2nd May 2014
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
BBC 5 Live presenter: ‘Gay is the new defence for Jamaicans who want to stay in Britain’ 16
11:34 AM — BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Dotun Adebayo has suggested that Jamaicans who face deportation should claim to be gay in order to remain in Britain.
1st May 2014
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
UK: Two men jailed for throwing gay man in river, calling him ‘queer’ 23
4:26 PM — Two men have been jailed for attacking a 36-year-old gay man and throwing him in the River Humber.
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime 4
2:00 PM — The Coalition is making significant progress in the battle against hate crime, Lib Dem minister Norman Baker says.
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide 24
1:07 PM — PinkNews can exclusively reveal that extremist leaflets from a Christian UKIP group were handed out at the party’s March conference.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘Homosexuality is not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect’ 38
11:08 AM — The rift between The Sun and UKIP MEP Roger Helmer shows no sign of ending, with the paper defending its decision to brand him a “bigot” for his views on homosexuality.
30th April 2014
UKIP donor: Gay people are incapable of love and wives cannot be raped by their husbands 58
7:20 PM — A UKIP donor says gay people are incapable of love, believes women should be banned from wearing trousers, and has warped views about rape.
Australian gay former news anchor dies of pancreatic cancer
6:10 PM — One of Australia’s most recognisable news broadcasters has died just months after coming out as gay.
Christians who believe gay parents ‘blight’ a child’s development hold London conference 18
4:58 PM — Anti-gay Christians who claim same-sex parents resemble a possible “blight on normal human development” have staged a conference in London.
Remembering the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack 15 years on 10
2:46 PM — The 15th anniversary of the worst homophobic attack to ever occur in Britain will be marked this evening.
Gay rights charity Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
1:11 PM — Stonewall has appointed Jan Gooding as its new chair of trustees, the charity announces.
Fox News host jokes: ‘George Clooney is gay’ 4
12:11 PM — A Fox News pundit has insisted he was only "joking" when he called George Clooney gay.
India: Gay college student kills 11-year-old relative after having sex with him 31
11:08 AM — A gay Indian college student has been arrested for killing a boy who he had sex with.
29th April 2014
The Sun brands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer a ‘bigot’ 10
5:34 PM — Roger Helmer's annoyance with The Sun newspaper may stem from the fact he was branded a "bigot" today in its leader section.
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
Pakistan: Paramedic who admits to murdering 3 gay men appears in court 7
2:53 PM — A 28-year-old paramedic, suspected of murdering several men in Pakistan, has appeared in court.
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: I have never said ‘It’s OK to despise gay people’ 22
1:23 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has accused The Sun of misquoting him in comments about his views on homosexuality.
28th April 2014
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.