23rd April 2014
Peter Tatchell: ‘It is wrong for David Cameron to single out Christians for special praise’ 20
1:11 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the Prime Minister is wrong to view Britain as “a Christian country”.
Survey: A third of gay men believe you can’t work as cabin crew if you are HIV positive 5
11:14 AM — Research from the National AIDS Trust reveals that nearly a third of gay men wrongly believe that if you are living with HIV you would be banned from working as cabin crew.
22nd April 2014
Lord Mandelson: ‘UKIP routinely insult gay people’ 28
5:33 PM — Labour’s former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has taken a swipe at UKIP’s treatment of gay people.
Christian Concern: David Cameron’s support for equal marriage represents a ‘huge breach of trust’ 55
4:00 PM — The founder of Christian Concern says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage represents “a huge breach of trust between the Christian community” and the government.
UK: Governor of Islamic school criticises Ofsted for asking: ‘If a child is gay, what would you do?’ 54
1:29 PM — The governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot has criticised Ofsted for asking how staff would handle a gay child.
Union: Teachers are facing devastating levels of online anti-gay abuse from students 17
10:51 AM — Britain’s largest teachers' union says school children are using social media to bombard teachers with homophobic abuse.
20th April 2014
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 169
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
18th April 2014
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
KFC apologies for booting out lesbian couple for kissing 14
11:01 AM — KFC has apologised after “over-zealous” staff removed a lesbian couple from one of its Bath restaurants following complaints they were taking part in “heavy petting”.
17th April 2014
UK: Judge who called equal marriage a ‘shambles’ retires 8
6:29 PM — A High Court judge who was previously warned for making critical comments about same-sex marriage retired today.
Nigel Evans: ‘I have never been in a proper relationship but I would like to marry’ 16
4:09 PM — MP Nigel Evans has spoken for the first time about his desire to settle down and marry.
Essex Catholic Bishop: I find it ‘difficult’ to accept equal marriage 35
3:04 PM — The new Bishop of Brentwood says he finds it "difficult" to accept same-sex marriage.
Heritage Lottery Fund awards Stonewall over £68,000 for gay history project 1
2:10 PM — The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Stonewall £68,800 for a new project charting its involvement with the gay rights movement over the last 25 years.
Islamic preacher who says gays should be thrown off mountains for ‘evil sin’ banned from London uni 60
1:03 PM — An Islamic preacher who urged for gay people to be thrown off mountains has been barred from attending an event at the University of East London.
UK: Judges criticised for refusing to deport Jamaican killer over claims he’s gay 16
12:04 PM — The Court of Appeal has been criticised for refusing to allow the Home Secretary to deport a Jamaican killer on the basis of his sexual orientation.
16th April 2014
Daily Mail columnist: Churchill wouldn’t have minded a male Tory MP having sex with a soldier in a park 15
4:22 PM — Controversial Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has made a surprising reference to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an editorial about patriotism.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers charged with possession of cocaine and ketamine 1
11:57 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been charged with drug possession.
15th April 2014
Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins to appear at National AIDS Trust gala 1
5:25 PM — Jimmy Somerville, Clive Anderson and Christopher Biggins will all appear at the National AIDS Trust’s Spring Awakening fundraiser next month, the charity says.
Tory in ‘sex party’ expenses row ‘banned’ from standing as 2015 parliamentary candidate 4
2:53 PM — The former head of a Tory research unit has been banned from standing as a party candidate at the 2015 general election, having been accused of using public money to fund a sex party.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.