10th October 2014
Outcry after Nigel Farage calls for migrants with HIV to be banned from the UK 24
11:50 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been accused of "wilful ignorance", after he called for a blanket ban on people with HIV entering the UK.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
9th October 2014
Lynne Featherstone: I still get teary when people say thank you for equal marriage 2
6:05 PM — Lib Dem minister Lynne Featherstone told her party’s conference this week that she gets emotional when people express gratitude for same-sex marriage.
Gay black men are still dying of HIV in the UK due to stigma 5
4:27 PM — A campaigner says he’s raising awareness of HIV among gay and bisexual black men in London because he does not want to lose any more friends to the virus.
David Hockney: I lost two-thirds of my American friends to AIDS 4
11:04 AM — Artist David Hockney has spoken movingly about losing so many of his friends to AIDS at the height of the epidemic in America.
Will we be waking up on Friday to UKIP’s first elected MP? 10
10:29 AM — Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections - seats previously occupied by anti-gay marriage MPs.
8th October 2014
Iconic gay pub Royal Vauxhall Tavern sold 3
7:10 PM — One of London’s oldest gay pubs has been sold to new owners.
MP Nigel Evans: I’m gay, but I’d go back to Morocco tomorrow 34
6:50 PM — Tory MP Nigel Evans has said he would be happy to travel to Morocco, after helping to secure the release of a British man jailed for 'homosexual acts'.
Sam Smith and Elton John team up for Children in Need charity single 6
4:49 PM — Sir Elton John and recently-out singer Sam Smith have teamed up as part of a supergroup for this year's Children in Need single.
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is our proudest achievement in goverment 18
2:32 PM — Nick Clegg has hailed same-sex marriage as "one of the biggest, proudest achievements for all of us".
Tory MP warns anti-terrorist laws could be use to target Christians opposing equal marriage 29
2:01 PM — Tory MP Dominic Raab has warned that plans to bolster the UK's anti-extremism laws could be 'abused' to target Christians opposing same-sex marriage.
UKIP defends defection of former Christian leader who blames ‘Gaystapo’ for equal marriage 16
1:04 PM — UKIP has defended its acceptance of a former Christian party leader who warned that same-sex marriage amounts to "child abuse".
Evangelical group drops out of Church of England conversations on same-sex couples 34
12:33 PM — A key Evangelical group has dropped out of 'shared conversations' within the Church of England about the Church's future approach to same-sex couples.
Anti-gay Ugandan President to visit London for investment summit 32
11:56 AM — Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni is planning to visit London later this month for a investment summit.
7th October 2014
British gay man released from Moroccan jail pending appeal 9
6:15 PM — A gay British man arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts has been granted conditional release.
Police Commissioner praises courage of Manchester Village Angel 3
3:54 PM — The bravery of a volunteer who was attacked while helping vulnerable people in Manchester’s Gay Village has been commended by Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd.
Ex-Christian party leader who warns of ‘Gaystapo’ joins UKIP 15
12:19 PM — Former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig – who believes same-sex marriage amounts to “child abuse” – says he’s campaigning for UKIP frontrunner Douglas Carswell.
6th October 2014
HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline 31
4:54 PM — The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men - despite an overall drop across the UK.
Legal fund launched for Ray Cole, gay British man jailed in Morocco 3
2:58 PM — The family of a gay British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' have launched a legal fund to help fight his case.
Christian Concern: Gay ‘Trojan Horse’ in schools attempting to normalise gay sex 37
2:00 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern has claimed that Education minister Nicky Morgan is playing into the hands of a gay "Trojan Horse" by backing campaigns to stop homophobic bullying.