27th January 2015
Stephen Fry, Tom Daley and Clare Balding named in the Debrett’s 500
2:07 PM — Writer Stephen Fry, Olympic diver Tom Daley and broadcaster Clare Balding are among several gay celebrities to be named in the 2015 Debrett's list of 500 influential people.
LGBT people thinking about adoption urged to take part in webcast 1
12:24 PM — The Government Equalities Office is urging prospective adoptive parents from the LGBT community to take part in a live webcast.
UK: Magistrate who objected to gay parents remains suspended 41
11:31 AM — A Kent magistrate who was told he could return to work after completing an equality course, having objected to a gay couple adopting a child, remains suspended.
Video: Paparazzi barrage Kristen Stewart with questions about sexuality 5
10:59 AM — Kirsten Stewart had a rather unpleasant arrival into LAX at the weekend as she was barraged with questions about her sexuality.
6th January 2015
New sports editor: Daily Mail is a great place to be gay 28
7:14 PM — The Daily Mail has appointed Alex Kay-Jelski as its new Sports Editor, making him the first out gay journalist to edit the back pages of a daily British newspaper.
Chris Bryant: Voters don’t care if you are gay 8
5:40 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant says he’s “surprised” by claims that a number of gay Welsh Assembly Members are too afraid to come out over fears about what it could mean for their careers.
Bryan Singer and Michelle Clunie celebrate the birth of their baby son 3
4:20 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer and Queer as Folk actress Michelle Clunie are celebrating the birth of their first child, a baby boy
Manchester: Gay couple turned away from JD Wetherspoon’s pub 50
3:12 PM — A gay man claims he and his partner were refused entry to a JD Wetherspoon’s pub in Manchester due to their sexual orientation.
London’s Manbar closes for the last time 14
1:55 PM — Manbar, the popular gay venue on Charing Cross Road, London, has ceased trading.
Catholic bishops: Equal marriage in Florida ‘threatens religious liberty’ 44
12:03 PM — Florida’s Catholic bishops have blasted a federal judge’s decision to overturn a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
31st December 2014
DUP politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays awarded MBE 41
4:59 PM — A DUP politician who blamed the spread of AIDS in Africa on gay people engaging in the “filthy practice of sodomy” is in the New Year honours list.
Amnesty: Northern Ireland’s ban on equal marriage will be challenged in 2015 3
4:10 PM — Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in 2015, Amnesty International predicts.
UK Catholic Bishop: Marriage is an ‘unbreakable union of man and woman’ 73
3:26 PM — The Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has reiterated his position that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Bishop urges Catholic Church to accept gay relationships 32
2:26 PM — A Belgium bishop says the Catholic Church should accept and recognise relationships between two people of the same sex.
The UK’s first serving transgender vicar dies aged 60 3
1:36 PM — Reverend Carol Stone, the first serving Church of England transgender priest, has died from cancer at the age of 60.
Police investigate Katie Hopkins over Ebola tweet
12:46 PM — Police Scotland are making inquiries following complaints over a Twitter outburst about Ebola from controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins.
California: Suspected HIV infection on porn set sparks health alert 3
12:08 PM — California officials have issued an alert after finding “very strong evidence” that an adult film actor became infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sex.
Russia: Pussy Riot members among 18 people arrested after protest 9
11:35 AM — Eighteen protesters, including members of Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow.
Scotland: Preacher warns of ‘Biblical consequences’ over equal marriage 33
11:08 AM — A Fife preacher has claimed the Scottish Government’s legalisation of equal marriage will have “Biblical consequences”.
26th December 2014
Tributes paid to Kenny Everett on what would have been his 70th birthday 3
4:40 PM — The BBC has paid tribute to Kenny Everett on what would have been his 70th birthday by airing a special programme on Radio 4 Extra.