16th December 2014
Portsmouth Pride to return in 2015 after 12-year absence 5
4:13 PM — After an absence of more than a decade, Pride is set to return to Portsmouth next year, organisers have announced.
Birmingham: LGBT charity gets new sexual health services contract
2:22 PM — An LGBT charity in Birmingham is set to deliver new sexual health services for the city’s LGBT community.
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 33
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Gambian President attends rally with protesters declaring: ‘Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam’ 29
5:15 PM — The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has attended a mass rally against homosexuality in the country’s capital Banjul.
Study: HIV most often passed on by younger gay men who have not been diagnosed 4
4:24 PM — A study shows the vast majority of HIV infections for gay men in Britain occur in men with undiagnosed HIV who are under 35.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
India: Ex-Chief Justice slams anti-gay law on 1st year anniversary 3
1:44 PM — A former Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court has condemned the country’s ban on same-sex relationships a year to the day the law was reintroduced.
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.
A year ago today India recriminalised homosexuality 9
10:35 AM — It’s exactly one year since India shocked the world by recriminalising same-sex relationships.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
Grassroots Conservatives: David Cameron won’t win a majority in 2015 due to same-sex marriage 24
3:26 PM — The Chairman of Grassroots Conservatives says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage means the party “has little chance of winning a majority at the general election”.
9th December 2014
Fiancé of gay Asian doctor who killed himself after being told by mother to seek ‘cure’ shares loss 10
7:15 PM — Campaigners are raising awareness of the difficulties of being LGBT in Britain’s Asian communities, following the inquest into the death of Doctor Nazim Mahmood.
‘I would rather die in a British detention centre than be returned to Uganda’ 19
5:06 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker has been granted a last minute temporary reprieve from deportation to Uganda but says she despairs for her future if the Home Office doesn't change its mind.
LGBT Labour NI slam DUP over anti-gay ‘conscience’ bill 18
2:22 PM — The Northern Ireland Labour Party’s LGBT group has attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to discriminate against gay people.
Cartoonist apologies for anti-gay tweet about Shrien Dewani
1:40 PM — A South African cartoonist has apologised for making anti-gay comments on Twitter in response to the Shrien Dewani verdict.
Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date 8
12:15 PM — Transport for London is set to once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
4th December 2014
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker who suffered ‘torturous exorcism’ faces imminent deportation to Uganda 6
6:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Monday.