17th July 2014
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
This BNP Youth member’s dog might be gay – but he doesn’t like it 21
1:09 PM — In a bizzare online rant, a member of BNP Youth appeared to give a stern warning to his dog not to show signs of being gay.
Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance 66
12:04 PM — The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a "typical man", when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.
Study: One in ten gay people face discrimination when arranging a funeral 9
11:32 AM — A survey published today has revealed that 10% of gay, lesbian and bisexual people have experienced discrimination either at a funeral or whilst arranging one.
16th July 2014
US: First ever Mississippi mayor states support for equal marriage 7
6:35 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
US: Democrats in Wisconsin ask state to cease defence of same-sex marriage ban
6:25 PM — Democrats in the US state of Wisconsin have asked the state's Attorney General and Governor to cease their defence of a law banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Rugby league player says ban for using anti-gay slur has made him a ‘better person’ 7
6:02 PM — A rugby league player who was banned for using an anti-gay slur, has said the time spent away has made him a "better person."
Anti-gay former French National Front candidate jailed for racist remarks against minister 17
5:40 PM — A former candidate of the homophobic French Front National (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in jail for comparing a black Justice Minister to a chimpanzee.
US: Ohio Attorney General asks federal court to overturn ruling in favour of same-sex marriage 1
5:03 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Ohio has asked for a federal judge to overturn an earlier ruling in favour of four gay couples.
Australia: Victoria Attorney General to give welcome address at anti-gay conference 6
4:23 PM — The Attorney General of Victoria, state of Australia, is to address an international anti-gay conference in Melbourne next month.
Report: Robbie Rogers’ coming out story inspires new comedy TV series 1
4:06 PM — According to reports, the coming out of former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has inspired a comedy series.
Senior Lib Dem ‘disappointed’ that anti-gay marriage Nicky Morgan is now equalities minister 4
2:56 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has criticised the appointment of Tory MP Nicky Morgan as the new minister for women and equalities, saying it is "disappointing" because she voted against same-sex marriage.
Study: A third of teenagers think they can’t catch HIV through unprotected sex 8
1:58 PM — On the back of a study which has found that a third of young people don't know they can catch HIV through unprotected sex, calls have been made for clearer sex education.
15th July 2014
Malawi to stop arresting people for having gay sex 7
9:23 PM — Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws.
Michael Cashman: It is ‘deeply worrying’ that Nicky Morgan has been appointed as equalities minister 25
5:08 PM — Former Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the appointment of Nicky Morgan as minister for women and equalities and education secretary, saying it is "deeply worrying".
Gloria De Piero: ‘It is strange that Nicky Morgan won’t implement same-sex marriage’ 9
4:07 PM — Labour's shadow minister for equalities Gloria De Piero, has commented on the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the minister for women and equalities in today's reshuffle, to say it is "pretty strange" that she is not responsible for implementing same-sex marriage.
Tory Baroness Stowell who guided same-sex marriage through Lords, promoted in reshuffle 3
11:13 AM — Baroness Stowell of Beeston, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales through the House of Lords, has been promoted to Leader of the House of Lords.
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle 28
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".
Philip Hammond confirmed as foreign secretary in Government reshuffle 3
9:29 AM — Tory former defence secretary Philip Hammond has been appointed the foreign secretary in the Government reshuffle, after William Hague stepped down.
14th July 2014
Philip Hammond expected to be foreign secretary in Government reshuffle
11:41 PM — Tory former defence secretary Philip Hammond has been appointed the foreign secretary in the Government reshuffle, after William Hague stepped down.