4th February 2014
Scotland just hours away from legalising equal marriage 17
12:22 PM — The Scottish Parliament is expected to legalise equal marriage later today.
Downing Street protest to be staged on Wednesday over Russia’s anti-gay laws
11:06 AM — A protest is due to take place opposite Downing Street on Wednesday against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2014
Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 26
6:44 PM — Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has defended his failed amendment to the Immigration Bill that would have allowed Home Secretary Theresa May to test migrants for HIV and Hepatitis B.
Senegal jails men for breaking anti-gay laws, president claims there’s no discrimination 7
6:05 PM — The President of Senegal says his country is “very tolerant” and “does not discriminate” as two men are jailed for breaking anti-gay laws.
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.
Italian Prime Minister promises to raise Russia’s anti-gay laws at Olympics 6
2:22 PM — Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will raise the issue of Russia’s anti-gay laws during his trip to the Winter Olympics.
Study: Gay teens six times more likely to use steroids 7
12:35 PM — A study in the US shows gay and bisexual teenagers are six times more likely to use steroids compared to their heterosexual peers.
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
London: Lesbian adoption decision delayed following Somali protests 27
11:30 AM — The adoption of a child from a Somali Muslim mother to lesbian parents has been delayed following protests in north-west London.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay Tory MP Anne McIntosh deselected by local association 26
6:54 PM — Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, who voted against a string of equality measures, including same-sex marriage, has been de-selected by her local party association.
Surrey: Boss made to pay damages for asking gay employee if he had AIDS 6
5:53 PM — A managing director in Guildford, who asked a gay employee whether he had AIDS, has been made to pay damages of £700.
Protesters egg home of UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor 23
4:27 PM — The home of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage has been targeted with eggs.
DUP makes formal complaint against academic over gay suicide claims 14
3:16 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party says it has made a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the DUP may have been responsible for gay youngsters killing themselves.
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
UK health alert issued for gay men over rising cases of Shigella dysentery 15
12:51 PM — Health experts are concerned by a rise in cases of Shigella dysentery among gay and bisexual men.
NI Attorney General: The UK Supreme Court’s pro-gay ruling forces Christians to be ‘complicit’ with sin 43
12:12 PM — Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has criticised a ruling by the UK Supreme Court against homophobic discrimination and suggests it forces Christians to be “complicit” with sin.
UK: Labour councillor denies using anti-gay slur in argument with colleague 4
11:17 AM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale denies accusations of homophobia, following an investigation by police.
30th January 2014
MP Margot James slams fellow Tory MP for supporting HIV migrant ban 1
4:50 PM — Margot James has criticised fellow Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston for supporting an amendment that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from entering the UK.
Tory MPs branded ‘shameful’ by HIV charity for supporting migrant ban on people with HIV 4
2:43 PM — The National AIDS Trust says it’s appalled by a Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from coming to the UK.
Terrence Higgins Trust: The government must stop dragging its feet on sex education 2
2:09 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has expressed its disappointment at the House of Lords and of government for failing to make sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in all schools.