25th December 2013
Feature: The 10 weirdest LGBT stories of 2013 5
12:56 PM — As we do every Christmas, we have over the past few day been recounting some highlights of the previous year. Having already brought you some of the most significant stories of 2013, it is only natural to follow with the weirdest stories that we have published over the past 12 months.
18th December 2013
Facebook deletes viral photo of gay Sikh man kissing a man 11
3:06 PM — A photograph posted by a gay Sikh man of himself kissing a man has gone viral but not before it was "mistakenly" deleted by Facebook for violating the terms of service.
13th December 2013
Protests planned for Sunday against reinstatement of Indian gay sex ban 1
5:55 PM — A protest is being organised for Sunday against this week's shock ruling by the Indian Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on gay sex in the country.
Facebook accounts go #GayForADay in protest against Indian gay sex ban 7
5:06 PM — Swathes of Facebook users, both gay, bisexual and straight, have been changing their profile pictures to pictures of themselves engaging in same-sex kisses in a viral protest against India's recently reintroduced gay sex ban.
10th December 2013
Video: Facebook celebrates gay equality in key events of 2013 1
2:07 PM — Facebook has released a retrospective video looking at key events over the past year, which includes celebration of various LGBT news events.
6th December 2013
Outrage over failure of lesbian waitress to donate money given after she claimed she was refused tip 18
3:20 PM — A waitress who was given thousands of dollars in donations after she posted a photo of a receipt which she claimed proved that a family had declined to tip her because she is gay, has come under fire from many who have questioned why the money was not donated to charity, as she promised.
4th December 2013
Dick Cheney: I wish Mary Cheney hadn’t attacked her sister for not supporting equal marriage 16
12:57 PM — Dick Cheney says he’s “surprised” that Mary Cheney, his lesbian daughter, vented her fury at older sister Liz's opposition to equal marriage on Facebook.
26th November 2013
InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackathon 1
4:58 PM — Owt, a mobile app providing an alternative source of LGBT events to “non-stop cheesy pop gay bars," has been crowned the winner of Europe's first gay hackathon.
22nd November 2013
Equalities Minister lauds Europe’s first 24-hour LGBT hackathon to help create new tools for community
4:56 PM — Helen Grant, the Minister for Equalities has welcomed the first LGBT hackathon to be held in Europe. The event, organised by the tech industry's LGBT forum, InterTech, is hosted at the London headquarters of Facebook.
15th November 2013
New Jersey: Ex-marine waitress refused tip because of her ‘gay lifestyle’ 13
1:59 PM — Dayna Morales, a waitress from New Jersey who had previously served in the Marines, was denied a tip because of her "gay lifestyle."
2nd November 2013
Australia: Boxer criticised for suggesting people from Aboriginal origin can’t be gay 28
5:28 PM — A boxer in Australia has found himself at the receiving end of criticism as he made comments on Facebook which suggested that Aboriginal culture and homosexuality are mutually exclusive.
1st November 2013
Man banned from Facebook for declaring his love for pork faggots 22
8:27 PM — A man has been banned from Facebook after being accused of homophobia, because he wrote a comment about his favourite childhood dish, pork faggots.
31st October 2013
Facebook removes game that urged users to shoot gay men depicted as sexual predators 3
11:46 AM — Facebook has removed a gaming app that urged users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood - and depicted them as naked violent sexual predators.
30th October 2013
Stephen Fry shows solidarity with British gay man facing possible jail in Uganda 5
7:11 PM — Stephen Fry has expressed his dismay and anger over the plight of a British gay man living in Uganda who could be jailed after his sexuality was made public by a Ugandan newspaper.
Short film project aims to tackle trans issues by showing life through the eyes of a trans woman 2
12:01 PM — A video project has been launched in order to raise awareness of trans issues by showing the public the life of a young trans woman through her eyes.
29th October 2013
Facebook game depicts gay men as naked violent sexual predators 25
1:14 PM — Facebook has been criticised for hosting a gaming app that urges users to shoot gay men in a fictional wood in order to avoid sexual assault.
17th October 2013
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.
3rd October 2013
Grandfather’s letter to homophobic daughter who disowned gay son goes viral 55
1:17 PM — A letter in which a grandfather denounces his daughter's decision to disown her gay son has gone viral after being posted online. In the letter, which has accumulated over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook, the unnamed grandfather tells his daughter Christine that the only "shame" in the family is her decision to kick her son out of home after he came out.
25th September 2013
Naked photos appear on ex-Deputy Mayor of London’s Facebook 11
10:43 PM — Richard Barnes, the Conservative openly gay former Deputy Mayor of London has said that his Facebook profile was hacked after it was revealed that a series of naked photographs uploaded to it this evening.
23rd September 2013
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder formally running for US Congress 15
3:08 PM — Sean Eldridge, an investor and the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has officially launched his campaign for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat in 2014.