5th February 2015
Caroline Lucas urges government to save Broken Rainbow helpline 8
12:32 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has called on the government to protecting funding for LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow UK.
Increase in referrals for young trans people due to ‘wider acceptance’ 3
9:56 AM — There has been a steady rise in the number of young people being referred to support services for help with transgender issues, figures from a London NHS trust show.
4th February 2015
First glimpse of Glee’s Coach Beiste as a trans man 1
11:12 PM — The first photograph of Coach Beiste, played by Dot Marie Jones, as a trans man has been published in the USA.
US: Transgender news reporter returns to airwaves 3
6:35 PM — A legendary Los Angeles news reporter has made history - by returning to work after transitioning to female.
India: Lesbian helpline reveals most calls are from curious men 3
5:48 PM — India's first dedicated helpline for lesbians has revealed that most of the calls it receives are actually from curious men.
Russian Senator calls LGBT people ‘mentally ill’ 14
3:47 PM — The Russian architect of the "gay propaganda" bill has hit back at the women who took a selfie with him in the background.
Trans children’s sense of gender is indistinguishable from cis children 14
2:08 PM — A study has found that trans children's sense of their gender is as firmly held as other children's.
Manchester gay venue Eden Bar denies closure reports
1:53 PM — One of the bars at the heart of Manchester's gay village has denied reports that it is closing for good.
Churches refuse funeral for gay man, hand his husband anti-gay leaflets 22
12:06 PM — A man in Arkansas who is organising his husband's funeral has been turned away from churches and other venues.
UKIP Christian group: Manchester Pride is a ‘parade of depravity’ 189
11:48 AM — A Christian group authorised by UKIP has claimed that being gay is a "vice", and that Manchester Pride is a parade of "wickedness".
Daily Mail objects to Labour plans to combat homophobia 211
11:28 AM — The Daily Mail has responded to Labour's plans for compulsory LGBT sex education with the headline "Sex lessons at 5 under Labour".
3rd February 2015
Labour ‘lazy and wrong’ over anti-gay bullying, says IBTimes journalist 31
6:35 PM — A journalist for the International Business Times has criticised Labour’s new drive to tackle homophobic bullying.
MPs vote in favour of three-person babies 15
4:34 PM — MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.
Obama commends Robbie Rogers for ‘inspiring a whole lot of people around the world’ 4
4:02 PM — President Barack Obama has commended out gay footballer Robbie Rogers for "inspiring a whole lot of folks around the world."
Tributes paid to pioneering gay journalist Michael Mason
2:57 PM — Tributes have been paid to one of the pioneers of British LGBT journalism, Michael Mason, who died at the weekend.
2nd February 2015
Photo: First look at BBC’s transgender sitcom 1
5:51 PM — The BBC has revealed details about a new transgender-focussed sitcom, Boy Meets Girl.
Proposals to shrink Camden’s Black Cap pub still under consideration 1
5:28 PM — The proposed redevelopment of iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap, which may face a drastic downsizing if the revamp goes ahead, is still ongoing as local councillors ran out of time.
Transparent creator apologises for ‘joke’ about Bruce Jenner 12
12:50 PM — Transparent creator Jill Soloway has apologised for posting a joke about former Olympian Bruce Jenner - amid reports that the star will come out as transgender.
Church of England evangelical comes out as gay 107
11:58 AM — An influential evangelical within the Church of England has come out as a lesbian.
2015 Football v Homophobia campaign launches in Manchester 7
8:46 AM — The 2015 Football v Homophobia campaign has launched in Manchester, at the National Football Museum.