13th September 2013
Azerbaijan: First ever gay pride ‘mini rally’ held in country capital with no arrests or harassment 4
11:35 AM — In what is believed to be the first ever pride celebration in Azerbaijan, a group of gay marchers recently paraded a "mini rally" through the capital city Baku, with no arrests, reports of harassment, or violence at the demonstration.
12th September 2013
South Africa: Gay couple attacked and called ‘fags’ after leaving nightclub 9
4:00 PM — A gay man and his boyfriend have been attacked by a gang in a suburb north west of Johannesburg.
German football legend Oliver Kahn tells gay players: ‘Don’t come out’ 12
2:36 PM — German football legend Oliver Kahn has told gay footballers to keep their sexuality a secret, saying that he "wouldn't advise" them to come out.
Turkey: Court bans access to gay dating app Grindr as a ‘protection measure’ 13
10:45 AM — A Criminal Court in Turkey has issued a countrywide "protection measure" which blocks access to the popular gay dating app Grindr.
11th September 2013
Amnesty urges Zambia to drop charges against two men accused of having sex ‘against the order nature’ 7
5:02 PM — The human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Zambia to drop charges against a gay couple "charged with the offence of sodomy or having sex against the order of nature" and release them from prison unconditionally.
Man in Lancashire ‘flipped’ and attacked his ex-girlfriend for having an affair with a woman 6
4:32 PM — A 25-year-old man in Accrington, Lancashire "flipped" and attacked his ex-girlfriend after finding out she was having an affair with another woman.
A$AP Rocky addresses MTV VMA gay controversy: ‘I’m not homophobic at all’ 6
12:10 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance with openly gay basketball star Jason Collins at the MTV VMA awards, apologising to the star and saying: "I'm not homophobic"
Lithuania: Parliament to consider five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills 48
11:56 AM — Five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills are set to be considered in the Lithuanian parliament later this year, including a ban on gender reassignment, a ban on same-sex adoption, regulations of public events, and a legalisation of anti-gay hate speech.
10th September 2013
Actress Chloe Moretz defends brothers from anti-gay bullies: ‘They were treated horrifically’ 10
5:02 PM — Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz has said she will not tolerate anti-gay bullying from her fans as two of her older brothers were "treated horrifically" with homophobic abuse growing up.
US: Westboro Baptist Church protest scuppered by huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration 9
5:01 PM — A small protest by the vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church was scuppered yesterday, after it triggered a huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration in the town of Bozeman, Montana.
US: 13-year-old arrested over alleged anti-gay beatings outside gay bar in Ohio 5
12:08 PM — A 13-year-old boy in Cleveland, Ohio has been arrested in connection to a series of attacks against gay men outside a well-known cocktail bar over the past two weekends.
9th September 2013
James Franco responds to gay jokes: ‘I wish I was gay’ 20
2:47 PM — Outspoken equal rights advocate and Hollywood actor James Franco has responded to rumours and jokes about his sexuality, saying "I wish I was gay" because being gay is "awesome."
India: Archbishop of Mumbai says being gay is ‘not a sin’ 12
2:06 PM — In a recent letter to LGBT activist groups in India, the Archbishop of Mumbai has said he would advise priests to be more sensitive while referring to gay people in public sermons, affirming "to say those with other sexual orientations are sinners is wrong."
Man urinating in public spits on a motorway services manager and calls him ‘gay’ 6
1:32 PM — Police in Worcestershire have fined a drunken man £370 after he urinated in front of women and children at a motorway services, then spat on a manager and called him "gay" when challenged.
8th September 2013
US: Student attempts suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs 19
11:57 AM — A student in South Carolina has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him "gay," "gay boy," "Mrs Pete," and "Mrs Peters."
7th September 2013
US: Anti-gay group announces end of three year boycott of retailer over pro gay rights stance 18
7:37 PM — An adamantly anti-gay group in the US has announced it is to end its three year boycott of American retailer Home Depot over the company's positive stance on LGBT rights.
Senegal: Justice Minister rules out legalising homosexuality despite previous gay rights support 3
6:59 PM — Senegal's justice minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the country despite previously being a gay rights supporter and activist.
6th September 2013
US: San Antonio passes anti-discrimination law for gay and transgender citizens 3
1:53 PM — Leaders in San Antonio, Texas approved a law yesterday providing nondiscrimination protections against gay and transgender residents.
France: Official investigation launched into ‘#gaysmustdie’ tweets 2
12:54 PM — Prosecutors in France have launched an official investigation into a flurry of homophobic tweets sent using the hashtags #gaysmustdie, and #letsburngays.
US: Washington Ford’s Theatre to produce 15th Anniversary play on murdered Matthew Shepard
12:11 PM — The Ford's Theatre in Washington is to produce a play called "The Laramie Project," based on the young gay man Matthew Shepard murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.