6th August 2014
George W Bush urges Africa to fight HIV because ‘people die of stigma’ 5
6:58 PM — George W Bush has called on African governments to do more to tackle HIV at the Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington.
Property boss wins £20k for having name falsely featured on gay dating sites 5
5:56 PM — A letting agency boss in Northern Ireland will receive £20,000 in damages for having his name falsely featured on gay dating sites.
NYC: Woman slashed in face after confronting man who said ‘go back to faggotville’ 2
5:09 PM — A woman who challenged a man for using homophobic language in a New York City street has been left with a slashed face.
Caroline Lucas: ‘Ban discrimination – not gay men giving blood’ 12
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end.
5th August 2014
Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status 13
6:40 PM — A dentist living with HIV has been sacked after he failed to disclose his positive status to bosses.
London: Embassy protest planned against Jamaica’s buggery law 7
4:50 PM — A protest against Jamaica’s anti-gay laws will take place tomorrow outside the country’s High Commission in London.
Thatcher told me: ‘I don’t want anything to do’ with the AIDS campaign 36
2:50 PM — Margaret Thatcher “pursed her lips” over the 1986 government campaign against the AIDS epidemic, refusing to take any responsibility, says Edwina Currie.
African delegates from Melbourne AIDS conference seek asylum in Australia
12:05 PM — At least 30 African delegates from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne are seeking asylum in Australia.
Nando’s worker: ‘I despise gay bastards wearing hot pants’ 72
11:17 AM — Nando's has suspended a male member of staff for posting homophobic comments on Facebook.
Man left unconscious after homophobic attack at Brighton Pride 10
10:11 AM — Sussex Police are investigating a homophobic assault at Brighton Pride which left one man unconscious.
31st July 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker wins the right to remain in Britain 3
4:54 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker, who faced deportation to Uganda, has won the right to remain in the UK.
Court tells trans woman: You can’t have a female pension 25
3:09 PM — A trans woman’s claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60 has been rejected by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.
Ugandan court may overturn anti-gay law tomorrow 22
1:19 PM — Uganda’s highest court could decide on Friday if the country’s draconian anti-homosexuality law should be repealed.
Survey: One in 200 UK churchgoers in same-sex relationships 26
11:54 AM — One in 200 churchgoers has entered into a formal relationship with someone of the same sex, new research shows.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group appoints new executive director
11:16 AM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has appointed former Amnesty refugee researcher Paul Dillane as its new executive director.
Brighton’s ‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ praised by David Cameron 12
10:34 AM — An LGBT campaigner in Brighton, who is fighting to have his criminal conviction for being gay overturned, has received a letter of gratitude from the Prime Minister.
30th July 2014
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
29th July 2014
Caroline Lucas: Brighton Pride sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality 4
4:42 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has recorded a video for the city’s Pride festival.