4th December 2014
Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies 5
4:01 PM — Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe – whose alleged affair with Norman Scott rocked British politics in the 1970s – has died aged 85.
Missouri: Family of black gay man urge for killing to be treated as hate crime 1
1:43 PM — The family of a young black gay man shot dead in his car are appealing for it to be treated as a hate crime.
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
3rd December 2014
Labour MEP Seb Dance: Europe must work with Africa to pursue LGBT rights 49
5:40 PM — Labour MEP Seb Dance says Europe “has an important role to play” in helping Africa achieve LGBT rights, but that it needs to be done sensitively.
Man accused of killing chef in gay sex bondage game ‘suggested burning or burying body’
4:53 PM — A man accused of killing a chef for P&O Ferries during a sex game said his body should be buried or burned, a court has heard.
Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy 27
4:09 PM — A pilot on Russian national airline Aeroflot has been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
2nd December 2014
Manchester police release CCTV images in appeal for help over anti-gay attack
5:22 PM — Police have released CCTV images of two people they are looking to trace in connection with a homophobic attack in Manchester.
UK: Chef dies in clingfilm gay sex bondage game
3:59 PM — A head chef for P&O Ferries died during a sex game after being wrapped in plastic sheeting and clingfilm, a Kent jury hears.
ECJ: Asylum seekers should not have to undergo tests to prove they are gay 30
2:12 PM — The European Court of Justice has ruled that refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are gay should not have to undergo tests to prove it.
Study: HIV becoming less deadly – but still far from harmless 2
1:14 PM — New research suggests HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious, although scientists warn the virus is still an awfully long way" from becoming harmless
Kieron Richardson: Hollyoaks HIV storyline is not a stereotype 1
10:56 AM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson says his character’s upcoming HIV-related storyline is not a stereotype but based on modern-day reality.
27th November 2014
Senior Tory claims gay clergy will ‘weaken’ Church of Scotland 6
5:57 PM — A senior Tory MSP has claimed allowing congregations the discretion to appoint ministers in same-sex relationships “ultimately” weakens the Church of Scotland.
Andy Burnham: ‘Much more needs to be done to tackle HIV’ 3
4:26 PM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says “much more needs to be done” when it comes to tackling HIV in Britain.
36 years ago today the world lost Harvey Milk 4
12:23 PM — Today marks the 36th anniversary of gay rights activist Harvey Milk’s death.
Ollie Locke: ‘HIV ripped apart my family’ 5
11:05 AM — Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke is determined to raise awareness of HIV among young gay and bisexual men and has revealed that his uncle died from the virus.
26th November 2014
David Cameron backs National HIV Testing Week at PMQs
5:04 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to National HIV Testing Week.
25th November 2014
Australian politician to introduce same-sex marriage bill 14
5:29 PM — Senator David Leyonhjelm is expected to bring a bill before Australia’s upper house on Wednesday that could pave the way for same-sex marriage in the country.
Report: IS stones 2 ‘gay men’ to death in Syria 27
4:44 PM — Islamic State (IS) has stoned two men to death after claiming they were gay, reports out of Syria say.
Graham Norton and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou back National HIV Testing Week
4:05 PM — Gay celebrities are supporting National HIV Testing Week.
Derren Brown: ‘Coming out is a let-down’ 8
3:19 PM — TV illusionist Derren Brown believes that people worry too much about coming out.