14th May 2013
Scotland: Teacher tells student ‘it’s ok to be gay’ and drunkenly climbs into bed with pupil 35
10:31 AM — A male teacher who admitted asking a pupil if he was "camp" and then advising him that it was "ok to be gay these days" has been struck off for indecent conduct.
13th May 2013
Isle of Man Chief Minister: Homophobic landlord who banned lesbian couple shows the law needs to change 15
7:21 PM — The Chief Minister of the Isle of Man has criticised a landlord for preventing a lesbian couple from renting a flat due to their sexuality.
Ireland: New LGBT advice guide launched for GPs 1
6:22 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioners has launched a new LGBT guide for GPs.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans’ House of Commons duties put on hold
5:39 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, will not resume his duties in the chamber while police continue to investigate allegations against him.
Beverley Knight to perform at Cardiff Mardi Gras 4
4:41 PM — British soul star Beverley Knight is to perform at this year’s Cardiff Mardi Gras.
Ohio: Police charge man over murder of trans woman 2
4:02 PM — Police in the US state of Ohio have charged a man in connection with the murder of a trans woman.
Berkshire: Charity warns of the need to tackle faith-related HIV deaths 8
3:21 PM — Over the past few years there have been several deaths within the Berkshire town of Slough, caused by people not taking their HIV medication and stating that God would cure them, a local HIV charity has found.
Tory MP Nadine Dorries: ‘The gay marriage bill is taking the sex out of marriage’ 90
2:04 PM — Conservative MP Nadine Dorries says the government’s same-sex marriage bill will take the “sex out of marriage” and wonders whether a sister could marry a sister in order to avoid inheritance tax as part of the reform.
Isle of Man: Lesbian couple prevented from renting flat due to homophobic landlord 36
12:53 PM — A lesbian couple on the Isle of Man claim they were refused a flat due to their sexuality.
Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Clare Balding in Bafta wins 2
12:10 PM — Gay TV presenters Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Clare Balding all won awards at last night’s Baftas.
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.