26th February 2015
Uni ‘postpones’ visit by anti-gay cleric hours after Jihadi John revelation 85
6:34 PM — The University of Westminster has “postponed” a planned visit by a cleric who branded homosexuality “a scourge”.
Cleric who linked being gay with ‘cannibalism’ due at Goldsmiths’ Islamic society 56
5:10 PM — A cleric who previously was accused of linking homosexuality with the “sexual abuse of children, polyandry and cannibalism” has been invited to speak at the Islamic society of a leading London university.
YouGov: Two thirds of public say pardon men convicted of gross indecency 16
2:39 PM — Two in three voters believe the UK Government should pardon all men convicted of gross indecency under anti-gay laws, a YouGov poll shows.
Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 9
1:01 PM — More than 148,000 people have signed a petition against a Northern Ireland DUP-backed “conscience clause” bill that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
Albert Kennedy Trust: Around a quarter of homeless young people are LGBT 4
11:53 AM — Around a quarter of homeless young people are #LGBT, a report by Albert Kennedy Trust shows.
24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 27
5:45 PM — A law preventing cities in Arkansas from protecting LGBT people against discrimination came into force on Tuesday.
Swiss legislative committee backs same-sex marriage 19
1:56 PM — A Swiss legislative committee has overwhelmingly recommended that the country extends marriage rights to same-sex couples.
French President calls for tougher laws on anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech 20
11:49 AM — French President Francois Hollande has vowed to introduce tougher penalties for racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic crimes.
Ivan Massow: Gay men may not realise it, but they are Tory 93
10:52 AM — Gay men tend to be Tory-leaning in their political beliefs without even realising it, London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow has claimed.
19th February 2015
Evangelical Alliance: Christians ditching Tories over same-sex marriage 30
7:10 PM — Tens of thousands of Christians are preparing to ditch their support for the Tories due to same-sex marriage, Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Bishop: Ireland in ‘danger’ of ‘groupthink’ over same-sex marriage 29
4:08 PM — A senior Catholic bishop has warned against the “danger of groupthink” on the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
Tory activist brands feminists ‘left-wing lesbo groupies’ and ‘cretins’ 17
1:55 PM — A South Yorkshire Conservative Party activist has resigned over homophobic comments made on Twitter.
Colombia refuses to equalise adoption laws for same-sex couples 2
1:01 PM — Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.
Ghana: Celebrities condemn violent homophobic attack on music star 17
11:37 AM — The attack on Kinto has opened up a rare debate about homophobic oppression in Ghanaian society.
17th February 2015
Anti-gay Duck Dynasty star gets ‘free-speech’ award 65
6:48 PM — Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star notorious for his anti-gay remarks, has been named the recipient of a free-speech award.
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.