14th October 2013
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.
Equality Network condemns threat to block Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill through courts 14
11:57 AM — The Equality Network has criticised the campaign against equal marriage for "attempting to undermine the democratic process" by threatening legal action in order to block Scotland's same-sex marriage bill.
13th October 2013
Lucy Spraggan smashes into the Top 10 album chart, G-A-Y placed in compilation chart 1
7:52 PM — G-A-Y the Album and Lucy Spraggan's Join the Club have both entered the official album charts.
Lord Smith: The Sunday Times was aware I was HIV positive – and agreed not to publish it for two years 10
12:08 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury,has spoken up on the difficulties he faced coming out about his HIV status, revealing that the Sunday Times had agreed not to publish any stories on the matter for two years until he was ready.
YouGov Poll: One in six gay people victim of hate crime 1
11:18 AM — A YouGov poll has shown that one in six gay or bisexual people in the UK has been the victim of homophobic hate crime or abuse in the past three years.
12th October 2013
Pink List 2013 topped by trans journalist Paris Lees with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen at number 7 11
8:45 PM — Writer, campaigner and presenter Paris Lees has topped this year's Independent Pink List, with PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen coming in seventh. Paris is recognised for her broadcasting work, while Benjamin is praised for the Out4Marriage campaign.
Lord Smith: Tony Blair was nervous about lowering the age of consent for gay men and repealing Section 28 15
12:57 PM — Britain's first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury, has said that Tony Blair, whilst Prime Minister, needed "persuading" that legalising the age of consent, and repealing Section 28 were the right things to do.
11th October 2013
Video: Stephen Fry reflects on travelling to some of the world’s most homophobic countries 20
7:42 PM — Ahead of the broadcast of a two-part BBC documentary next week, Stephen Fry sets out his experiences as a gay celebrity as he travels the world exploring the issue of prejudice against LGBT people.
Alex Pettyfer to star as ‘hot’ gay action hero in film 3
7:14 PM — Director Lee Daniels has revealed he is working on a film starring British actor Alex Pettyfer as a gay action hero.
Rupert Everett backs campaign against criminalising prostitution 20
6:33 PM — Rupert Everett is supporting a campaign against proposals in both the UK and around the world to criminalise sex workers’ clients.
Petition started to save East London pub after police requests removal of late licence 12
5:40 PM — A petition has been started to save the Joiners Arms in Shoreditch, East London, after the police have asked for its late licence to be revoked.
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.
Northern Ireland: Judge rules Health Minister displayed prejudice in supporting gay blood ban 15
3:06 PM — A court has found that Northern Ireland's Health Minister Edwin Poots breached the ministerial code in continuing the ban on gay men donating blood.
Home Affairs Select Committee slams government on LGBT asylum policy 10
11:05 AM — The Home Affairs Select Committee says LGBT asylum seekers are still being ordered to "prove" their sexuality and Chairman Keith Vaz has strongly criticised the practice.
10th October 2013
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
London: Couple receive anti-gay abuse from man on train
5:14 PM — Police have released CCTV image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with a homophobic incident on board a train in London.
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
Comment: As someone who is HIV positive, here’s what Mental Health Awareness Day means to me 10
2:51 PM — Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, an online magazine for people living with HIV in the UK, writes on why Mental Health Awareness Day is important to him.
New London Irish LGBT group launches at the Irish Embassy 5
12:59 PM — A social and support group for the London Irish LGBT community is being launched on 17 October at the Irish Embassy in London.