9th October 2013
UK Supreme Court hears case of anti-gay Christian B&B owners 31
10:43 AM — The UK Supreme Court will today hear the case of the Christian guest house owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against same-sex couples.
8th October 2013
Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw slept with woman as he thought being gay was a phase 7
7:05 PM — Nick Grimshaw says he previously slept with a girlfriend at university because he thought being gay was a phase - and has also been quizzed about his friendship with Harry Styles.
Labour MP Steve Reed appointed Shadow Home Office minister 1
5:55 PM — South London Labour MP Steve Reed has been made a Shadow Home Office minister in the party’s reshuffle.
Poll: 57% of Brits don’t believe B&B owners should discriminate against gay couples 13
4:46 PM — A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
Welsh Government: Championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity 1
2:46 PM — Welsh Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert says championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity.
London: Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health 4
1:29 PM — Singer and HIV campaigner Annie Lennox has opened a new HIV and sexual health centre in east London.
Survey: More than 60,000 civil partnerships have taken place in the past seven years 10
12:27 PM — More than 60,000 civil partnerships have been formed in the UK since the legislation first came into force, new figures show.
London: Man accused of stabbing transgender woman to death in her bedroom
11:18 AM — A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, the Old Bailey has heard.
Gay boxer Orlando Cruz: I was scared about coming out, but it’s made me happy and free 5
10:57 AM — Puerto Rican professional boxer Orlando Cruz says he was scared about coming out as gay because he feared a negative reaction from the boxing community.
7th October 2013
Boris Johnson urges Tory activists to reselect gay MP Crispin Blunt 1
7:18 PM — Boris Johnson says he hopes gay MP Crispin Blunt is reselected as the 2015 Tory candidate for Reigate and has quashed speculation that he was eyeing up the seat for a possible return to Parliament.
Gay former adviser to Gordon Brown appointed Labour’s new election director 2
6:40 PM — Spencer Livermore, previously dubbed “The most powerful gay man in British politics” has been appointed Labour's General Election Campaign Director.
Gay Labour MP Stephen Twigg sacked as Shadow Education Secretary 4
4:38 PM — Stephen Twigg, one of the country’s most senior gay politicians, has been sacked in today’s reshuffle of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet.
Tory MP Helen Grant remains equalities minister but with extra responsibility for sport 4
3:44 PM — As part of today’s reshuffle, Conservative MP Helen Grant will remain as a junior equalities minister, but with the added responsibility of being Minister for Sport.
Northern Ireland Health Minister: ‘It is not a human right for gay couples to adopt children’ 33
2:25 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots says "It is not a human right to adopt a child for either a mixed-sex couple or a same-sex couple."
Russian academic: Anti-gay laws protect children from ‘homosexualism’ 33
1:45 PM — The director of the Institute of Political Studies in Moscow has defended Russia's anti-gay laws, saying they protect children against "homosexualism".
Northern Ireland gay couple use English adoption route in order to bypass anti-gay ban 2
12:12 PM — A gay couple living in Northern Ireland have said they went to England to adopt in order to get round NI's gay adoption ban.
US Mormon Church: Equal marriage is ‘immoral’ in the eyes of God 43
11:36 AM — The leader of the American Mormon Church has restated its opposition to equal marriage.
4th October 2013
George Osborne compares equal marriage to the removal of slavery 37
5:33 PM — At this week’s Tory conference, Chancellor George Osborne told delegates that equal marriage “is a very powerful part of the Conservative story”.
Vociferous equal marriage opponent Nadine Dorries to stand as deputy speaker 19
4:06 PM — Following the resignation of Nigel Evans, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who rallied against the same-sex marriage act, is to stand in the contest to be Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Gay MP Nigel Evans to stand trial over sex charges in March 2014
3:18 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will stand trial in connection with charges of multiple sex offences in March 2014, it has been announced.