20th March 2014
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.
Philadelphia man uses gay sex ad to blackmail victim 9
12:05 PM — A man in the US city of Philadelphia faces five years in jail for blackmailing a man who responded to the offer of sex in an online advert.
Hong Kong: Christian school bans gay teachers 6
11:02 AM — A Christian school in Hong Kong has imposed a ban on gay teachers under a controversial "morality contract".
17th March 2014
Malaysian Ex-Deputy Prime Minister convicted on sodomy charges denies links to captain of flight MH370 1
6:17 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim – who earlier this month was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges – has criticised attempts to link him to Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Tory Vice Chair: Sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans were ‘out of character’
5:04 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant has described sexual assault allegations against MP Nigel Evans as "out of character".
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 49
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
George Michael: I haven’t used cannabis for more than 18 months 5
2:26 PM — George Michael says he is no longer using cannabis and instead prefers watching episodes of Coronation Street.
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.