22nd May 2014
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is a ‘much-loved queen’, says the Daily Star 5
5:47 PM — The Daily Star couldn't help but use an old cliché in its story about Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s encounter with the Queen.
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
UK: Teen jailed for attacking gay man as he waited for victim outside Co-op shop 6
12:47 PM — A teenager has been jailed for 21 months for a homophobic attack on a gay man in Hertford.
Gay UKIP candidate arrested over alleged sexual assault on homeless Bulgarian man
11:22 AM — A UKIP candidate has been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on a homeless Bulgarian man in south-east London.
House of Lords protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
11:01 AM — Supporters of a lesbian asylum seeker who faces deportation to Uganda are holding a protest outside the House of Lords this afternoon.
21st May 2014
Charity: Domestic abuse in LGBT relationships on the rise 1
7:11 PM — The charity Broken Rainbow has launched a new campaign against domestic abuse in LGBT relationships.
Labour brands Tory anti-gay candidate a ‘bigot’ and questions how he can represent LGBT voters 19
6:25 PM — Labour is demanding the Conservatives take action against one of their local candidates who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools."
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker ‘begs UK Government’ not to deport her 2
4:15 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Saturday.
London Tory candidate: Ofsted is imposing a ‘homosexual agenda on schools’ 36
2:39 PM — A Tory candidate has been criticised by the party’s LGBT group for claiming that Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda”.
Same Love rapper Macklemore apologises for wearing ‘anti-Semitic Jew costume’ 16
12:28 PM — His support for LGBT equality is clear for all to see, but US rapper Macklemore has been left reeling after being branded “anti-Semitic”.
20th May 2014
Tory candidate: Gays, Jews and animals have rights, but what about Muslims? 61
7:29 PM — An Islamic cleric who believes gays, Jews and even animals have greater rights than Muslims is standing as a Conservative Party candidate in east London.
Met Police investigate Muslim pro-Tory, anti-gay election leaflets 15
6:44 PM — Police have launched an investigation over election leaflets urging Muslims in Newham to vote Tory amid claims the local council is run by “gays” and “atheists”.
UK Government: Ex-teachers’ leader who wants to ban LGBT groups is ‘completely wrong’ 7
4:49 PM — The Department for Education criticises the former chairman of a headteachers association, after he described a north London school’s decision to set up an LGBT club as “macabre”.
Scots TUC supports Labour MP’s campaign to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 3
3:37 PM — A campaign by Labour MP Geraint Davies to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy has received a boost after the Scottish Trade Union Congress endorsed the MP’s bill.
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is one of my ‘proudest achievements’ in government 21
1:46 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales is one of his “proudest achievements”.
UK: Teen gets 14 years for stabbing gay man in chest 56
1:09 PM — A teenager has been jailed for stabbing a gay man in the chest, piercing his heart in the process.
Nigel Farage: It’s OK to be homophobic at 70 64
11:06 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has suggested that it’s OK to be homophobic if a person is aged 70 or older.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
Stonewall: Ex-headteachers’ leader wrong to slam school for having an LGBT club 13
4:44 PM — Stonewall has criticised the former chairman of a headmasters’ association for suggesting homophobic bullying in schools was because of “too much media coverage”.