4th August 2014
National Secular Society: ‘Urgent review’ needed after Church blocks gay chaplain from NHS job 10
2:39 PM — The National Secular Society has called for the government to hold an urgent review, after a gay chaplain was blocked from taking up an NHS job because he married his same-sex partner.
Holby star David Ames: I used to be clinically overweight, but now I feel comfortable in my own skin 3
1:47 PM — Holby City star David Ames has revealed that he used to weigh nearly 16 stone, but slimmed down in order to "feel comfortable" in his skin.
Glasgow Commonwealth Games hailed as ‘new benchmark’ for inclusivity 5
12:59 PM — The Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been praised for commitment to LGBT equality.
3rd August 2014
Bishop of Gloucester, who backed same-sex blessings, steps down for personal reasons 17
7:03 PM — The Bishop of Gloucester, who had called for the Church of England to take a more conciliatory approach to same-sex couples, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Strictly Come Dancing stars back same-sex dance couples 28
6:37 PM — Several Strictly Come Dancing stars have come out in favour of allowing same-sex dance couples on the show.
James Bond actor Ben Whishaw: I was scared of coming out for a long time 6
3:42 PM — Ben Whishaw has said that he was scared of coming out for a long time.
NHS withdraws job offer from married gay chaplain after Church of England punishment 36
2:28 PM — The NHS has withdrawn a job offer it made to gay chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, after the Church of England revoked his permission to officiate.
2nd August 2014
Tom Daley wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games 20
10:00 PM — Tom Daley has picked up a x medal at the Commonwealth Games, while out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a x.
Photos: Brighton Pride parade draws huge crowds 3
1:28 PM — Brighton's Pride parade drew huge crowds this morning, as revellers lined the streets for the city's celebrations.
UK: Man fined £280 after calling for gays to be ‘slaughtered’ on Facebook
12:29 PM — A man has been handed a £280 fine by a court, after leaving messages on a newspaper's Facebook page calling for gays to be "slaughtered".
‘Sinister monk’ now distributing leaflets in Brighton comparing gays to paedophiles 57
11:53 AM — A 'sinister monk' is distributing homophobic leaflets in Brighton, comparing gay people to paedophiles.
Mr Gay UK to represent Europe at Mr Gay World contest 4
11:34 AM — A dance teacher from South Shields has been selected to represent Europe at the Mr Gay World competition.
1st August 2014
Tom Daley wins silver medal for synchronised diving at Commonwealth Games 5
7:56 PM — Tom Daley has won a silver medal for synchronised diving the Commonwealth Games.
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Christian fundamentalist leaflet warns Gloucester gays they’ll end up in a coffin 48
2:12 PM — A Christian group has been caught distributing anti-gay flyers during a council-run carnival.
Would you have bareback sex under the influence of drink or drugs? This survey says you might 22
12:37 PM — A survey has found that gay and bisexual men are far more likely to have bareback sex after using drugs or while drunk.
Gay vicar: It would be wonderful if the government ‘talked sense’ to Church over marriage ban 14
10:58 AM — A vicar who is facing possible punishments after marrying his same-sex partner has said he would welcome intervention from the government.
31st July 2014
Court tells trans woman: You can’t have a female pension 25
3:09 PM — A trans woman’s claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60 has been rejected by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.
Brighton’s ‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ praised by David Cameron 12
10:34 AM — An LGBT campaigner in Brighton, who is fighting to have his criminal conviction for being gay overturned, has received a letter of gratitude from the Prime Minister.
30th July 2014
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.