4th February 2015
Manchester gay venue Eden Bar denies closure reports
1:53 PM — One of the bars at the heart of Manchester's gay village has denied reports that it is closing for good.
UKIP Christian group: Manchester Pride is a ‘parade of depravity’ 189
11:48 AM — A Christian group authorised by UKIP has claimed that being gay is a "vice", and that Manchester Pride is a parade of "wickedness".
3rd February 2015
Labour ‘lazy and wrong’ over anti-gay bullying, says IBTimes journalist 31
6:35 PM — A journalist for the International Business Times has criticised Labour’s new drive to tackle homophobic bullying.
UKIP considers legal action in Holocaust row with school 43
12:52 PM — UKIP is considering legal action against a school in Derby that it claims linked the party with the Holocaust during an assembly.
Police called to O2 restaurant after mum complains of gay porn on computer screen 113
11:53 AM — Police were called to a restaurant at London’s O2 after a mother was left feeling "sick" when her young children viewed an explicit gay sex scene on a restaurant booking screen.
2nd February 2015
Former soldier jailed over vicious homophobic attack 6
3:24 PM — A former soldier has been jailed after a horrific attack on a gay man in Exeter.
Richard Wilson: I didn’t mind being outed by the press 18
12:18 PM — One Foot in the Grave actor Richard Wilson has opened up about being outed by the press.
Church of England evangelical comes out as gay 107
11:58 AM — An influential evangelical within the Church of England has come out as a lesbian.
1st February 2015
Conservative chairman rules out ‘pacts and deals’ with UKIP 15
6:13 PM — Grant Shapps, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, has ruled out entering a 'pact' with UKIP after the General Election.
EastEnders star Pam St Clement opens up about bisexuality
12:10 PM — EastEnders actress Pam St Clement has opened up about her bisexuality, and cheating on her husband with a woman.
Pro-gay Tory MP Francis Maude to retire 12
11:41 AM — Conservative MP Francis Maude, one of the first senior Tories to engage with the gay community, will not run for re-election in May.
30th January 2015
Music festival bans men from carrying handbags 24
4:49 PM — A music festival in Manchester has imposed a ban on 'man-bags'.
US: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination 15
1:23 PM — Lawmakers in Virginia have successfully stopped a bill that would have legalised discrimination against LGBT people.
James Blunt defends ‘joke’ about dropping the soap near David Cameron 53
12:38 PM — James Blunt has defended making a joke about 'dropping the soap' near David Cameron and Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson: I can’t see what the fuss is about with same-sex marriage 53
12:04 PM — Boris Johnson has dismissed critics of same-sex marriage within the Conservative party, claiming he "can't see what the fuss is about".
29th January 2015
UK radio station: We want to serve everyone, not just LGBT listeners 1
3:09 PM — A local radio station has urged Ofcom to allow it to broaden its appeal so it no longer exclusively caters for young people and the LGBT community.
Nicky Morgan backs Ofsted over decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 69
1:55 PM — Nicky Morgan has strongly defended the decision of Ofsted inspectors to ask children in Christian schools about their knowledge of same-sex relationships.
Stephen Fry denies baby rumours and says: ‘Don’t believe what you read in the papers’ 13
12:20 PM — Stephen Fry has rubbished reports he is ready to begin a family with his new husband, Elliott Spencer.
28th January 2015
Ofsted chief defends homophobia questions during Christian school inspection 20
7:04 PM — Ofsted's Chief Inspector has defended the regulator's questioning while investigating a Christian free school in Durham.
Brighton head condemns government for excluding gay rights from ‘British values’ push 17
2:46 PM — The head of a leading independent school in Brighton has criticized the government - for failing to include gay rights in its push to promote 'British values' in schools.