5th February 2015
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire denies money laundering and misconduct
10:38 AM — Nikki Sinclaire has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and misconduct in public office.
Increase in referrals for young trans people due to ‘wider acceptance’ 3
9:56 AM — There has been a steady rise in the number of young people being referred to support services for help with transgender issues, figures from a London NHS trust show.
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.
Labour ‘lazy and wrong’ over anti-gay bullying, says IBTimes journalist 31
6:35 PM — A journalist for the International Business Times has criticised Labour’s new drive to tackle homophobic bullying.
Tributes paid to pioneering gay journalist Michael Mason
2:57 PM — Tributes have been paid to one of the pioneers of British LGBT journalism, Michael Mason, who died at the weekend.
UKIP candidate who branded gay people ‘perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ quits 12
1:44 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” has resigned from the party.
UKIP considers legal action in Holocaust row with school 43
12:52 PM — UKIP is considering legal action against a school in Derby that it claims linked the party with the Holocaust during an assembly.
Police called to O2 restaurant after mum complains of gay porn on computer screen 114
11:53 AM — Police were called to a restaurant at London’s O2 after a mother was left feeling "sick" when her young children viewed an explicit gay sex scene on a restaurant booking screen.
29th January 2015
Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ 104
6:29 PM — A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
Julie Hesmondhalgh: Corrie fans might be surprised by my Cucumber role 4
5:24 PM — Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh says that Coronation Street fans could have a hard time reconciling her Cucumber character with Hayley Cropper.
UK radio station: We want to serve everyone, not just LGBT listeners 1
3:09 PM — A local radio station has urged Ofcom to allow it to broaden its appeal so it no longer exclusively caters for young people and the LGBT community.
Nicky Morgan backs Ofsted over decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 69
1:55 PM — Nicky Morgan has strongly defended the decision of Ofsted inspectors to ask children in Christian schools about their knowledge of same-sex relationships.
Stephen Fry denies baby rumours and says: ‘Don’t believe what you read in the papers’ 13
12:20 PM — Stephen Fry has rubbished reports he is ready to begin a family with his new husband, Elliott Spencer.
NUS: Less than 20% of students discuss LGBT issues in sex education 16
11:34 AM — Less than a fifth of all university students discuss LGBT issues in their Sex and Relationships Education, a survey by the NUS reveals.
US: Andrew Sullivan quits blogging at The Dish 9
10:45 AM — Andrew Sullivan has announced that he intends to stop blogging at The Dish, the independent website he’s run for the past two years.
27th January 2015
HRC urges Obama to take tough action against anti-gay Gambian leaders 3
7:16 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has joined 13 other human rights groups in urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against anti-gay Gambian leaders.
Joan Rivers’ daughter sues clinic over star’s death 1
6:40 PM — Joan Rivers' daughter has filed a lawsuit against the New York medical clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Brighton: Gay club defends ‘chav-themed’ night 43
5:52 PM — Revenge, Brighton’s largest gay night club, has defended its “chav night” following complaints that it could be offensive.
Nigeria: 12 arrested over ‘gay wedding’ 8
4:47 PM — Twelve men have been arrested in the Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a "gay wedding".
UKIP candidate: Gay people are ‘fascist perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ 110
3:48 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” is being investigated by party officials.