28th January 2014
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women 5
6:01 PM — Clinicians need to do more in tackling health concerns for gay and bisexual women, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation has recommended in a new study.
Broadcaster Alice Arnold: It would be ‘bizarre’ to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics 23
4:44 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says it would be “bizarre” to boycott the Winter Olympics over Russia’s position on gay rights.
Gay journalist undergoes brain surgery after hate attack in New York 3
3:09 PM — A journalist who suffered a violent homophobic assault on a New York street requires further surgery.
Ugandan President tells angry MPs: People are born gay just like albinos 34
2:03 PM — President Yoweri Museveni will reportedly only sign Uganda’s anti-gay bill into law if he has proof that gay people are ‘made’ and ‘not born’ into their sexuality.
Manchester police branded ‘institutionally homophobic’ in damning report 13
1:38 PM — Greater Manchester Police is “still an institutionally racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist organisation”, a report has claimed.
Indian Supreme Court refuses to review decision to ban gay sex 15
11:34 AM — India's Supreme Court has refused to review its decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalises homosexuality.
27th January 2014
Transport for London ‘welcomes’ court ruling in favour of anti-gay bus advert ban 36
7:06 PM — Transport for London has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses.
LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post 8
5:47 PM — Matthew Sephton has stepped down as chairman of LGBTory after five years.
Mayor of Sochi: ‘There are no gays in my town’ 34
4:12 PM — The mayor of Sochi says there are no gay people in his city which is preparing to host the Winter Olympics next month.
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
Judge: Boris Johnson’s office aparently sought to make ‘political capital’ over anti-gay ad ban 18
3:02 PM — Boris Johnson and evangelical activists have both welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling over the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses
Northern Cyprus votes to repeal gay sex ban 7
12:08 PM — Politicians in Northern Cyprus have voted to repeal a ban against homosexuality.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
24th January 2014
MP Nigel Evans pleads not guilty to sex charges
5:51 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans denies committing sexual offences against seven men at a pretrial hearing.
Nigel Farage: The media only cares if someone compares homosexuality to bestiality when it’s UKIP 30
4:18 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been asked about the views of a former local UKIP chairwoman who previously compared homosexuality to bestiality.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.