Supporters of Robert Mugabe claim victory in Zimbabwe’s election 15
2:38 PM — Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's loudest opponents on gay rights, looks set to be re-elected as president of Zimbabwe.
UK: Charity warns ‘web filtering will harm LGBT young people and vulnerable adults’ 12
1:32 PM — An LGBT domestic violence charity has called on the government to reconsider proposals for default web blocking.
Gay former Met police commander Brian Paddick to become Lib Dem peer 23
12:33 PM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior openly gay police officer in Britain and the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election in 2008 and 2012, has been made a peer.
Exclusive: Scottish Labour Party leader says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage in Scotland 10
11:13 AM — The leader of the Scottish Labour Party has spoken up for equal marriage as part of the Equality Network's It's Time video campaign.
31st July 2013
New York: Gay bar takes part in anti-homophobia protest outside Russian consulate by pouring vodka down drain 27
7:03 PM — Vodka has been seen being poured down the drain outside the Russia's consulate in New York as another gay bar boycotts Russia’s national drink in protest at the country’s homophobic stance.
New York: Man jailed for 13 years over homophobic gang attack 1
4:52 PM — A man in New York City has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars in connection with a 2010 homophobic attack in the Bronx.
Africa’s most outspoken homophobe seeks re-election for the seventh time 10
3:31 PM — Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe, arguably Africa’s most outspoken opponent on gay rights, is seeking re-election for the seventh time and human rights groups warn the contest is being rigged.
Russian LGBT Network: ‘Don’t boycott 2014 Winter Olympics — boycott homophobia!’ 26
12:38 PM — An organisation representing LGBT people in Russia has announced it's opposed to a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Archbishop of New York: Pope Francis remains opposed to gay relationships 26
11:41 AM — The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says Pope Francis remains opposed to same-sex relationships.
30th July 2013
NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn: Pope Francis’ comments about gay people are ‘terrific’ 8
7:13 PM — Christine Quinn, the gay Democratic candidate who’s leading the field to become the next mayor of New York City says Pope Francis' latest comments on gay people are "terrific".
US: Gay solider Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy 31
6:16 PM — The gay US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy - but he has been found guilty on five espionage counts.
Belfast man avoids prison term following homophobic assault 3
5:21 PM — A drug addict who carried out an anti-gay attack has avoided being sent to prison with his lawyer insisting he was not homophobic, having been looked after by a gay man earlier in his life.
Government petition urging UK to boycott 2014 Winter Olympics due to Russian homophobia passes 8,000 10
4:42 PM — A petition calling on the UK Government to support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of Russia’s increasingly homophobic stance has attracted more than 8,000 signatures.
Australian Christian politician says PinkNews writer belongs to ‘Technicolour’ Taliban 45
3:37 PM — The leader of the Christian Democratic Party in the Australian state of New South Wales has criticised two of PinkNews’ contributing writers, accusing one of them of belonging to a "Technicolour" Taliban.