25th November 2013
Police urge for vigilance against thief targeting gay men across London
2:30 PM — Police in the east London borough of Hackney are trying to trace a suspect linked to a string of thefts from gay men.
Scotland: Gay football referee claims he was axed for speaking out against homophobia 2
2:05 PM — A gay football referee claims he was expelled after speaking out against homophobic abuse.
Sir Elton John: I have to get married in order to ‘set an example’ 22
12:36 PM — Sir Elton John says he has to get married to his current civil partner, David Furnish, in order to “set an example” for society.
Cameroon: Man sentenced to 9 years behind bars for gay sex 5
11:42 AM — A man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for breaking Cameroon’s laws against homosexuality, reports say.
24th November 2013
US: Colorado school board member says trans students should be ‘castrated’ before using bathrooms 17
2:20 PM — A Colorado school board member has said that transgender students should undergo "castration" before allowing them the right to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.
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’ 34
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 7
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.