23rd October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Ireland: Former Dublin Pride finance director to be sentenced for over €10,000 theft
11:42 AM — A former financial director for Dublin Pride has pleaded guilty to stealing more than €10,000 (£8,500) from the organisation, and is due to be sentenced next January.
Scotland: Police orders condoms to be banned in Edinburgh saunas 29
11:04 AM — Scotland’s national police force has been condemned for requesting condoms to be banned in Edinburgh's saunas.
Russell Brand: I performed a sex act on a man in a public toilet for my TV show 17
10:49 AM — Comedian and presenter Russell Brand has said he has performed a sex act on a man in a public toilet, and suggested that he only identifies as straight because of the environment he grew up in.
22nd October 2013
HSBC UK boss heads up LGBT business list 2
8:09 PM — The head of UK banking at HSBC has topped the OUTstanding in Business awards, published by the Financial Times on Tuesday.
Iowa: Gay rights group urges court to quash HIV transmission conviction 2
7:04 PM — A gay rights group will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law.
UK Supreme Court rejects Northern Ireland Health Minister’s appeal against gay adoption 10
6:14 PM — The UK Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to overturn a court ruling in favour of same-sex and unmarried couples adopting children in Northern Ireland.
Review: Stephen Fry – Out There 16
2:34 PM — Reviewing Stephen's Fry's BBC documentary on homophobia and transphobia for PinkNews.co.uk, James Evans says he was moved to tears on several occasions by the plight of those featured in the programme.
21st October 2013
London: Lesbian hangout Candy Bar to close 4
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.
India: Runaway lesbian couple caught by police in Bihar 3
6:33 PM — Two girls have been caught after they ran away from their homes to get married in the first-case of same-sex marriage in the Indian state of Bihar.
Doctor says NI Health Minister listening to the ‘wrong people’ on blood policy 12
5:59 PM — A top doctor believes Edwin Poots has been listening to the "wrong people" over his support of a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
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.
Ben Whishaw tipped to play Freddie Mercury in biopic 5
2:03 PM — Queen drummer Roger Taylor has tipped British actor Ben Whishaw to play the role of Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the legendary singer.
20th October 2013
Morrissey: ‘Unfortunately, I am not homosexual – I am attracted to humans’ 39
12:04 PM — After revealing in a long-awaited memoir released earlier this month that his first ever serious relationship was with a man, Morrissey is now denying rumours about his sexuality, saying he is not gay, but simply "attracted to humans."
Avon and Somerset Police to launch new films tackling homophobic hate crime 2
11:28 AM — Two new films are being produced in collusion with Avon and Somerset Police in an attempt to raise awareness over the issue of homophobic abuses, particularly in rural areas.
19th October 2013
Daniel Radcliffe: People are more shocked by gay sex than sex with a horse 10
4:10 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has expressed surprise at the attention surrounding gay sex scenes in latest film Kill Your Darlings, comparing it to a sex scene with a horse in Equus. Radcliffe this week spoke out about gay sex scenes in the film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays gay poet Allen Ginsberg , to say […]
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.
One Love unique same-sex Wedding Show to open in London this weekend
4:24 PM — A unique gay and lesbian wedding show is opening in the heart of London this weekend, aimed at creative, expressive and design-led same-sex couples.
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.
Boy George suggests boycott of Eminem’s homophobic single 40
1:09 PM — Boy George has criticised US rapper Eminem for using violently homophobic lyrics in his latest single “Rap God”.