31st March 2014
Gay pub torched in suspected arson attack on equal marriage weekend 1
12:18 PM — Police have arrested a man following a fire at a gay pub in Wales, which left one man seriously injured, and another five people needing hospital treatment.
Pastor who succeeded Ian Paisley warns against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland 26
11:46 AM — A Free Presbyterian minister has warned against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland, describing it as a “huge propaganda campaign”.
28th March 2014
Protests to take place in Northern Ireland over lack of equal marriage 5
4:13 PM — Demonstrations are taking place this evening by LGBT campaigners in Northern Ireland over the lack of equal marriage in the province.
Tory ministers Eric Pickles and Baroness Stowell raise rainbow flag to mark first same-sex weddings
2:31 PM — Eric Pickles and Baroness Stowell have raised the rainbow flag outside the Department for Communities and Local Government to mark Saturday's historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales.
Nigeria: Islamic courts bail 7 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws 1
1:48 PM — Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking anti-gay laws, officials say.
Nigel Farage: Equal marriage means ‘opening up a very big can of worms’ 28
12:56 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says equal marriage means "opening up a very big can of worms" - whilst refusing to confirm whether he supports the principle of the reform.
EU puts pressure on Uganda in closed talks about anti-gay law 8
10:54 AM — Ugandan officials are holding talks with EU representatives over the country's anti-homosexuality law.
27th March 2014
Video: Lesbian asylum seeker faces ‘death sentence’ if deported to Nigeria 5
2:01 PM — More than 23,000 people have signed a petition against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria who says that her girlfriend was murdered in the country and fears the same fate.
US: Gay politician announces he’s HIV positive and resigns to run HIV charity 9
12:25 PM — A Democratic Party politician in Massachusetts is stepping down from office in order to become the executive director of an HIV organisation in the state.
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
New Firefox CEO: I realise donating money to ban gays from marrying ‘caused pain’ 46
10:53 AM — The new chief executive of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, has vowed to be inclusive – despite having financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.
26th March 2014
PR guru Max Clifford tells sexual abuse trial: I can only do a ‘gay voice’
7:36 PM — Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has told a jury in his sex abuse trial the only voice he can put on is a "gay" one.
Firefox defends new CEO who donated money to ban gays from marrying 18
6:40 PM — Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, says it’s “deeply committed to honouring diversity” – despite appointing a CEO who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.
Nigel Evans: Man who accused me of sexual assault is a ‘Machiavellian’ liar
5:57 PM — Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans described a man who he is accused of sexually assaulting as a "Machiavellian” liar and “a real mess”, a court has been told.
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
Catholic priest to face prosecution for entering into sham civil partnership with Pakistani man 6
3:07 PM — A Catholic priest has been suspended and faces criminal charges after it was revealed that he entered a civil partnership with a Pakistani man to help him stay in the UK.
Killer of far-right Dutch gay politician Pim Fortuyn to be freed early 15
1:53 PM — The man who shot dead far-right Dutch gay politician Pim Fortuyn is to be freed in May.
Zimbabwe: Man who claimed stab victim was gay acquitted of attempted murder 9
12:52 PM — A man in Zimbabwe has reportedly been acquitted of stabbing a man who he says is gay.
Deputy Prime Minister orders rainbow flag to be flown to celebrate first same-sex weddings 19
12:01 PM — Nick Clegg has ordered the rainbow flag to be flown at Whitehall in order to mark the historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales this weekend, PinkNews has revealed.
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill: John Kerry is the real anti-gay villain, not Uganda’s President Museveni 30
10:58 AM — The editor of Spiked has used colonial racist language in an article attacking America’s Secretary of State for urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to understand that homosexuality is not a choice.