3rd March 2014
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Greens deny funding cut to Brighton Pride
10:57 AM — The Green Party in Brighton and Hove is rejecting claims made by Labour and the Conservatives that it supports cutting funding to the city’s Pride festival.
28th February 2014
Recon raises £16,000 for Freddie Mercury HIV charity 2
7:18 PM — Fetish website Recon has raised £16,035 for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – set up in memory of the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
UK: Police appeal for information over ‘nasty’ and violent attack on bi teen 14
6:41 PM — Police have launched an appeal for information over an alleged homophobic attack on a student in Preston.
UK Council for Psychotherapy: Gay conversion therapy is harmful and constitutes abuse 7
5:49 PM — Stonewall and the UK Council for Psychotherapy have released a joint statement against gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
UK: Groundbreaking LGBT inclusive sex education guidance launched by leading charities 1
4:53 PM — New sex education guidance, with a greater LGBT emphasis, has been welcomed by campaigners and Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Manchester Council moves towards closing off canal cruising site 3
3:35 PM — Plans to close off a cruising site in Manchester have moved a step closer following meetings between the council and emergency services.
Brighton: Labour and Tories vote against Green plan to axe £25,000 Pride grant 6
2:17 PM — Labour and Tory councillors in Brighton and Hove have voted against a planned cut to the city’s Pride festival.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
Blackpool teen has teeth smashed and face pummelled in alleged homophobic attack 52
12:48 PM — A student from Blackpool suffered damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he claims was motivated by homophobia.
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 13
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
27th February 2014
Stephen Fry made honorary president of Norwich LGBT football club group 4
5:02 PM — Stephen Fry has been made the honorary president of Proud Canaries, a new club for LGBT Norwich City fans.
Talksport apologises over ‘tranny army’ Scotland football team slur 20
4:16 PM — UK radio station Talksport has apologised after pundit Brian Moore read out a comment describing Scotland's new football kit as making the players look like a "tranny army".
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 26
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
UK: Man has part of ear bitten off in homophobic attack 4
12:09 PM — West Midlands Police are looking to trace two men in connection with a homophobic assault on a man that resulted in part of his ear being bitten off.
Hillary Clinton praises Arizona Governor’s ‘inclusive leadership’ for vetoing anti-gay bill 2
11:46 AM — Hillary Clinton says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has shown “inclusive leadership” in vetoing a bill that would have legalised homophobic discrimination.
Arizona Governor vetoes bill that would sanction homophobic discrimination 6
11:01 AM — The Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
26th February 2014
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 33
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.