17th March 2014
Comment: Ben Summerskill was ‘cynical’ about equal marriage, not the Lib Dems 11
4:26 PM — LGBT campaigner and Labour party supporter Chris Ward writes on Ben Summerskill's history on equal marriage, claiming that his assertion that the Lib Dems were "opportunistic and cynical" on same-sex marriage were untrue.
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 48
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
George Michael: I haven’t used cannabis for more than 18 months 5
2:26 PM — George Michael says he is no longer using cannabis and instead prefers watching episodes of Coronation Street.
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 17
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
16th March 2014
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
CJ de Mooi: I spent three years homeless after growing up in a ‘violent, racist, homophobic household’ 6
12:10 PM — CJ de Mooi, ex-star of BBC2's Eggheads, has revealed how he spent three years living homeless after he grew up in a "violent, racist, homophobic household."
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
15th March 2014
US: Tennessee must recognise some same-sex marriages, rules judge 1
12:31 PM — A federal judge has made a preliminary ruling which could pave the way for the recognition of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.
14th March 2014
US: San Diego wins dispute with man arrested for wearing ‘just a loincloth’ to Pride 11
10:32 PM — A man who was arrested for 'public nudity' after wearing a loincloth to San Diego pride has had his lawsuit against the city dismissed.
Scottish council in furore over Commonwealth Games Uganda support 7
7:12 PM — A Scottish local council has found itself amid a gay rights debate after having been paired with Uganda in a scheme to offer foreign teams extra support during the Commonwealth Games.
Bristol Pride blasts mayor appointment of councillor who made anti-gay jibe about Ian McKellen 5
7:10 PM — Bristol Pride has criticised the mayoral appointment of a councillor who said he was “disturbed” that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools.
Comment: Gay lawyers and the quiet revolution you haven’t even heard of 7
6:11 PM — Lawyer Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how his profession has been transformed by becoming gay-friendly.
Swedish couple consider leaving home town over third homophobic attack 7
5:58 PM — A gay couple in rural Sweden have said they have considered leaving town after they were subjected to a third allegedly homophobic attack this week.
NYC: Deaths from AIDS-related illnesses falls to 609
5:11 PM — Officials say the number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses in New York City has fallen, but it still stands at a very high figure.
Turing biology article validated 60 years after being written 2
4:59 PM — Just months after a long-awaited official pardon, and sixty years after it was written, the only biology article by gay computer genius and mathematician Alan Turing has been validated through experiments.
US Government orders insurers to provide equal coverage to gay married couples
4:30 PM — Health insurance providers in the US will be as of next year required to provide equal cover for married gay and lesbian couples, the federal government has said.
Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported in Texas
3:00 PM — A woman in Texas is believed to have contracted HIV in a rare case of female-to-female transmission.