7th November 2013
Baroness Tina Stowell receives Spectator Award for Peer of the Year 2
4:07 PM — Baroness Tina Stowell of Beeston has been given the Spectator award for Peer of the Year in its 2013 Awards.
PCC says Mirror entitled to publish story about judge visiting ‘gay brothel’ 4
4:06 PM — The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that an article published by the Daily Mirror headlined "Stuart Hall judge visited gay brothel" did not breach the Editors' Code of Practice.
UK: Ebay apologises to lesbian couple after banning pro-gay Christmas T-shirts 10
1:59 PM — Ebay has apologised to a lesbian couple from Yorkshire after it banned the sale of Christmas T-shirts featuring innocuous rainbow scarves because they were listed as items of “gay interest”.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev denies supporting anti-gay laws ahead of London protest 24
12:35 PM — Ahead of a protest planned to take place outside his concert, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev says “It is wrong to suggest that I have ever supported anti-gay legislation”.
6th November 2013
Man accused of killing Brighton gay man worked as rent boy
6:57 PM — The man accused of murdering a 62-year-old gay man in Brighton previously worked as a rent boy, a jury has heard.
Terrence Higgins Trust urges gay men to make a pledge against rising HIV 4
3:20 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on gay and bisexual men to help halt the spread of HIV by making a small pledge of support on its new ‘It Starts With Me’ website.
Gay director John Waters: Heterosexual porn has become ‘obscene’ 19
2:16 PM — Cult director and writer John Waters claims heterosexual porn - unlike gay porn - has now lost the notion of love-making; illustrated by the often violent portrayal of women.
Northern Ireland Assembly calls on Edwin Poots to end blood ban, or resign 5
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots should resign if he is unable to end the ban on gay men giving blood, the country’s Assembly has warned.
5th November 2013
Saudi cleric who says consenting gay sex is as bad as ‘rape’ due to visit UK universities 80
7:30 PM — An Islamic cleric who says gay people are worse than “animals” and believes consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape” is visiting several British universities this month.
Scotland’s Health Secretary calls on MSPs to support equal marriage 1
6:02 PM — In a speech this evening at a reception for the Equality Network, Scotland’s Health Secretary will encourage Members of the Scottish Parliament to vote for equal marriage.
UK: Man who forced victim to drink urine in homophobic attack has jail sentence lengthened by 3 years 5
5:16 PM — The Court of Appeal has heard the case of a young man who carried out a sustained assault, poured bleach over the victim and made him drink urine, in an attack involving "homophobic hostility".
London protest planned for Russian conductor who says anti-gay laws protect ‘children from paedophiles’ 25
4:06 PM — Peter Tatchell is organising a public demonstration to be held this Thursday outside the Barbican against conductor Valery Gergiev, a friend of Vladimir Putin who supports the country’s anti-gay laws.
Comment: Will trans customers be put at risk by Tesco ‘Minority Report’ facial recognition machines? 27
3:33 PM — Trans activist Tara Hewitt discusses the potential impact of Tesco's facial recognition software which is due to be rolled out in petrol stations, on the trans community.
4th November 2013
Marriage tax allowance to benefit 420,000 London married couples and civil partners 9
7:51 PM — The marriage tax allowance which will take effect from 2015, will allow 420,000 Londoners, both gay and straight, to claim a transferrable tax allowance.
Tory MP Stuart Andrew: Homophobia in electoral campaigning is unacceptable 3
6:38 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative MP Stuart Andrew says the public should be given greater tools in being able to report incidents of homophobia in electoral campaigning.
Paul Gambaccini pulls out of hosting Annie Lennox event following arrest
6:02 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay radio and television presenter, has pulled out from hosting the 22nd Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award dinner in London following his arrest last week on suspicion of sexual offences.
Brighton: Man accused of murdering gay man to stand trial
4:25 PM — A man accused of killing a 62-year-old gay man in Brighton is to go on trial this week.
Elton John: My manhood got stuck in a zip and my grandmother had to release it 9
2:16 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed he once got his manhood stuck in a zip, requiring his grandmother to rescue him.
3rd November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini denies sexual offences claims
9:46 AM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has denied sexual offences claims after he was arrested on suspicion under Operation Yewtree.
1st November 2013
Man banned from Facebook for declaring his love for pork faggots 21
8:27 PM — A man has been banned from Facebook after being accused of homophobia, because he wrote a comment about his favourite childhood dish, pork faggots.