19th November 2014
NBA’s first out gay player Jason Collins retires
4:27 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, has announced his retirement from professional basketball.
Stonewall CEO: ‘I know of gay footballers in the Premier League’ 12
3:52 PM — There are Premier League footballers who are gay but are too afraid to come out publicly, Ruth Hunt, the chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall says.
18th November 2014
Ugandan President: Church must help in fight against gays 32
3:22 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called on church leaders to support the government in its fight against homosexuality.
Welsh Lib Dems to lead landmark debate on transgender issues 1
12:36 PM — The Welsh Liberal Democrats are marking Transgender Awareness Week on Wednesday by leading a landmark Welsh Assembly debate on issues faced by Welsh trans people.
13th November 2014
Humanists complain to Ofsted over Jewish school that brands being gay against its ‘ethos’ 20
6:20 PM — The BHA has complained to Ofsted about an east London Jewish school that advises pupils to ignore exam questions on evolution, and considers evolution, same-sex relationships and social media to go against its ethos.
Islamic extremist who brands homosexuality a sin to give evidence at sex education inquiry 141
4:39 PM — A former member of extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir – who believes homosexuality is a sinful “lifestyle choice” – will give evidence at a House of Commons inquiry into SRE.
Mail uses Conchita Wurst photo to illustrate how women can avoid menopause facial hair 4
2:12 PM — The Daily Mail has used an image of Conchita Wurst in a feature on how women can avoid facial hair at the point of the menopause.
UK: Family accused of forcing daughter out of company for being transgender
1:44 PM — A Lancashire transgender woman is suing her parents and brother claiming she was forced out of the family business due to her gender identity.
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
Telegraph boss Lord Black elected president of European publishers’ body 2
11:34 AM — Gay Telegraph boss Lord Black has been elected president of the European Newspaper and News Media Publishers.
Tory Vice Chair ‘delighted’ by committee recommendation on HPV vaccine for gay and bisexual men 3
10:59 AM — A committee recommendation for the HPV vaccine to be extended to men who have sex with men has been welcomed by Conservative Party Vice Chair Mike Freer.
12th November 2014
Green Party leader: David Cameron showed real ‘leadership’ and ‘courage’ over equal marriage 5
5:35 PM — Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has praised David Cameron for legalising same-sex marriage.
Northern Ireland to face equal marriage legal challenge 10
4:24 PM — Campaigners in Northern Ireland are paving the way for a legal challenge over the country’s failure to introduce same-sex marriage.
UK: Committee recommends HPV vaccine for gay and bisexual men 12
3:02 PM — Men who have sex with men should be vaccinated against the HPV virus to protect them against several types of cancer, a committee of experts has declared.
11th November 2014
Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke to take part in ‘post-gay’ debate 15
5:34 PM — Bisexual Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke is set to take part in a panel discussion on sexual orientation with controversial journalist Julie Bindel and gay entrepreneur Ivan Massow.
Ugandan minister confirms planning of new anti-gay law that cannot be challenged 29
4:23 PM — Uganda plans to introduce a new anti-gay law that will withstand any legal challenge, a government minister confirms.
Gay marriage is a ‘Trojan horse’ for confusion, says Catholic cardinal 127
2:40 PM — The head of the Italian Bishops Conference has attacked same-sex marriages and civil unions branding them “irresponsible”.
Investigators slam New York clinic over Joan Rivers’ death 3
1:35 PM — The New York clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure failed to follow standard protocols while treating her, state health officials say.
Amazon and The Hut cause offence with ‘gay accent’ mouth spray 21
11:51 AM — Online retailers Amazon and The Hut Group have been criticised for selling a “gay accent” mouth spray.
6th November 2014
Tory minister: I may be a gay icon over equal marriage but I’m not gay 5
11:58 AM — The Leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, says she’s not gay but is thrilled to be considered a “gay icon”.