26th March 2014
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
Catholic priest to face prosecution for entering into sham civil partnership with Pakistani man 6
3:07 PM — A Catholic priest has been suspended and faces criminal charges after it was revealed that he entered a civil partnership with a Pakistani man to help him stay in the UK.
Deputy Prime Minister orders rainbow flag to be flown to celebrate first same-sex weddings 19
12:01 PM — Nick Clegg has ordered the rainbow flag to be flown at Whitehall in order to mark the historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales this weekend, PinkNews has revealed.
25th March 2014
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers: My drug addiction treatment has been ‘life-changing’ 8
6:46 PM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has spoken in detail for the first time about his treatment for drug addiction.
MP Nigel Evans: Sex with 22-year-old gay man was consensual
4:43 PM — MP Nigel Evans told detectives he was "staggered" at being arrested over an alleged rape, Preston Crown Court has heard.
Brighton Council urged to give LGBT businesses a boost by pedestrianising St James’s Street 1
11:34 AM — Brighton and Hove City Council is being urged to pedestrianise St James's Street, home to many of the city’s LGBT bars and shops.
24th March 2014
Sandi Toksvig and partner to renew vows on Saturday to ‘celebrate equal marriage’ 4
8:30 PM — Sandi Toksvig and her partner are to publicly renew their vows on Saturday to celebrate the start of same-sex marriage.
Tory MP Priti Patel: Gay comedian who had relationship with dead teen should be named
6:18 PM — A gay comedian who an inquest found had a relationship with a male fashion student who later killed himself should be named, Conservative MP Priti Patel has said.
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston frustrated that Nigel Evans sex allegations could not be investigated by Speaker
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston was frustrated that sexual assault and rape allegations made against Nigel Evans could not be investigated by Speaker John Bercow, a court has heard.
UK: Gay magazine to be axed after 14 years 5
3:49 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has announced that outnorthwest, its community magazine, will no longer be published.
UK: Police investigating homophobic armed street robbery in Birmingham
1:23 PM — Police are investigating a street robbery which took place in Birmingham's gay district in the early hours this morning, believing it to be a homophobic attack.
UK: 18-year-old committed suicide after relationship with unnamed gay TV comedian
12:11 PM — An inquest has heard of how an 18-year-old fashion student killed himself months after he was reportedly groomed by an unnamed gay TV comedian.
23rd March 2014
Gay man barred from Dorset country pub for ‘flirting’ with barman 86
11:18 AM — A man in Dorset has claimed to have been branded a "predatory gay man" after he was banned from his local pub for complimenting a male bartender.
Canterbury gay bar owner ‘threatened’ with anti-gay arson attacks and city council licence withdrawals 40
10:51 AM — The owner of a gay bar in Canterbury has recently claimed to have been target of an onslaught of anti-gay threats and visitors, including one vicar who offered to "cleanse" his customers of their homosexuality, and another man who threatened to burn down the building.
21st March 2014
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill is damaging charity by attacking staff, trustees and sponsors 16
7:21 PM — The former chair of the board of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says Ben Summerskill is "in danger of undermining" his legacy with the gay rights charity due to critical remarks on Twitter.
Bishop of Portsmouth: Catholic MPs who voted for equal marriage should be banned from communion 40
4:41 PM — The Bishop of Portsmouth says Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Holy Communion for going against their faith.
Gay author wins award for Thatcher book 7
3:57 PM — Writer, columnist and playwright Damian Barr last night won a top award for his memoir of growing up in a small town in Scotland during the Thatcher years.
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.