30th July 2014
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
29th July 2014
Caroline Lucas: Brighton Pride sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality 4
4:42 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has recorded a video for the city’s Pride festival.
Athens: 10 police officers attack men for holding hands 63
3:23 PM — Two young men have reportedly been attacked in Athens by up to 10 police officers after they were spotted holding hands.
China: Gay ‘cure’ clinic sued by activists in landmark move 5
11:58 AM — Campaigners in China have taken a clinic to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
David Cameron: Brighton Pride shows how different people can celebrate together 14
11:36 AM — David Cameron has given his backing to this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says “I am proud of this country's record of advancing” LGBT equality.
Video: Brighton Pride is a moment to celebrate LGBT equality, says Ed Miliband 3
11:00 AM — Ed Miliband has recorded a video for this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says it is a moment to celebrate but also to do “much more” on LGBT equality
24th July 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan singer due to perform in Birmingham and London 89
6:17 PM — A Ugandan musician, who sings about hating “batty” men, is due to perform in Birmingham and London next month.
Crime survey: Third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs last year 41
5:49 PM — A third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs over the last year, the Crime Survey of England and Wales has found.
Governor of New York launches LGBT task force 4
4:46 PM — The Governor of New York has launched a statewide task force to collect sexual orientation data on residents as part of efforts to improve LGBT services.
I was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970s to ‘cure’ my sexual orientation 17
2:56 PM — A Birmingham man has spoken of his deep regret at undergoing gay ‘cure’ therapy on the NHS in the 1970s.
CEO of Pride Glasgow backs Scottish independence 70
1:04 PM — The Chief Executive of Pride Glasgow has announced his support for the independence campaign in Scotland.
23rd July 2014
Tulisa’s PA: ‘I don’t know why I said Simon Cowell was gay – it is not true’ 7
6:21 PM — Simon Cowell has received an apology from Tulisa Contostavlos’ personal assistant who made false claims about the music mogul’s sexual orientation.
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office 1
4:14 PM — Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims.
Saudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter ‘homosexual contacts’ 51
3:04 PM — A man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years and will receive 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”.
22nd July 2014
Lord Joffe: Critics of Assisted Dying Bill ‘opposed’ legalising homosexuality 5
3:51 PM — Lord Joffe has compared the opponents of the Assisted Dying Bill to those who argued against decriminalising homosexuality.
School chief defends Brunei’s death penalty for gays and says they should face UK exile 64
1:55 PM — A former chairman of governors at a school in Birmingham has defended the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for gay citizens.
Indian Government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law 6
12:44 PM — India will take no decision on amending a law banning same-sex sexual activity until the Supreme Court rules, a government minister says.
Government rejects calls to posthumously pardon men convicted of homosexuality 50
11:34 AM — The government has rejected calls for convictions for homosexual acts to be posthumously disregarded.