28th October 2013
Putin: Olympic athletes will feel ‘comfortable regardless of sexual orientation’ 19
3:34 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns about LGBT athletes attending the Winter Olympics in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Debt forces closure of Nottinghamshire Pride 5
1:13 PM — The charity that runs Nottingham's annual Pride festival has been forced to close amid debts of almost £17,000.
Italy: Gay medical student kills himself by jumping off a balcony 12
12:32 PM — A 21-year-old man has taken his own life in Rome with investigators saying he talked of suffering homophobia in a letter written before his death.
LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90 12
11:38 AM — Tributes are being paid to the radical lesbian feminist and campaigner Sharley McLean, who died at the weekend.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister promises equal marriage referendum by 2015 23
10:33 AM — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has promised a referendum on same-sex marriage will be held before the next general election.
27th October 2013
John McCain’s wife petitions him to support bill barring anti-gay workplace discrimination 2
9:14 AM — Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has signed a postcard petition addressed to her husband urging him to support legislation barring discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the workplace.
US: Several churches in North Carolina cut sponsorship of boy scouts following pro-gay policy 15
9:10 AM — Several churches in Charlotte, North Carolina have opted to cut ties with their sponsored boy scout groups following a decision earlier this year by Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members.
Graham Norton describes how he revisited the place he was once stabbed and left for dead in London 4
9:06 AM — Graham Norton, in a recent interview, revealed how he revisited the place where he was once stabbed and left for dead following a mugging in London.
US: Chairman of Jelly Belly donated $5,000 for California to repeal trans bathroom rights law 7
9:05 AM — The chairman of The Jelly Belly Candy Company has donated $5,000 (£3,091) to a campaign attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms.
26th October 2013
Sussex head teacher takes a stand against bullies who use ‘gay’ as derogatory insult 26
2:29 PM — A head teacher in Sussex has spoken out in the wake of singer Will Young's campaign to curb homophobic bullying in schools, by taking seriously the use of the word "gay" as a derogatory insult.
Australia: Health Alliance pubicly supports the 13th annual Intersex Awareness Day 3
1:35 PM — The National LGBTI Health Aliiance of Australia has publicly shown its support for Intersex Awareness Day (26th October), which sees intersex activists across the world raise awerness on important issues affecting intersex people.
Gay former figure skater Johnny Weir on Russia’s anti-gay laws: ‘You have to respect the culture’ 48
12:35 PM — Former figure skater Johnny Weir will be heading to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi as a sports commentator after he failed to register for the national championships, but said he will not be campaigning Russia's anti-gay laws in any way as "you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting."
Taiwan: Thousands march in campaign for same-sex marriage
11:58 AM — Thousands marched in Taipei on Saturday, holding rainbow flags, colourful placards and balloons, in support of a bill reviewing Taiwan's stance on same-sex marriages.
25th October 2013
US: Waiter receives anti-gay message on Christian couple’s bill – ‘Your fag choices made you lose out’ 77
6:10 PM — A Christian couple in Missouri have stirred up controversy recently, when instead of providing a tip for a gay waiter's "excellent service," they left him a homophobic note on their bill, which condemned his "lifestyle choices" and called him a "fag."
Video: John Bercow PinkNews Awards Speech: ‘We have travelled a huge distance on LGBT matters’
3:28 PM — Speaker John Bercow officially opened Wednesday's PinkNews Awards held inside the State Rooms of Speaker’s House at the Palace of Westminster - here is the video of the speech in full.
Video: PinkNews award for Advertising Campaign of the Year
2:54 PM — Here is the video for Advertising Campaign of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Video: PinkNews award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year 1
2:30 PM — Here is the video for Speech of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Study shows HIV ‘much harder’ to cure than previously thought 23
1:44 PM — Scientists have become aware of new genetic obstacles in the fight for a potential cure of HIV.
Video: PinkNews award for Business Network of the Year
1:22 PM — Here is the video for Business Network of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
In Photos: The PinkNews Awards 2013, hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons
1:03 PM — The inaugural PinkNews Awards were hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on Wednesday in the Speaker’s House of the Palace of Westminster. The following pictures showcase some of the most important and exciting moments of the evening.