19th August 2014
UKIP supporter Christine Hamilton: ‘There are racists and homophobes in every party’ 39
1:49 PM — Christine Hamilton has rubbished suggestions that UKIP is an inherently homophobic and racist party.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage reveals ‘private dinner’ with Sir Elton John 24
11:08 AM — Sir Elton John has played down rumours that he will back UKIP, after Nigel Farage revealed that he had a private dinner with the star.
18th August 2014
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney joins Celebrity Big Brother house 63
9:56 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.
James Norton to play gay painter Duncan Grant in new BBC drama 5
6:38 PM — Actor James Norton is to play painter Duncan Grant in a new drama exploring the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists.
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 82
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
Daniel Radcliffe: If people think you’re gay, your career is doing well 8
11:36 AM — Daniel Radcliffe has joked that interest in his sexuality shows that his career is doing well.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
Sam Smith denies Bond theme rumours
1:11 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has denied rumours that he is 'in talks' to record the theme tune for the next James Bond film.
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney for Celebrity Big Brother? 9
12:37 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has signed up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, according to newspaper claims.
15th August 2014
Kellie Maloney: I’m not homophobic, but I don’t think same-sex couples should have children 168
4:22 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney says she "still" doesn't think gay couples should raise children, but denies being homophobic.
Sir Cliff Richard attacks ‘completely false’ sex abuse claims 68
1:10 PM — Sir Cliff Richard has attacked "completely false" allegations that he sexually abused a boy at an evangelical rally.
Video: Pastor tells Vicky Beeching she has ‘given in to a lie’ by coming out 140
12:43 PM — US Pastor Scott Lively has told Christian singer Vicky Beeching that she has "given in to a lie" by coming out as gay.
Professor Green axes collaboration with James Arthur over homophobic lyrics row 17
11:13 AM — Rapper Professor Green has cancelled a planned collaboration with James Arthur, joking that the star "imploded" following rows over homophobic lyrics.
14th August 2014
Spectator columnist on Dusty Springfield: ‘You can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin’ 34
5:00 PM — A columnist for The Spectator has made a string of homophobic remarks about the late Dusty Springfield, also mocking Clare Balding and Ellen DeGeneres for their “Desperate Dan” jaw bones.
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.
Brighton: Man left with fractured eye socket after attack outside gay bar 4
11:18 AM — A man has been left with a fractured eye socket following an attack outside a Brighton gay bar.
13th August 2014
Group to protest Manchester Pride over ‘right of way’ street closures 38
3:22 PM — A group is planning to protest Manchester Pride next weekend, because the city's Gay Village will be cordoned off for the ticketed event.
Out Liverpool councillor discovers impersonator offering sex for cash on Grindr 4
12:03 PM — An out Liverpool councillor has discovered that someone is impersonating him on Grindr to offer sex for cash.
Trans boxing legend Kellie Maloney: Newspapers hounded me into coming out 24
11:13 AM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said that she went public with her transition because newspapers had threatened to out her.
12th August 2014
Is it really offensive for a gay bar to say that it’s only for ‘gay clientele and their friends?’ 219
1:47 PM — A small number of residents have complained about a sign in one of the oldest gay bars in Brighton.