20th November 2014
Lord Cashman thanks ‘thousands’ for enduring ‘inhumane treatment’ in maiden Lords speech 11
8:52 AM — Newly ennobled Labour peer Lord Cashman has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, paid tribute to his late partner and noted the sacrifice of many to improve the situation for people living today.
19th November 2014
Prime Minister: ‘All schools’ should teach relationship and sex education 7
6:12 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to a question about whether sex and relationship education should be compulsory, saying "all schools" should teach the subjects.
US: First same-sex marriage licence issued in South Carolina
4:51 PM — A judge in a South Carolina county has issued the first same-sex marriage licence in the state.
Hollyoaks to feature first major gay character diagnosed with HIV in British soap 28
12:47 PM — Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks is planning an HIV storyline for character Ste Hay.
Q&A: When can I convert my civil partnership to marriage? And other questions 11
12:11 PM — Last month the Government announced revised regulations for converting from civil partnerships to marriage, and yesterday those regulations were approved by the House of Lords.
WATCH: University of Nottingham hockey team strip off against homophobia 19
11:03 AM — Adding to the trend of sports teams stripping off for good causes, the University of Nottingham has now made its own video against homophobia.
Amnesty: Gambian crackdown on gay people is ‘unacceptable’ 8
10:24 AM — Amnesty International has said the arrest, detention and torture of gay people in Gambia this month shows that the country must stop its crackdown on homosexuality.
18th November 2014
House of Lords approves civil partnership conversion regulations in time for Christmas 26
10:19 PM — The regulations for the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage have been passed following brief, but impassioned speeches in the House of Lords.
British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts': I don’t support a travel boycott against Morocco 29
5:50 PM — A gay British man who was previously jailed in Morocco for "homosexual acts" during a visit to a friend has said he has reconsidered his stance, and no longer supports a travel boycott against the country.
Drama school receives almost £100k to address LGBT issues 1
5:28 PM — Drama school the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has been awarded almost £100,000 towards a project it runs tackling LGBT issues.
Qatar to host 2019 World Athletics Championships despite anti-gay laws 10
3:00 PM — Qatar has been awarded the 2019 World Athletics Championships despite controversies around its anti-gay laws and human rights abuses linked to the 2022 World Cup.
Peter Tatchell withdraws holiday auction to country where gays are imprisoned 8
1:01 PM — Following reports citing safety concerns for gay travellers, the Peter Tatchell Foundation has withdrawn its auction of a holiday to Morocco.
Gay dating app launches appeal to raise funds for World AIDS Day 3
12:22 PM — Gay dating app Recon has launched its yearly campaign aiming to raise funds for global AIDS Charities for World AIDS Day.
Simpsons co-creator saves gay bull from slaughter 10
10:41 AM — A bull which was facing slaughter because its owner thought it was gay has been saved by a Hollywood producer.
10th November 2014
Pride in London hails innovation of #FreedomTo at business summit 1
2:30 PM — Pride in London chairperson Michael Salter has hailed the success of Pride's first ever ad campaign earlier this year.
Business leaders attend ‘Out on the Street’ LGBT leadership summit 2
1:28 PM — Business leaders from across Europe are today attending the third-annual 'Out on the Street' LGBT summit in London.
7th November 2014
Trans model Lea T becomes the new face of Redken 4
5:35 PM — Openly trans model and LGBT rights activist Lea T has become the new face of premium haircare line Redken.
Mel B: I’m not gay but I did sleep with women ‘for a few years’ 4
2:25 PM — Former Spice Girl Mel B has opened up about having had relationships with women in the past, but said she does not identify as gay.
US: Kansas asks court to block ruling in favour of same-sex marriage
2:02 PM — After a ruling ordering the state to stop enforcing its same-sex marriage ban, Kansas has now asked for a stay to be issued to temporarily block the ruling.
6th November 2014
US: Federal court upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans 11
10:59 PM — Four states have had their bans on same-sex marriage upheld, in a first in the legal battle to allow gay and lesbian couples across the US to marry.