7th August 2014
Lynne Featherstone ‘horrified’ over homophobic abuse at Lib Dem councillor 9
6:27 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she's "horrified" by the resignation of a gay Liberal Democrat councillor, who alleges he received homophobic abuse from other council members and political opponents.
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 24
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
Rugby player could face ban over homophobic abuse 7
4:46 PM — A rugby player could be banned from the sport for eight matches, over allegations of homophobic abuse.
6th August 2014
Lib Dem councillor resigns after being called ‘dirty bloody homosexual’ 110
4:20 PM — A Lib Dem councillor in Somerset has resigned, and condemned homophobic bullying from councillors in other parties.
Caroline Lucas: ‘Ban discrimination – not gay men giving blood’ 12
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end.
Strictly star Robin Windsor withdraws from show over back injury 1
1:18 PM — Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has dropped out of the show over a back injury.
Boris Johnson will run for Parliament at next year’s election 29
12:42 PM — Boris Johnson has confirmed he will likely run for a seat in the House of Commons in next year's general election.
5th August 2014
Sinitta: If Simon Cowell is gay, someone forgot to tell his penis 9
6:15 PM — Sinitta has joked about gay rumours surrounding her ex-lover Simon Cowell.
Could being gay stop employers from hiring you? This study says yes 22
2:25 PM — People applying for jobs are 40% less likely to be offered an interview if they are gay or lesbian, according to research.
Church of England claims bishop’s decision to block gay chaplain from NHS job was ‘autonomous’ 24
12:47 PM — The Church of England has claimed the decision to block a married gay chaplain from taking up a job with the NHS was taken 'autonomously' by a bishop.
Man left unconscious after homophobic attack at Brighton Pride 10
10:11 AM — Sussex Police are investigating a homophobic assault at Brighton Pride which left one man unconscious.
4th August 2014
Liberal Democrats launch policies ‘for lesbians’? 4
6:12 PM — Sometimes the Liberal Democrats win... on social media.
Christian Concern: Stonewall is an ideological propaganda machine attacking normal families 198
3:13 PM — Christian Concern has attacked LGB rights charity Stonewall, claiming it is an "ideological propaganda machine" attacking families.
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.