5th June 2014
Ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ resigns 15
1:55 PM — A former UKIP councillor who described gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts” has resigned.
Dublin: Three arrested after attack at gay cruising spot 9
1:40 PM — Police are investigating an alleged assault at a cruising spot in Dublin.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
Christopher Biggins: ‘The Sultan of Brunei looks like an old queen’ 33
11:39 AM — Entertainer Christopher Biggins has mocked the Sultan of Brunei's support for anti-gay legislation, saying he "looks like an old queen anyway."
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
Gay marriage resembles ‘Sodom’, says pastor linked to Northern Ireland First Minister 7
4:57 PM — Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson appears to be sticking by an anti-gay, anti-Muslim preacher.
Russian politician tells UK: Why not allow ‘monkeys and perverts’ to marry? 59
4:15 PM — A homophobic Russian politician has taken a dim view of Britain allowing gay nationals to marry at its embassy in Moscow.
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.
Roger Helmer: I prefer straight activity, does that make me homophobic? 59
2:24 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has suggested that he’s unfairly been portrayed as a homophobe – whilst also defending Ken Clarke’s previous controversial comments about rape.
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
Anti-gay Ugandan Foreign Minister rejects criticism of his UN appointment 20
5:30 PM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has rejected criticism of his appointment to become the next president of the UN General Assembly.
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.
UK: Teen punched gay man and said: ‘What do you want faggot?’ 3
3:18 PM — A teenager who launched a drunken attack at a gay man in Swindon has been jailed for breaking his suspended sentence.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: Those cleared of sex charges should receive counselling 7
2:00 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says people who are cleared of sexual offences should be entitled to the same counselling that is offered to crime victims.
Novelist claims Ronald Reagan was worried that his son was gay
1:12 PM — Former US President Ronald Reagan was worried his son, Ron Reagan, could have been gay, novelist Christopher Buckley claims.
Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill calls photographer ‘faggot’ 17
12:04 PM — US actor Jonah Hill has been captured hurling anti-gay slurs at a photographer in LA.
2nd June 2014
Peter Tatchell: Kate Middleton’s decision to visit The Dorchester is ‘hugely disappointing’ for gay rights 30
6:11 PM — Peter Tatchell has blasted the Duchess of Cambridge for visiting a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei.