30th April 2014
Gay rights charity Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
1:11 PM — Stonewall has appointed Jan Gooding as its new chair of trustees, the charity announces.
Fox News host jokes: ‘George Clooney is gay’ 4
12:11 PM — A Fox News pundit has insisted he was only "joking" when he called George Clooney gay.
India: Gay college student kills 11-year-old relative after having sex with him 31
11:08 AM — A gay Indian college student has been arrested for killing a boy who he had sex with.
29th April 2014
The Sun brands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer a ‘bigot’ 10
5:34 PM — Roger Helmer's annoyance with The Sun newspaper may stem from the fact he was branded a "bigot" today in its leader section.
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
Pakistan: Paramedic who admits to murdering 3 gay men appears in court 7
2:53 PM — A 28-year-old paramedic, suspected of murdering several men in Pakistan, has appeared in court.
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: I have never said ‘It’s OK to despise gay people’ 22
1:23 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has accused The Sun of misquoting him in comments about his views on homosexuality.
28th April 2014
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage 37
6:12 PM — An independent councillor in Brighton who protested over equal marriage and was then expelled from the Green Party has torn into her former colleagues.
DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage vote 26
4:52 PM — Tuesday’s planned vote on equal marriage has been vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party.
Max Clifford, who said he could only do a ‘gay voice’, found guilty of sex charges 7
3:50 PM — PR guru Max Clifford, who told a jury in his sex abuse trial the only voice he can put on is a “gay” one, has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.
Christopher Biggins: ‘Bisexuals are not real people and they ruin women’s lives’ 199
2:24 PM — Broadcaster and actor Christopher Biggins has claimed that bisexuals use their sexuality as a way of hiding that they are gay.
Pakistan: Paramedic admits to killing 3 gay men, describing homosexuality as ‘evil’ 25
1:04 PM — A 28-year-old paramedic, who wanted to eliminate the "evil” of homosexuality from Pakistan society, has been arrested for killing several gay men he met online.
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.
25th April 2014
Ex-Labour official Dan Hodges: Nigel Farage is not a ‘homophobe’ or ‘racist’ 98
6:44 PM — Former Labour official Dan Hodges says UKIP leader Nigel Farage is not a "racist" or a "homophobe" but that his party is worse than the BNP.
UK: Unitarian church given green light to perform same-sex marriages 3
5:26 PM — A Unitarian church in Cambridge has been told it can begin marrying gay couples following a bureaucratic delay.
Graham Norton: I’m too lazy to host Strictly 5
3:31 PM — Graham Norton has played down talk of him succeeding Sir Bruce Forsyth as Strictly Come Dancing host.
BBC DJ and British Bake Off star to host Stonewall Equality Walk 1
2:57 PM — BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite will host next month’s Stonewall Equality Walk in Brighton.