19th March 2014
George Osborne announces foundation of Alan Turing Institute during 2014 budget announcement 5
3:31 PM — On announcing the 2014 budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne nodded to late gay codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, and promised to open an institute in his honour, to lead Britain ahead of other countries in big data and algorithm research.
EU ruling means women having kids through surrogacy are not automatically entitled to maternity leave
3:16 PM — Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that women who become mothers via surrogacy do not have an automatic right to maternity leave under EU law.
Stephen Fry named presenter of the year for global homophobia documentary 13
2:35 PM — Actor, presenter and journalist Stephen Fry has been honoured with an award as presenter of the year for a BBC series which saw him travel around the world looking at homophobia.
Nigel Farage appears to U-turn again on same-sex marriage 55
12:39 PM — UKIP seemed to have found itself in a bit of a pickle this week, as an apparent breakdown in internal communication led to seemingly unapproved words from Nigel Farage being sent out to the media.
18th March 2014
US: School district under fire after gay student’s coming out story banned from yearbook 7
5:39 PM — LGBT rights groups have criticised a school district in the US for refusing to publish six yearbook interviews because one of them contained dialogue about an openly gay student.
Jason Collins signed by Brooklyn Nets for remainder of NBA season 1
5:18 PM — After completing two 10-day contracts with new team the Brooklyn Nets, openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has now been signed for the remainder of the season.
Tory and Lib Dem politicians react with ‘scepticism’ to UKIP gay marriage ‘u-turn’ 10
4:43 PM — Liberal Democrat and Conservative politicians have reacted with scepticism at the announcement by Nigel Farage that UKIP will not seek to overturn same-sex marriage.
US: Judge expected to rule imminently in gay marriage ban challenge 3
4:13 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the US state of Michigan are hopefully anticipating a ruling by a federal judge, which could strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Poll: Over half of people in Japan oppose same-sex marriage 5
2:29 PM — Despite three-quarters of Japanese adults thinking society is unkind to LGBT people, just over half still oppose same-sex marriage.
Gay ‘cure’ doctor: Men should avoid listening to Adele if they ‘want to stay straight’ 49
2:12 PM — A retired US doctor who claims to be able to "cure" gay people, has advised that men should not listen to Adele because it might make them "turn" gay.
Travel: A welcoming and luxuriant cabin break in Argyll, Scotland
1:28 PM — Cabins in the woods with spectacular views, cosy features and a range of activities are available through Forest Holidays all year round.
17th March 2014
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
TOWIE’s Bobby Norris speaks out about ‘awful’ homophobic abuse as a teenager 1
7:31 PM — TOWIE star Bobby Norris has spoken out about the "awful" homophobic abuse he suffered when he was a teenager.
MEPs condemn Cyprus Archbishop for calling on Christians to ‘condemn homosexuality’ 5
7:09 PM — The Archbishop of Cyprus has been condemned by politicians in the European Parliament, after he said that governments had "weakened" their "moral integrity" through equal rights.
Homophobic pastor claims Ugandan President will join procession in celebration of anti-gay law 4
6:46 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, is set to join a procession celebrating the implementation of a law harshening punishments for those found guilty of homosexuality, an adamantly homophobic pastor has claimed.
New York Times illustrations say boycott of Barilla pasta ‘has ended’ 1
5:00 PM — A series of illustrations for the New York Times have claimed that gay people have ceased their boycott of Barilla pasta, the chairman of which said he would never include a gay family in an ad.
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Ben Summerskill tried to ‘rewrite history’ with attack on Lib Dems 5
2:10 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert has joined those who have condemned former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill for suggesting that the party was "cynical and opportunistic" in its support for same-sex marriage.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.