10th February 2015
Jeb Bush aide tweeted that burping in the gym is a way of saying: ‘I’m not gay’ 36
1:35 PM — A technology guru hired by Jeb Bush to help with his 2016 presidential run has been forced to delete several offensive tweets.
Chris Bryant: Bafta needs to do more to reflect Britain’s ethnic diversity 12
11:38 AM — Shadow Arts Minister Chris Bryant has criticised the “disturbing” lack of diversity in British film-making, after no black or ethnic minority performers were honoured at the Baftas.
Poll: 43% of Americans ‘uncomfortable’ bringing a child to a same-sex wedding 33
10:51 AM — Research by GLAAD shows some non-LGBT Americans still report substantial levels of discomfort with LGBT co-workers, family, and neighbours, despite historic legal progress for marriage equality.
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
Sir Alan Duncan defends Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 18
4:57 PM — Sir Alan Duncan has laughed off Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth's infamous rant about "the aggressive homosexual community" by saying "that’s very Gerald".
Outrage over Marine Le Pen’s visit to Oxford University 73
2:19 PM — More than 200 demonstrators have pledged to protest outside the Oxford Union ahead of a planned evening appearance by FN leader Marine Le Pen.
Caroline Lucas urges government to save Broken Rainbow helpline 8
12:32 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has called on the government to protecting funding for LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow UK.
Perez Hilton evicted from Celebrity Big Brother 16
11:34 AM — Perez Hilton has become the seventh housemate to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire denies money laundering and misconduct
10:38 AM — Nikki Sinclaire has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and misconduct in public office.
Increase in referrals for young trans people due to ‘wider acceptance’ 3
9:56 AM — There has been a steady rise in the number of young people being referred to support services for help with transgender issues, figures from a London NHS trust show.
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.
Labour ‘lazy and wrong’ over anti-gay bullying, says IBTimes journalist 31
6:35 PM — A journalist for the International Business Times has criticised Labour’s new drive to tackle homophobic bullying.
Tributes paid to pioneering gay journalist Michael Mason
2:57 PM — Tributes have been paid to one of the pioneers of British LGBT journalism, Michael Mason, who died at the weekend.
UKIP candidate who branded gay people ‘perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ quits 12
1:44 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” has resigned from the party.
UKIP considers legal action in Holocaust row with school 43
12:52 PM — UKIP is considering legal action against a school in Derby that it claims linked the party with the Holocaust during an assembly.
Police called to O2 restaurant after mum complains of gay porn on computer screen 113
11:53 AM — Police were called to a restaurant at London’s O2 after a mother was left feeling "sick" when her young children viewed an explicit gay sex scene on a restaurant booking screen.
29th January 2015
Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ 104
6:29 PM — A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
Julie Hesmondhalgh: Corrie fans might be surprised by my Cucumber role 4
5:24 PM — Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh says that Coronation Street fans could have a hard time reconciling her Cucumber character with Hayley Cropper.
UK radio station: We want to serve everyone, not just LGBT listeners 1
3:09 PM — A local radio station has urged Ofcom to allow it to broaden its appeal so it no longer exclusively caters for young people and the LGBT community.
Nicky Morgan backs Ofsted over decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 69
1:55 PM — Nicky Morgan has strongly defended the decision of Ofsted inspectors to ask children in Christian schools about their knowledge of same-sex relationships.