25th March 2014
Nick Clegg: Britain will never forget the arrival of equal marriage on Saturday 7
1:28 PM — The arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales on Saturday is a day that it's hoped Britain will always remember, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
US: Christian charity World Vision will now recognise staff in same-sex marriages 14
12:35 PM — One of America’s largest Christian charities has announced that it will recognise the rights and entitlements of employees who are in same-sex marriages.
Brighton Council urged to give LGBT businesses a boost by pedestrianising St James’s Street 1
11:34 AM — Brighton and Hove City Council is being urged to pedestrianise St James's Street, home to many of the city’s LGBT bars and shops.
Ethiopia to make homosexuality a non-pardonable offence 81
10:54 AM — Politicians in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offences considered non-pardonable under the country's amnesty law.
24th March 2014
LGBT Muslim group blasts Birmingham mosque leader for linking homosexuality to paedophilia and murder 14
8:04 PM — The chairman of a Birmingham mosque has been denounced by LGBT Muslim support group Imaan for linking homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
US Government taking ‘additional steps’ over Uganda’s anti-gay law 3
7:28 PM — The US Government is looking at taking “additional steps” in protecting LGBT citizens facing persecution from Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Tory MP Priti Patel: Gay comedian who had relationship with dead teen should be named
6:18 PM — A gay comedian who an inquest found had a relationship with a male fashion student who later killed himself should be named, Conservative MP Priti Patel has said.
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston frustrated that Nigel Evans sex allegations could not be investigated by Speaker
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston was frustrated that sexual assault and rape allegations made against Nigel Evans could not be investigated by Speaker John Bercow, a court has heard.
UK: Gay magazine to be axed after 14 years 5
3:49 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has announced that outnorthwest, its community magazine, will no longer be published.
Stonewall rejects allegations from Ben Summerskill that chair of board was sacked 12
2:58 PM — Stonewall has denied accusations by its former chief executive Ben Summerskill that Jacqueline Davies’ departure as chair of the board was a result of being pushed from the role.
21st March 2014
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill is damaging charity by attacking staff, trustees and sponsors 16
7:21 PM — The former chair of the board of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says Ben Summerskill is "in danger of undermining" his legacy with the gay rights charity due to critical remarks on Twitter.
Bishop of Portsmouth: Catholic MPs who voted for equal marriage should be banned from communion 40
4:41 PM — The Bishop of Portsmouth says Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Holy Communion for going against their faith.
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: ‘Homosexuality is the new sodomy slave trade’ 71
1:25 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana says gay people are “sick” who need “psychotic” treatment and that "Africa must resist a new sodomy slave trade".
Gibraltar approves civil partnerships bill 13
11:13 AM — A bill legalising civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Gibraltar has been approved by the island’s Parliament.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
HIV charities praise Ed Miliband’s call for greater HIV prevention investment 1
4:30 PM — Britain’s leading HIV charities have welcomed calls by Labour leader Ed Miliband for doctors to increase HIV testing and for greater investment in prevention.
Alleged Nigel Evans rape victim warned he would ‘get Nigelled’
3:16 PM — A university student who alleges former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him was warned by colleagues he would "get Nigelled" before going to his home, Preston Crown Court has heard.
Exclusive- Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs 14
2:01 PM — Ed Miliband tells PinkNews that ministers must take "responsibility" over the failure of GPs to offer comprehensive HIV testing, and that it’s "crucial" the Government invests more in HIV prevention whilst also waking up to the "food bank" crisis.