15th July 2014
WHO accused of ‘perpetuating gay stereotypes’ with PrEP announcement 70
4:20 PM — Journalist Patrick McAleenan has questioned the WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using antiretroviral drugs as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
Gay Tory MP Nick Boles given ministerial responsibilities for equal marriage 14
1:40 PM — Junior Conservative minister Nick Boles has been given specific responsibilities for same-sex marriage, as part of today’s reshuffle, Downing Street confirms.
Will Nicky Morgan champion LGBT equality in schools as Education Secretary? 8
12:02 PM — Michael Gove, who previously resisted updating sex education guidance in schools, has been replaced by a minister who voted against same-sex marriage - and is now responsible for the entire equalities brief and all of schools.
10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
5:59 PM — A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
Home Office defends deportation of gay asylum seeker to Cameroon 4
2:47 PM — The Home Office has defended the pending deportation of a gay asylum seeker to Cameroon, as the department is criticised by a senior judge.
Matthew Wright: Final wish of gay icon Elizabeth Taylor was to have blue plaque outside London home 4
1:37 PM — Channel 5 presenter Matthew Wright says the late Elizabeth Taylor should be honoured with a blue plaque outside her London home for her campaigning work on HIV.
Same-sex couples could be banned from ballroom dancing by UK governing body 44
12:07 PM — The British Dance Council is set to consider a proposal that would ban same-sex dance partners from ballroom competitions.
Dominica Prime Minister: ‘We will never accept same-sex marriage’ 28
11:00 AM — The Prime Minister of Dominica has ruled out introducing same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry Butler-Sloss said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ 34
5:58 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales.
Uganda: Police arrest 5 ‘suspected homosexuals’ 4
5:37 PM — Police in Uganda have arrested five individuals suspected of breaking the country’s laws against same-sex sexual activity.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker and LGBT campaigner faces deportation on Sunday 2
3:54 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
Ann Widdecombe backs anti-gay marriage Belfast bakery 97
2:54 PM — Ann Widdecombe is supporting the owners of a Belfast bakery who refused to make a cake featuring a pro-equal marriage message.
8th July 2014
Paul O’Grady: Drag queens were the Vera Lynns of south London in the 1980s 4
6:23 PM — Paul O’Grady has described what it meant to be a drag queen at the height of the AIDS epidemic
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
Asylum seeker persecuted by ‘anti-gay mobs’ faces deportation to Cameroon 5
3:13 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is facing deportation to Cameroon from Britain by the Home Office.
LGBT charity Albert Kennedy Trust celebrates 25th anniversary 2
2:43 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps homeless LGBT young people, has marked its 25th anniversary.
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.