24th March 2014
Tory MP Priti Patel: Gay comedian who had relationship with dead teen should be named
6:18 PM — A gay comedian who an inquest found had a relationship with a male fashion student who later killed himself should be named, Conservative MP Priti Patel has said.
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston frustrated that Nigel Evans sex allegations could not be investigated by Speaker
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston was frustrated that sexual assault and rape allegations made against Nigel Evans could not be investigated by Speaker John Bercow, a court has heard.
UK: Gay magazine to be axed after 14 years 5
3:49 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has announced that outnorthwest, its community magazine, will no longer be published.
Stonewall rejects allegations from Ben Summerskill that chair of board was sacked 12
2:58 PM — Stonewall has denied accusations by its former chief executive Ben Summerskill that Jacqueline Davies’ departure as chair of the board was a result of being pushed from the role.
21st March 2014
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill is damaging charity by attacking staff, trustees and sponsors 16
7:21 PM — The former chair of the board of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says Ben Summerskill is "in danger of undermining" his legacy with the gay rights charity due to critical remarks on Twitter.
Bishop of Portsmouth: Catholic MPs who voted for equal marriage should be banned from communion 40
4:41 PM — The Bishop of Portsmouth says Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Holy Communion for going against their faith.
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: ‘Homosexuality is the new sodomy slave trade’ 70
1:25 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana says gay people are “sick” who need “psychotic” treatment and that "Africa must resist a new sodomy slave trade".
Gibraltar approves civil partnerships bill 13
11:13 AM — A bill legalising civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Gibraltar has been approved by the island’s Parliament.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
HIV charities praise Ed Miliband’s call for greater HIV prevention investment 1
4:30 PM — Britain’s leading HIV charities have welcomed calls by Labour leader Ed Miliband for doctors to increase HIV testing and for greater investment in prevention.
Alleged Nigel Evans rape victim warned he would ‘get Nigelled’
3:16 PM — A university student who alleges former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him was warned by colleagues he would "get Nigelled" before going to his home, Preston Crown Court has heard.
Exclusive- Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs 14
2:01 PM — Ed Miliband tells PinkNews that ministers must take "responsibility" over the failure of GPs to offer comprehensive HIV testing, and that it’s "crucial" the Government invests more in HIV prevention whilst also waking up to the "food bank" crisis.
Video: Irish footballer praised for gay-inclusive victory speech 12
12:57 PM — An Irish Gaelic footballer has been praised by gay rights groups for his inclusive speech at the All-Ireland Club Championship senior final.
Peter Tatchell becomes a patron of anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group 36
12:13 PM — Peter Tatchell has been made a patron of the Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group, Tell Mama.
Scotland: Woman fined £250 for calling two gay men ‘poofs’ 6
11:15 AM — A woman who shouted homophobic abuse at two gay men, calling them “poofs”, has been fined £250 by a court in Inverness.
19th March 2014
Court told Nigel Evans sexually abused man in Westminster kitchen
5:53 PM — A man who claims Nigel Evans sexually abused him in a darkened kitchen at Westminster told two MPs about the alleged attack, a jury hears.
Scotland: Mother fined £200 for punching gay son and calling him a ‘dirty queer’ 23
5:21 PM — A mother who punched her son in the face after he came out as gay has been fined £200 by a court in Perth.
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 72
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.