3rd March 2015
Number 10: David Cameron will ‘look’ at pardoning gay sex offences 10
3:12 PM — Downing Street has responded to Labour’s pledge of support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences by saying David Cameron will look “carefully” at the issue.
Boris Johnson: Cage should be condemning ISIS for murdering gay people 43
1:54 PM — Boris Johnson says campaign group Cage should be condemning violent acts by ISIS, such as the killing of gay men, rather than pointing the finger at MI5.
UKIP: Gay marriage has ‘stirred up trouble for the gay community’ 32
11:44 AM — The chairman of a UKIP branch in Cornwall believes Tory support for same-sex marriage “will cost the Conservatives dearly”.
MPs: LGBT asylum seekers face ‘bullying’ and ‘abuse’ in British detention centres 21
11:03 AM — A cross-party group of MPs and peers has criticised the treatment of LGBT asylum seekers detained in immigration detention centres across the UK.
26th February 2015
Uni ‘postpones’ visit by anti-gay cleric hours after Jihadi John revelation 113
6:34 PM — The University of Westminster has “postponed” a planned visit by a cleric who branded homosexuality “a scourge”.
Cleric who linked being gay with ‘cannibalism’ due at Goldsmiths’ Islamic society 90
5:10 PM — A cleric who previously was accused of linking homosexuality with the “sexual abuse of children, polyandry and cannibalism” has been invited to speak at the Islamic society of a leading London university.
YouGov: Two thirds of public say pardon men convicted of gross indecency 20
2:39 PM — Two in three voters believe the UK Government should pardon all men convicted of gross indecency under anti-gay laws, a YouGov poll shows.
Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 12
1:01 PM — More than 148,000 people have signed a petition against a Northern Ireland DUP-backed “conscience clause” bill that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
Albert Kennedy Trust: Around a quarter of homeless young people are LGBT 4
11:53 AM — Around a quarter of homeless young people are #LGBT, a report by Albert Kennedy Trust shows.
24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 28
5:45 PM — A law preventing cities in Arkansas from protecting LGBT people against discrimination came into force on Tuesday.
Swiss legislative committee backs same-sex marriage 20
1:56 PM — A Swiss legislative committee has overwhelmingly recommended that the country extends marriage rights to same-sex couples.
French President calls for tougher laws on anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech 20
11:49 AM — French President Francois Hollande has vowed to introduce tougher penalties for racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic crimes.
Ivan Massow: Gay men may not realise it, but they are Tory 93
10:52 AM — Gay men tend to be Tory-leaning in their political beliefs without even realising it, London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow has claimed.
19th February 2015
Evangelical Alliance: Christians ditching Tories over same-sex marriage 30
7:10 PM — Tens of thousands of Christians are preparing to ditch their support for the Tories due to same-sex marriage, Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Bishop: Ireland in ‘danger’ of ‘groupthink’ over same-sex marriage 30
4:08 PM — A senior Catholic bishop has warned against the “danger of groupthink” on the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
Tory activist brands feminists ‘left-wing lesbo groupies’ and ‘cretins’ 17
1:55 PM — A South Yorkshire Conservative Party activist has resigned over homophobic comments made on Twitter.
Colombia refuses to equalise adoption laws for same-sex couples 2
1:01 PM — Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.
Ghana: Celebrities condemn violent homophobic attack on music star 17
11:37 AM — The attack on Kinto has opened up a rare debate about homophobic oppression in Ghanaian society.