30th May 2014
Ex-chair of SNP LGBT group says female boardroom quota is a ‘f***ing stupid’ idea 79
11:55 AM — The former chair of the SNP's LGBT group has attacked Alex Salmond’s plan for a 40% female quota in boardrooms.
George Michael recovering at home after collapse 6
10:43 AM — George Michael is resting at home days after being taken to hospital, the star's spokesperson has confirmed.
29th May 2014
UKIP MEP: I’ve never met a gay UKIP member who wants to get married 72
6:42 PM — Gerard Batten, the UKIP MEP for London, says equal marriage would cause a "nightmare" and that gay members of his party are "perfectly happy" not to have it.
Report: Bryan Singer accuser had close ties with separate alleged attacker 1
5:28 PM — The man accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of raping him as a teenager was friends with another man who he claims sexually abused him at the time, reports suggest.
Gay UKIP MEP: ‘Neo-right activists are responsible for gay marriage’ 35
4:44 PM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland David Coburn claims same-sex marriage is the product of “neo-right” activists.
Green Party: It’s a great shame so many MEPs didn’t sign an LGBT rights pledge 9
1:44 PM — Green Party MEP Keith Taylor has become the latest politician to criticise UKIP and the Tories for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
George Michael rushed to hospital after collapse 5
12:56 PM — Singer George Michael was rushed to hospital last week after suffering a "mystery collapse".
Channel Islands: Equal marriage campaigners meet with Chief Minister 5
11:56 AM — Equal marriage campaigners in the Channel Islands have met with the islands’ Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq.
28th May 2014
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tories defend decision of MEPs to shun ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 32
4:40 PM — The Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group is defending a decision of Tory MEPs not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Oxford students called ‘fags’ in homophobic assault 6
2:53 PM — Two students at the University of Oxford were assaulted last weekend in a homophobic attack.
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
Gay UKIP MEP slammed by charity for saying: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 22
12:01 PM — The director of Scotland’s Equality Network criticises UKIP MEP David Coburn for claiming “gay marriage breeds homophobia”.
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
US: Gay Republican slammed by colleague for coming out 10
5:21 PM — Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck has been criticised by a fellow Republican over his 2012 decision to come out as gay.
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.