18th October 2013
San Francisco backs out of historic Russian commemoration event following pressure from LGBT groups 2
10:46 AM — San Francisco has cancelled plans for a ceremony recognising the Russian Navy for its assistance in fighting a huge fire in the US city in 1863, allegedly due to pressure from several gay rights activists.
17th October 2013
EC report criticises EU applicants Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia on LGBT rights 4
7:09 PM — A European Commission report detailing the nature of LGBT rights in several countries looking to join the European Union has criticised Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.
Chile: Four men convicted of six-hour Neo-Nazi killing of gay man 2
6:44 PM — Four men have been convicted for the killing of Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man who died following the Neo-Nazi attack last year.
LGBT rights supporters encouraged to wear purple for spirit day
5:37 PM — LGBT rights supporters across the world are to update their social media profiles, and wear purple, in support of Spirit Day.
Former South Carolina GOP Official: ‘Trannies are disgusting freaks’ and ‘should all be put in a camp’ 9
4:57 PM — The former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party this week used his Twitter account to post anti-trans slurs, including that trans people "should all be put in a camp", because they are "sick freaks".
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
Brighton Pride ‘disappointed’ at removal of £25k council grant 2
2:11 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride say they have been left “disappointed” at the withdrawal of a £25,000 funding grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
Video: Initiative started to raise $25,000 for Trevor Project in 25 days
12:25 PM — An initiative has been started to raise $25,000 (£15,500) for the Trevor Project in 25 days.
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
16th October 2013
Service to be held for father killed while walking across America in memory of dead gay son 3
5:11 PM — A service is to be held on Thursday for Joe Bell, who tragically died whilst walking across America to raise awareness of bullying after his gay son committed suicide.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches first ever Supper Club at Home sponsored by PinkNews
4:34 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has launched its first ever Supper Club At Home fundraising campaign sponsored by PinkNews.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation receives award for gonorrhoea poster
3:44 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has been honoured for its sexual health advocacy work.
London HIV charity runs fundraising Christmas cookery classes
2:30 PM — London HIV charity The Food Chain is running corporate Christmas cookery classes to raise money for people living with HIV in the capital.
Attitude Magazine unveils Alan Turing cover: ‘The gay man who saved the world’ 3
2:13 PM — The late gay computer genius and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was honoured with a posthumous award at the Attitude Awards yesterday evening.
UK: Gay Paralympic athlete prepared to risk prison by speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
12:00 PM — Para-equestrian rider Lee Pearson has said he will speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws during the Russian Winter Games in Sochi.
Hillary Clinton: ‘We still have so far to go when it comes to helping those affected by HIV’
11:50 AM — Collecting an award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation Hillary Clinton says "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV.
Cher, Alan Turing and Marc Almond honoured at Attitude Awards 2
12:52 AM — The Attitude Awards took place this evening at the Royal Courts of Justice, as awards were given to Cher, Ellie Goulding, Alan Turing, Daniel Radcliffe and more.
15th October 2013
Speedo-clad Olympic diver Chris Mears takes to the decks for cruise liner magazine launch
7:11 PM — Olympian Chris Mears appeared in his speedos at the launch party for two new on-board magazines for Cunard and P&O Cruises respectively, which took place at the Haymarket Hotel.