23rd October 2013
US: Gay couple move from Virginia to Maryland to adopt – then back again 1
3:49 PM — A gay couple from Virginia have gone to extraordinary lengths to adopt, after they moved from their home state to Maryland and then back again in order to bypass laws explicitly banning same-sex adoption.
US: Conservative activists say anti-gay violence in Russia is the fault of victims’ ‘public kissing’ 32
2:01 PM — Two US conservatives have defended bouts of anti-gay violence in Russia by claiming that they are "the natural way people react to homosexuality."
20th October 2013
US: New Jersey gay couples plan last-minute weddings after Supreme Court ruling
12:38 PM — Several gay couples in New Jersey have organised to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies shortly after midnight, after judges ruled earlier this week that banning same-sex couples from marrying broke the state’s constitution.
18th October 2013
New Jersey Supreme Court rules that gay couples can marry from next week 11
8:56 PM — The Supreme Court of the US state of New Jersey has rejected an appeal made by Republican Governor Chris Christie over an earlier ruling that banning same-sex couples from marrying broke the state's constitution.
17th October 2013
Brazil: Proposed bill would allow church to discriminate against gay couples 17
9:53 PM — A bill has been proposed in Brazil to protect religious organisations which refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
Chile: Four men convicted of six-hour Neo-Nazi killing of gay man 2
6:44 PM — Four men have been convicted for the killing of Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man who died following the Neo-Nazi attack last year.
15th October 2013
Trans contestant fails to get past top 12 in Miss Universe Canada competition 1
6:02 PM — A transgender contestant has failed to reach the top five of the Miss Universe Canada competition for the second year in a row.
11th October 2013
Six-year-old trans girl allowed female identification card in landmark case 8
2:34 PM — A trans girl in Argentina has been allowed a female identification card, and for her gender to be officially recognised in a landmark decision.
Jamaica: Murdered transgender teen’s house firebombed 6
12:29 PM — Four individuals living in the former home of murdered transgender teenager Dwayne Jones have escaped unharmed after a firebomb attack on the building.
10th October 2013
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
6th October 2013
US: Trans student banned from Christian university for ‘engaging in fraud’ and ‘concealing identity’ 10
3:11 PM — A trans student in California has been banned from a Christian university after administrators revoked her application, claiming she was engaged in "fraud" because of her gender identity.
4th October 2013
US: Pennsylvania Governor compares same-sex marriage to incest 4
5:22 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has restated his opposition to same-sex marriage by comparing it to incest.
Punk band shoots porn clip on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church 16
4:10 PM — A US punk band has filmed a porn clip on the front lawn of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
Survey: 1 in 10 New York Grindr users have never had an HIV test 3
11:13 AM — A survey of New York users of Grindr shows 1 in 10 have never had an HIV test.
3rd October 2013
US: Idaho state requires same-sex married couples to recalculate tax as ‘single’ 10
8:28 PM — The US state of Idaho Tax Commission has announced that same-sex couples in the state who were legally married out of state must recalculate their federal tax returns as if they were "single", or "head of household", before being able to file in the state.
US: Equal marriage opponents praise New Jersey Governor for appeal against judge’s ruling in favour of it 7
8:18 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents have called for a referendum on equal marriage in the US state of New Jersey, praising Governor Chris Christie for his persistence in appealing against a judge who ruled to say that banning equal marriage in the state was unconstitutional.
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
US: Top officials urge the Pentagon to force National Guards to process same-sex benefits 1
7:39 PM — Top officials in the US are pushing the Pentagon to insist that state National Guards process benefits for same-sex couples in line with the a recent directive from the Defense Department to treat married same-sex service members equally.
US: Pennsylvania official compares equal marriage benefits to ‘giving money out to people’s pets’ 5
6:32 PM — An official in the US state of Pennsylvania has taken a financial stance in opposing equal marriage benefits for same-sex couples, comparing it to same-sex couples to offering "money out to peoples' pets".
US Vice President cancels speech at LGBT event due to government shutdown 3
5:21 PM — US Vice President Joe Biden has cancelled a planned appearance with gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign, because of issues surrounding the current government shutdown in the country.