16th September 2014
Anti-gay marriage Tory MP tables bill for straight civil partnerships 40
12:02 PM — A former children’s minister who was accused of trying to “wreck” the government’s same-sex marriage law has tabled a bill for heterosexual civil partnerships.
11th September 2014
Owen Jones rules out standing as an MP in Nick Clegg’s seat 38
6:10 PM — Gay author and campaigner Owen Jones says he has no intention of standing as a Labour parliamentary candidate in Nick Clegg's seat.
Police tell men using Brighton cruising spot to ‘#zipitup’ 22
5:23 PM — Sussex Police have increased patrols at a popular cruising spot in Brighton.
Scottish Greens: UK treatment of LGBT asylum seekers is ‘brutal and inhumane’ 14
4:26 PM — The co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie, says successive governments at Westminster have failed to protect the rights of LGBT asylum seekers.
Arsenal boss: Football trailing behind rest of society in tackling homophobia 7
3:26 PM — Arsene Wenger concedes there is plenty of hard work to do if homophobia is to be reduced in football.
Remembering Mark Bingham and all those lost and affected by 9/11 24
1:54 PM — The US is remembering the victims of the 9/11 attacks in a series of memorials marking the 13th anniversary.
Report: 38 men are sexually assaulted each day in the US military – wrong to assume perpetrators are gay 28
12:27 PM — Figures show 38 men are sexually assaulted every single day in the US military – and it’s a myth to assume most of the perpetrators are gay – a leading clinician says.
Northern Ireland: Top judge blasts ministers over lifetime gay blood ban row 5
10:49 AM — Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers have clashed in a row over a court judgement about the province's lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
10th September 2014
Scottish leaders outline position on LGBT equality ahead of independence vote 7
6:35 PM — The leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBT rights ahead of next week's historic vote.
Scottish Labour leader: Independence would diminish equality in Scotland 9
5:25 PM — “Equality will not be top of the agenda for many years if we vote for independence,” Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has warned.
Alex Salmond: Tories will scrap Human Rights Act and damage Scottish equality 35
3:39 PM — SNP First Minister Alex Salmond says Scotland’s gains on LGBT rights would be at risk under a future Tory government without independence.
9th September 2014
Human Rights Campaign condemn Gambia over new anti-gay law 8
6:56 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has criticised Gambia over a bill to make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment.
National Secular Society concerned as anti-gay marriage registrar reinstated 43
6:07 PM — The National Secular Society has expressed concern at a decision to reinstate a Christian registrar who was previously dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex weddings.
Justice Minister: Tory plans on Europe could threaten rights of LGBT asylum seekers 11
5:30 PM — Lib Dem Justice Minister Simon Hughes says the government has made progress in the way it approaches the issue of LGBT asylum, but this could be undermined by Tory plans on Europe.
Leading teaching unions demand statutory PSHE 3
5:01 PM — Three major teaching unions – NUT, ATL and NAHT – have announced their support for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Gay immigration group: Home Office system still ‘extremely unfair’ for LGBT asylum seekers 7
2:04 PM — “There has been progress” in improving the way LGBT asylum cases are handled, but the system is still “extremely unfair”, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
MPs and peers urge for HPV vaccine to be extended to boys 11
10:59 AM — MPs and peers have released a joint statement calling for the HPV vaccine to be extended to boys.
4th September 2014
‘Extremely encouraging support by Justice Minister on PSHE bill’, says Caroline Lucas 4
4:52 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has praised Justice Minister Simon Hughes for backing her Private Members’ Bill on statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
‘We have the opportunity to get PSHE bill through’, says Labour MP Diane Abbott
3:59 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott says she hopes a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education statutory can pass, following the remarks of Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Nicky Morgan: ‘Let me have a think about making PSHE statutory’ 17
2:13 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has hinted that she could be moving towards supporting statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.