17th June 2014
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
Cases of gonorrhoea up 26% for gay men in England 9
11:21 AM — There's been a significant rise in cases of gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men, Public Health England says.
12th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
Bishop of Bath: ‘Marriage has always been reserved for husband and wife’ 34
4:21 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has restated his opposition to equal marriage.
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.
Ex-UN Secretary-General warns Uganda against promoting homophobia at the UN 10
2:24 PM — Kofi Annan says he does not expect Sam Kutesa to promote anti-gay “policies” as President of the United Nations General Assembly
Texas Governor compares homosexuality to alcoholism 27
12:48 PM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested people can ‘choose’ to be gay in the same way you can ‘choose’ not to be an alcoholic.
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
London: Man arrested over homophobic bleach attacks
10:56 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with two homophobic attacks in south London.
11th June 2014
11-year-old writes letter to Australian PM asking for equal marriage for his mum 32
6:51 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has responded to a letter from a young boy pleading with him to legalise equal marriage.
Disabled couple win discrimination case after being refused entry to Glasgow gay bar 26
5:54 PM — A disabled couple have won a discrimination case against a gay bar in Glasgow.
Mayor of North Down: It will take ‘more work’ to achieve equal marriage in Northern Ireland 3
4:46 PM — The Mayor of North Down says Northern Ireland will eventually secure marriage equality “but it’s just going to take a bit more work in terms of society”.
Malaysia: 16 trans women jailed after arrest at wedding 1
3:53 PM — Sixteen transgender women have been jailed in Malaysia.
Philippines: 15 children found working at gay bar 6
2:43 PM — Fifteen children who were working at a gay bar in the Philippines have been detained by authorities.
10th June 2014
American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against Alabama’s equal marriage ban 1
7:06 PM — Campaigners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Our marriage laws are still ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’ 11
6:35 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has urged the government to bring forward laws to end the “offensive and outdated message” that marriage is a "business transaction between fathers".
Diane Abbott: Sultan of Brunei keeping honours legitimises stone-the-gays-law 6
5:50 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has questioned the decision of King’s College London not to rescind an Honorary Law Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei.
MEP Michael Cashman: The UN should not be appointing a ‘homophobe’ 4
12:59 PM — Outgoing Labour MEP Michael Cashman has condemned the appointment of Uganda’s Foreign Minister as the next President of the UN General Assembly.
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.