13th May 2013
Tory MP David Burrowes: ‘The same-sex marriage bill resembles the shark in Jaws’ 50
11:54 AM — Conservative MP David Burrowes has reiterated calls for a referendum on same-sex marriage and warns the bill resembles the shark in the 1970s thriller movie, Jaws.
9th May 2013
Ricky Martin writes to Puerto Rican governor in LGBT rights call 3
6:58 PM — Ricky Martin has urged Puerto Rican lawmakers to back measures that would extend adoption and other legal protections to the US territory's LGBT residents.
UKIP’s Nigel Farage: Lady Thatcher’s ‘open-mindedness’ is responsible for gay tolerance in Britain 74
6:11 PM — UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has criticised David Cameron for pushing ahead with the same-sex marriage bill and claims Margaret Thatcher’s “open-mindedness” is responsible for today’s gay tolerance in British society.
Poll: Most Americans support lifting ban on gay scouts and on gay adult leaders 1
4:08 PM — 63% of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join the Boy Scouts of America, according to a new poll.
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate Marco McMillian to hold press conference 1
3:32 PM — The family of a murdered gay politician in Mississippi are renewing their push for a federal investigation and will hold a news conference on Thursday
DUP MP William McCrea: ‘David Cameron has no mandate for his same-sex marriage bill’ 20
1:15 PM — DUP MP Dr William McCrea has criticised David Cameron for pushing ahead with the same-sex marriage bill and says “no party has a mandate for that change.
MPs to resume debate of same-sex marriage bill this month 35
12:19 PM — MPs will resume debate of the same-sex marriage bill later this month, it has been announced.
Professor Niall Ferguson: If I really were a ‘gay-basher’ why would gay blogger Andrew Sullivan be the godfather of one of my sons? 22
11:24 AM — Niall Ferguson has once again apologised for making homophobic remarks about economist John Maynard Keynes, claiming that his friendship with the gay blogger Andrew Sullivan shows that he could not be homophobic.
Lancashire: Lesbians sprayed with lemonade and attacked by gang of men on board train 7
10:35 AM — Three women were subjected to homophobic abuse and attacked by a gang of men on a train in Lancashire.
8th May 2013
Duncan James: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘I hope you get AIDS and die, you f*ggot’ 13
7:13 PM — Blue’s Duncan James says he experienced a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter shortly after ITV aired The Big Reunion.
Police arrest suspect in connection with Brighton gay man’s death
6:43 PM — Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Michael Polding, a gay man who was found murdered in his Brighton flat in July 2012.
Gay equality critic Nadine Dorries reinstated as Conservative MP 20
5:47 PM — Equal marriage critic Nadine Dorries has been reinstated as a Conservative MP, having been suspended by the party following her appearance on the TV reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
National AIDS Trust responds to Queen’s Speech by urging ministers to focus more on HIV 17
4:41 PM — The National AIDS Trust has responded to the Queen’s Speech by urging the government to pay more attention to the needs of people living with HIV.
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
UK: Woman fined after hurling homophobic abuse at paramedic 3
2:10 PM — South Central Ambulance Service says it will not tolerate abuse against its staff after a paramedic was subjected to anti-gay language by a drunk woman.
London Evening Standard urges David Cameron to stick with same-sex marriage in order to be a ‘conviction politician’ 19
1:36 PM — In an editorial the London Evening Standard has commented on today’s highly-anticipated absence of the same-sex marriage bill from the Queen's Speech, saying David Cameron “must stick” with the policy in order to be seen as a “conviction politician”.
Actress Margaret Cho says John Travolta is ‘Oscar Wilde gay’ and he would be ‘happier’ out of the closet 44
12:01 PM — Hollywood legend John Travolta is "Oscar Wilde gay" – according to comedian and actress Margaret Cho.
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
Michael Caine: ‘My father thought I was gay’ 3
10:43 AM — Sir Michael Caine has revealed his father thought he was gay when he first decided to become an actor.
7th May 2013
US doctors: New deadly strain of gonorrhea potentially ‘worse than AIDS’ 33
6:18 PM — A new antibiotic-resistant form of gonorrhoea has the potential to be worse than AIDS because of its lethal nature, according to US doctors.