11th October 2013
Survey by GLAAD shows drop in LGBT representation on US television 1
1:40 PM — Fewer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters are part of the new US TV season compared to last year, LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD has revealed.
NOW: Video celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day
12:59 PM — A video posted today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day.
Jamaica: Murdered transgender teen’s house firebombed 6
12:29 PM — Four individuals living in the former home of murdered transgender teenager Dwayne Jones have escaped unharmed after a firebomb attack on the building.
Home Affairs Select Committee slams government on LGBT asylum policy 10
11:05 AM — The Home Affairs Select Committee says LGBT asylum seekers are still being ordered to "prove" their sexuality and Chairman Keith Vaz has strongly criticised the practice.
10th October 2013
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.
NOW: Gay boxer Orlando Cruz to wear rainbow shorts against homophobia 5
7:02 PM — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz is to wear rainbow shorts in protest against homophobia in a fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
Pope Francis blesses gay Catholic group in written letter 85
5:57 PM — Pope Francis has reportedly blessed a group of gay Catholics in Italy.
US: Football player denies homophobic slur but apologies for remarks against marching band 3
5:51 PM — A US football player has denied making homophobic slurs, despite apologising for remarks he made against a university marching band.
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
Comment: As someone who is HIV positive, here’s what Mental Health Awareness Day means to me 11
2:51 PM — Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, an online magazine for people living with HIV in the UK, writes on why Mental Health Awareness Day is important to him.
New London Irish LGBT group launches at the Irish Embassy 5
12:59 PM — A social and support group for the London Irish LGBT community is being launched on 17 October at the Irish Embassy in London.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.
Gay rights campaigners to protest today outside Gambian High Commission in London 3
11:34 AM — A protest is taking place this afternoon outside the Gambian High Commission in London in response to last month’s homophobic remarks by Gambia’s President.
9th October 2013
US televangelist compares trans people to his castrated horse after admitting not knowing what transgender means 19
6:46 PM — A US televangelist has admitted in an interview that he didn't understand what the word transgender means, compared trans people to his castrated horse, and called LGBT "insane", compared to "normal", straight people.
Charity says rise in lesbian domestic violence in Scotland due to increased reporting 1
5:29 PM — A rise in the number of Scottish women detailing violence in same-sex relationships is down to increased reporting and not increased abuse, according to an LGBT charity.
MEPs to debate rise of homophobia in Russia 8
4:28 PM — The European Parliament is set to debate the rise of homophobia and xenophobia in Russia on Thursday morning.
Kenyan health institute urges gay sex workers to be included in HIV prevention strategy 1
2:44 PM — Kenya’s Medical Research Institute says gay men working in the sex trade need to be included in the country’s HIV prevention strategy.
8th October 2013
The nominations for PinkNews Community Group of the Year
11:41 PM — After more than a thousand people voted for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year, it is time to vote for the PinkNews Community Group of the Year 2013.