13th October 2013
Gay boxer Orlando Cruz loses in shot for title fight 4
2:37 PM — Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for the featherweight title Saturday night in Las Vegas, after being knocked down in the seventh round by veteran Orlando Salido.
Israel: ‘Ambiguous relationship’ of energy awareness puppets sparks gay representation debates 6
1:18 PM — Television advertisements featuring two puppets named "plug" and "socket" have sparked debates about gay representation in Israel, after rumours the characters might be gay were re-ignited following the arrival of an adopted baby puppet.
12th October 2013
Pink List 2013 topped by trans journalist Paris Lees with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen at number 7 11
8:45 PM — Writer, campaigner and presenter Paris Lees has topped this year's Independent Pink List, with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen coming in seventh. Paris is recognised for her broadcasting work, while Benjamin is praised for the Out4Marriage campaign.
11th October 2013
Alex Pettyfer to star as ‘hot’ gay action hero in film 3
7:14 PM — Director Lee Daniels has revealed he is working on a film starring British actor Alex Pettyfer as a gay action hero.
Survey by GLAAD shows drop in LGBT representation on US television 1
1:40 PM — Fewer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters are part of the new US TV season compared to last year, LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD has revealed.
10th October 2013
Harrison Ford again defends Ender’s Game film: ‘I wrestled with whether to take the part’ 51
7:57 PM — Harrison Ford has again defended the Ender's Game film, which received heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of Orson Scott Card, writer of the book on which the film was based.
DJ claims she is ‘scorned ex-lover’ of X-Factor judge and singer Demi Lovato
5:40 PM — An Australian radio DJ has taken to Twitter and Instagram to claim that she had a fling with US singer songwriter Demi Demi Lovato.
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
9th October 2013
Gay Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron dies, aged 56 3
8:07 PM — Openly gay guitarist of Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, Philip Chevron, has died of cancer at the age of 56.
Russian LGBT film festival wins appeal against fines under ‘foreign agent’ law 3
7:14 PM — The Side by Side (Bok o Bok), film festival, has won its appeal against fines under a recently introduced "foreign agent", law in Russia.
Stephen Fry: For the first time ever, I’m on effective medication for my bipolar 22
6:29 PM — Stephen Fry says he has moved on from the "mad compulsion" which led to a suicide attempt last year and is on effective medication for the first time "that really seems to be working".
Hollyoaks to feature character John Paul in ‘serious story about homophobic bullying’
4:04 PM — Television soap opera Hollyoaks is to feature a storyline dealing with the issue of homophobic bullying.
8th October 2013
Porn star ex-boyfriend of Marc Jacobs announces split on Instagram 10
7:12 PM — The Brazilian porn star ex-boyfriend of famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs took to Instagram this week to announce that they had split up.
Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw slept with woman as he thought being gay was a phase 7
7:05 PM — Nick Grimshaw says he previously slept with a girlfriend at university because he thought being gay was a phase - and has also been quizzed about his friendship with Harry Styles.
Britney Spears says gay people are ‘adorable and hilarious’ 28
4:51 PM — Britney Spears has caused controversy by saying that she enjoys hanging out with gay people because "they are adorable and hilarious".
4th October 2013
Punk band shoots porn clip on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church 16
4:10 PM — A US punk band has filmed a porn clip on the front lawn of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
3rd October 2013
Lebanon censors French film depicting gay love story 3
8:41 PM — A French film featuring a gay love story has been blocked by Lebanese censors, the Beirut International Film Festival has said.
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
Russia: Imam urges followers not to attend Elton John concert because he ‘promotes homsexuality’ 24
7:23 PM — An Imam in the city of Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, has warned followers that they should boycott an Elton John concern scheduled for December.
2nd October 2013
Chris Brown: ‘Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who you want to love’ 11
7:23 PM — Singer Chris Brown, who has in the past been accused of being party to homophobia towards other RnB artists, has taken to Twitter to voice his support for people of all sexualities.