30th January 2014
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
29th January 2014
Amnesty stages ballet protest outside Russian embassy over anti-gay laws 1
7:19 PM — Amnesty International has staged a protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws by getting ballet dancers to perform outside the Russian embassy in London.
Princess Anne to attend Winter Olympics, but David Cameron is too busy 4
6:32 PM — Downing Street says David Cameron turned down Vladimir Putin’s invitation to attend the Winter Olympics, but not because of Russia’s stance on gay rights.
London: Somali women protest over lesbian adoption decision 72
3:38 PM — More than 50 Somali women in north-west London have staged a protest at the decision of authorities to place a child into the care of a lesbian couple.
UK Government rejects Labour sex education amendment as unnecessary 6
2:31 PM — An amendment that failed to be carried in the Lords in favour of making sex and relationship education compulsory at all ages was dismissed by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Health charity Brook ‘disappointed but not deterred’ by Lords vote against compulsory sex education 2
1:03 PM — Brook CEO Simon Blake says he's "disappointed" by the House of Lords for voting against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools.
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
UK: Tribunal hears boss called gay man a ‘c*** sucker’ and asked if he had AIDS 11
11:06 AM — A managing director who used homophobic language to describe a gay employee, also asked if the man had AIDS, a tribunal hears.
28th January 2014
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women 5
6:01 PM — Clinicians need to do more in tackling health concerns for gay and bisexual women, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation has recommended in a new study.
Broadcaster Alice Arnold: It would be ‘bizarre’ to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics 23
4:44 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says it would be “bizarre” to boycott the Winter Olympics over Russia’s position on gay rights.
Gay journalist undergoes brain surgery after hate attack in New York 3
3:09 PM — A journalist who suffered a violent homophobic assault on a New York street requires further surgery.
Ugandan President tells angry MPs: People are born gay just like albinos 34
2:03 PM — President Yoweri Museveni will reportedly only sign Uganda’s anti-gay bill into law if he has proof that gay people are ‘made’ and ‘not born’ into their sexuality.
Manchester police branded ‘institutionally homophobic’ in damning report 13
1:38 PM — Greater Manchester Police is “still an institutionally racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist organisation”, a report has claimed.
Indian Supreme Court refuses to review decision to ban gay sex 15
11:34 AM — India's Supreme Court has refused to review its decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalises homosexuality.
27th January 2014
Transport for London ‘welcomes’ court ruling in favour of anti-gay bus advert ban 36
7:06 PM — Transport for London has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses.
LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post 8
5:47 PM — Matthew Sephton has stepped down as chairman of LGBTory after five years.
Mayor of Sochi: ‘There are no gays in my town’ 34
4:12 PM — The mayor of Sochi says there are no gay people in his city which is preparing to host the Winter Olympics next month.
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
Judge: Boris Johnson’s office aparently sought to make ‘political capital’ over anti-gay ad ban 18
3:02 PM — Boris Johnson and evangelical activists have both welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling over the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses