29th September 2013
‘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.
27th September 2013
Gay footballer Anton Hysen: I get calls from footballers who want to come out 20
7:47 PM — Gay footballer Anton Hysen says he's had a number of phone calls from anonymous footballers who want to come out.
London Assembly Member Tom Copley: Tesco Gay Best Friend inflatable doll ‘reinforces stereotypes’ 13
7:11 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews, London Assembly Member Tom Copley has said that the "Gay Best Friend" doll previously listed on the Tesco website reinforces stereotypes about gay men.
UK: Bisexual man to jump out of plane naked for charity 29
7:07 PM — A North Staffordshire bisexual man is planning to do a naked parachute in order to raise money for charity.
Amnesty: The Olympic Committee is in denial about Russia’s anti-gay laws 7
4:36 PM — Amnesty International has criticised the International Olympic Committee for expressing satisfaction that Russia’s anti-gay laws do not threaten the spirit of the Olympic Charter.
Amazon and Ebay continue to sell ‘offensive’ Gay Best Friend inflatable doll 10
3:15 PM — Following criticism of Tesco for selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll – US online retailers Amazon and Ebay are facing pressure to remove the product from their websites.
Tesco ‘very sorry’ for displaying ‘offensive G*y Best Friend’ inflatable doll on website 25
1:14 PM — Tesco has apologised for appearing to sell an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll on its website and for allowing the word 'gay' to be censored.
Stonewall: Tesco’s inflatable gay doll ‘is like trying to sell ice to Eskimos’ 29
12:43 PM — The chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall has criticised supermarket giant Tesco for apparently selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
Tesco sells inflatable ‘Gay Best Friend’ doll 48
11:43 AM — A day after Tesco was forced to withdraw two Halloween outfits after they were criticised for stigmatising people with mental health issues – PinkNews has learnt the retail giant has been selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
UN holds top level meeting on the need to protect LGBT rights 7
11:13 AM — A group of 11 countries have called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people.
26th September 2013
Modern Family TV gay couple to wed as season premier features proposal
8:00 PM — Popular US television show Modern Family featured a same-sex marriage proposal this week after calls for the gay characters to get hitched.
London gay bar invites back man with MS who was denied entry due to his wheelchair 21
6:58 PM — The management of a gay bar in London's Old Compton Street is to apologise to a patron who said he was turned away because he was in a wheelchair, and has admitted the situation was badly handled.
Serbian Pride set to go ahead on Saturday despite threats of violence 5
6:12 PM — Gay rights activists in Serbia have said that they expect to hold their first Pride march in three years on Saturday, despite the threat of violence from right-wing extremists.
Scottish Parliament told that parents should be able to withdraw kids from equal marriage lessons 31
5:49 PM — MSPs scrutinising the impact of the Scottish Government's Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill have been told that parents should have the right to withdraw children from classes where same-sex marriage is discussed.
Moscow: Police arrest LGBT campaigners over Olympic protest 1
5:41 PM — Police in Moscow arrested several LGBT rights activists earlier this week who were protesting outside Russia’s Olympic headquarters in the capital.
Elton John keen to wed after passing of equal marriage bill 8
4:47 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed that he is keen to marry his civil partner David Furnish, describing equal marriage in England and Wales as a "gift."
US: Washington National Cathedral to mark Matthew Shepard’s death with ‘Honouring LGBT Youth’ weekend 1
4:10 PM — Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder with a weekend of events to honour LGBT youth who have suffered bullying, discrimination and violence.
London gay bar denies entry to man with MS because of his wheelchair 22
4:07 PM — A man with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was denied entry into one of London's gay bars because he is in a wheelchair last night.