7th March 2014
The Queen praises gay rights charity’s ‘special anniversary’ in royal surprise 20
6:29 PM — Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charities in a rare moment of acknowledgement for LGBT people.
Gay former soldier James Wharton: ‘We need to clean up gay saunas’ 74
4:05 PM — Former soldier James Wharton has defended his recent article in Winq magazine about his opposition to gay saunas by saying the venues need to be cleaned up.
Former Take That boss loses court battle over use of the word ‘queer’ 3
12:01 PM — The former manager of Take That has lost a legal battle with a gay nightclub over use of the word "queer".
6th March 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit cleared to become mayor 19
10:22 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation wins £30,000 top campaign award
6:47 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £30,000 for winning a top prize for its campaigning work.
Video: X Factor star Marcus Collins backs ITV and Stonewall’s campaign against homophobic bullying
12:55 PM — ITV has teamed up with Stonewall to sponsor three London schools in a bid to raise awareness around homophobic bullying.
UK: Crystal meth vet accused of killing man with toothbrush in ‘extreme’ S&M sex session
12:15 PM — The trial of a former vet accused of using an electric toothbrush and metal bar to kill a man as they had S&M sex is taking place in Newcastle.
5th March 2014
Judge launches investigation into Boris anti-gay bus ad ban 59
8:32 PM — A High Court judge has launched a new investigation into Boris Johnson's decision to ban an anti-gay ad from London buses.
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Commons 20
7:04 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales has passed the House of Commons.
UKIP Councillor: We don’t need ‘iron fist’ equality laws to protect gays from discrimination 55
3:35 PM — A UKIP councillor, who suggested business owners should have the right to turn away people based on their sexuality, gender or race – now says “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary.
UK: Shocking image of teeth left smashed in homophobic teen attack 27
11:46 AM — Police are treating a violent unprovoked assault on a teenager in Preston as a homophobic crime.
UKIP Councillor: Businesses should be allowed to turn away gays and women 82
10:42 AM — A UKIP councillor in East Sussex believes business owners should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people.
Stephen Fry to host musical gay wedding for Channel 4 to celebrate start of same-sex marriages 31
12:01 AM — Channel 4 is to celebrate the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales later this month with a musical gay wedding, hosted by Stephen Fry.
4th March 2014
Burnley FC issues new appeal over homophobic chants at Brighton game 13
6:42 PM — Burnley Football Club has requested help to identify fans that were caught on camera making homophobic chants during a match at Brighton last August.
Tom Daley crowned biggest youth inspiration in sport 5
12:13 PM — Olympic diver Tom Daley says he’s delighted after winning the title of biggest inspiration for young people in sport.
3rd March 2014
Sports Minister: We must do all we can to tackle homophobia in football 10
6:37 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has welcomed news that 15 out of 20 Premier League clubs are now supporting a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
London: Gay vicar vows to defy Church marriage ban and marry partner 4
5:35 PM — A north London vicar vows to marry his partner of 14 years despite the risk that he could be thrown out of the Church of England.
England: Number of gay couples adopting children doubles 3
3:43 PM — Figures show the number of same-sex couples adopting children in England has doubled in the past four years.
Theresa May: I fear too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime 10
2:02 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she fears too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime, during a visit to Brighton’s AIDS memorial.
Greens deny funding cut to Brighton Pride
10:57 AM — The Green Party in Brighton and Hove is rejecting claims made by Labour and the Conservatives that it supports cutting funding to the city’s Pride festival.