Police Superintendents’ Association conference to encourage diversity and acceptance
4:50 PM — A conference of the Police Superintendents' Association will later this year explore how to encourage diversity and acceptance.
Caroline Lucas: Brighton Pride sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality
4:42 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has recorded a video for the city’s Pride festival.
Brighton: Trans community urged to join swimming club
1:49 PM — A swimming club for the trans community is re-launching in Brighton this September.
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 21
1:13 PM — London Friend CEO Monty Moncrieff shares his thoughts on the recent annual Crime Survey showing a third of gay and bisexual men have taken illegal drugs.
David Cameron: Brighton Pride shows how different people can celebrate together 11
11:36 AM — David Cameron has given his backing to this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says “I am proud of this country's record of advancing” LGBT equality.
Video: Brighton Pride is a moment to celebrate LGBT equality, says Ed Miliband 3
11:00 AM — Ed Miliband has recorded a video for this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says it is a moment to celebrate but also to do “much more” on LGBT equality
28th July 2014
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 5
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 16
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
James Arthur ‘very happy’ to work with Stonewall youth volunteers 33
4:50 PM — James Arthur has tweeted to say he would like to meet up with Stonewall youth volunteers, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 7
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
MasterChef star Ross Burden dies aged 45 2
4:34 PM — Ready Steady Cook chef Ross Burden has died after losing his battle with cancer.
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
Ruth Hunt appointed as Chief Executive of Stonewall 80
10:56 AM — Ruth Hunt has been appointed as the Chief Executive of leading gay rights charity Stonewall.
27th July 2014
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 4
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.
James Arthur wants to make ‘long term commitment’ to Stonewall following homophobia row 49
4:25 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he wants to make a "long term commitment" to leading gay rights charity Stonewall, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 14
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan appoints Stonewall education head as special advisor 29
3:24 PM — Equalities minister Nicky Morgan has appointed Stonewall's head of education as a special advisor.
UK: James Arthur to change name following homophobic lyrics row 30
2:41 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur is to change his name to get away from the "stigma" that surrounds him, after multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.
Marcus Collins: Strictly will have same-sex dance couples eventually
12:03 PM — Singer Marcus Collins has said it is only "a matter of time" before a same-sex dance partnership is allowed on Strictly Come Dancing.
X-Men director Bryan Singer dismissed from sex abuse lawsuit 5
11:40 AM — One of two sex abuse lawsuits targeting X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped the charges against him.