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.
Ofsted condemn north London school for failing to take anti-gay bullying ‘seriously’ 5
1:17 PM — The board of governors at a north London school have stepped down following damning criticism by Ofsted that staff failed to deal sufficiently with homophobic and racist bullying.
Cameroon LGBT activist granted asylum in US after receiving death threats for taking part in film
12:06 PM — A Cameroonian LGBT activist has been reunited with her family in San Francisco after receiving death threats for appearing in a Human Rights Watch documentary.
4th December 2013
Survey: 74% of Americans oppose Russia’s anti-gay laws, but 59% against Olympic boycott 12
1:59 PM — 74% of Americans oppose Russia's anti-gay legislation, but an overwhelming majority are against a US boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a poll has found.
3rd December 2013
American Apparel protests against Russia’s anti-gay laws 6
7:09 PM — LGBT campaign groups All Out and Athlete Ally have joined forces with American Apparel to produce Principle 6, a clothing line which challenges the anti-gay laws of Russia.
2nd December 2013
Leeds United promotes gay equality through Stonewall’s diversity programme 2
4:39 PM — Leeds United is the first football club in Britain to take part in Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme to promote greater equality in the sport.
New LGBT network for European Liberals launched 3
1:52 PM — A new 'Liberals for Equality' LGBT network was launched in London this week, at the 2013 European Liberal Congress, opened by Lib Dem European parliamentary candidate Giles Goodall.
UK: High Court judge who said equal marriage only benefits ‘0.1%’ to retire early 9
12:50 PM — A High Court judge who said the government should have sidelined equal marriage as it would only benefit "0.1%" of the population is stepping down.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
Chelsea Manning pays tribute to Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk in Thanksgiving article
3:15 PM — Time magazine has published an article by jailed former soldier Chelsea Manning in which she pays tribute to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk.
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
US: Family denies refusing tip to lesbian waitress over her ‘gay lifestyle’ 28
12:39 PM — A family in New Jersey has denied the claim of a waitress who recently said she was denied a tip because of her “gay lifestyle.”
24th November 2013
US: Colorado school board member says trans students should be ‘castrated’ before using bathrooms 17
2:20 PM — A Colorado school board member has said that transgender students should undergo "castration" before allowing them the right to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.