16th April 2014
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 13
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay US celebrity 11
10:43 AM — Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful LGBT celebrity in the US.
15th April 2014
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts: I don’t care if people feel I should have come out sooner 2
6:08 PM — Robin Roberts, co-host of Good Morning America, has dismissed the idea she should have come out sooner by saying, “Some people like their anonymity”.
Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins to appear at National AIDS Trust gala 1
5:25 PM — Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins will all appear at the National AIDS Trust’s Spring Awakening fundraiser next month, the charity says.
Northern Ireland: Gay rights campaigner in fatal overdose hours after homophobic assault 25
4:01 PM — An inquest has heard police took three hours to gain entry to a flat where a gay man had taken an overdose.
Tory in ‘sex party’ expenses row ‘banned’ from standing as 2015 parliamentary candidate 4
2:53 PM — The former head of a Tory research unit has been banned from standing as a party candidate at the 2015 general election, having been accused of using public money to fund a sex party.
Survey: 26.5% of women are bisexual 5
1:39 PM — A study into female sexuality shows 26.5% of women surveyed are bisexual - and many do express a preference for one gender or another.
UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death 167
12:25 PM — The UN has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
London: Labour MP to raise case of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker with Home Office
3:59 PM — Labour MP John Cryer has intervened in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker living in east London who is facing deportation to Uganda.
The head of Christian Concern is horrified that a gay chaplain has married his partner 45
2:56 PM — Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams has slammed a senior clergyman for marrying his same-sex partner.
UK: Terminally ill gay man dies three days after marrying husband 8
1:48 PM — A gay man has died three days after marrying his partner of 23 years in Oldham.
Nigel Evans rejects Channel 4 News ‘Sexminster’ image of Parliament 3
12:31 PM — MP Nigel Evans says that he does not recognise the "Sexminster" image of late night boozing and inappropriate sexual behaviour in Parliament, recently depicted in a report by Channel 4 News.
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.
UK: Teen found guilty of stabbing gay man in heart 7
10:44 AM — A teenager on trial for the attempted murder of a 35-year-old gay man has been found guilty.
11th April 2014
Ed Miliband: I will create a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities 3
7:09 PM — Labour would have a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities if it won the next election, Ed Miliband has announced.
Tory minister Alan Duncan: Anti-gay laws are a problem in ‘primitive cultures’ 35
6:22 PM — International Development Minister Alan Duncan has rejected calls to cut foreign aid to countries with anti-gay laws.
UK: Gay man murdered wife with vacuum cleaner pipe in order to hide sexuality 17
5:17 PM — A former Royal Bank of Scotland employee has been sentenced to life for murdering his wife and incinerating her body to stop her revealing his sexuality.
Former Stonewall CEO: ‘Sexual harassment part of the culture of Westminster’ 5
3:41 PM — The former chief executive of Stonewall claims to have heard of “dozens of cases from men and women” of alleged sexual harassment at Westminster.