31st January 2014
DUP makes formal complaint against academic over gay suicide claims 14
3:16 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party says it has made a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the DUP may have been responsible for gay youngsters killing themselves.
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
UK health alert issued for gay men over rising cases of Shigella dysentery 15
12:51 PM — Health experts are concerned by a rise in cases of Shigella dysentery among gay and bisexual men.
NI Attorney General: The UK Supreme Court’s pro-gay ruling forces Christians to be ‘complicit’ with sin 43
12:12 PM — Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has criticised a ruling by the UK Supreme Court against homophobic discrimination and suggests it forces Christians to be “complicit” with sin.
UK: Labour councillor denies using anti-gay slur in argument with colleague 4
11:17 AM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale denies accusations of homophobia, following an investigation by police.
30th January 2014
MP Margot James slams fellow Tory MP for supporting HIV migrant ban 1
4:50 PM — Margot James has criticised fellow Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston for supporting an amendment that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from entering the UK.
Tory MPs branded ‘shameful’ by HIV charity for supporting migrant ban on people with HIV 4
2:43 PM — The National AIDS Trust says it’s appalled by a Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from coming to the UK.
Terrence Higgins Trust: The government must stop dragging its feet on sex education 2
2:09 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has expressed its disappointment at the House of Lords and of government for failing to make sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in all schools.
Tory MPs urge Home Secretary to ban people with HIV from coming to the UK 20
1:13 PM — Several Tory MPs are supporting an amendment to the Immigration Bill that would allow Theresa May to restrict the movement of people with HIV from coming to the UK.
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
29th January 2014
Amnesty stages ballet protest outside Russian embassy over anti-gay laws 1
7:19 PM — Amnesty International has staged a protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws by getting ballet dancers to perform outside the Russian embassy in London.
Princess Anne to attend Winter Olympics, but David Cameron is too busy 4
6:32 PM — Downing Street says David Cameron turned down Vladimir Putin’s invitation to attend the Winter Olympics, but not because of Russia’s stance on gay rights.
London: Somali women protest over lesbian adoption decision 72
3:38 PM — More than 50 Somali women in north-west London have staged a protest at the decision of authorities to place a child into the care of a lesbian couple.
UK Government rejects Labour sex education amendment as unnecessary 6
2:31 PM — An amendment that failed to be carried in the Lords in favour of making sex and relationship education compulsory at all ages was dismissed by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Health charity Brook ‘disappointed but not deterred’ by Lords vote against compulsory sex education 2
1:03 PM — Brook CEO Simon Blake says he's "disappointed" by the House of Lords for voting against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools.
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
UK: Tribunal hears boss called gay man a ‘c*** sucker’ and asked if he had AIDS 11
11:06 AM — A managing director who used homophobic language to describe a gay employee, also asked if the man had AIDS, a tribunal hears.
28th January 2014
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women 5
6:01 PM — Clinicians need to do more in tackling health concerns for gay and bisexual women, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation has recommended in a new study.
Broadcaster Alice Arnold: It would be ‘bizarre’ to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics 23
4:44 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says it would be “bizarre” to boycott the Winter Olympics over Russia’s position on gay rights.