17th February 2015
Anti-gay Duck Dynasty star gets ‘free-speech’ award 65
6:48 PM — Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star notorious for his anti-gay remarks, has been named the recipient of a free-speech award.
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
12th February 2015
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
Manchester: Thief steals flowers from memorial to gay teenager
12:19 PM — Flowers from a memorial in Manchester’s Canal Street dedicated to a teenager who lost his life in a road collision have been stolen.
UKIP-supporting Christian publisher defends ‘depraved sodomites’ newsletter 25
11:17 AM — A Christian publishing firm has defended printing a UKIP-authorised group's newsletter branding gay people "depraved sodomites".
10th February 2015
Stephen Fry’s husband Elliott Spencer says ‘humour’ key to their relationship 11
7:16 PM — Stephen Fry’s new husband has spoken for the first time about their relationship.
Manchester: Man who fractured skull of homophobic drunk pest avoids jail 8
6:29 PM — A man who attacked another man for harassing a group of gay women in Manchester has been spared jail.
Texas to perform at Manchester Pride
5:16 PM — Scottish rock band Texas will perform at this year’s Manchester Pride, organisers have announced.
London: Mother and lesbian partner accused of killing child
4:36 PM — A mother and her lesbian partner killed her daughter after developing a relationship centred on fictional characters, the Old Bailey has heard.
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’ 22
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.