26th August 2014
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
London: Police release image of man accused of making anti-gay slurs at victim in street
11:07 AM — Police have released an image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with several homophobic incidents in London.
25th August 2014
Former Attorney General: British Christians should have protections for religious beliefs 80
4:49 PM — The former Attorney General has claimed that an "aggressive form of secularism" is preventing Christians from publicly expressing their beliefs.
Totnes to get own rainbow crossing for Pride 10
2:37 PM — The rural Devon town of Totnes is to get its very own rainbow crossing, to celebrate next month's Pride festival.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
Doctor Who features first lesbian kiss 184
11:59 AM — Doctor Who has been criticized for featuring an on-screen lesbian kiss for the first time ever, in last night's season première.
Is this the UK’s first same-sex fetish wedding? 29
11:28 AM — A couple have married in what they claim is the UK's first same-sex fetish wedding.
22nd August 2014
No action taken against ‘gay marriage causes floods’ ex-UKIP councillor 24
2:01 PM — No action will be taken against an ex-UKIP councillor who famously claimed earlier this year that same-sex marriage caused flooding.
Harry Redknapp: Malky Mackay made a mistake with homophobic texts but ‘hasn’t murdered anyone’ 15
12:59 PM — Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has defended a football manager who is being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
BNP: The BBC is forcing ‘homosexual persuasions’ on everyone with gay characters 60
11:58 AM — The British National Party is claiming a BBC boss is trying to force his "homosexual persuasion" on people by including gay characters in TV shows.
21st August 2014
Labour peer Lord Glasman sympathises with anti-gay Catholic adoption agencies 111
2:49 PM — Lord Glasman says it’s “completely legitimate” for Catholics to be sceptical of Labour because it opposes the right of adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.
Guess how much this year’s Brighton Pride has raised for LGBT groups? 1
11:27 AM — This year’s Brighton Pride has beaten its community fundraising target, organisers say.
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.
20th August 2014
Gary Busey in Celebrity Big Brother homophobia row 21
5:16 PM — Celebrity Big Brother contestant Gary Busey has sparked a homophobia row, after asking a housemate if he likes getting "butt-f**ked".
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
Peter Tatchell to receive honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths 1
4:39 PM — Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to be awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Telegraph columnist: Protect registrars who refuse to marry gay couples 67
4:10 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald has suggested the state should protect Christian registrars who refuse to marry gay couples.
Kellie Maloney donating ‘significant portion’ of Big Brother fee to trans support group 32
12:00 PM — Kellie Maloney will donate a "significant portion" of her Celebrity Big Brother fee to a transgender support group, it has been revealed.
19th August 2014
Sam Smith: Stop Grindr, it’s ruining romance 134
6:31 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has attacked hookup apps Grindr and Tinder for "ruining romance".