3rd November 2014
Department for Education clarifies deleted tweet claiming it’s ‘nonsense’ schools must teach gay rights 5
11:56 AM — The Department for Education has clarified a deleted tweet claiming that it’s “nonsense” to suggest that schools “must teach gay rights”.
31st October 2014
Former Boston mayor and gay rights champion Tom Menino dies 1
4:37 PM — Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino - who was a prominent advocate for gay rights - has died, aged 71.
US: Gay 17-year-old beaten and called ‘faggot’ after lured to skate park by a friend 18
12:16 PM — A gay 17-year-old was lured to a skate park in Texas by a friend and then severely beaten by the girl and two others while being called "faggot" and "booty lover."
US: Ted Cruz says Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a ‘personal decision’ to be gay 20
11:56 AM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has reacted to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay by calling it a "personal decision."
30th October 2014
Stonewall slams gay UKIP MEP over ‘equality Nazis’ jibe 20
6:30 PM — Britain’s largest gay rights charity has criticised UKIP MEP David Coburn for branding the supporters of same-sex marriage “equality Nazis”.
Gay UKIP MEP: Gay marriage is ‘false bollocks’ by ‘equality Nazis’ for ‘queens’ 151
3:25 PM — UKIP MEP David Coburn says same-sex marriage supporters are "equality Nazis".
29th October 2014
Campaign group: Home Secretary must end ‘appalling’ abuse of gay asylum seekers 3
12:26 PM — Theresa May needs to urgently tackle homophobic abuse experienced by gay asylum seekers in detention, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
28th October 2014
Lord Cashman takes up seat in House of Lords 9
7:30 PM — Former MEP Lord Michael Cashman has taken up his seat in the House of Lords.
Amnesty: ‘The EU must step up and strengthen its standards on hate crime’ 2
3:25 PM — The European Union and its member states must urgently act to prevent and prosecute homophobic and transphobic crime, Amnesty International says.
24th October 2014
Malaysia: HRW demands end to sodomy charges of ex-Deputy Prime Minister 4
1:19 PM — Human Rights Watch has strongly demanded an end to the prosecution of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
23rd October 2014
‘Total bollocks’ that I’m defecting to UKIP, says Tory MP Conor Burns 1
4:06 PM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says suggestions of him defecting to UKIP are "total bollocks".
Seoul: Korea University student council bans anti-gay discrimination on campus 2
11:19 AM — In a first for a South Korean university, students at the Korea University in Seoul have revised their council's rules to ban anti-gay discrimination on campus.
22nd October 2014
Nick Clegg: MPs who support equal marriage at risk under Goldsmith Recall Bill plan 21
7:09 PM — Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith’s proposals for the Recall Bill could threaten MPs with a history of supporting same-sex marriage, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns.
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
21st October 2014
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
19th October 2014
Human Rights Campaign endorses use of controversial HIV prevention drugs 38
1:04 PM — The largest gay rights charity in the US has endorsed the use of a controversial new drug that can prevent transmission of HIV.
18th October 2014
US: Christian ‘gay rights’ activist raising money for bakery that refused lesbian wedding cake 31
6:40 PM — A Christian gay rights activist is raising money to help a bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
17th October 2014
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
15th October 2014
Comment: Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church continues with its grotesque homophobia 59
2:58 PM — Suggestions the Catholic Church has this week changed its position on homosexuality are wide off the mark, writes National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson.