22nd April 2015
JD Sports suspends staff after gay couple branded ‘battymen’ 106
6:22 PM — Sporting goods chain JD Sports has suspended a number of staff members - after a gay couple were allegedly referred to as "battymen".
Sir Ian McKellen makes surprise endorsement of Labour’s LGBT manifesto 14
12:36 PM — Actor and gay rights legend Sir Ian McKellen has made a surprise endorsement of the Labour party's commitment to LGBT rights.
21st April 2015
Restaurant with scantily-clad male waiters to open in Texas 19
4:41 PM — A restaurant is opening in the gay neighbourhood of Dallas which appears to be the gay equivalent of sleazy chain Hooters.
Transgender Scrabble champ took her own life to escape abuse, inquest hears
3:13 PM — An inquest into the death of a transgender Scrabble champion has heard that she received regular abuse on the streets of Carlisle.
Proposed law in Uganda could be used to shut down all pro-gay charities 3
2:30 PM — A new law has been drafted in Uganda that could be used to ban all pro-gay charities and LGBT rights groups.
America’s Got Talent star reveals he is HIV-positive 3
1:51 PM — America's Got Talent singer Branden James has revealed that he is HIV-positive.
Woman donates her life savings to anti-gay rally instead of buying a house 67
1:03 PM — A woman has donated money she planned to use for a down-payment on a family home to an anti-gay group.
Peter Tatchell urges gays to vote for the Green Party: ‘Green is the new pink’ 53
12:26 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell has urged LGBT people to vote Green at the election next month.
Labour’s LGBT manifesto promises asylum review and stronger hate crime laws 4
12:01 AM — Labour is set to unveil a number of key pledges on LGBT rights, as part of the party's official LGBT manifesto.
20th April 2015
Church of Scotland’s pro-gay stance is ‘stupid and suicidal’, rival church leader claims 30
3:07 PM — The head of the Free Church of Scotland has slammed the official Church of Scotland - for taking a "stupid" and "suicidal" stance on gay clergy.
Court smacks down petition to stop Houston LGBT rights law 9
1:52 PM — A court has upheld an equal rights ordinance in Houston, Texas - after rejecting a legal challenge from anti-gay activists.
SNP manifesto pledges support for creation of LGBT rights envoy 4
12:48 PM — The Scottish National Party have pledged support for the creation of an LGBTI rights envoy in their manifesto.
17th April 2015
It has been 50 years since the first gay rights protest outside the White House 11
7:08 PM — It has been half a century since a historic picket outside the White House demanding gay rights.
DUP politician: I’m ‘grateful’ that Nick Clegg warned that we want to reject gay rights 20
5:42 PM — A Northern Irish DUP politician has 'thanked' Nick Clegg - after the Lib Dems claimed a coalition of the Conservative Party, UKIP and the DUP would abolish same-sex marriage.
Debra Messing: I regret that ‘Will & Grace’ didn’t last longer 14
1:52 PM — Debra Messing has said that she regrets the fact that trailblazing sitcom Will & Grace wrapped up when it did.
16th April 2015
Gay Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer could lose his seat to Labour, poll suggests 6
5:20 PM — A poll has suggested that Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer is under threat of losing his seat to Labour.
Are anti-gay campaigners accidentally helping Caroline Lucas get re-elected? 9
1:27 PM — Anti-gay marriage campaigners are distributing leaflets in Brighton - 'warning' people that Green MP Caroline Lucas supports equal marriage.
15th April 2015
This P!nk fan’s homophobia is misguided in more ways than one 6
7:29 PM — A fan has written to the pop singer P!nk to chastise her for being "lebanese".
Good news for fans of Orange is the New Black
6:20 PM — Netflix have announced something that will please fans of their lesbian prison drama.
Most gay characters get barely any screen time in Hollywood films 13
2:56 PM — The majority of LGBT depictions in Hollywood film this year lasted less than five minutes, reports GLAAD.