25th April 2014
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.
GMFA launches new HIV campaign targeting gay men in their teens and twenties 13
5:29 PM — Gay men’s health charity GMFA has launched a new campaign focused on raising awareness of HIV for gay men in their teens and twenties.
23rd April 2014
Poll: Majority of UKIP and Tory voters support equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A majority of Conservative and UKIP supporters are in favour of equal marriage, a new Ipsos MORI poll shows.
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.