21st March 2014
Gibraltar approves civil partnerships bill 13
11:13 AM — A bill legalising civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Gibraltar has been approved by the island’s Parliament.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
HIV charities praise Ed Miliband’s call for greater HIV prevention investment 1
4:30 PM — Britain’s leading HIV charities have welcomed calls by Labour leader Ed Miliband for doctors to increase HIV testing and for greater investment in prevention.
Alleged Nigel Evans rape victim warned he would ‘get Nigelled’
3:16 PM — A university student who alleges former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him was warned by colleagues he would "get Nigelled" before going to his home, Preston Crown Court has heard.
Exclusive- Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs 14
2:01 PM — Ed Miliband tells PinkNews that ministers must take "responsibility" over the failure of GPs to offer comprehensive HIV testing, and that it’s "crucial" the Government invests more in HIV prevention whilst also waking up to the "food bank" crisis.
Video: Irish footballer praised for gay-inclusive victory speech 12
12:57 PM — An Irish Gaelic footballer has been praised by gay rights groups for his inclusive speech at the All-Ireland Club Championship senior final.
Peter Tatchell becomes a patron of anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group 36
12:13 PM — Peter Tatchell has been made a patron of the Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group, Tell Mama.
Scotland: Woman fined £250 for calling two gay men ‘poofs’ 7
11:15 AM — A woman who shouted homophobic abuse at two gay men, calling them “poofs”, has been fined £250 by a court in Inverness.
19th March 2014
Court told Nigel Evans sexually abused man in Westminster kitchen
5:53 PM — A man who claims Nigel Evans sexually abused him in a darkened kitchen at Westminster told two MPs about the alleged attack, a jury hears.
Scotland: Mother fined £200 for punching gay son and calling him a ‘dirty queer’ 23
5:21 PM — A mother who punched her son in the face after he came out as gay has been fined £200 by a court in Perth.
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 73
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.
London: Protest due to take place outside Ugandan Commission over anti-gay laws 1
1:42 PM — A protest outside Uganda's High Commission in London is taking place this afternoon.
National Secular Society condemns regulator for dropping case against Catholic anti-gay adoption agency 8
12:50 PM — The National Secular Society has expressed its dismay that a Scottish Catholic adoption agency can continue to discriminate against same-sex couples.
President of Uganda: Polygamy is part of African life – homosexuality is not 21
12:18 PM — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused the West of double standards for criminalising polygamy whilst approving of homosexuality.
Tony Blair: With hindsight maybe I should have gone for equal marriage and not just civil partnerships 37
11:01 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has questioned whether it might have been possible to have achieved marriage equality during his time in office.
18th March 2014
Welsh Christian Mayor bans gay couples from using B&B double rooms 120
6:27 PM — The Christian Party Mayor of Llandrindod Wells says European judges should allow him the right to refuse same-sex couples from sharing a double room at his B&B.
Poll: 39% of footballers witness homophobic abuse 1
5:01 PM — A survey of 200 footballers has shown 39% have witnessed homophobic abuse in stadiums and on the training ground or in the dressing room.
African leaders may shun EU summit over sanctions imposed on Uganda and Nigeria for their anti-gay laws 11
2:53 PM — An organisation representing African nations says leaders from the continent may pull out of an upcoming European summit over efforts to impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria.
Faroe Islands: Equal marriage bill voted down 25
2:14 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been defeated on the Faroe Islands.