1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
Blue are coming to Brighton for Pride 1
11:55 AM — Duncan James and his fellow bandmates will perform at this summer’s Brighton Pride, organisers confirm.
Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’ 12
11:04 AM — Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.
30th June 2014
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
UK: Verdict postponed on bisexual Orashia Edwards’ fight to stop deportation to Jamaica 1
1:13 PM — A bisexual man battling deportation to Jamaica had his legal review today in Leeds.
29th June 2014
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
28th June 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury once joked that evangelicals are ‘homophobic versions of the Taliban’ 31
7:15 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby once joked that evangelical Christians are like "homophobic European versions of the Taliban", it has emerged today.
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
In Photos: Pride in London parade 2014 9
2:58 PM — London's Pride parade is in full swing, drawing crowds despite heavy rain. Take a look at some photos from the event.
UK: Pride parade sets off in London despite heavy rain 20
1:59 PM — A defiant Pride parade has set off in London with large crowds of activists, despite initial heavy rain.
Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue 167
10:32 AM — Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality "an issue" if they want to be treated normally.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
26th June 2014
Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion 31
2:14 PM — A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to “consider” the cost of changing the law.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets condemns homophobic attack on gay couple 3
11:57 AM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple in east London has been condemned by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Tom Daley backs Pride in London with #FreedomTo message
10:53 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest celebrity to back Pride in London with a show of support.
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Sacked UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ won’t stand again 10
4:19 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was forced to resign for making homophobic and racist remarks will not stand again – despite having vowed to do so.
UK: London vicar ‘fully expects’ to be punished for marrying same-sex partner 11
4:16 PM — A London vicar who married his same-sex partner last week says he "fully expects" action to be taken against him for doing so.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.