21st October 2014
Report documents widespread anti-LGBT violence in Jamaica 21
7:00 PM — A report by Human Rights Watch has documented widespread discrimination against Jamaica’s LGBT community.
Paul Gambaccini to return to BBC Radio in November 7
5:39 PM — The BBC’s Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month after a year away from broadcasting following his arrest over allegations of historic sex crimes.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
16th October 2014
UK: PrEP study to be fast-tracked following ‘significant progress’ 47
4:53 PM — A two-year study into whether PrEP should be routinely made available on the NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked.
Global Radio: Gender reassignment ‘not suitable’ for on-air discussion 51
2:16 PM — Radio DJ Stephanie Hirst was told by her employers it was not in her "best interests" to undergo gender confirmation treatment and stay on-air, it’s been revealed.
Home Office: 54% rise in transphobic crime 11
1:00 PM — Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show.
Laverne Cox urges the world to turn purple for Spirit Day 1
10:29 AM — American actress Laverne Cox has become one of the first celebrities to tweet their support for Spirit Day.
15th October 2014
Reverend Richard Coles: I lied to Jimmy Somerville about having HIV 17
4:26 PM — The Reverend Richard Coles has made a frank admission about a rift with his former bandmate Jimmy Somerville.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
Scotland: Gay man cleared of trying to rape woman 43
4:25 PM — A Glasgow man has been cleared of trying to rape a 49-year-old woman after telling the court he is gay.
Terror arrest medical student says England is full of ‘homosexuals’ and ‘incest’
11:55 AM — A medical student arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in London complained that incest and homosexuality are “everywhere” in England, it’s been alleged.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
10th October 2014
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
9th October 2014
Lynne Featherstone: I still get teary when people say thank you for equal marriage 2
6:05 PM — Lib Dem minister Lynne Featherstone told her party’s conference this week that she gets emotional when people express gratitude for same-sex marriage.
Gay black men are still dying of HIV in the UK due to stigma 5
4:27 PM — A campaigner says he’s raising awareness of HIV among gay and bisexual black men in London because he does not want to lose any more friends to the virus.
Stena Line granted appeal over homophobic abuse case
3:46 PM — A Belfast dock worker awarded £45,000 compensation after being sacked for reacting to alleged homophobic comments is to have his case decided again.
Nigerian Archbishop tells government: Stop punishing gays 28
11:57 AM — A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria says the country's government is "wrong" to be "punishing" gay Nigerians.
David Hockney: I lost two-thirds of my American friends to AIDS 4
11:04 AM — Artist David Hockney has spoken movingly about losing so many of his friends to AIDS at the height of the epidemic in America.