1st October 2013
Speaker of Russian Parliament invites MEPs to visit Moscow’s gay bars 36
2:25 PM — The Speaker of Russia’s Parliament has invited MEPs to visit Moscow’s gay bars in an attempt to show Russia accepts the LGBT community.
England Women’s football captain joins campaign against homophobia 1
1:44 PM — The captain of the England Women's football squad has offered her support to the Football v Homophobia campaign.
Spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says anti-gay tweet was a ‘mistake’ 27
1:19 PM — A spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says it was a "mistake" of him to make a homophobic remark on Twitter.
Irish Prime Minister backs Limerick’s Gay Games bid 16
12:41 PM — Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) has thrown his weight behind Limerick’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games.
US Olympic skier Bode Miller slams Russia’s anti-gay laws as ‘absolutely embarrassing’ 9
11:08 AM — US Olympic skier Bode Miller has slammed Russia's anti-gay laws as being "absolutely embarrassing".
30th September 2013
UN releases LGBT rights video featuring John Kerry and other foreign ministers 5
6:52 PM — A video featuring high-ranking foreign officials from 11 countries - who last week called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people - has been released.
Scotland: Hibernian footballer criticised for tweet at ‘homosexual poof’ 38
6:18 PM — Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen has been criticised for making homophobic remarks on Twitter.
Survey: Average age to enter a civil partnership in Ireland is 44 5
5:23 PM — The average age of gay couples entering civil partnerships in Ireland is 44 - new data shows.
New Olympic President has heard ‘assurances of the highest Russian authorities’ on gay issues at Sochi 25
4:40 PM — The newly appointed International Olympic Committee (IOC) president spoke at the lighting of the Olympic flame ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, to say he had received "assurances of the highest authorities in Russia", that the Olympic charter will be adhered to during the games.
Trans journalist says she was ‘completely dehumanised’ by Xbox One presenter at gaming convention 34
1:33 PM — A trans journalist has said she was "completely dehumanised" during an Xbox One Event at a London gaming convention over the weekend, by jokes about her gender made by a comedian.
Football fans ejected after anti-gay chants in Brighton V Ipswich match 5
12:45 PM — Three Brighton and Hove Albion football fans were ejected from Ipswich’s Portman Road stadium at the weekend after trouble flared over homophobic taunts by rival fans.
Olympic flame lit ahead of Sochi Winter Games amid repeated calls for tolerance 8
11:40 AM — The Olympic flame has been lit in Greece, and the International Olympic Committee's new president gave repeated reassurances, ahead of February's Sochi Winter Olympics which have been surrounded by controversy over Russian anti-gay laws.
Mayor of London supports gay arts festival 7
11:05 AM — Boris Johnson is supporting this year’s GFEST, the capital's LGBT arts festival for all.
29th September 2013
Video: Head of Barilla pasta apologises after saying he ‘would never feature an ad with a gay family’ 62
1:31 PM — The president of Italian pasta company Barilla has issued a video apology onto Facebook after falling under controversy for saying he would never sanction an advert featuring a gay family.
Actress Tilda Swinton donates over £1000 to funeral for prominent Russian gay rights activist 11
1:06 PM — British actress Tilda Swinton has donated over £1000 to the funeral of Russian gay rights activist Alexey Davydov, who died last week aged 36.
Serbia: Hundreds of LGBT activists gather to defy gay pride ban in Belgrade 4
12:35 PM — Gay rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in three years on Saturday, despite officials banning the ceremony over threats of violence from right-wing extremists.
New book claims David Cameron doubted his support for same-sex marriages after Tory party backlash 33
12:09 PM — A new book published on the "inside story of the coalition government" has claimed that David Cameron's support for same-sex marriage provoked such a backlash from Tory party members that he almost wondered whether it was worth the cost.
‘Historical same-sex wedding’ held in Bedfordshire – ahead of the first ceremonies slated for next year 6
10:57 AM — A local Bedfordshire paper has reported that the council town of Bedford "made history" this weekend by hosting its first ever same-sex marriage ceremony, despite laws passed in July having not yet come into effect.
28th September 2013
Serbian Government condemned by EU officials for cancelling pride march for third year running 5
2:36 PM — Officials from the European Union have criticised the Serbian Government's decision to ban a gay pride event for a third year because of threats of violence from right-wing extremists.
Study: Over half of LGBT Hollywood actors have heard anti-gay slurs by directors and producers on set 9
2:24 PM — The improvement of the depiction of LGBT characters in films and television may have taken place on screen in past years, but a new study has found that it has not stopped LGBT actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.