21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 6
5:25 PM — A trans woman arguing for the right to not have her trans status disclosed to the Jobcentre has won a legal battle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
New Russell T Davies online series seeks ‘real gay sex stories’ 1
1:45 PM — A new online series from Russell T Davies is looking for people to share real stories about their sexual experiences.
Comment: The gay community should stop attacking anyone who dares suggest sexuality is a choice 228
1:12 PM — Dr Adam Jowett, a lecturer in Social Psychology at Coventry University, argues that we should stop attacking people for suggesting sexuality is a choice.
Out presenter Evan Davis to replace Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight 9
11:45 AM — Out TV presenter Evan Davis has been announced as the new main presenter of Newsnight.
20th July 2014
Gay vicar who defied Church to marry same-sex partner opens post office inside church 8
2:42 PM — A popular gay vicar who defied the Church of England to marry his same-sex partner has raised eyebrows again, by opening a post office in one of his churches.
Pet Shop Boys: Gay equality isn’t a party political issue any more 8
1:50 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have claimed that gay equality is no longer a party political issue in the UK.
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
19th July 2014
UK: ‘Glee’ ordered to change name after losing trademark ruling 17
6:38 PM — Hit TV show Glee has been ordered to change its name in the UK by the High Court, after losing a trademark battle.
Sainsbury’s attacked for covering up gay magazines, leaving Zoo uncovered 26
3:01 PM — A Sainsbury's store has been criticized for covering the fronts of gay magazines, while half-naked women on the front of Zoo and FHM remained uncovered.
Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade 5
12:41 PM — According to a study, HIV-positive people are half as likely to die than they were a decade ago, and are less likely to die from AIDS-related causes.
18th July 2014
Comedian Rufus Hound to star in upcoming gay drama series Cucumber 7
5:13 PM — Comedian Rufus Hound has signed up to appear in Channel 4's upcoming gay drama series Cucumber.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson engaged to long-term partner 2
3:20 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is engaged to his long-term boyfriend.
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
UK: ‘Straight’ lap dancing club approved for Liverpool’s gay quarter, despite local worries 33
6:17 PM — Liverpool Council leaders have approved plans for a lap-dancing club in the city’s gay quarter, despite local objections that it may lead to conflict between the straight and gay communities.
Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station
3:03 PM — Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.
16th July 2014
MP Caroline Lucas urges Nicky Morgan to make sex education statutory 6
7:09 PM — A bill to make PHSE a statutory requirement for schools has been tabled by Green MP Caroline Lucas.
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan recommended for knighthood 3
12:48 PM — The first out Tory MP, Alan Duncan, has reportedly been recommended for a knighthood after leaving his ministerial post.
15th July 2014
Gay Tory MP Nick Boles given ministerial responsibilities for equal marriage and LGBT equality 14
1:40 PM — Junior Conservative minister Nick Boles has been given specific responsibilities for same-sex marriage and LGBT equality, as part of today’s reshuffle, Downing Street confirms.