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.
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, […]
14th October 2014
Tory MP: UKIP risks encouraging homophobia and racism in Britain 41
2:45 PM — Sarah Wollaston has condemned Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain and warns UKIP is "enabling" people to express "homophobic or racist sentiments".
UKIP deputy leader: ‘We face problems caused by migrants with HIV’ 37
12:51 PM — UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has defended Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.