26th May 2014
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
Tory anti-gay candidate fails to be elected in Newham 15
1:04 PM — A Tory candidate who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools” has failed to be elected in east London.
London: Gay former Tory mayor loses council seat
12:23 PM — The controversial political career of the self-described “King of Bling” came to an end on Friday.
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.
Technician who wore mariachi outfit to work claims CNN fired him ‘for being gay’ 14
1:52 PM — A former CNN technician is suing the news channel for $60 million, claiming he was fired due to his sexual orientation.
Lib Dem trans campaigner Sarah Brown loses council seat 6
1:00 PM — Transgender campaigner and Liberal Democrat politician Sarah Brown has failed to be re-elected as a councillor in Cambridge.
Brighton Pride introduces ticketing for St James’s Street party 14
12:04 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride have introduced ticketing for this year’s Pride Street Party.
Home Office halts deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 6
11:03 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
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”.