7th October 2013
India’s Gujarat state holds its first gay pride march
7:35 PM — Over a hundred people took part in Gujarat’s first ever gay pride march in the city of Surat on Sunday.
Northern Ireland gay couple use English adoption route in order to bypass anti-gay ban 2
12:12 PM — A gay couple living in Northern Ireland have said they went to England to adopt in order to get round NI's gay adoption ban.
6th October 2013
US: Trans student banned from Christian university for ‘engaging in fraud’ and ‘concealing identity’ 10
3:11 PM — A trans student in California has been banned from a Christian university after administrators revoked her application, claiming she was engaged in "fraud" because of her gender identity.
Russia: Moscow Times features pro-gay Swedish fashion advertisement 6
1:50 PM — A Swedish fashion company has defied anti-gay "propaganda" laws in Russia by managing to feature a pro-gay advertisement in Moscow Times.
Philippines: Lawmaker files bill for LGBT desks in police stations to combat anti-gay killings 1
1:16 PM — A Philippines Congresswoman has filed a bill seeking to reform police responsibility to anti-gay hate crimes by placing LGBT desks in every police station.
London conference featuring anti-gay Islamic preachers cancelled 33
12:16 PM — A north London conference featuring several anti-gay Islamic preachers, including one cleric who called for gay men to be "thrown off mountains," has been cancelled.
5th October 2013
US: Football players to attend ‘educational dialogue’ for anti-gay slurs during Matthew Shepard play 20
4:10 PM — Football players from the University of Mississippi have been made to attend an "educational dialogue" for interrupting a performance of a play with anti-gay slurs.
Greece: Dozens protest against Russian anti-gay law ahead of Olympic flame hand over 8
3:46 PM — A protest has taken place in central Athens ahead of the handover of the Olympic flame to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers.
4th October 2013
Comment: We shouldn’t forget the plight of LGBT Syrians 13
6:05 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Tara Hewitt says the plight of Syria's LGBT community should not be forgotten amid dreadful scenes of human rights abuses in a conflict watched by the rest of the world.
Poland: Group blocked by authorities for trying to pass off anti-gay protest as ‘pro-egg’ rally 9
4:53 PM — Authorities in Poland have blocked plans for an anti-gay protest after realising that an application to hold a rally promoting the benefits of eggs was submitted by a prominent nationalist group. The protest had been scheduled to to coincide with a gay pride march in the city of Wroclaw on Saturday.
Comment: Drug use on the gay scene needs to be acknowledged in the fight against HIV 13
2:36 PM — Patrick Cash from QX writes that the correlation between drug use and gay men becoming HIV positive throughout much of London's scene is an example of a "syndemic".
Clare Balding says she ‘talked gibberish’ whilst accepting OBE for services to journalism 7
2:34 PM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding was awarded an OBE yesterday, and said she "talked absolute gibberish", when accepting the award.
Ministry of Justice to provide guidance on allowing gay weddings in shared churches 5
12:15 PM — As part of implementing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, Justice Minister Lord McNally has announced a consultation on same-sex marriages taking place inside religious buildings owned by more than one faith group.
Survey: 1 in 10 New York Grindr users have never had an HIV test 3
11:13 AM — A survey of New York users of Grindr shows 1 in 10 have never had an HIV test.
3rd October 2013
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
Belgian trans man helped to die after failed gender reassignment operations 23
6:18 PM — A transgender man has been helped to die by doctors in Belgium after a series of failed gender reassignment operations.
Office for National Statistics study finds that 1.5 percent of adults identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual 28
5:32 PM — A new study from the Office for National Statistics, has found that 1.5% of the adult population in the UK identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, with younger people having a much higher representation than older groups.
Scottish Health Secretary: Registrars will not be forced to marry gay couples 56
3:07 PM — Scotland's Health Secretary Alex Neil has told MSPs that registrars who object to same-sex marriages will not be forced to carry them out.
Survey: 43% of gay men have faced homophobia by colleagues 4
1:56 PM — A survey by gay dating website Gaydar shows 26% of gay men are not open about their sexuality at work and 43% have faced homophobia by colleagues.
Grandfather’s letter to homophobic daughter who disowned gay son goes viral 55
1:17 PM — A letter in which a grandfather denounces his daughter's decision to disown her gay son has gone viral after being posted online. In the letter, which has accumulated over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook, the unnamed grandfather tells his daughter Christine that the only "shame" in the family is her decision to kick her son out of home after he came out.