22nd April 2015
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
Activist buys up website domains of Republicans who voted for Indiana’s anti-gay law 1
7:19 PM — A tech-savvy rights activist has bought up domains related to politicians in Indiana who voted through the state's anti-gay law.
LGBT asylum group welcomes Labour’s pledge to reform system 2
5:23 PM — A charity that supports gay and lesbian asylum seekers has welcomed the Labour party's pledge to reform the system for people seeking asylum - despite the party's "atrocious" record.
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.
Peter Tatchell urges gays to vote for the Green Party: ‘Green is the new pink’ 52
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
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
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.
15th April 2015
Lib Dems pledge to make homophobic chants at football matches a crime 7
11:56 AM — The Liberal Democrats have pledged to bring forward new legislation to tackle homophobia in schools and at football matches.
8th April 2015
Obama’s Executive Order outlawing workplace discriminiaton comes into effect 3
7:57 PM — An Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama that outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors has come into effect.
City votes to abolish laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination 19
2:24 PM — The city of Springfield, Missouri has voted to repeal a law that protects LGBT people from discrimination.
6th April 2015
Watch: Indiana Home Shopping spoof pokes fun at state’s ‘religious freedom’ law 4
6:39 PM — Funny or Die has released a skit poking fun at Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law permitting businesses to refuse service to gay people.
29th March 2015
Labour MP Chris Bryant among MPs named over second home expenses 21
2:59 PM — Labour's shadow arts minister Chris Bryant is among a number of MPs who claimed expenses to stay in London, while owning a property in the capital.
28th March 2015
Bill Maher quips about ‘deeply stupid’ Dolce and Gabbana boycott 50
6:28 PM — TV host Bill Maher has mocked "Dame" Elton John's boycott of fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana, after the pair made derogatory comments about 'non-traditional families'.
Film based on Stonewall riots set for autumn release 6
3:03 PM — A film about the birth of the modern gay rights movement has secured a distribution deal - which could see it released this autumn.
27th March 2015
Republican compares gay people to slave owners 7
7:52 PM — A Republican state representative has compared gay people to slave owners.
23rd March 2015
Anti-gay Republican Ted Cruz pledges to ‘uphold the sacrament of marriage’ while launching Presidential bid 19
3:24 PM — Republican Ted Cruz has confirmed his plans to run for President in 2016.
22nd March 2015
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game honoured with GLAAD award 1
1:24 PM — The Imitation Game has picked up a GLAAD Award for its portrayal of gay codebreaker Alan Turing.
21st March 2015
Thatcher’s biographer claims ‘gay rights sharia’ wants to silence ‘traditional views’ 136
3:38 PM — Former Telegraph editor Charles Moore has complained that "traditional views" are being drowned out by "a form of gay rights sharia".