23rd October 2014
Report tells Home Office: Don’t ask gay asylum seekers ‘sexually explicit questions’ 19
12:55 PM — The Home Office “must ensure” caseworkers do not ask gay asylum seekers “sexually explicit questions”, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has warned.
50 Cent who said gay men should ‘kill’ themselves to perform at LGBT youth concert 39
10:38 AM — Pop star Cyndi Lauper has recruited 50 Cent to perform at her annual charity concert which supports LGBT homeless youth even though the rapper has a history of making anti-gay remarks.
22nd October 2014
Nick Clegg: MPs who support equal marriage at risk under Goldsmith Recall Bill plan 21
7:09 PM — Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith’s proposals for the Recall Bill could threaten MPs with a history of supporting same-sex marriage, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns.
LGBT asylum review set to be published in Parliament
5:54 PM — A review into LGBT asylum policy by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Sir John Vine, is due to be published in Parliament on Thursday.
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
21st October 2014
Report documents widespread anti-LGBT violence in Jamaica 21
7:00 PM — A report by Human Rights Watch has documented widespread discrimination against Jamaica’s LGBT community.
Paul Gambaccini to return to BBC Radio in November 7
5:39 PM — The BBC’s Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month after a year away from broadcasting following his arrest over allegations of historic sex crimes.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
16th October 2014
UK: PrEP study to be fast-tracked following ‘significant progress’ 47
4:53 PM — A two-year study into whether PrEP should be routinely made available on the NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked.
Global Radio: Gender reassignment ‘not suitable’ for on-air discussion 51
2:16 PM — Radio DJ Stephanie Hirst was told by her employers it was not in her "best interests" to undergo gender confirmation treatment and stay on-air, it’s been revealed.
Home Office: 54% rise in transphobic crime 11
1:00 PM — Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show.
Laverne Cox urges the world to turn purple for Spirit Day 1
10:29 AM — American actress Laverne Cox has become one of the first celebrities to tweet their support for Spirit Day.
15th October 2014
Reverend Richard Coles: I lied to Jimmy Somerville about having HIV 17
4:26 PM — The Reverend Richard Coles has made a frank admission about a rift with his former bandmate Jimmy Somerville.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
Scotland: Gay man cleared of trying to rape woman 43
4:25 PM — A Glasgow man has been cleared of trying to rape a 49-year-old woman after telling the court he is gay.
Terror arrest medical student says England is full of ‘homosexuals’ and ‘incest’
11:55 AM — A medical student arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in London complained that incest and homosexuality are “everywhere” in England, it’s been alleged.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
10th October 2014
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.