21st August 2014
Labour MEP slams Spanish senator for blaming country’s debt crisis on gays 4
5:22 PM — Labour MEP Seb Dance has criticised a Spanish senator for making “ludicrous” and “offensive” anti-gay remarks.
Ireland: Gay rights group pays tribute to former PM Albert Reynolds 3
4:15 PM — Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has paid tribute to the country’s former prime minister, Albert Reynolds, who’s died at the age of 81.
Labour peer Lord Glasman sympathises with anti-gay Catholic adoption agencies 111
2:49 PM — Lord Glasman says it’s “completely legitimate” for Catholics to be sceptical of Labour because it opposes the right of adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.
Stonewall: Porn survey shows why we need better sex education in schools 1
12:24 PM — A survey showing sexting is now part of “everyday life” for teenagers highlights the need for compulsory sex and relationships education, says Stonewall.
Australian politician calls colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 25
10:53 AM — An Australian deputy chief minister is in trouble for allegedly calling the gay son of another politician a “pillow biter” and “shirt lifter”.
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.
20th August 2014
President of Uganda signs HIV criminalisation bill into law 33
6:38 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law criminalising HIV transmission.
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
Telegraph columnist: Protect registrars who refuse to marry gay couples 67
4:10 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald has suggested the state should protect Christian registrars who refuse to marry gay couples.
19th August 2014
David Cameron right to apologise for Section 28, says Scottish Tory leader 7
5:20 PM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says it was wrong “pure and simple” for the Conservative Party to have supported Section 28.
Police officers investigated for anti-gay or racist social media posts 14
3:14 PM — Hundreds of police officers and civilian staff have been investigated for homophobic, racist and threatening messages on social media, research shows.
UKIP supporter Christine Hamilton: ‘There are racists and homophobes in every party’ 39
1:49 PM — Christine Hamilton has rubbished suggestions that UKIP is an inherently homophobic and racist party.
Tory MP Nigel Evans calls for anonymity for suspects after Cliff Richard search
12:35 PM — Nigel Evans has renewed calls for suspects in sex offence cases to remain anonymous until they are found guilty following a search of pop star Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Thatcher told me: ‘You mustn’t become known just as the minister for AIDS’ 19
11:52 AM — Lord Fowler has revealed that Margaret Thatcher felt he was in danger of becoming known as the “minister for AIDS” due to his crusade against the epidemic in the late 1980s.
14th August 2014
Spectator columnist on Dusty Springfield: ‘You can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin’ 34
5:00 PM — A columnist for The Spectator has made a string of homophobic remarks about the late Dusty Springfield, also mocking Clare Balding and Ellen DeGeneres for their “Desperate Dan” jaw bones.
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.
Brighton: Man left with fractured eye socket after attack outside gay bar 4
11:18 AM — A man has been left with a fractured eye socket following an attack outside a Brighton gay bar.
13th August 2014
‘Gays should die because they are rotten’, says proponent of Kenyan death law 77
7:12 PM — The man behind a Kenyan draft bill that would see gay people sentenced to death by stoning says they are “very rotten”.
Delhi University will recognise transgender students from 2015
4:31 PM — Delhi University says it will recognise transgender students for the first time.
Mickey Rourke thinks Putin is ‘cool’ and says Gareth Thomas film will feature sex scene 19
2:57 PM — Mickey Rouke, who says he’s making a film about gay former rugby player Gareth Thomas, thinks President Vladimir Putin is “very cool”.