2nd October 2014
Tory Minister retweets ‘Labour is full of queers’ poem 34
1:24 PM — Business Minister Matthew Hancock has retweeted a poem suggesting the Labour Party “is full of queers”.
Joan Rivers wanted Michelle Obama to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race
11:59 AM — In an interview conducted just days before her death, Joan Rivers spoke of her plans for the future and joked that Michelle Obama should appear on RuPaul's Drag Race.
Stephen Fry: I’m the only person I hurt with my drug use 20
10:13 AM — There is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse, Stephen Fry says.
1st October 2014
Nicky Morgan: Teachers support sex and relationships education 4
5:50 PM — Nicky Morgan says the majority of teachers she has spoken to fully support sex and relationships education.
Northern Ireland Health Minister announces consultation on HIV self-testing kits
4:15 PM — Health Minister Jim Wells has announced a consultation on removing the ban on HIV self-testing kits in Northern Ireland.
Meet the ‘Gimp Man of Essex’ who’s raising money for charity 6
3:21 PM — A rubber fetishist who raises money by going out in public in a bondage suit says he’s also doing it to challenge stereotypes.
30th September 2014
Ex-Deputy Mayor of London: I will stand up for gay rights in UKIP 20
6:28 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defended joining UKIP, telling PinkNews that he will continue to fight for equality.
Tony Blair: It’s very difficult to raise gay rights with anti-gay leaders 11
1:27 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says it’s “very difficult” to raise the subject of gay rights with anti-gay leaders.
Gay Tory Ex-Deputy Mayor of London defects to UKIP 12
12:25 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defected from the Tories to UKIP.
Poll: 60% of Tory councillors say David Cameron was wrong to legalise gay marriage 35
11:18 AM — A poll of more than 1,000 Conservative councillors has found 60% disagree with same-sex marriage - with one councillor suggesting David Cameron has played "God" over the issue.
26th September 2014
Tony Blair: ‘Gay rights is a significant part of my legacy’ 31
8:00 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says gay rights will form “a significant part” of his legacy.
25th September 2014
Labour accused of protecting ‘paedophiles in Rotherham’ by gay UKIP candidate. 55
5:20 PM — A gay UKIP parliamentary candidate has accused Labour of protecting “paedophiles in Rotherham” and of homophobia.
UK: Preacher who called for gays to be stoned to death held in terror arrests
11:26 AM — Anti-gay preacher Anjem Choudary has been arrested, along with eight other men, on suspicion of membership of a banned organisation.
Devon LGBT group: Local paper published anti-gay hate speech 3
10:35 AM — A Devon LGBT campaign group has condemned a Devon newspaper columnist for describing homosexuality as an “aberration”.
24th September 2014
Mumsnet piles pressure on Education Secretary over compulsory sex education 1
6:41 PM — Parenting site Mumsnet has joined with several other groups in calls for Nicky Morgan to make sex and relationships education a statutory requirement for all schools.
Mail columnist shocked that Pride doesn’t give a positive portrayal of Thatcher 17
5:33 PM — Right-wing columnist Stephen Glover appears mystified that a film highlighting Margaret Thatcher’s role in defeating the miners’ strike avoids showing the ex-PM in a favourable light.
Senior Tory MP slams anti-gay Devon columnist for ‘repellent’ views 11
3:18 PM — Dr Sarah Wollaston has condemned the “repellent” remarks of a Devon newspaper columnist who described homosexuality as an “aberration”.
23rd September 2014
This is one of the most amazing coming out speeches by a senator ever! 3
7:01 PM — Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo has come out as gay in true style.
Ex-Culture Secretary tells anti-gay columnist: You’re a coward for staying hidden 7
6:04 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has condemned a Devon newspaper columnist for describing homosexuality as an "aberration”.
Ed Miliband: Lord Cashman will be my LGBT rights envoy 7
4:27 PM — Ed Miliband says Lord Michael Cashman will serve as the party’s LGBT rights envoy - at a time when internationally LGBT rights "are going backwards".