27th February 2009
Homophobia is “rampant” on XBox claims gay media group 10
2:46 PM — A cyber-row has broken out after a woman was banned from playing XBox Live online because her open lesbianism "offended" other players.
Comment: Tory MPs really need to shut up if they want my vote 26
1:52 PM — As a political journalist, I regularly talk to MPs and activists of all parties. Tories spend most of their time telling me how much their party has changed.
26th February 2009
Hazel Blears advocates “engagement” with homophobic extremists 19
3:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has said that the government must engage with organisations and individuals "with whose views we disagree vehemently."
Irish gay marriage advocates claim massive public support 15
12:56 PM — A group campaigning for full marriage rights for gay and lesbian people in Ireland has revealed the results of a new survey suggesting widespread support.
25th February 2009
Death of David Cameron’s son shocks Westminster 3
11:40 AM — Ivan Cameron, the six-year-old son of the Conservative party leader, has died. In a statement the party said: "Ivan was taken ill overnight and died at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, early this morning."
Prime Minister celebrates LGBT History Month at Downing St 8
11:08 AM — The Prime Minister is to host a reception at 10 Downing St next week to mark LGBT History Month. Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah will meet organisers and gay equality activists.
24th February 2009
Republican party chair rejects civil unions as going “loosey-goosey on marriage” 3
3:43 PM — Hopes that the Republicans may become more accepting of the rights of gay and lesbian Americans suffered a setback yesterday when a party leader attacked civil unions.
20th February 2009
Asian countries urged to follow China and decriminalise gay sex 1
1:30 PM — The fight against HIV in Asia could be greatly assisted if countries moved to legalise homosexuality, according to a leading Chinese AIDS activist.
19th February 2009
Gay Portland Mayor’s former lover poses for naked photo shoot 3
2:58 PM — The former lover of gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams has posed naked for front cover photos for Unzipped magazine.
Gay airport guard awarded compensation in sexual harassment case
2:22 PM — A gay airport employee who was sexually harassed by a female colleague was today awarded almost double the compensation expected.
West Virginia anti-gay marriage group posts sniper video 3
12:28 PM — The Family Policy Council of West Virginia has posted videos on YouTube and its websites warning voters that gay marriage threatens heterosexual families.
Jury retires in Michael Causer case
11:34 AM — Jurors at Liverpool Crown Court have retired to consider their verdict in the trial over the killing of gay teenager Michael Causer.
Utah Senator brands gays the ‘greatest threat to America’ 16
11:14 AM — Senator Chris Buttars has revealed homophobic attitudes in a new documentary. The senator compared gays to Muslim fundamentalists and claimed that they have no morals.
God Hates Fags preacher will be denied entry says UK Border Agency 45
10:03 AM — Two American fundamentalist Christians have been excluded from entering the UK after they threatened to protest in Basingstoke.
18th February 2009
Holocaust was God’s punishment for Jews claims Muslim leader 16
1:42 PM — An Islamic preacher who called for gay people to be put to death has caused further outrage with his comments about the Holocaust.
17th February 2009
Home Secretary asked to ban God Hates Fags protesters 18
4:03 PM — A Conservative MP has written to the Home Secretary about a threatened protest in her constituency by an American fundamentalist group.
God Hates Fags church claim they will hold first UK protest 13
11:45 AM — A leading member of a homophobic church group in the US has claimed that they intend to picket in this country. Shirley Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas said it would be their first protest in the UK.
16th February 2009
Fitlads owner unrepentant about Jade Goody comments 49
4:38 PM — The co-owner of one of the UK's largest gay websites has rejected criticism of his comments about Jade Goody.
Video: Fitlads owner’s rant at “fat pig” Jade Goody angers subscribers 55
4:24 PM — Customers of the UK's second-largest gay dating site have complained after the site's co-owner launched a four-letter rant about TV celebrity Jade Goody on YouTube.
Nigeria tells UN that gays don’t exist in their country 11
1:25 PM — The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs has told a UN review of human rights in the African nation that there is no gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community in his country.