8th July 2014
UK Government: Students must learn about sexually transmitted infections and SRE is already a requirement 8
1:44 PM — The Department for Education has defended itself from Yvette Cooper’s criticism over its policy on sex education in schools.
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
3rd July 2014
Ugandan President: Asking me to protect gay people in exchange for aid is ‘sinful’ 20
4:50 PM — Receiving aid from foreign nations on the condition of fair treatment for gay citizens is a "sinful" requirement, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni warns.
Poll: Majority of teachers think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues 8
3:25 PM — The majority of primary school teachers in London think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues in the classroom, research shows.
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
2nd July 2014
Ireland: Tributes from LGBT activists following Education Minister’s resignation 1
4:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have paid tribute to Ireland’s Education Minister, Ruairí Quinn, as he resigns from government.
1st July 2014
Judge strikes down Kentucky ban on equal marriage 11
6:18 PM — A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, gay actor Victor Spinetti was one of my closest friends 16
5:41 PM — Comedian Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and cites his former friendship with the late Victor Spinetti.
Moment of truth for Jamaica: 25,000 rally in support of anti-gay law 11
3:56 PM — LGBT rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson says last weekend’s rally in support of Jamaica’s buggery law was a “very frightening” moment.
Shia LaBeouf enters rehab after calling police officer ‘fag’ 4
2:49 PM — US actor Shia LaBeouf has entered rehab just days after reportedly hurling homophobic abuse at police.
Rupert Everett: Being gay was a huge issue throughout much of my career 17
1:53 PM — British actor Rupert Everett says for much of his career being gay seemed like something that would limit his future.
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’ 12
11:04 AM — Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.
26th June 2014
America to mark national HIV Testing Day
5:04 PM — National HIV Testing Day is taking place in the United States on Friday.
Vatican report says Catholic Church should be less judgemental of gays 35
4:38 PM — The Roman Catholic Church must be less judgemental of gay people, a Vatican document has stated.
Public Health Wales: Rise in syphilis could be linked to dating apps 2
3:34 PM — An increase in cases of syphilis across Wales could be linked to the use of dating websites and mobile phone apps for sex, says Public Health Wales.
Northern Ireland LGBT groups welcome Minister’s comments against bullying 2
3:09 PM — A declaration against school bullying by Northern Ireland Education Minister John O’Dowd has been welcomed by LGBT campaigners.