19th May 2014
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF councillor calls for gay rights to be respected 3
12:44 PM — In a move likely to anger the party’s leadership, a Zanu PF councillor in central Zimbabwe says he supports gay rights.
Ex-Headteachers’ leader: School LGBT groups could lead to paedophilia 39
11:45 AM — The former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference has condemned a prestigious private school for launching an LGBT club.
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
Former Tory Chairman: Stonewall’s refusal to boycott Dorchester ‘doesn’t make sense’ 28
2:49 PM — Former Conservative Party Chairman Lord Deben has criticised Stonewall’s decision not to boycott a hotel chain owned by the Brunei Government.
Stonewall boss refuses to boycott hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei who wants to execute gays 227
12:54 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, has criticised a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain, saying the campaign will only harm Brunei’s LGBT community.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: ‘Rape suspects need anonymity’ 23
11:00 AM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says it’s time rape suspects were granted anonymity and has expressed sadness over the arrest of Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
Prestigious magazine awards snubs Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei’s death-by-stoning law for gays 28
3:01 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The British Society of Magazine Editors has announced it will not stage its awards dinner at a London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei – due to his country’s new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Morocco: 6 men jailed on ‘homosexuality’ charges 5
11:08 AM — Six men have been jailed in Morocco on various charges including "homosexuality".
14th May 2014
TUC: LGBT workers face a ‘mental health crisis’ caused by austerity 21
5:11 PM — LGBT workers are facing a “mental health crisis” caused by “recession and austerity”, says TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
Green Party: EU membership should be on condition of protecting LGBT rights 8
3:10 PM — Any country seeking to join the European Union must safeguard the rights of its LGBT citizens, says Green Party MEP Keith Taylor.
Exclusive: Nick Clegg: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to denounce homophobia’ 15
12:29 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the Archbishop of Canterbury for speaking out against homophobia and for his "honesty" over his position on same-sex marriage.
13th May 2014
NUS: LGBT students face widespread bullying and harassment at university 7
6:36 PM — One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual students has experienced bullying or harassment at a university campus, with the figure rising to one in three for trans students, a new report reveals.
Gay Flybe pilot stabbed to death by partner, court told
4:16 PM — The partner of a former RAF pilot, who worked for the airline Flybe, denies murdering the victim.
Homophobic crime in London up by more than 5% 29
12:03 PM — Homophobic crime in London has increased by 5.6% reversing a previous decline, latest figures from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
Stena Line to appeal decision to award sacked dock worker £45,000 over anti-gay abuse 12
10:50 AM — A Belfast dock worker sacked after reacting to homophobic abuse in his job has been awarded £45,000 in compensation – although his employer, Stena Line, is to appeal.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.