15th July 2014
Gay Tory MP Nick Boles given ministerial responsibilities for equal marriage 14
1:40 PM — Junior Conservative minister Nick Boles has been given specific responsibilities for same-sex marriage, as part of today’s reshuffle, Downing Street confirms.
14th July 2014
Out Tory MP Greg Barker steps down as minister and won’t stand again in 2015
9:53 PM — Out Tory MP Greg Barker has stepped down as Minister of State for Climate Change, and will stand down at the next election.
Dominic Grieve, who said homosexuals are ‘a bit weird’, quits as Attorney General 4
8:51 PM — Tory MP Dominic Grieve, who claimed homosexuals are 'a bit weird', has stepped down from his post as Attorney General during this evening's reshuffle.
UK: Teenager victim of homophobic attack at Hampshire music festival 3
6:21 PM — A teenager was the victim of a homophobic attack at a Hampshire music festival.
UK: Church of England votes to allow women Bishops, but still no gay Bishops 9
5:51 PM — The Church of England had voted to allow women bishops, though there are still no openly gay bishops in the UK.
Peter Tatchell: David Cameron should speak out about homophobia before Commonwealth Games 7
1:21 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on David Cameron to speak out about homophobia in the Commonwealth, ahead of the Commonwealth Games next week.
Openly gay Hollyoaks star hits back at ‘homophobic’ abuse after football mix-up 19
11:16 AM — An openly gay Hollyoaks star has said that he received a large number of homophobic messages after it was mistakenly reported he was joining a football team.
UK: Home Office suspends worker over ‘interrogation’ of gay passport applicant 34
10:36 AM — The Home Office has ordered an investigation into allegations that a gay passport applicant was subject to invasive personal questions about his family life.
13th July 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury still ‘not convinced’ by arguments for same-sex marriage 43
6:01 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected claims that he has personally changed his opinion on same-sex marriage, saying he is still "not convinced" by arguments for it.
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie to marry female partner 3
8:09 PM — Former Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie has announced her engagement to her female partner.
Ballroom dance champion: Banning same-sex couples would be discrimination 1
1:02 PM — A ballroom dance champion has spoken out against a proposed ban on same-sex couples dancing in mixed events.
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
11th July 2014
Police appeal for help finding two men after Birkenhead homophobic attack
4:48 PM — Police have appealed for help finding two men, after a homophobic attack on a teenager in Birkenhead.
10th July 2014
Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
5:59 PM — A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
Matthew Wright: Final wish of gay icon Elizabeth Taylor was to have blue plaque outside London home 4
1:37 PM — Channel 5 presenter Matthew Wright says the late Elizabeth Taylor should be honoured with a blue plaque outside her London home for her campaigning work on HIV.
9th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry Butler-Sloss said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ 34
5:58 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales.
UK: Men appear in court over Grindr blackmail charges
11:20 AM — Two men have appeared in court, accused of blackmailing users of the gay hookup app Grindr.
8th July 2014
Paul O’Grady: Drag queens were the Vera Lynns of south London in the 1980s 4
6:23 PM — Paul O’Grady has described what it meant to be a drag queen at the height of the AIDS epidemic
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.