10th October 2014
US: Utah Republican attempting to change law to call same-sex marriages ‘pairages’ 19
4:35 PM — A Utah Republican is attempting to change the word for same-sex marriage to 'pairage' - to keep them distinct from straight couples.
Gay flamingos adopt chick after it was abandoned by its parents 33
3:53 PM — A pair of gay flamingos at Edinburgh zoo have adopted a baby chick, after it was rejected by its straight parents.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.
Benedict Cumberbatch: There is no heterosexuality in Alan Turing biopic 16
1:10 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has rejected criticism of his upcoming Alan Turing biopic, claiming there is "no heterosexuality" in the film.
Watch: Mean Girls star records hilarious Sam Smith gay hookup parody 7
12:26 PM — Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese has recorded a parody of a Sam Smith song, about trying to get a gay one-night-stand to leave.
Outcry after Nigel Farage calls for migrants with HIV to be banned from the UK 24
11:50 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been accused of "wilful ignorance", after he called for a blanket ban on people with HIV entering the UK.
9th October 2014
Shrien Dewani described himself as ‘submissive, filthy minded and perverted’ on gay dating site
4:55 PM — Millionaire Shrien Dewani, who is currently on trial in South Africa in connection with the murder of his wife, previously described himself as "submissive, filthy minded and perverted" on a gay dating website.
Reports: Moroccan man jailed with Ray Cole for ‘homosexual acts’ released on bail 20
9:56 AM — The Moroccan friend who was jailed alongside British gay man Ray Cole for "homosexual acts" appears to have been released, but may still face jail.
8th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: There’s no need for gay sex in film about Alan Turing 106
7:45 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has defended the lack of gay sex in his upcoming Alan Turing biopic.
Drag artist Conchita Wurst performs for European Parliament 11
7:12 PM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has performed for the European Parliament.
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 47
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
Sam Smith and Elton John team up for Children in Need charity single 6
4:49 PM — Sir Elton John and recently-out singer Sam Smith have teamed up as part of a supergroup for this year's Children in Need single.
Tory MP warns anti-terrorist laws could be use to target Christians opposing equal marriage 29
2:01 PM — Tory MP Dominic Raab has warned that plans to bolster the UK's anti-extremism laws could be 'abused' to target Christians opposing same-sex marriage.
Watch: Facebook VP apologises to drag queens for ‘real name’ row 2
1:41 PM — Facebook's Vice President Josh Blankenship has apologised to drag queens targeted by the social network's 'real name' policy.
UKIP defends defection of former Christian leader who blames ‘Gaystapo’ for equal marriage 16
1:04 PM — UKIP has defended its acceptance of a former Christian party leader who warned that same-sex marriage amounts to "child abuse".
6th October 2014
Watch: Why are some gay men now ‘saving themselves’ for marriage? 25
7:38 PM — An increasing number of gay men could be choosing to wait until marriage before having sex.
Colorado, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma all begin marrying same-sex couples 13
7:02 PM — Six states across the US have today begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or announced their intention to do so shortly.
US: Same-sex weddings resume in Utah after Supreme Court decision 3
6:41 PM — Same-sex couples have resumed marrying in Utah, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous case striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.