20th February 2015
What life is really like for LGBT students 7
5:15 PM — A new research project is exploring what university life is like for LGBT students.
UKIP MEP who said homophobia doesn’t exist complains about ‘UKIP-phobia’ 22
2:02 PM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer - who claimed that homophobia does not actually exist - is now complaining about 'UKIP-phobia'.
US: First openly bisexual governor sworn in
11:20 AM — The first governor of a US state to openly identify as LGBT has officially taken up her office.
16th February 2015
Gay NBA star Jason Collins mentoring sport stars in the closet 2
7:36 PM — Gay basketball star Jason Collins has said he is now helping to mentor a number of other LGBT players who remain in the closet.
Jenny Jones: It’s unbelievable that Rupert Read is labelled transphobic 61
6:07 PM — Green Party politician Jenny Jones has spoken out in defence of candidate Rupert Read - appearing to put her at odds with her party leadership.
David Cameron meets with Sultan of Brunei, who wants gays stoned to death 34
1:44 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron is today meeting with the Sultan of Brunei - who recently enacted a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.
Richard Dawkins hails Mary Portas’ beautiful family arrangement 18
11:50 AM — Richard Dawkins spoken out in support of Mary Portas' brother, for donating sperm to his sister's wife.
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.
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
14th February 2015
Mass gay kiss-in marks Valentine’s Day in London 32
6:16 PM — Hundreds of people attended a gay 'kiss-in' in Piccadilly Circus, to mark Valentine's Day.
Camden’s Black Cap saved from plans to redevelop as flats 3
4:05 PM — Iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap has been saved from a drastic downsizing - after proposed redevelopments were rejected.
Rainbow flag flies in Guernsey for Valentine’s Day 3
2:45 PM — The Channel Islands LGBTQ group Liberate is flying a rainbow flag to mark Valentine's Day.
Comment: Fifty Shades of Grey exposes the problem with extreme porn laws 6
2:18 PM — Dave Page, the Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, explains how the release of 50 Shades of Grey shows regulatory double-standards for extreme porn.
Vietnamese lesbian couple hold Valentine’s Day wedding on a plane 2
1:32 PM — A Vietnamese lesbian couple have celebrated Valentine's Day - by celebrating their wedding onboard a plane.
13th February 2015
Lib Dems select trans candidate Zoe O’Connell
5:45 PM — Trans activist Zoe O'Connell has been selected as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’ 29
2:37 PM — BBC News has captioned a woman as 'lesbian'.
Ireland: Former equality minister comes out as gay 1
1:51 PM — Ireland's former equality minister has hmself come out as gay.
Weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of abusing teenage boys 24
12:02 PM — Former ITV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys.
11th February 2015
Barack Obama: I didn’t lie about opposing same-sex marriage 8
7:56 PM — Barack Obama has denied claims that he mislead people into believing he opposed same-sex marriage.
Star of Russian sitcom comes out as gay 17
7:23 PM — One of the stars of one of Russia's biggest sitcoms has come out as gay.