23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Herefordshire Pride to close at end of month 3
2:11 PM — Herefordshire Pride, who are responsible for organising LGBT events throughout the county, faces closure at the end of October.
21st October 2013
London: Lesbian hangout Candy Bar to close 5
6:51 PM — London’s popular lesbian bar, the Candy Bar in Soho, is due to close its doors for the final time in January 2014.
Manchester: 23-year-old trans woman attacked on night out
3:31 PM — Police are searching for a man who assaulted a young transgender woman on Manchester's Canal Street.
18th October 2013
London: Drug dealer jailed for stabbing transgender woman to death 4
6:15 PM — A man charged with stabbing a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey.
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
UK: Trans police officer sues force after she had to ‘out’ herself over police radio 36
11:10 AM — A transgender police officer is suing her force after she allegedly had to "out" herself over a police radio system.
17th October 2013
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.
Brighton Pride ‘disappointed’ at removal of £25k council grant 2
2:11 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride say they have been left “disappointed” at the withdrawal of a £25,000 funding grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
16th October 2013
Tory MP with mixed record on gay rights elected deputy speaker 8
7:01 PM — Eleanor Laing, who abstained from this year's vote on equal marriage, claiming people in her constituency still needed time to get used to civil partnerships, has been elected deputy speaker of the Commons.
Plymouth: Man to appeal homophobic crime sentence next week
12:23 PM — A man jailed for repeatedly hurling homophobic abuse at his gay neighbours in Plymouth is to appeal his sentence next week.
15th October 2013
Met Police Commissioner warns against ‘complacency’ in tackling gay hate crime 3
2:19 PM — London’s most senior police officer has commented on new homophobic crime research by saying there should be “no complacency” in tackling the problem in London.
‘In an ideal society we would punish homosexuals’, says Islamic cleric in BBC interview 131
12:47 PM — The Chairman of the Islamic Centre in Luton believes gay people would be punished in an ideal world of Britain resembling an Islamic state.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England has been ‘appallingly violent’ towards gays 33
11:39 AM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the Church of England of an "appallingly violent" attitude towards gay people.
14th October 2013
Comment: Understanding the minds of people who commit hate crime 9
7:15 PM — As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Raimondo Carta from the London Probation Trust writes for PinkNews on the challenges of rehabilitating those who commit homophobic and racist offences.
UK: Committee to ask minister why pension arrangements remain unequal for gay couples 3
3:49 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb will have to explain why the government is continuing to allow same-sex couples to be treated differently from heterosexuals in a select committee appearance later this month.
UK: Man jailed for harassing gay neighbours and urging for gays to be ‘put down’ 6
2:16 PM — A Plymouth man who carried out a sustained campaign of abuse against his gay neighbours and called for gay people to be “put down” has been jailed.
11th October 2013
Get set for the National AIDS Trust’s Wig Party 2013
5:26 PM — The National AIDS Trust has announced details of this month's annual Wig Party in central London on Sunday 27 October - and it's receiving the support of TV star Graham Norton.