30th October 2013
IOC chief refused to meet Russian LGBT activists in Sochi 4
4:51 PM — Russian gay activists claim the president of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with them while visiting the 2014 Winter Games city of Sochi.
France: Anti-equal marriage leader to be evicted for illegally subletting apartment 8
4:04 PM — One of the most outspoken leaders of protests against France's recently adopted equal marriage and adoption law is to be evicted from her Paris apartment.
Irish Prime Minister: We will make our decision on equal marriage soon 12
11:07 AM — Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) has said the cabinet is due to decide by next week its response to the Constitutional Convention's recommendation on legalising civil equal marriage.
29th October 2013
Russia: Group plans to hold gay-inclusive ‘open games’ just after Sochi Winter Olympics 5
2:03 PM — A group in Russia has announced plans to hold a "gay games" in Moscow just days after the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi in February 2014.
28th October 2013
Putin: Olympic athletes will feel ‘comfortable regardless of sexual orientation’ 19
3:34 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns about LGBT athletes attending the Winter Olympics in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Italy: Gay medical student kills himself by jumping off a balcony 12
12:32 PM — A 21-year-old man has taken his own life in Rome with investigators saying he talked of suffering homophobia in a letter written before his death.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister promises equal marriage referendum by 2015 23
10:33 AM — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has promised a referendum on same-sex marriage will be held before the next general election.
23rd October 2013
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.
22nd October 2013
French Justice Minister sued by far-right group for labelling them homophobic and racist 8
4:13 PM — France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is facing legal action from the country’s far-right Front National for saying the group is racist and homophobic.
Ireland: Gay senator cuts off 40-year-old beard for charity 4
3:26 PM — Irish Senator David Norris shaved his beard - and his head - for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
21st October 2013
Travel: A late summer weekend getaway to Sitges 10
2:24 PM — Sam Feller savours the delights of Sitges and writes for PinkNews of his joy at a gay holiday in the sun.
60 injured as LGBT Pride event turns violent in Montenegro 7
12:32 PM — There were violent scenes in Montenegro at the weekend with far-right protesters clashing with LGBT campaigners at a Pride march.
18th October 2013
France: First same-sex couple adopts after equal marriage and adoption law passed 4
7:55 PM — The first gay couple to adopt a child in France has done so five months after a law was passed to allow equal marriage and adoption rights.
Coca Cola bosses to decide whether to speak out against Russian LGBT issues ahead of Winter Olympics 10
6:14 PM — Bosses at Coca Cola are to meet in order to decide whether to speak up about laws in Russia banning the promotion of "non traditional relationships", ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Ireland: Anglican Church accused of excluding gay members from LGBT event 16
5:35 PM — The Anglican Church of Ireland has been accused of excluding openly gay and lesbian members from an event which was planned as part of its "listening process" on same-sex relationships.
Italy: Exhibition featuring portraits of same-sex kissing attacked with spray paint 4
3:30 PM — Attackers who damaged an artist's exhibition avoided spray painting images of same-sex kissing - only because they had been hidden from view.
France’s highest court rules mayors cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages 10
12:15 PM — France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex weddings in the country.
San Francisco backs out of historic Russian commemoration event following pressure from LGBT groups 2
10:46 AM — San Francisco has cancelled plans for a ceremony recognising the Russian Navy for its assistance in fighting a huge fire in the US city in 1863, allegedly due to pressure from several gay rights activists.
17th October 2013
EC report criticises EU applicants Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia on LGBT rights 4
7:09 PM — A European Commission report detailing the nature of LGBT rights in several countries looking to join the European Union has criticised Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.
Pussy riot joins campaign for Russian Winter Olympics boycott
5:28 PM — Pussy Riot has joined the campaign for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws.