14th October 2010
Anti-Obama billboard condemned as racist and homophobic 8
4:28 PM — A billboard poster of President Obama which depicts him as a gay man, a Mexican bandit, a gangster and a suicide bomber has been accused of racism and homophobia.
Paladino loses rabbi’s support after gay apology 24
11:50 AM — Carl Paladino, the New York governor candidate who said children were being "brainwashed" by homosexuality, has lost the support of a prominent rabbi after apologising for his comments.
13th October 2010
Carl Paladino apologises for ‘poorly chosen words’ after homophobia row 21
3:17 PM — Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York governor, has apologised for his "poorly chosen words" on homosexuality. Gay groups were furious at a speech he made to Jewish Orthodox leaders in Brooklyn on Sunday, in which he claimed that children were being "brainwashed" by homosexuality.
Obama administration to contest gay marriage ruling 9
10:22 AM — The Obama administration will contest a Massachusetts ruling which says the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. In July, a judge in the state ruled that the law, which bars federal government from recognising gay marriage, should be repealed.
11th October 2010
New York governor candidate Carl Paladino attacks homosexuality 35
4:44 PM — The Republican candidate for New York governor, Carl Paladino, has denied he is a bigot after criticising homosexuality. Speaking at a meeting of Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn on Sunday, Mr Paladino warned that children were being "brainwashed" into thinking that homosexuality is valid.
Gay MPs Stephen Twigg and Chris Bryant on Labour front bench 5
2:20 PM — Gay Labour MPs Stephen Twigg and Chris Bryant will return to Labour's front benches as junior ministers. Both missed out on places in the shadow cabinet.
10th October 2010
Video: First Belgrade pride march since 2001 marred by violence 11
9:48 PM — 100 people, mostly police, have been injured in clashes between the police and anti-gay protesters intent on distrputing a gay pride march in Belgrade. The march, which was the first to be held in the capital of Serbia since 2001, was long predicted to be targeted by homophobic groups.
8th October 2010
Washington DC Methodist Church approves same-sex marriages 4
4:29 PM — Worshippers at Washington DC's Foundry United Methodist Church voted 367 to 8 last month to allow same-sex marriages to take place at the church and to allow its clergy to perform said ceremonies.
Serbian Orthodox Church issues anti-Pride statement ahead of Sunday’s parade in Belgrade 12
3:45 PM — The Serbian Orthodox Church said today that they strongly oppose the gay Pride march planned for this Sunday in Belgrade.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘disgusted’ by anti-gay church’s use of his music at protest 29
3:20 PM — Ozzy Osbourne has hit out at the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church after discovering that they had used one of his hits at their recent protests at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
Russian court rules LGBT Pride parade ban ‘illegal’ 5
1:28 PM — A Russian Judge at the Court of St Petersburg ruled on Wednesday that the ban on the city's Pride march back in June was illegal.
Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant lose out on Shadow Cabinet places – but Angela Eagle succeeds 25
10:51 AM — The results of the shadow cabinet elections were published last night, revealing that three of the Labour's best-known out gay MPs did not make the final cut.
7th October 2010
Fewer than half of Americans are against legalising same-sex marriage, poll finds 5
4:11 PM — According to results released by the Pew Research Centre yesterday, a new poll has found that fewer than half of Americans are against legalised same-sex marriage.
Campaign begins against potential ‘catastrophic’ cuts to London LGBT services and charities 56
2:51 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charities in London which provide vital services to said communities are facing unprecedented threats to their funding, which is currently provided by by London Councils.
Study suggests bisexuals get ‘bad deal’ in local government equality policies 35
2:05 PM — A research project undertaken by the University of Huddersfield on LGBT equalities and local government has found that a lack of understanding surrounding bisexuality in the workplace is leaving those who identify as such largely invisible.
6th October 2010
Senator asked to apologise for saying gay people and unmarried mothers shouldn’t teach 52
12:57 PM — A US Senator has been asked to apologise for saying gay people and unmarried pregnant women should be barred from teaching. Jim DeMint made the remarks in 2004 during a televised debate and reiterated them last week.
4th October 2010
Indonesian minister attacked for AIDS comments on Twitter 4
11:00 AM — The Indonesian information minister has been criticised for making anti-gay statements and jokes about AIDS on Twitter. Tifatul Sembiring, who is also a member of the National AIDS Commission, made the remarks shortly after Jakarta's gay film festival was disrupted by ant-gay protesters.
3rd October 2010
Peter Tatchell: David Cameron’s position on gay marriage looks increasingly isolated 60
4:06 PM — On the eve of the Conservative Party conference, David Cameron’s refusal to support same-sex civil marriage looks increasingly isolated and out of step, argues human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
1st October 2010
Equality Act comes into force 15
11:27 AM — A range of new equality laws came into force today as the Equality Act was implemented. The change consolidates nine separate pieces of legislation into a single act, giving new anti-discrimination protections to a variety of people with "protected characteristics".
30th September 2010
Tory MP Nick Herbert addresses Republican gay dinner 13
4:33 PM — Gay Tory MP Nick Herbert addressed a US Republican gay group last week and said conservatism and gay rights are not incompatible. He was speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans' annual dinner in Washington.