5th August 2013
US Senator Elizabeth Warren: I learnt about the gay blood ban through the Boston bombing 4
3:03 PM — US Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has urged for America to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood and says she only learnt of the ban in the aftermath of this year's Boston bombing.
Tom Daley: ‘I really appreciate my gay fans’ 20
1:42 PM — Olympic diver Tom Daley says he "really" appreciates having gay fans.
Uruguay: Equal marriage law comes into effect 11
12:49 PM — Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Uruguay from today.
Police: 40 arrests at Brighton Pride 4
11:55 AM — Sussex Police say 40 arrests were made during Brighton Pride – the same figure as last year.
2nd August 2013
Ed Miliband: ‘Brighton Pride is our opportunity to speak with one voice against homophobia’ 16
6:11 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband says "Pride is our opportunity to speak with one voice against homophobia, hate crimes and discrimination" - in a message of support for Brighton Pride.
Liverpool remembers murdered gay teenager Michael Causer on fifth anniversary 2
4:58 PM — A vigil is taking place this evening in Liverpool city centre in memory of gay teenager Michael Causer.
Foreign Office: The UK is extremely concerned over the continual persecution of gay people in Russia 26
3:48 PM — The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office tells PinkNews that it's alarmed by the "growing restrictions on LGBT freedoms in Russia".
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
Human Rights Watch condemns killing of Jamaican transgender teenager 8
1:00 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Jamaica to conduct a "thorough, impartial and effective investigation" into last month’s killing of a transgender teenager.
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.