27th May 2014
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.
Gay international development activist becomes Labour MEP for London 1
5:49 PM — Michael Cashman has congratulated Labour's newest gay MEP for London, Seb Dance.
Vice President of Lib Dems’ LGBT group loses MEP seat 5
4:10 PM — The Lib Dems are paying tribute to the Vice President of the party’s LGBT group, after she was among 10 Lib Dem MEPs to lose their seats.
Former chairman of LGBTory elected councillor 1
2:56 PM — Matthew Sephton, the former chairman of the Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group, has succeeded in his bid to become a councillor in Trafford.
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
Tory anti-gay candidate fails to be elected in Newham 15
1:04 PM — A Tory candidate who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools” has failed to be elected in east London.
London: Gay former Tory mayor loses council seat
12:23 PM — The controversial political career of the self-described “King of Bling” came to an end on Friday.
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.
Technician who wore mariachi outfit to work claims CNN fired him ‘for being gay’ 14
1:52 PM — A former CNN technician is suing the news channel for $60 million, claiming he was fired due to his sexual orientation.
Lib Dem trans campaigner Sarah Brown loses council seat 6
1:00 PM — Transgender campaigner and Liberal Democrat politician Sarah Brown has failed to be re-elected as a councillor in Cambridge.
Brighton Pride introduces ticketing for St James’s Street party 14
12:04 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride have introduced ticketing for this year’s Pride Street Party.
Home Office halts deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 6
11:03 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
22nd May 2014
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is a ‘much-loved queen’, says the Daily Star 5
5:47 PM — The Daily Star couldn't help but use an old cliché in its story about Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s encounter with the Queen.