18th June 2014
Tory MP Nigel Evans elected to senior party committee 5
6:46 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been elected to the influential 1922 committee.
UK’s oldest hospice to march in this year’s Pride London Parade 2
5:03 PM — Next weekend’s Pride London Parade will feature staff and volunteers from a hospice for the very first time.
Ann Widdecombe: ‘I was very alienated by gay marriage’ 111
4:03 PM — Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage left her feeling “alienated”.
17th June 2014
UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood 30
5:10 PM — The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
Cases of gonorrhoea up 26% for gay men in England 9
11:21 AM — There's been a significant rise in cases of gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men, Public Health England says.
15th June 2014
UK: Royal College of Nursing warns older HIV patients are ‘failed by the system’ 1
12:28 PM — The Royal College of Nursing has warned that older patients require greater help to overcome the stigma of HIV.
14th June 2014
UK: Former NHS gender reassignment surgeon says backlogs ‘spiralling out of control’ 6
7:15 PM — The surgeon who performed the majority of the NHS's gender reassignment surgery has warned that backlogs are 'spiralling out of control'.
Equality campaigners recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 13
11:56 AM — Several LGBT equality campaigners have been recognised in today's Queen's Birthday Honours List.
John Barrowman awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 54
11:16 AM — Actor and singer John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE for services to entertainment and charity.
13th June 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: Final decision not yet made on future of civil partnerships 90
5:05 PM — Equalities Minister Sajid Javid has said he is yet to make a final decision about the future of civil partnerships.
12th June 2014
Bishop of Bath: ‘Marriage has always been reserved for husband and wife’ 34
4:21 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has restated his opposition to equal marriage.
London: Man arrested over homophobic bleach attacks
10:56 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with two homophobic attacks in south London.
11th June 2014
UK: Charity coalition calls for statuatory LGBT-inclusive sex education 6
12:56 PM — A coalition of charities and teachers' groups has called for LGBT-inclusive sex education lessons to be mandatory for all schools.
UK: Leeds rugby star declines to appeal 5-match ban for calling player ‘f**king f*g’ 6
9:22 AM — Leeds rugby player Zak Hardaker has said he will not appeal a 5-match ban he was handed by the RFL, after calling a player a "fucking fag".
10th June 2014
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Our marriage laws are still ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’ 11
6:35 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has urged the government to bring forward laws to end the “offensive and outdated message” that marriage is a "business transaction between fathers".
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.
Michael Barrymore breaks down as he talks about suicide attempt and drug use 19
10:47 AM — Michael Barrymore has spoken emotionally of how he attempted to take his own life on several occasions.
9th June 2014
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker set to be deported tomorrow 11
6:31 PM — A Ugandan asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of imprisonment if she is sent home is scheduled to be deported tomorrow.