9th October 2014
Philippines: Mayor of largest city backs same-sex marriage 3
11:54 AM — The Mayor of Quezon City in the Philippines has said he "looks forward" to the day equal marriage can be legalised in the country.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
7th October 2014
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
Actress Raven-Symoné reveals she is dating a woman but doesn’t want to be ‘labelled gay’ 21
11:19 AM — In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this weekend, actress Raven-Symoné revealed she is "in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner - a woman," but said she's "tired of being labelled."
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
Watch: Cheerios ad features gay couple and their daughter 5
9:06 AM — A new Cheerios advert in Canada challenges the idea of gay parenting, as it features an interview with a gay couple and their adoptive daughter.
6th October 2014
US: 14-year-old victim of anti-gay beating charged with assault 11
11:08 PM — Virginia high school student Eric Martin is facing two assault charges following an attack last month that left him hospitalised for nine days with a concussion and other injuries.
US: Wisconsin attorney general and governor concede same-sex marriage fight 5
8:20 PM — Wisconsin's attorney general and governor have conceded that the fight over same-sex marriage in the state is over.
US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people in the Bronx 4
4:19 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is helping to open a shelter in the Bronx for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.
3rd October 2014
US: Nick News special will focus on the lives of gay kids 1
10:37 PM — An upcoming edition of Nickelodeon's kids' news program, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, will explore the lives of gay children.
Scott Wiener: ‘After 30 years of prevention efforts, we clearly need to do more’ 10
8:24 PM — Last month, San Francisco politician Scott Wiener became one of the first US politicians to confirm his use of Truvada as PrEP to reduce his risk of HIV infection.
Canada: 8-year-old transgender girl says she is repeatedly bullied by school parent 32
4:19 PM — In Winnipeg, the parents of a transgender girl have said their whole family are the target of transphobic bullying at their local school, and the school division isn't doing enough to stop it.
US: Comedian Aries Spears targets ‘gay lisp’ joke at Michael Sam 5
1:58 PM — Comedian Aries Spears took a shot at Michael Sam recently, using the out NFL player as the punchline to a joke about gay people having stereotypical lisps.
2nd October 2014
Canada: Wildrose Party candidate pledges support for gay-straight alliances in schools 3
4:13 PM — The Calgary-West candidate for Alberta’s Wildrose Party Sheila Taylor says she supports gay-straight alliances in schools.
US: Plans to move Houston Pride location after 36 years will help ‘break down barriers’ 1
12:55 PM — The Houston Pride Celebration, after 36 years in the Westheimer strip in Montrose, is moving downtown.
US: Florida County Hillsborough votes to include gay rights civil protections 1
12:54 PM — Hillsborough County commissioners have voted unanimously to expand human rights ordinance to outlaw workplace and public accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Texas Attorney General: I oppose equal marriage because I’ve had a wife for 33 years 33
10:50 AM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has claimed he opposes same-sex marriage because he's been married to his wife for 33 years.
1st October 2014
A shocking number of LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil 9
4:07 PM — At least 216 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil so far this year.
Brazil: LGBT group launches website listing political candidates who support gay rights
1:29 PM — In the lead up to the Brazilian Presidential election this month, an LGBT group has launched a campaign website to promote awareness of candidates who publicly support gay rights.
Actor Mark Ruffalo withdraws support for Brazilian Presidential hopeful over gay rights 14
10:56 AM — Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has pulled support for Marina Silva, the Brazilian presidential hopeful who recently dropped a "mistaken" pledge to defend same-sex marriage.