26th June 2014
Northern Ireland LGBT groups welcome Minister’s comments against bullying 2
3:09 PM — A declaration against school bullying by Northern Ireland Education Minister John O’Dowd has been welcomed by LGBT campaigners.
Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion 31
2:14 PM — A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to “consider” the cost of changing the law.
Study: LGBT people in Rio more likely to live in poverty
12:37 PM — A new report shows that LGBT people in Rio de Janeiro are more likely to be poor than their heterosexual peers.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets condemns homophobic attack on gay couple 3
11:57 AM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple in east London has been condemned by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
25th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: I was ‘ridiculed’ by Uganda’s President when I challenged him on gay rights 11
6:52 PM — Hillary Clinton says she was “ridiculed” by President Yoweri Museveni when she confronted him about Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.
MEP: ‘Conchita Wurst is a dangerous bearded genetically modified organism’ 49
5:29 PM — Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has been slammed by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder for making offensive remarks about Conchita Wurst.
Sacked UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ won’t stand again 10
4:19 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was forced to resign for making homophobic and racist remarks will not stand again – despite having vowed to do so.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
Tom Daley’s Splash! axed by ITV 8
2:23 PM — The celebrity diving reality show Splash, featuring Tom Daley as a coach, has been axed after ratings took a nosedive.
24th June 2014
Nick Clegg supports Pride in London campaign by saying: ‘#FreedomTo love who you choose’ 10
7:10 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is supporting Pride in London’s FreedomTo campaign.
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies 29
6:43 PM — Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has defended Catholic adoption agencies that discriminate against same-sex couples.
Gay sauna defends safety policy at tribunal after drug deaths
4:39 PM — The owner of a gay sauna in south London has told a coroner that its drug searches have become “more aggressive” following several fatal overdoses.
Two arrested over east London attack on gay couple 10
2:20 PM — Police have released further details about an assault on a gay couple in east London.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson won’t be attending Pride Parade 11
1:27 PM — Mayor Boris Johnson will not be attending this Saturday’s Pride in London Parade, officials say.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
London: Gay couple beaten and called ‘faggots’ by teens 74
10:34 AM — Police are investigating an assault on a gay couple in east London.
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: The government must end the ‘draconian’ rules on gay men giving blood 5
5:26 PM — Caroline Lucas says she's disappointed at the government for rejecting calls to end the ban against gay men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
Gay activist hopes to unseat Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 12
4:46 PM — An LGBT rights campaigner is running to become a selected Labour candidate in a seat occupied by Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.