6th June 2014
Belfast man fined for calling hotel staff: ‘Gay Afghan slaves’ 4
5:50 PM — A hotel guest in Belfast who called staff "gay Afghan slaves" has been fined £350 and told to grow up by a judge.
4th June 2014
Gay marriage resembles ‘Sodom’, says pastor linked to Northern Ireland First Minister 7
4:57 PM — Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson appears to be sticking by an anti-gay, anti-Muslim preacher.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.
27th May 2014
Northern Ireland: Painting banned by local council for depicting gay sex 22
1:48 PM — A painting has been banned from appearing in a Banbridge exhibition as it features a gay couple having sex.
26th May 2014
Northern Ireland: Local candidate who said she would ‘recriminalise homosexuality’ fails with 67 votes 35
12:54 PM — A Northern Irish independent local council candidate who said she would like to “recriminalise homosexuality," has been eliminated with only 67 votes.
18th May 2014
Bishop of Cork: I certainly support civil same-sex marriage 9
12:04 PM — The Bishop of Cork has declared his support for civil same-sex marriage, becoming the first Church of Ireland Bishop to do so.
13th May 2014
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.
Northern Ireland: Local candidate says she would ‘recriminalise homosexuality’ 100
5:13 PM — A Northern Irish independent local council candidate who has already voiced strong opposition to gay rights has said she would like to "recriminalise homosexuality."
Stena Line to appeal decision to award sacked dock worker £45,000 over anti-gay abuse 12
10:50 AM — A Belfast dock worker sacked after reacting to homophobic abuse in his job has been awarded £45,000 in compensation – although his employer, Stena Line, is to appeal.
6th May 2014
Denmark: Health Minister urged to lift gay blood ban 4
5:02 PM — Denmark's ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood is being criticised for lacking scientific evidence.
29th April 2014
UK: NI Assembly rejects equal marriage motion by 51-43 vote 39
6:14 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected a motion calling for same-sex marriage to be introduced.
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
28th April 2014
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage vote 26
4:52 PM — Tuesday’s planned vote on equal marriage has been vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party.
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
16th April 2014
Northern Ireland Assembly set to debate equal marriage 21
5:52 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate equal marriage on 29 April in a motion filed by several MLAs.
15th April 2014
Northern Ireland: Gay rights campaigner in fatal overdose hours after homophobic assault 25
4:01 PM — An inquest has heard police took three hours to gain entry to a flat where a gay man had taken an overdose.
14th April 2014
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.