18th December 2014
UK: Minister who said she won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ in Uganda rallied against gay marriage 6
7:30 PM — A Baptist Union minister who said she had no intentions of preaching any “anti-gay message” at a Ugandan religious rally previously urged Christians to lobby against same-sex marriage.
UK: Man jailed for five years over clingfilm bondage death
6:13 PM — A man has been jailed for five years over the death of a man covered in clingfilm during a sex game.
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker released from detention 1
5:39 PM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker from Britain to Uganda has been stopped.
US: Anti-vaccine group claims vaccines can turn children gay 12
1:11 PM — An American anti-vaccine group is claiming that parents who vaccinate their children face the possibility of their children becoming gay.
Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more 45
11:45 AM — Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.
US: Syphilis on the rise among gay and bisexual men
10:58 AM — The number of cases of syphilis in the US jumped 10% from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75% of the increase, new figures show.
17th December 2014
UK: Church minister won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ at Ugandan rally 31
5:19 PM — A Baptist Union minister in Milton Keynes says she has no intentions of preaching any "anti-gay message" at a religious rally to be held in Uganda on New Year's Eve - and denies the event could be seen as homophobic.
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 24
4:04 PM — Kerry Smith, who resigned from UKIP as a prospective parliamentary candidate for making homophobic and racist remarks, says his comments were no worse than the language in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
16th December 2014
UK: Teenager hanged herself because she was scared to tell her parents she might be gay 42
7:08 PM — The parents of a teenage girl in Greater Manchester have spoken of their loss after she hanged herself over fears of telling them she might be gay.
Jeb Bush, who called same-sex marriage ‘a distraction’, hints at 2016 presidential run 14
5:47 PM — Jeb Bush, who has a dubious record on LGBT rights, has announced he will "actively explore" a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Portsmouth Pride to return in 2015 after 12-year absence 5
4:13 PM — After an absence of more than a decade, Pride is set to return to Portsmouth next year, organisers have announced.
Birmingham: LGBT charity gets new sexual health services contract
2:22 PM — An LGBT charity in Birmingham is set to deliver new sexual health services for the city’s LGBT community.
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 29
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 27
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 87
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Gambian President attends rally with protesters declaring: ‘Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam’ 29
5:15 PM — The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has attended a mass rally against homosexuality in the country’s capital Banjul.
Study: HIV most often passed on by younger gay men who have not been diagnosed 4
4:24 PM — A study shows the vast majority of HIV infections for gay men in Britain occur in men with undiagnosed HIV who are under 35.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
India: Ex-Chief Justice slams anti-gay law on 1st year anniversary 3
1:44 PM — A former Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court has condemned the country’s ban on same-sex relationships a year to the day the law was reintroduced.
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.