29th April 2014
The Sun brands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer a ‘bigot’ 10
5:34 PM — Roger Helmer's annoyance with The Sun newspaper may stem from the fact he was branded a "bigot" today in its leader section.
Church of England’s top female cleric would have ‘no problem’ blessing same-sex marriages 6
3:59 PM — The Dean of York - tipped as potentially being the first female bishop in England - has called the Church of England's stance over equal marriage "dreadful," saying she would have no problem blessing same-sex weddings herself.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: I have never said ‘It’s OK to despise gay people’ 22
1:23 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has accused The Sun of misquoting him in comments about his views on homosexuality.
28th April 2014
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage 37
6:12 PM — An independent councillor in Brighton who protested over equal marriage and was then expelled from the Green Party has torn into her former colleagues.
Max Clifford, who said he could only do a ‘gay voice’, found guilty of sex charges 7
3:50 PM — PR guru Max Clifford, who told a jury in his sex abuse trial the only voice he can put on is a “gay” one, has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.
Christopher Biggins: ‘Bisexuals are not real people and they ruin women’s lives’ 199
2:24 PM — Broadcaster and actor Christopher Biggins has claimed that bisexuals use their sexuality as a way of hiding that they are gay.
Tory whip restored to MP Nigel Evans 9
1:49 PM — The Conservative whip has been restored to MP Nigel Evans, his Westminster office has confirmed.
27th April 2014
UK: Cameron could veto straight civil partnerships over ‘sanctity of marriage’ 69
5:25 PM — David Cameron and Nick Clegg are reportedly split on the issue of opening civil partnerships to all couples.
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.
UK: Merseyside police commissioner vows action after increase in hate crimes 3
3:01 PM — Merseyside's police commissioner has vowed to take action to stamp out hate crimes, after statistics showed they increased in 2013.
UKIP candidate: Same-sex marriage coming in was a ‘sad day’ for all straight people 81
12:50 PM — A UKIP candidate has come under fire, after he claimed that the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales was a 'sad day' for straight people.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
26th April 2014
Stephen Fry boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 40
6:23 PM — Stephen Fry has cancelled his reservations with a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a 'stone the gays' law.
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
25th April 2014
Pet Shop Boys to unveil Alan Turing tribute at Proms 5
11:03 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have announced a work honouring gay codebreaker Alan Turing, which they will debut at the BBC Proms.
Ex-Labour official Dan Hodges: Nigel Farage is not a ‘homophobe’ or ‘racist’ 98
6:44 PM — Former Labour official Dan Hodges says UKIP leader Nigel Farage is not a "racist" or a "homophobe" but that his party is worse than the BNP.
UK: Unitarian church given green light to perform same-sex marriages 3
5:26 PM — A Unitarian church in Cambridge has been told it can begin marrying gay couples following a bureaucratic delay.
BBC DJ and British Bake Off star to host Stonewall Equality Walk 1
2:57 PM — BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite will host next month’s Stonewall Equality Walk in Brighton.
Christian Concern: David Cameron must help the sacked nursery worker who is against gay marriage 46
11:55 AM — Christian Concern has demanded David Cameron intervene in the case of a London nursery worker who was fired after refusing to read stories about gay couples to children
24th April 2014
UK: Man who dressed as bunny jailed for stabbing ex’s new boyfriend 5
6:33 PM — A man who dressed up in a bunny costume in order to stab his ex’s new boyfriend in the neck and tried to incapacitate him with chloroform has been jailed.