8th June 2014
UK: Married vicar, who preached against same-sex marriage, resigns after having affair 56
5:42 PM — A married vicar who claimed that same-sex weddings would violate the sanctity of marriage has resigned, after it emerged he had an affair with a parishioner.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
Brighton binman accused of homophobia says he was sacked for belonging to UKIP 34
12:36 PM — A Brighton binman, who is a member of UKIP, stands accused of writing homophobic comments on a staff poster.
UKIP’s Anti-gay rights MEP Roger Helmer loses Newark by-election 33
7:57 AM — UKIP candidate Roger Helmer has lost the Newark by-election.
4th June 2014
Roger Helmer: I prefer straight activity, does that make me homophobic? 59
2:24 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has suggested that he’s unfairly been portrayed as a homophobe – whilst also defending Ken Clarke’s previous controversial comments about rape.
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
UK: ‘Fascist’ club banned by UCLU after claiming ‘equality is a false god’ 34
6:51 PM — A far-right student club has been banned by the University College London Union, after allegations it is "fascist" and "homophobic".
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
UK: Protest planned against ex-UKIP ‘f**k the poofters’ councillor 9
6:03 PM — A protest is planned against a councillor who refuses to resign, after being thrown out of UKIP for referring to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.
UK: Teen punched gay man and said: ‘What do you want faggot?’ 3
3:18 PM — A teenager who launched a drunken attack at a gay man in Swindon has been jailed for breaking his suspended sentence.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: Those cleared of sex charges should receive counselling 7
2:00 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says people who are cleared of sexual offences should be entitled to the same counselling that is offered to crime victims.
2nd June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces probe over claims he called referee a ‘f**king f*g’ 10
8:48 PM — The Rugby Football League has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a Leeds player called a referee a "f**king f*g".
Peter Tatchell: Kate Middleton’s decision to visit The Dorchester is ‘hugely disappointing’ for gay rights 30
6:11 PM — Peter Tatchell has blasted the Duchess of Cambridge for visiting a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
Poll: UKIP MEP Roger Helmer tipped to come second in Newark by-election 12
5:28 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who continues to fend off criticism over his views on homosexuality is likely to come second in Thursday’s by-election, a poll by Lord Ashcroft suggests.
Charity calls on LGBT drug and alcohol treatment to be improved 5
3:37 PM — A new report calling on drug and alcohol treatment services to be improved for the LGBT community has been published by the charity London Friend.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer slams The Mail over ‘lies’ about his views on gay ‘cures’ 47
12:54 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has hit back at the publication of an interview featuring comments about homosexuality, saying it is “packed with deliberate and defamatory lies”.