29th May 2014
George Michael rushed to hospital after collapse 5
12:56 PM — Singer George Michael was rushed to hospital last week after suffering a "mystery collapse".
Channel Islands: Equal marriage campaigners meet with Chief Minister 5
11:56 AM — Equal marriage campaigners in the Channel Islands have met with the islands’ Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq.
28th May 2014
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tories defend decision of MEPs to shun ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 32
4:40 PM — The Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group is defending a decision of Tory MEPs not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Oxford students called ‘fags’ in homophobic assault 6
2:53 PM — Two students at the University of Oxford were assaulted last weekend in a homophobic attack.
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
Gay UKIP MEP slammed by charity for saying: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 22
12:01 PM — The director of Scotland’s Equality Network criticises UKIP MEP David Coburn for claiming “gay marriage breeds homophobia”.
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
US: Gay Republican slammed by colleague for coming out 10
5:21 PM — Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck has been criticised by a fellow Republican over his 2012 decision to come out as gay.
Queen to release unheard tracks of Freddie Mercury by end of year 5
3:40 PM — Queen has confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by late frontman Freddie Mercury.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
Scotland: Drunk man admits to calling police officer ‘gay boy’ 7
2:05 PM — A man has admitted to using homophobic language at a police constable in Glasgow.
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
26th May 2014
Anna Wintour joins Dorchester hotel boycott 3
6:38 PM — US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour is the latest figure to boycott a hotel chained owned by the Government of Brunei due to the country’s anti-gay laws.