26th December 2014
VIDEO: Eminem comes out as gay in The Interview 24
11:35 AM — Eminem comes out as gay in The Interview
23rd December 2014
UKIP’s Roger Bird to quit as general secretary 1
4:19 PM — UKIP has cleared its General Secretary Roger Bird after a sexual harassment allegation but says he will leave his post early by mutual consent.
Elton John and David Furnish: Utterly overwhelmed by support for our marriage 1
3:46 PM — Sir Elton John and David Furnish have thanked all their fans for messages of support following last weekend’s marriage by the showbiz pair.
Former Labour MP Alan Williams aged 84 4
3:09 PM — The death has been announced of former Labour minister Alan Williams who had a strong voting record on gay rights.
Waitrose expresses no regret for donating to event run by café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda 96
2:11 PM — Waitrose has expressed no regret over the comments of a Cambridgeshire café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda and received a donation from the supermarket in order to provide Christmas lunches to lonely people.
Waitrose donated community fund to event run by café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda 17
12:59 PM — Supermarket chain Waitrose has given a share of its Community Matters fund to a Cambridgeshire café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda.
18th December 2014
UK: Minister who said she won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ in Uganda rallied against gay marriage 20
7:30 PM — A Baptist Union minister who said she had no intentions of preaching any “anti-gay message” at a Ugandan religious rally previously urged Christians to lobby against same-sex marriage.
UK: Man jailed for five years over clingfilm bondage death 4
6:13 PM — A man has been jailed for five years over the death of a man covered in clingfilm during a sex game.
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker released from detention 2
5:39 PM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker from Britain to Uganda has been stopped.
US: Anti-vaccine group claims vaccines can turn children gay 16
1:11 PM — An American anti-vaccine group is claiming that parents who vaccinate their children face the possibility of their children becoming gay.
Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more 98
11:45 AM — Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.
US: Syphilis on the rise among gay and bisexual men
10:58 AM — The number of cases of syphilis in the US jumped 10% from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75% of the increase, new figures show.
17th December 2014
UK: Church minister won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ at Ugandan rally 36
5:19 PM — A Baptist Union minister in Milton Keynes says she has no intentions of preaching any "anti-gay message" at a religious rally to be held in Uganda on New Year's Eve - and denies the event could be seen as homophobic.
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 35
4:04 PM — Kerry Smith, who resigned from UKIP as a prospective parliamentary candidate for making homophobic and racist remarks, says his comments were no worse than the language in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
16th December 2014
UK: Teenager hanged herself because she was scared to tell her parents she might be gay 45
7:08 PM — The parents of a teenage girl in Greater Manchester have spoken of their loss after she hanged herself over fears of telling them she might be gay.
Jeb Bush, who called same-sex marriage ‘a distraction’, hints at 2016 presidential run 14
5:47 PM — Jeb Bush, who has a dubious record on LGBT rights, has announced he will "actively explore" a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Portsmouth Pride to return in 2015 after 12-year absence 5
4:13 PM — After an absence of more than a decade, Pride is set to return to Portsmouth next year, organisers have announced.
Birmingham: LGBT charity gets new sexual health services contract
2:22 PM — An LGBT charity in Birmingham is set to deliver new sexual health services for the city’s LGBT community.
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 33
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.