18th March 2014
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.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
Bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin arrested over allegations of anti-gay abuse 1
10:52 AM — The bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin has been arrested on suspicion of directing homophobic abuse at a woman near a party fundraiser in Merseyside.
14th March 2014
Bristol Pride blasts mayor appointment of councillor who made anti-gay jibe about Ian McKellen 5
7:10 PM — Bristol Pride has criticised the mayoral appointment of a councillor who said he was “disturbed” that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools.
NYC: Deaths from AIDS-related illnesses falls to 609
5:11 PM — Officials say the number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses in New York City has fallen, but it still stands at a very high figure.
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported in Texas
3:00 PM — A woman in Texas is believed to have contracted HIV in a rare case of female-to-female transmission.
Central and North West London NHS Trust ranked top of Stonewall healthcare list
1:14 PM — Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has been named the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England by Stonewall.
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband: Britain is ready for a gay Prime Minister 21
12:27 PM — The UK’s main three political leaders say there’s nothing to stop a gay politician from running the country.
Tony Benn: ‘Long before it was accepted I did support gay rights’ 9
11:16 AM — Tributes are being paid to Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most progressive politicians, who has died at the age of 88.
13th March 2014
Biography claims Roy Jenkins was seduced by Tony Crosland 5
7:32 PM — Former Labour home secretary Roy Jenkins was seduced by a gay university friend who later became a Cabinet colleague, a new biography claims.
Joey Barton tells students: Football is making ‘so much progress’ against homophobia 2
6:52 PM — Football star Joey Barton says the game has made "so much progress" on tackling homophobia.
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.