29th October 2013
Rabbi bans students from eating soya in case it leads to increase in gay sex 44
6:14 PM — Students at the Hasidic yeshiva of Gur have been banned from eating any food products based on soya out of a fear that it may lead to an increase in gay sex.
Comment: Dear Bishop of Enugu, why cherry pick bible verses in order to tell gay people they are evil? 20
4:38 PM — PinkNews reader Richard Queripel writes an open letter to Reverend Emmanuel Olisamedualim, who last week criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury for being "sympathetic" to gay people.
28th October 2013
US: Hawaii officials to take up equal marriage bill in special session today 7
6:14 PM — Officials in the US state of Hawaii are to take up the issue of equal marriage in a special session held on Monday.
Bishop blasts Archbishop of Canterbury for being ‘sympathetic to homosexuals’ 72
2:14 PM — An Anglican bishop in Nigeria has launched a furious attack at Justin Welby for being “sympathetic to homosexuals” and says the Archbishop of Canterbury’s position on gay rights is “pathetic”.
27th October 2013
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.
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."
24th October 2013
Church of Scotland: Banning condoms in saunas will hamper fight against HIV 11
3:10 PM — The Church of Scotland has criticised alleged police proposals to curb the distribution of condoms in saunas.
22nd October 2013
US: Gay couple defy Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban by marrying with Native American tribe 3
8:34 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Oklahoma have defied their state's ban on equal marriage, and lack of recogition of out-of-state same-sex marriages by marrying with a Native American tribe.
US: Catholic school teacher sacked for marrying her girlfriend 45 minutes after the ceremony 9
7:49 PM — A lesbian Catholic school teacher in the US state of Arkansas has said she was told she could not return to work just 45 minutes after getting married to her girlfriend.
21st October 2013
India: Runaway lesbian couple caught by police in Bihar 3
6:33 PM — Two girls have been caught after they ran away from their homes to get married in the first-case of same-sex marriage in the Indian state of Bihar.
US: Lawyer accuses Harvey Milk of ‘rape of teenage boys’ and says he was ‘categorically an evil man’ 28
4:24 PM — A Christian lawyer in the US has spoken out about his disapproval at a series of postage stamps featuring late gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, saying he "was demonstrably, categorically an evil man based on his rape of teenage boys."
US: Homophobic church fails to picket university performance of Matthew Shepard play 8
1:32 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church failed to turn up to a university performance of a play about murdered gay Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, and instead inadvertently united dozens of university students against their cause.
18th October 2013
Ireland: Anglican Church accused of excluding gay members from LGBT event 16
5:35 PM — The Anglican Church of Ireland has been accused of excluding openly gay and lesbian members from an event which was planned as part of its "listening process" on same-sex relationships.
Italy: Exhibition featuring portraits of same-sex kissing attacked with spray paint 4
3:30 PM — Attackers who damaged an artist's exhibition avoided spray painting images of same-sex kissing - only because they had been hidden from view.
France’s highest court rules mayors cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages 10
12:15 PM — France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex weddings in the country.
17th October 2013
Brazil: Proposed bill would allow church to discriminate against gay couples 17
9:53 PM — A bill has been proposed in Brazil to protect religious organisations which refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
New Zealand: Tribunal allows church to prevent gay man from becoming priest 13
6:03 PM — A tribunal in New Zealand has ruled in favour of a church that refused to allow a gay man to become a priest.
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.
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.
15th October 2013
Kent newspaper angers readers by printing ‘homosexual sinners’ letter 36
5:07 PM — A weekly newspaper in Kent has faced a backlash after it published a homophobic letter from a reader under the headline “Take heed, all you homosexual sinners”.