29th June 2014
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
28th June 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury once joked that evangelicals are ‘homophobic versions of the Taliban’ 31
7:15 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby once joked that evangelical Christians are like "homophobic European versions of the Taliban", it has emerged today.
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
In Photos: Pride in London parade 2014 9
2:58 PM — London's Pride parade is in full swing, drawing crowds despite heavy rain. Take a look at some photos from the event.
UK: Pride parade sets off in London despite heavy rain 20
1:59 PM — A defiant Pride parade has set off in London with large crowds of activists, despite initial heavy rain.
Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue 167
10:32 AM — Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality "an issue" if they want to be treated normally.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
26th June 2014
Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion 31
2:14 PM — A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to “consider” the cost of changing the law.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets condemns homophobic attack on gay couple 3
11:57 AM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple in east London has been condemned by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Tom Daley backs Pride in London with #FreedomTo message
10:53 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest celebrity to back Pride in London with a show of support.
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Sacked UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ won’t stand again 10
4:19 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was forced to resign for making homophobic and racist remarks will not stand again – despite having vowed to do so.
UK: London vicar ‘fully expects’ to be punished for marrying same-sex partner 11
4:16 PM — A London vicar who married his same-sex partner last week says he "fully expects" action to be taken against him for doing so.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
Tom Daley’s Splash! axed by ITV 8
2:23 PM — The celebrity diving reality show Splash, featuring Tom Daley as a coach, has been axed after ratings took a nosedive.
Church of England denies ‘blacklisting’ clergy who marry same-sex partners 6
12:55 PM — The Church of England has denied that it is keeping a secret blacklist of clergy who have married their same-sex partners.
24th June 2014
Nick Clegg supports Pride in London campaign by saying: ‘#FreedomTo love who you choose’ 10
7:10 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is supporting Pride in London’s FreedomTo campaign.
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies 29
6:43 PM — Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has defended Catholic adoption agencies that discriminate against same-sex couples.
Gay sauna defends safety policy at tribunal after drug deaths
4:39 PM — The owner of a gay sauna in south London has told a coroner that its drug searches have become “more aggressive” following several fatal overdoses.
Two arrested over east London attack on gay couple 10
2:20 PM — Police have released further details about an assault on a gay couple in east London.