24th July 2014
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.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station
3:03 PM — Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.
Nick Clegg: Tories are ‘lining up with Putin’ over European Court power curb 3
2:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched an attack on Conservative plans to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
16th July 2014
MP Caroline Lucas urges Nicky Morgan to make sex education statutory 6
7:09 PM — A bill to make PHSE a statutory requirement for schools has been tabled by Green MP Caroline Lucas.
Catholic Church defends buying bungalow for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 31
6:05 PM — A Scottish cardinal who admitted to "inappropriate behaviour" with male priests is living out retirement in a bungalow paid for by the Catholic Church.
Lawyer: UK has ‘long way to go’ in protecting LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:30 PM — A leading barrister says the UK has "a long, long way to go" when it comes to protecting those fleeing homophobic persecution.
UNAIDS: The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030 1
3:09 PM — The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, UNAIDS says.
15th July 2014
Croatia passes civil partnerships law 52
5:14 PM — Croatia’s Parliament has passed a law allowing civil partnerships for same-sex couples.