25th February 2014
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
24th February 2014
Kaleidoscope Trust: Uganda’s anti-gay law is a terrible set-back for human rights 2
7:15 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust has called on the UK Government to issue a firm response after the President of Uganda signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia 3
6:21 PM — Roy Simmons, the second retired former NFL player to come out as gay and the first player ever to come out publicly as being HIV positive, has died at the age of 57.
William Hague ‘deeply saddened and disappointed’ with Uganda’s President for signing anti-gay law 12
4:20 PM — UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he’s “deeply saddened” by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
EU foreign policy chief slams Ugandan President for signing ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 7
3:45 PM — EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has condemned the President of Uganda for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Activists warn Ugandan President will have ‘blood on his hands’ after signing anti-gay bill 6
1:39 PM — Campaigners are furious with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Robert Mugabe: ‘We don’t accept homosexuality, God made men and women so they can bear children’ 19
12:00 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has marked turning 90 by urging his country to shun homosexuality at a birthday rally.
President of Uganda signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 35
11:05 AM — The President of Uganda has signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, saying "we are sick of homosexuals exhibiting themselves".
Ugandan President to sign anti-gay law today 11
9:08 AM — The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is due to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill imminently, reports say.
21st February 2014
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
Twenty years ago today MPs voted to lower the age of consent for gay men to 18 4
4:23 PM — It’s exactly twenty years since the House of Commons voted on Edwina Currie's amendment to lower the age of consent for men who have sex with men
German court declines to rule on joint adoption by gay couples 16
1:13 PM — Germany’s highest court has refused to rule on allowing same-sex couples in civil partnerships the right to adopt children.
London: Police launch fresh appeal to find robber targeting gay men 2
12:39 PM — Police have issued another public appeal in a bid to find a man linked to a number of home robberies against gay men in London.
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
Chris Brown sued over alleged homophobic assault 4
7:07 PM — US singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly attacking a man and for using a homophobic slur.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
US: Gay heart attack patient says Catholic priest refused to give him last rites 15
4:37 PM — A Catholic priest in America’s capital refused to give last rites and communion to a heart attack patient because of the man’s sexuality, it’s been claimed.