15th February 2015
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 509
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
6th February 2015
Peter Tatchell: Labour’s sex education plans don’t go far enough 3
1:39 PM — Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that Labour's plans to crack down on homophobic bullying in schools don't go far enough.
2nd February 2015
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.
26th November 2014
Gay rights pioneer ‘takes leave’ from Human Rights Campaign after sex abuse arrest 2
5:50 PM — A gay rights pioneer who co-founded the Human Rights Campaign is taking a "leave of absence" from the group, after he was arrested over sex abuse claims.
24th November 2014
Ivan Massow to run for Mayor of London 26
12:46 PM — Gay rights campaigner and entrepreneur Ivan Massow has announced that he will run for Mayor of London.
20th August 2014
Peter Tatchell to receive honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths 1
4:39 PM — Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to be awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths, University of London.
20th July 2014
Former NBA star John Amaechi: Isolating anti-gay countries from Commonwealth Games won’t help equality 32
3:18 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has warned against "isolating" countries with anti-gay laws, saying that events like the Commonwealth Games should be use to argue for equality.
9th June 2014
US: Gay Tea Party activist claims support for same-sex marriage is ‘completely fabricated’ 18
3:33 PM — An anti-gay activist who identifies as a gay man has claimed that same-sex marriage is "tyrannical", and its support is "completely fabricated".
Australia: Gay rights campaigner Lex Watson granted honour after death 2
2:33 PM — A leading Australian gay rights campaigner who died last month has been awarded a rare posthumous honour.
13th February 2014
Cambodian trans activist wins David Kato award
3:15 PM — Cambodian trans activist Sotheavy Sou has won the 2014 David Kato award.
11th November 2013
Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV 4
2:24 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has commented on new research in Scotland showing nearly a quarter of people are unaware that a person living with HIV can live for more than 20 years.
28th October 2013
LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90 12
11:38 AM — Tributes are being paid to the radical lesbian feminist and campaigner Sharley McLean, who died at the weekend.
13th June 2013
US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse 11
4:30 PM — The Brooklyn Supreme Court has awarded $3.5 million (£2.2 million) to a gay activist who accused his cousin of carrying out "brutal" sexual abuse against him as a child - but he says it was "never about the money".
17th November 2012
Northern Ireland: Funeral held of leading gay rights campaigner PA Maglochlainn 5
12:13 PM — The funeral is being held today of one of Northern Ireland's best known LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights campaigners, PA Maglochlainn, who died from a long illness.
6th October 2011
Ugandan campaigner says gay bar was shut down 14
3:55 PM — A Ugandan LGBT campaigner says that her gay bar was forcibly shut down. Jacqueline Kasha said that her bar Sapphos Island, in Kampala, was padlocked shut on Sunday by the landlord.
16th December 2009
Brain injuries force Tatchell to stand down as Green candidate 18
11:46 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has announced he is standing down as a Green Party candidate for Oxford East. He said injuries sustained while fighting for human rights meant he could not do the job.
15th December 2009
Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2
4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.
12th December 2009
Gay soldier Ben Rakestrow comes out on return from Afghanistan 40
12:50 PM — A 21-year-old member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) has become one of the first British openly gay soldiers serving in a major conflict.