US: Andrew Sullivan quits blogging at The Dish
10:45 AM — Andrew Sullivan has announced that he intends to stop blogging at The Dish, the independent website he’s run for the past two years.
27th January 2015
HRC urges Obama to take tough action against anti-gay Gambian leaders 3
7:16 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has joined 13 other human rights groups in urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against anti-gay Gambian leaders.
Joan Rivers’ daughter sues clinic over star’s death 1
6:40 PM — Joan Rivers' daughter has filed a lawsuit against the New York medical clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Brighton: Gay club defends ‘chav-themed’ night 34
5:52 PM — Revenge, Brighton’s largest gay night club, has defended its “chav night” following complaints that it could be offensive.
Nigeria: 12 arrested over ‘gay wedding’ 8
4:47 PM — Twelve men have been arrested in the Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a "gay wedding".
UKIP candidate: Gay people are ‘fascist perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ 102
3:48 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” is being investigated by party officials.
Stephen Fry, Tom Daley and Clare Balding named in the Debrett’s 500
2:07 PM — Writer Stephen Fry, Olympic diver Tom Daley and broadcaster Clare Balding are among several gay celebrities to be named in the 2015 Debrett's list of 500 influential people.
LGBT people thinking about adoption urged to take part in webcast 1
12:24 PM — The Government Equalities Office is urging prospective adoptive parents from the LGBT community to take part in a live webcast.
UK: Magistrate who objected to gay parents remains suspended 41
11:31 AM — A Kent magistrate who was told he could return to work after completing an equality course, having objected to a gay couple adopting a child, remains suspended.
Video: Paparazzi barrage Kristen Stewart with questions about sexuality 4
10:59 AM — Kirsten Stewart had a rather unpleasant arrival into LAX at the weekend as she was barraged with questions about her sexuality.
6th January 2015
New sports editor: Daily Mail is a great place to be gay 28
7:14 PM — The Daily Mail has appointed Alex Kay-Jelski as its new Sports Editor, making him the first out gay journalist to edit the back pages of a daily British newspaper.
Chris Bryant: Voters don’t care if you are gay 8
5:40 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant says he’s “surprised” by claims that a number of gay Welsh Assembly Members are too afraid to come out over fears about what it could mean for their careers.
Bryan Singer and Michelle Clunie celebrate the birth of their baby son 3
4:20 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer and Queer as Folk actress Michelle Clunie are celebrating the birth of their first child, a baby boy
Manchester: Gay couple turned away from JD Wetherspoon’s pub 50
3:12 PM — A gay man claims he and his partner were refused entry to a JD Wetherspoon’s pub in Manchester due to their sexual orientation.
London’s Manbar closes for the last time 12
1:55 PM — Manbar, the popular gay venue on Charing Cross Road, London, has ceased trading.
Catholic bishops: Equal marriage in Florida ‘threatens religious liberty’ 44
12:03 PM — Florida’s Catholic bishops have blasted a federal judge’s decision to overturn a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
31st December 2014
DUP politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays awarded MBE 41
4:59 PM — A DUP politician who blamed the spread of AIDS in Africa on gay people engaging in the “filthy practice of sodomy” is in the New Year honours list.
Amnesty: Northern Ireland’s ban on equal marriage will be challenged in 2015 3
4:10 PM — Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in 2015, Amnesty International predicts.
UK Catholic Bishop: Marriage is an ‘unbreakable union of man and woman’ 73
3:26 PM — The Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has reiterated his position that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Bishop urges Catholic Church to accept gay relationships 32
2:26 PM — A Belgium bishop says the Catholic Church should accept and recognise relationships between two people of the same sex.