14th August 2014
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”.
12th August 2014
Pride Cymru wants you to talk to the Welsh Government about organ donation 24
3:22 PM — The Welsh Government is encouraging those attending this weekend’s Pride Cymru to talk about organ donation.
Israel allows Jews to immigrate with same-sex spouses 40
2:23 PM — The Israeli Government says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses.
Is it really offensive for a gay bar to say that it’s only for ‘gay clientele and their friends?’ 219
1:47 PM — A small number of residents have complained about a sign in one of the oldest gay bars in Brighton.
Lionel Blair: ‘I can’t bear gay marriage – and I’m not camp, just flamboyant’ 97
12:49 PM — Lionel Blair says he "can’t bear" the idea of same-sex couples marrying and would definitely not consider himself to be camp.
Evan Davis and Simon Fanshawe appointed Museum of London governors
11:09 AM — Broadcaster Evan Davis and Stonewall co-founder Simon Fanshawe have been appointed to serve as governors for the Museum of London.
7th August 2014
Lynne Featherstone ‘horrified’ over homophobic abuse at Lib Dem councillor 9
6:27 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she's "horrified" by the resignation of a gay Liberal Democrat councillor, who alleges he received homophobic abuse from other council members and political opponents.
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 25
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
Nigerian President: ‘The situation of homosexuals in Nigeria is delicate’ 7
3:09 PM — The President of Nigeria has been confronted over his country’s anti-gay laws at a summit of African leaders in Washington.
Tom Daley comes out against Scottish independence 83
1:08 PM — Gay celebrities Tom Daley and actors John Barrowman and Charlie Condou have signed a letter urging Scotland to reject independence.
In Photos: A day of action against Jamaica’s buggery law 5
11:44 AM — LGBT campaigners protested yesterday against Jamaica’s anti-gay laws as the country celebrated Independence Day.
6th August 2014
George W Bush urges Africa to fight HIV because ‘people die of stigma’ 5
6:58 PM — George W Bush has called on African governments to do more to tackle HIV at the Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington.
Property boss wins £20k for having name falsely featured on gay dating sites 5
5:56 PM — A letting agency boss in Northern Ireland will receive £20,000 in damages for having his name falsely featured on gay dating sites.
NYC: Woman slashed in face after confronting man who said ‘go back to faggotville’ 2
5:09 PM — A woman who challenged a man for using homophobic language in a New York City street has been left with a slashed face.
Caroline Lucas: ‘Ban discrimination – not gay men giving blood’ 12
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end.
5th August 2014
Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status 13
6:40 PM — A dentist living with HIV has been sacked after he failed to disclose his positive status to bosses.