13th December 2013
Australian Prime Minister: Gay couples who married in the ACT knew their marriages could be annulled 27
11:19 AM — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says same-sex couples who married in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) knew there was a possibility their marriages would be annulled.
12th December 2013
Japan: Supreme Court awards legal parental status to trans man
7:13 PM — The Japanese Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a trans man to be legally recognised as the father of his wife's child, after unsuccessful earlier decisions.
UN: Indian Supreme Court decision to ban homosexuality breaks international law 5
3:11 PM — The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has expressed her dismay at the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise same-sex sexual activity.
European Court of Justice: Civil partnerships must contain the same worker benefits as marriages 5
2:44 PM — The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU LGBT workers must get the same benefits as married employees if they have entered into a civil partnership.
Labour MP Geraint Davies publishes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 8
1:37 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has published a Private Members' Bill in Parliament aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy by regulating the psychotherapy sector.
Lib Dem MP backs initiative to combat LGBT bullying in schools 2
10:26 AM — Lewes MP Norman Baker supports a proposed Liberal Democrats initiative, introduced by Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson, to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
11th December 2013
Church of Norway urged to produce liturgy for same-sex marriages
5:43 PM — The Norwegian Association of Clergy has asked the Church of Norway to create a separate marriage service tailored for the LGBT community.
London: Law firm challenges visa refusal for civil partner of British national 6
1:31 PM — A law firm has said the UK Border Agency made a mistake in refusing right to remain to their client from the Philippines, who is in a civil partnership with a
10th December 2013
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
Chair of Pride in London says 2013 festival ‘made a slight loss’ 4
2:58 PM — The chairman of London LGBT+ Community Pride has revealed that this year's event "almost broke even" but no money was given to charity.
LGBT activists mark World Human Rights Day
12:46 PM — LGBT campaigners around the world are marking Human Rights Day.
9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Journalist: ‘It would be wrong to say Mandela was always comfortable with gay rights’ 4
4:20 PM — The late Nelson Mandela has been described by some as a “gay icon”, but South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser says Mandela’s approach to LGBT rights was less pronounced.
8th December 2013
Italy: Rainbow-themed Christmas lights blasted as ‘provocative and ideological’ 20
10:49 AM — Rainbow-themed Christmas lights set up in Rome to commemorate the recent suicide of a gay teenager have stirred controversy recently, after a far-right group blasted the idea as "provocative and ideological."
7th December 2013
Video: Elton John speaks out for LGBT rights at Moscow concert 14
2:53 PM — Elton John took to the stage in Moscow last night, spoke of his support for LGBT rights, and dedicated the evening to murdered gay Russian Vladislav Tornovoi.
6th December 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Nelson Mandela was a gay icon but he failed on HIV, poverty & Mugabe’ 56
4:30 PM — Peter Tatchell writes for PinkNews of how Nelson Mandela became a "gay icon" - but says the former president "failed" when it came to dealing with the HIV epidemic, challenging Robert Mugabe, and tackling poverty during his time in office.
Terrence Higgins Trust: Nelson Mandela stood ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with those living with HIV 1
12:34 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Paul Ward, says he was personally inspired by Nelson Mandela’s “compassion” and advocacy when it came to the issue of HIV.
Human rights campaigners pay tribute to Nelson Mandela 8
11:10 AM — Tributes are pouring in for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, who along with pioneering today's era of racial integration for his country also presided over the establishment of gay rights in South Africa.
5th December 2013
Virginia Congressman accused of urging Republicans not to fund gay candidates
6:20 PM — Virginia Representative Randy Forbes is under fire for allegedly urging his Republican Party colleagues not to support gay congressional candidates.
Baroness Warsi to give LGBT rights lecture on World Human Rights Day 25
4:03 PM — Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi is set to give a key note speech on LGBT rights as part of next week’s World Human Rights Day.