5th February 2014
Paul O’Grady to lead Downing Street protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws 6
12:03 PM — Broadcaster and comedian Paul O’Grady will attend tonight’s London rally against Russia’s anti-gay laws, organisers have announced.
4th February 2014
Hurrah for Scotland as years of campaigning leads to equal marriage victory! 36
10:01 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage has passed the Scottish Parliament in an historic final Stage Three vote.
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
Matthew McConaughey stars in new film about homophobic cowboy who dies from AIDS 3
3:55 PM — Matthew McConaughey has been talking about his latest film role, playing a homophobic cowboy who dies from an AIDS related illness.
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.
Boris Johnson: It was right to tell The Guardian about ‘homophobic buses’ 5
2:07 PM — Boris Johnson has rejected claims that his 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on the capital's buses was in order to gain votes and says it was right of his staff to notify The Guardian newspaper.
Scotland just hours away from legalising equal marriage 17
12:22 PM — The Scottish Parliament is expected to legalise equal marriage later today.
Downing Street protest to be staged on Wednesday over Russia’s anti-gay laws
11:06 AM — A protest is due to take place opposite Downing Street on Wednesday against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2014
Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 26
6:44 PM — Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has defended his failed amendment to the Immigration Bill that would have allowed Home Secretary Theresa May to test migrants for HIV and Hepatitis B.
Senegal jails men for breaking anti-gay laws, president claims there’s no discrimination 7
6:05 PM — The President of Senegal says his country is “very tolerant” and “does not discriminate” as two men are jailed for breaking anti-gay laws.
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.
Italian Prime Minister promises to raise Russia’s anti-gay laws at Olympics 6
2:22 PM — Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will raise the issue of Russia’s anti-gay laws during his trip to the Winter Olympics.
Study: Gay teens six times more likely to use steroids 7
12:35 PM — A study in the US shows gay and bisexual teenagers are six times more likely to use steroids compared to their heterosexual peers.
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
London: Lesbian adoption decision delayed following Somali protests 27
11:30 AM — The adoption of a child from a Somali Muslim mother to lesbian parents has been delayed following protests in north-west London.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay Tory MP Anne McIntosh deselected by local association 26
6:54 PM — Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, who voted against a string of equality measures, including same-sex marriage, has been de-selected by her local party association.
Surrey: Boss made to pay damages for asking gay employee if he had AIDS 6
5:53 PM — A managing director in Guildford, who asked a gay employee whether he had AIDS, has been made to pay damages of £700.
Protesters egg home of UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor 23
4:27 PM — The home of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage has been targeted with eggs.
DUP makes formal complaint against academic over gay suicide claims 14
3:16 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party says it has made a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the DUP may have been responsible for gay youngsters killing themselves.
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.