15th October 2014
Interview: Head of Civil Service on the ‘blackmailability’ of gay spies 2
2:52 PM — The Head of the Civil Service, Jeremy Heywood has spoken to PinkNews about the potential barriers of blackmail that LGBT employees may still face, while LGBT diversity champion Sue Owen commented on the "pockets of homophobia" and the hole in data on LGBT staff.
American Family Association: Christian business owners facing ‘mandatory gay brain-washing’ 25
1:25 PM — Christian business owners are facing 'mandatory gay brain-washing', according to the American Family Association.
Iconic Vauxhall gay bar awarded ‘community asset’ status 11
12:46 PM — The iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern bar has been awarded 'listed community asset' status.
Benedict Cumberbatch says he’d defend gay rights ‘to the death’ 4
12:18 PM — In an interview with OUT magazine, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch has stated he would defend gay people “to the death”. Benedict is set to star in The Imitation Game as the lead role Alan Turing. Gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, […]
University of Birmingham launches LGBT curriculum project
10:23 AM — The University of Birmingham has launched a 2 year research project to ensure LGBT inclusivity on the curriculum.
12th October 2014
Sainsbury’s apologises to lesbian couple warned about ‘disgusting’ kiss 61
7:55 PM — Sainsbury's has apologised to a lesbian couple who were warned to stop kissing by a security guard, after a customer complained they were "disgusting".
10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets 31
2:46 PM — A primary school in Brighton is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.
9th October 2014
Stena Line granted appeal over homophobic abuse case
3:46 PM — A Belfast dock worker awarded £45,000 compensation after being sacked for reacting to alleged homophobic comments is to have his case decided again.
Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards 2014
10:49 AM — This Friday the Civil Service will award those across Government who have delivered the best equality and diversity
8th October 2014
US: Anti-gay marriage group proposes ‘straights only’ civil unions 27
5:50 PM — An anti-gay marriage group in the US has proposed the idea of a new form of union only open to straight couples.
Watch: Facebook VP apologises to drag queens for ‘real name’ row 2
1:41 PM — Facebook's Vice President Josh Blankenship has apologised to drag queens targeted by the social network's 'real name' policy.
Ireland: LGBT recruitment guide launched at biggest careers fair
12:35 PM — Leading Irish workplace diversity charity GLEN has launched a recruitment guide to help LGBT graduates get employed
Anti-gay Ugandan President to visit London for investment summit 32
11:56 AM — Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni is planning to visit London later this month for a investment summit.
Middle class Britons are 60% more likely to identify as gay 6
11:10 AM — A recent ONS survey has found that 60% middle class professionals are more likely to be openly gay, compared to working class individuals
Anti-gay marriage leader: I am now David and same-sex marriage is Goliath 46
10:07 AM — The leader of a group adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage has now described himself as David, and the proponents of same-sex marriage as Goliath.
6th October 2014
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline 31
4:54 PM — The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men - despite an overall drop across the UK.
Legal fund launched for Ray Cole, gay British man jailed in Morocco 3
2:58 PM — The family of a gay British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' have launched a legal fund to help fight his case.