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.
10th May 2014
UK: Married gay couples allowed joint Coat of Arms 8
12:45 PM — Married gay couples can now apply for a joint Coat of Arms, after rules governing their use were overhauled.
8th May 2014
Prominent American author believes UK is more welcoming than US of LGBT characters 7
6:55 PM — The UK is more accepting of gay and bisexual characters in their books, according to author Cassandra Clare.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
2nd May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury rules pair’s 23-year marriage ‘invalid’ over birth certificate error 40
4:30 PM — A British woman whose birth certificate incorrectly said she was male says the Archbishop of Canterbury intervened to void her marriage.
28th April 2014
Project to tackle homophobic bullying in schools given go ahead 25
8:11 PM — The first stage of a project to drive out homophobic and biphobic bullying in schools has been awarded to a research group and given the go ahead.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
20th April 2014
UK: Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets 7
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?’ 39
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 169
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 65
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 47
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 40
12:00 AM — Same-sex couples who wed overseas are now recognised as married in England and Wales