17th April 2014
Australia: Man found guilty of killing partner after victim tells him he’s HIV positive 5
11:03 AM — A man in Sydney has been convicted of killing and raping his male partner after he was told of his HIV status.
16th April 2014
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 47
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
Over 100,000 tell IOC: No more Olympic Games in countries with anti-gay laws 2
6:28 PM — More than 100,000 people have signed an All Out petition calling on the International Olympic Committee to make sure that future Olympic events are not held in countries with anti-gay laws.
Northern Ireland Assembly set to debate equal marriage 21
5:52 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate equal marriage on 29 April in a motion filed by several MLAs.
Daily Mail columnist: Churchill wouldn’t have minded a male Tory MP having sex with a soldier in a park 15
4:22 PM — Controversial Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has made a surprising reference to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an editorial about patriotism.
Alan Carr: ‘The most homophobia I get is from gays’ 128
2:12 PM — Alan Carr has dismissed criticism of his new advertising campaign for animal charity PETA by saying: “Don't worry Twitter they'll be another bandwagon you can jump on in a minute.”
Is Alan Carr’s new charity ad for PETA a clichéd stereotype or just harmless fun? 65
1:07 PM — Alan Carr’s new adverting campaign for animal charity PETA has sparked a mixed reaction on Twitter, with many accusing it of pandering to stereotypes.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers charged with possession of cocaine and ketamine 1
11:57 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been charged with drug possession.
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 13
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay US celebrity 11
10:43 AM — Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful LGBT celebrity in the US.
15th April 2014
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts: I don’t care if people feel I should have come out sooner 2
6:08 PM — Robin Roberts, co-host of Good Morning America, has dismissed the idea she should have come out sooner by saying, “Some people like their anonymity”.
Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins to appear at National AIDS Trust gala 1
5:25 PM — Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins will all appear at the National AIDS Trust’s Spring Awakening fundraiser next month, the charity says.
Northern Ireland: Gay rights campaigner in fatal overdose hours after homophobic assault 25
4:01 PM — An inquest has heard police took three hours to gain entry to a flat where a gay man had taken an overdose.
Tory in ‘sex party’ expenses row ‘banned’ from standing as 2015 parliamentary candidate 4
2:53 PM — The former head of a Tory research unit has been banned from standing as a party candidate at the 2015 general election, having been accused of using public money to fund a sex party.
Survey: 26.5% of women are bisexual 5
1:39 PM — A study into female sexuality shows 26.5% of women surveyed are bisexual - and many do express a preference for one gender or another.
UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death 167
12:25 PM — The UN has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
London: Labour MP to raise case of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker with Home Office
3:59 PM — Labour MP John Cryer has intervened in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker living in east London who is facing deportation to Uganda.
The head of Christian Concern is horrified that a gay chaplain has married his partner 45
2:56 PM — Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams has slammed a senior clergyman for marrying his same-sex partner.