6th June 2014
UKIP’s Anti-gay rights MEP Roger Helmer loses Newark by-election 33
7:57 AM — UKIP candidate Roger Helmer has lost the Newark by-election.
5th June 2014
Stonewall: Pride needs to be more inclusive for black and trans people 42
5:44 PM — Work still needs to be done in making sure the Pride movement caters for everyone, says Stonewall’s Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt
Home Office prepares to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 5
4:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda next week.
Jamaica: Gay rights activist shot dead outside home 11
3:36 PM — A gay rights campaigner has been murdered in Jamaica.
Blue pull out of Glasgow Pride 7
2:22 PM — Boyband Blue will not perform at this year’s Pride Glasgow, organisers have announced.
Ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ resigns 15
1:55 PM — A former UKIP councillor who described gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts” has resigned.
Dublin: Three arrested after attack at gay cruising spot 9
1:40 PM — Police are investigating an alleged assault at a cruising spot in Dublin.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
Christopher Biggins: ‘The Sultan of Brunei looks like an old queen’ 33
11:39 AM — Entertainer Christopher Biggins has mocked the Sultan of Brunei's support for anti-gay legislation, saying he "looks like an old queen anyway."
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
Gay marriage resembles ‘Sodom’, says pastor linked to Northern Ireland First Minister 7
4:57 PM — Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson appears to be sticking by an anti-gay, anti-Muslim preacher.
Russian politician tells UK: Why not allow ‘monkeys and perverts’ to marry? 59
4:15 PM — A homophobic Russian politician has taken a dim view of Britain allowing gay nationals to marry at its embassy in Moscow.
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.
Roger Helmer: I prefer straight activity, does that make me homophobic? 59
2:24 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has suggested that he’s unfairly been portrayed as a homophobe – whilst also defending Ken Clarke’s previous controversial comments about rape.
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
Anti-gay Ugandan Foreign Minister rejects criticism of his UN appointment 20
5:30 PM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has rejected criticism of his appointment to become the next president of the UN General Assembly.
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.