11th March 2015
Canada: Alberta to make gay-straight alliances mandatory for schools 27
3:45 PM — The Canadian province of Alberta is set to make gay-straight alliances mandatory for all state-funded schools.
Bishop ‘regrets causing hurt’ after comparing homosexuality to Down’s syndrome 28
1:55 PM — An Irish bishop who compared homosexuality to Down's syndrome has defended his remarks.
9th March 2015
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan: Teachers bullying gay students is inexcusable 21
7:03 PM — Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has responded to a report that found that over a third of victims of homophobic bullying in schools were bullied by a teacher or adult.
House of Cards creator opens up about Frank Underwood’s sexuality 7
6:01 PM — House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon has spoken about the sexuality of Kevin Spacey's character Frank Underwood.
6th March 2015
Katie Hopkins: I hope my son is gay 31
2:34 PM — Controversy-monger Katie Hopkins has claimed she "hopes" her eight-year-old son will be gay.
14th February 2015
Church of England to begin ‘conversations’ on sexuality 40
11:35 AM — The Church of England is set to begin a series of 'shared conversations' aimed at healing a split in the Church surrounding same-sex couples.
11th January 2015
Armed forces to ask new recruits if they are gay 36
11:45 AM — The British armed forces are to begin monitoring the sexuality of new recruits, in order to help tackle homophobia.
13th December 2014
Is this the weirdest protest against same-sex marriage ever? 31
5:56 PM — A pastor has protested against same-sex weddings - by dressing a horse up in a wedding gown.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
22nd November 2014
Winnie the Pooh banned in Poland over ‘dubious sexuality’ 42
9:09 PM — Children's character Winnie the Pooh has been banned in a Polish town because of his lack of trousers and questionable sexuality.
16th November 2014
OKCupid begins rolling out new sexuality and gender options 23
4:00 PM — Dating website OKCupid has started testing a broader list of sexualities and genders, allowing people a raft of new identity choices.
10th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: There is no heterosexuality in Alan Turing biopic 16
1:10 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has rejected criticism of his upcoming Alan Turing biopic, claiming there is "no heterosexuality" in the film.
27th August 2014
US: Radio hosts “play” ignorant with openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa
5:44 PM — It appears that not all misconceptions of gay life have been dispelled as the openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa appeared on the Hot 97 Morning Show, and was asked not about his music but whether it was “the penis directly that turned him on.”
18th August 2014
Daniel Radcliffe: If people think you’re gay, your career is doing well 10
11:36 AM — Daniel Radcliffe has joked that interest in his sexuality shows that his career is doing well.
15th July 2014
US: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds 7
12:05 PM — The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.
28th June 2014
CNN host Richard Quest: My worst fears never materialised after coming out 1
10:44 AM — CNN host Richard Quest says his fears about being openly gay in public life "never materialised" into reality.
Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue 167
10:32 AM — Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality "an issue" if they want to be treated normally.
25th June 2014
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
24th May 2014
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.
29th April 2014
Cameron Diaz: I have been with a lady before
5:54 PM — Cameron Diaz has revealed that she has had a lesbian experience before, responding to confusion over her sexuality.