7th August 2013
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I am in favour of UK gay bars boycotting Russian vodka 19
7:24 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant says he is in favour of gay bars in the UK boycotting Russian vodka.
UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised 22
2:14 PM — A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.
UKIP MEP who allegedly called lesbian MEP ‘queer’ embroiled in race row 54
1:37 PM — UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has become embroiled in a race row after using the phrase "Bongo Bongo Land".
6th August 2013
Caroline Lucas: The FA needs to take action against the anti-gay abuse faced by Brighton fans 20
7:35 PM — After several Brighton supporters were subjected to anti-gay abuse by Leeds United fans at the weekend, Green MP Caroline Lucas has told PinkNews she will be raising the issue with the FA.
Professional Footballers’ Association issues advice to players on homophobic language 1
5:18 PM — Every single footballer in the Premier League and Football League will be requested to attend a session this season to receive guidance on homophobic language and where banter oversteps the mark.
Scarborough: ‘Fixers’ campaign to stop homophobic bullying in schools 6
2:56 PM — Two gay youngsters from Scarborough are leading a new campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in the town’s schools.
Brighton football fans receive anti-gay abuse after Leeds United game 12
2:04 PM — Brighton and Hove Albion football fans were once again subjected to a barrage of homophobic taunts following Saturday’s away day match against Leeds United.
Brighton: Lesbian couple subjected to anti-gay abuse by boy dressed as a monkey 2
11:51 AM — A lesbian couple say they were subjected to homophobic abuse by a boy dressed as a monkey in Brighton.
5th August 2013
Developers of Out4Marriage’s Lobby A Lord website announce their engagement 7
4:12 PM — Two campaigners who helped create Out4Marriage’s Lobby A Lord website have announced their engagement.
Brighton Pride’s video message: ‘From Russia, Without Love’ 4
12:03 PM — A stirring video message was played to those attending Brighton Pride on Saturday about the situation in Russia. The video, accompanied by music from Russia's 2013 Eurovision entry, 'What If?', simply explained the situation in the country for LGBT people and supporters and called on Brighton Pride revellers to support campaigns to highlight the issue.
Police: 40 arrests at Brighton Pride 4
11:55 AM — Sussex Police say 40 arrests were made during Brighton Pride – the same figure as last year.
4th August 2013
In Photos: Brighton Pride 2013 6
11:42 AM — Brighton Pride enjoyed another successful year yesterday with pop stars Paloma Faith and Stooshe wowing the audience in Preston Park and full representation from all the major political parties including local Conservative MP Simon Kirby, who wore a 'Keep Calm and Marry On' t-shirt. Many participants held signs reading 'Brighton Pride Supports LGBT Russia'.
2nd August 2013
Ed Miliband: ‘Brighton Pride is our opportunity to speak with one voice against homophobia’ 16
6:11 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband says "Pride is our opportunity to speak with one voice against homophobia, hate crimes and discrimination" - in a message of support for Brighton Pride.
Feature: Get on your bike for the London to Brighton Cycle in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust 8
5:39 PM — Fancy a challenge this autumn? Get on your bike and sign up for the London to Brighton Cycle in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust.
US: Same-sex couples to be given equal immigration rights 9
4:58 PM — The United States is set to begin giving visa applications from same-sex spouses the same preferential treatment granted to opposite-sex spouses.
Liverpool remembers murdered gay teenager Michael Causer on fifth anniversary 2
4:58 PM — A vigil is taking place this evening in Liverpool city centre in memory of gay teenager Michael Causer.
Lucy Meadows coroner rebuked by complaints office for criticising transphobic press 11
4:04 PM — The coroner who wrote to the Culture Secretary to express his disgust at the press following the death of transgender school teacher Lucy Meadows is reported to have been given an official rebuke by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
Comment: Growing up gay in rural Britain 69
2:43 PM — Teenager Justin Allen writes for PinkNews on the challenges of growing up gay in the countryside.
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
Manchester Council calls on Russia’s St Petersburg to drop anti-gay laws 23
11:51 AM — Manchester City Council is urging the Russian city of St Petersburg to drop its homophobic censorship laws.