23rd January 2015
Britain flies flags at half-mast for anti-gay late Saudi King 31
1:48 PM — Tributes have been paid to the late King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who has died, with flags being flown at half mast on UK Government buildings in tribute.
5th October 2014
Labour LGBT envoy Michael Cashman: Morocco ‘must face consequences’ for jailing gay British man 5
2:56 PM — Labour's LGBT rights envoy Michael Cashman has condemned the imprisonment in Morocco of a British man for 'homosexual acts'.
3rd October 2014
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Labour is scaremongering to argue UK should stay in ECHR 14
4:47 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chair Mike Freer has said it is "typical scaremongering" for the Labour Party to argue that Britain must stay in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Gloria De Piero: Britain must stay in the ECHR to remain a beacon of justice 7
2:26 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities has condemned Tory proposals which could result in the UK leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, saying it is necessary to keep the country as "a beacon of justice and human rights."
5th July 2014
Poll: Average person knows eight gay people 11
6:09 PM — On average, people personally know five gay men and three lesbians, polling data has shown.
11th June 2014
Peter Tatchell calls for non-discrimination pledge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1
4:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, today published an open letter to organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games calling for all participating countries to sign a non-discrimination pledge.
13th May 2014
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.
19th April 2014
Robert Mugabe: I pity the Queen over Britain’s gay habits 65
10:07 PM — Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, has said that he 'pities' the Queen, for having to deal with Britain's gay habits.
16th April 2014
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 47
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
1st December 2013
UK: Indian trans asylum seeker fears deportation could lead to ‘torture’ 1
8:58 AM — A trans man who fled to the UK from India has said he will face "torture" at home if he is forced to be deported.
2nd October 2013
David Cameron praises gay tolerance in Tory conference speech 23
12:42 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron listed Britain’s acceptance of people who are gay as one of many reasons to be proud of the country in his keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
6th September 2013
UK’s first transgender wrestler set to partake in first wrestling matches 7
5:11 PM — At 24 years of age Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham is set to become the UKs first transgender wrestler when she steps into the ring.
20th August 2013
The 42 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15
11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.
22nd April 2013
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
28th February 2013
Poll: Majority of Europeans say Pope Benedict was not influential and has been ignored by politicians 14
1:31 PM — Despite his attempts to turn back the clock on gay rights, a YouGov poll shows Pope Benedict XVI has been of little influence to Europeans.
13th December 2012
Laurence Watts’ 10 gay news events predictions for 2013 30
10:32 AM — Laurence Watts has unveiled his top ten LGBT predictions for 2013 - how many of them do you think will happen?
17th October 2012
UK ambassador apologises for calling Argentinians ‘gay’ 25
1:06 PM — Britain's ambassador to Chile has apologised for making a homophobic comment on Twitter.
12th March 2012
Poll: Australia leads Britain and US in support for equal marriage 23
5:45 PM — Australia is leading Britain and the US in its support for the implementation of equal gay marriage rights, a poll released today suggests.
24th February 2012
Interview: Darren Hayes on marriage, children and the mid-life crisis that shaped his new album 8
10:05 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Darren Hayes about music, Star Wars auditions and marrying his high school girlfriend before the realisation he was gay changed his life.
7th December 2010
Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas says film will ‘help millions’ 15
1:58 PM — Gareth Thomas has revealed more about the film to be made of his life. The rugby player, who came out a year ago, remains the only top level out gay sportsman in Britain today and is to be the subject of a film by Mickey Rourke.