3rd March 2014
Theresa May: I fear too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime 10
2:02 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she fears too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime, during a visit to Brighton’s AIDS memorial.
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
Survey: One in three LGBT people believe they can’t foster or adopt 4
1:14 PM — More than a third of LGBT people in the UK believe their sexuality is a barrier when considering adoption, new research shows.
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Greens deny funding cut to Brighton Pride
10:57 AM — The Green Party in Brighton and Hove is rejecting claims made by Labour and the Conservatives that it supports cutting funding to the city’s Pride festival.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
Australia: 10,000 attendees march in biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 10
3:44 PM — This year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade was one the largest ever, with over 10,000 attendees joining to celebrate in the march.
Rufus Wainwright: ‘Coming out to my parents was a nightmare’ 3
3:09 PM — Musician Rufus Wainwright has revealed how his parents "reacted horrifically" when he came out as a gay teenager in the late 1980s.
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 53
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
28th February 2014
Recon raises £16,000 for Freddie Mercury HIV charity 2
7:18 PM — Fetish website Recon has raised £16,035 for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – set up in memory of the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
UK: Police appeal for information over ‘nasty’ and violent attack on bi teen 14
6:41 PM — Police have launched an appeal for information over an alleged homophobic attack on a student in Preston.
UK Council for Psychotherapy: Gay conversion therapy is harmful and constitutes abuse 7
5:49 PM — Stonewall and the UK Council for Psychotherapy have released a joint statement against gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
Video game writer: When are we going to get a gay protagonist who isn’t a one-off joke? 5
5:16 PM — A leading video games writer has criticised the lack of gay or lesbian protagonists in film and games.
UK: Groundbreaking LGBT inclusive sex education guidance launched by leading charities 1
4:53 PM — New sex education guidance, with a greater LGBT emphasis, has been welcomed by campaigners and Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Manchester Council moves towards closing off canal cruising site 3
3:35 PM — Plans to close off a cruising site in Manchester have moved a step closer following meetings between the council and emergency services.
UK Minister: Taking a ‘subtle approach’ failed to stop Uganda’s ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 10
3:12 PM — Lynne Featherstone says events in Uganda show taking a "subtle approach" on LGBT rights "clearly didn’t work" and won’t deter similar legislation in other parts of Africa.
Brighton: Labour and Tories vote against Green plan to axe £25,000 Pride grant 6
2:17 PM — Labour and Tory councillors in Brighton and Hove have voted against a planned cut to the city’s Pride festival.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.