24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
India: Hundreds march in campaign to end LGBT discrimination
1:15 PM — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi recently in a demand to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India.
Ecuador: ‘Gay cure clinics’ use rape and torture as corrective measures 10
12:52 PM — Unregulated gay conversion therapy clinics found in Ecuador have been using both rape and torture as corrective measures against patients, a recent investigation has reported.
23rd November 2013
High schools to get specialist online help with homophobic bullying 3
3:40 PM — Several schools will soon be the first in the UK to get specialist online help with homophobic bullying.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
Video: G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph films 1 minute HIV test for World Aids Day 8
6:46 PM — Owner of G-A-Y group Jeremy Joseph has recorded a video to raise awareness of how quick and easy it can be to have an HIV test.
NOW: Agony aunt offers perfect response to parent who wants their child to ‘stop being gay’ 33
5:30 PM — A Washington Post columnist responded to a question from a parent who wanted their child to 'stop being gay', to suggest that they 'show them how easy it is' by changing their own sexuality for a year.
Mayor of Lambeth to take place in walk to reclaim Vauxhall after hate crime threat 6
5:10 PM — The Mayor of Lambeth is to take place in a walk on Sunday evening through Vauxhall, in order to reclaim the area after an attempted attack on a gay couple last weekend.
Equalities Minister lauds Europe’s first 24-hour LGBT hackathon to help create new tools for community
4:56 PM — Helen Grant, the Minister for Equalities has welcomed the first LGBT hackathon to be held in Europe. The event, organised by the tech industry's LGBT forum, InterTech, is hosted at the London headquarters of Facebook.
Owners of WordPress to sue Straight Pride UK for abuse of copyright laws 6
4:04 PM — The company which owns blogging platform WordPress.org has filed a lawsuit against anti-gay group Straight Pride UK, which alleges that the group abused copyright laws.
Tory MP Peter Bone withdraws bill for referendum on equal marriage 6
3:56 PM — The MP who described equal marriage as “completely nuts” has withdrawn his private member’s bill for a referendum on the issue.
Michael Portillo: David Cameron took an ‘enormous risk’ with equal marriage 6
2:28 PM — Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo says David Cameron took an “enormous risk” with his own party in legalising equal marriage for England and Wales.
Gay former soldier helps launch National HIV Testing Week for Terrence Higgins Trust 6
1:39 PM — James Wharton, a former Lance Corporal with the Blues and Royals, has taken a rapid HIV test to encourage more gay men to test for the virus during this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
Australia: Governor General comes out in support of equal marriage 2
1:10 PM — The Australian Governor General this week indicated her support for equal marriage.
UK: Footballer Colin Kazim-Richards to stand trial over homophobic gesture
12:40 PM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match is to face trial.
Peter Tatchell: ‘An age of consent of 14 might be more realistic and reasonable than 16′ 47
12:13 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell agrees that the UK should look at lowering the age of consent.
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Green leader slams Northern Ireland Health Minister’s views against gay parents 6
7:26 PM — Steven Agnew, the leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has criticised the country’s Health Minster, Edwin Poots, for his opposition to same-sex parents.
Study: US state equal marriage and adoption bans cause psychological distress to gay men 1
7:10 PM — A study from the University of Michigan has found that gay men hoping to become parents are caused psychological disress brought on by state-wide bans on equal marriage and adoption.
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.