20th April 2014
UK: Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets 4
4:36 PM — An artist has created a portrait of Tom Daley, made up of homophobic tweets sent to the Olympic diver after he came out last year.
Cliff Richard: ‘If I was gay, would it make any difference?’ 22
2:22 PM — Sir Cliff Richard has addressed long-standing rumours about his sexuality, saying he hopes it wouldn't make a difference whether he is gay or not.
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 146
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
19th April 2014
Robert Mugabe: I pity the Queen over Britain’s gay habits 57
10:07 PM — Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, has said that he 'pities' the Queen, for having to deal with Britain's gay habits.
16th April 2014
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 46
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
10th April 2014
Foreign Office: India recriminalising homosexuality was ‘unexpected’ 16
10:53 PM — A report from the Foreign Office says India's recriminalisation of homosexuality was 'unexpected'.
Durex posts #EarthHour thank you featuring gay kiss following complaints over lack of same-sex couples
1:15 PM — Condom company Durex has posted a thank you ad featuring a gay kiss following an 'Earth Hour' campaign which was criticised by some for not featuring a same-sex couple.
31st March 2014
UK: Gloucester man ‘boasted’ after attempted rape of gay woman, court hears
6:59 PM — A man accused of attempted rape of a gay woman 'boasted' after the alleged attack took place, jurors in Gloucester have been told.
Study: Gay Poles heading to UK to ‘flee discrimination’ in Poland
1:44 PM — A study by a student at the University of Westminster found that gay Polish people are often fleeing discrimination in Poland when they head to the UK.
23rd March 2014
Canterbury gay bar owner ‘threatened’ with anti-gay arson attacks and city council licence withdrawals 40
10:51 AM — The owner of a gay bar in Canterbury has recently claimed to have been target of an onslaught of anti-gay threats and visitors, including one vicar who offered to "cleanse" his customers of their homosexuality, and another man who threatened to burn down the building.
19th March 2014
Petition started to challenge blood donation rules for gay men 17
7:42 PM — A petition has been started to challenge blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
16th March 2014
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
13th March 2014
Congratulations! England and Wales begin to recognise overseas same-sex marriages 36
12:00 AM — Same-sex couples who wed overseas are now recognised as married in England and Wales
25th February 2014
UK confirms no aid will go to Ugandan Government in wake of anti-gay law 37
1:20 PM — Following the introduction of a Ugandan law which makes homosexuality punishable with life jail sentences, the British Government has confirmed that no aid goes directly to the Ugandan Government, which is ineligible because of human rights concerns.
20th February 2014
Gay magazine launches in UK with Chris Mears swimwear photoshoot 5
3:20 PM — A luxury lifestyle magazine aimed at gay men has made its debut in the UK, feauturing a steamy photoshoot with Olympic diver Chris Mears.
14th February 2014
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
12th February 2014
Canada: British trans woman ‘detained in men’s jail’ after visa violation 13
12:53 PM — A British trans woman has been detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa dispute.
10th February 2014
Team GB Boss: We won’t stop athletes from protesting in Sochi
10:34 AM — The boss of the Team GB Winter Olympic squad has said he will not stand in the way of athletes who want to protest.
9th February 2014
Leaked report: UK Home Office ‘interrogates’ LGBT asylum seekers with degrading questions 1
1:23 PM — The UK Home Office is facing heavy criticism after a leaked report has revealed that LGBT asylum seekers are facing abusive, degrading "interrogations" about their sex lives.
30th January 2014
Comment: Why anti-gay hate crime must come out 6
6:59 PM — Angela Shine writes on why it is important for anti-LGBT hate crimes to be reported, reflecting on a specific example, and says she hopes recent events will lead to a reduction in hate crime.