17th September 2013
Elton John and David Furnish named as London’s fifth most influential couple 3
5:50 PM — Sir Elton John and David Furnish have come fifth in the London Evening Standard's 10 most influential couples.
National Student Pride moves to London for 2014 2
4:38 PM — After five years in Brighton, it's been announced Student Pride 2014 will take place in London on 21-23 February.
Exclusive: Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd backs equal marriage for Scotland 6
3:37 PM — Actor and musician Billy Boyd is the latest celebrity to speak out in favour of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
Northern Ireland: Petition calls on Health Minister to be sacked over anti-gay views 32
1:26 PM — Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition urging Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots to be sacked for “squandering public money in the pursuit of a personal agenda against unmarried and same-sex couples.”
Joey Barton: ‘The bureaucrats in football aren’t taking homophobia seriously’ 8
11:39 AM — QPR midfielder Joey Barton says the “bureaucrats” in football have been guilty of not taking a tough enough stance against homophobia.
Elton John: ‘I need to perform in Russia to help gay people’ 47
10:42 AM — Sir Elton John says he won't cancel a planned Moscow concert because he wants to support Russia's gay community.
16th September 2013
Fake gay couple were never removed from McDonald’s, says company 64
6:27 PM — Two students, who pretended to be gay, weren't banned or asked to leave a McDonald's in Kingston, south-west London, the fast food chain has said.
Gay Football Supporters’ Network applauds rainbow laces campaign 8
6:06 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network has praised a new campaign on tackling homophobia in football by encouraging players to wear rainbow laces.
Behind the Candelabra wins 8 awards at the Creative Arts Emmys 2
4:00 PM — Behind the Candelabra, the film about iconic gay pianist Liberace, has won eight awards at the Creative Arts Emmys - but will it win more at the main Emmys this weekend?
Joey Barton becomes first footballer to wear anti-homophobia rainbow laces 17
2:09 PM — Football star Joey Barton says “people’s sexuality shouldn't be an issue” in the sport
‘The Man Who Couldn’t Catch HIV’ dies of suicide at 66 20
12:57 PM — Stephen Crohn, previously dubbed “The Man Who Can't Catch AIDS” because of his resistance to HIV, has committed suicide.
UK: Footballers urged to wear rainbow laces in support of gay players 16
10:49 AM — Stonewall has teamed up with bookmaker Paddy Power to encourage players to show their support for gay footballers by wearing rainbow coloured boot laces.
13th September 2013
Scottish singer Michelle McManus: ‘I’m Catholic and I support equal marriage’ 25
2:02 PM — Scottish singer Michelle McManus has said she disagrees with the Catholic Church’s opposition to equal marriage, in a video recorded for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
Pelosi tells Putin: When you talk about people being created equal – don’t forget gays and lesbians 15
12:41 PM — US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has responded to Vladimir Putin's statement on all people being created equal under God by saying the Russian President needs to include gay citizens too.
Brighton: Trial of drag queen glassed in gay bar adjourned
11:36 AM — A court hears that a drag queen in Brighton was left with permanent scaring after being glassed in the face.
Simon Cowell: ‘I wish I had been born gay’ 13
10:50 AM — Simon Cowell has joked that he would have been richer if he’d dated men because the women in his life have cost him so much money.
12th September 2013
New inquiry for RAF fireman who killed himself after gay sex 15
6:09 PM — Detectives have reopened an investigation into the death of a young Scottish RAF firefighter who committed suicide after having sex with a man and had struggled with his sexuality.
South Africa: Gay couple attacked and called ‘fags’ after leaving nightclub 9
4:00 PM — A gay man and his boyfriend have been attacked by a gang in a suburb north west of Johannesburg.
Strain of HIV virus found in monkeys is cleared by vaccine 6
1:50 PM — A vaccine designed to tackle SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, may have successfully cleared the virus from infected animals, paving the way for research into a HIV vaccine for humans.
2nd September 2013
Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant blasted for saying gay asylum cases ‘will always be messy’ 7
9:51 AM — A top barrister has criticised Chris Bryant’s previous comments in defence of the Home Office from claims LGBT asylum seekers have been deported in recent years - and he says the Shadow Immigration Minister needs to be better briefed.