3rd April 2014
Ann Widdecombe: Nigel Evans is ‘truthful, considerate, kind and gentle’
7:09 PM — Testimonials from a whole series of Westminster figures, including former MP Ann Widdecombe, have been read out in court at the trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
Killer vet who bludgeoned man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session gets 10 years 10
5:55 PM — A former government vet who killed a man during a drug-fuelled sex session has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Bird flu vet found guilty of killing man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session 3
1:13 PM — A former government vet convicted of using an electric toothbrush and metal bar to kill a man as they had S&M sex will be sentenced later.
Equalities Minister Maria Miller forced to apologise for over-claiming expenses 6
12:05 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has been ordered to repay £5,800 and apologise to MPs.
Tory MP Mark Menzies won’t quit over drug and male prostitute allegations 2
11:42 AM — Mark Menzies says he has no intention of resigning as an MP over claims he paid a male escort for sex and drugs.
2nd April 2014
Comment: Harmander Singh is wrong to say you can’t be a Sikh and support equal marriage 34
7:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Hardeep Singh says the recent anti-equal marriage remarks expressed by the founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England gives only one view of his religion,
Former Attitude publisher slams Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines 7
4:01 PM — Darren Styles, a shareholder and former publisher of Attitude, has criticised Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines, while previously leaving a scantily clad photo on the front of FHM uncensored.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
Sikh leader: My religion says I can scoff food at a party – but not attend a religious gay wedding 53
3:31 PM — The founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England says he would be happy to attend the reception of a same-sex couple’s wedding – but not the actual wedding ceremony in a temple.
Nigeria: Sharia court releases two men accused of breaking anti-gay laws 2
1:52 PM — A Nigerian Sharia court has released two men accused of breaking anti-gay laws, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.
Police probe zoo owner who said: Equal marriage is abnormal, unnatural and makes me feel disgusted 45
1:42 PM — Police in Cumbria are investigating a zoo owner who published a series of homophobic remarks about the arrival of equal marriage on Facebook.
Daily Mail poll: 20% more men would like to date Nigel Farage than Nick Clegg 16
12:57 PM — A poll for the Daily Mail, a newspaper that is opposed to equal marriage, has claimed that where 10% of men think Nick Clegg "would make a good date," 12% would prefer the company of Nigel Farage.
Activists file new legal challenge at Indian Supreme Court over gay sex ban 1
12:51 PM — Campaigners in India have begun a new challenge against the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
Evangelical Alliance: Equal marriage could lead to bisexuals marrying ‘both male and female partners’ 46
11:48 AM — Northern Ireland’s Evangelical Alliance has claimed that equal marriage is a premise to be "outrightly rejected" as it would also include the rights for bisexual people to marry "both their male and female partners."
Comment: Chemsex is causing a disproportionate amount of harm for gay men 10
11:46 AM — The Chief Executive of London Friend, Monty Moncrieff, gives his response to a recent study on drug use in the gay community and says chemsex could be contributing to a rise in HIV infection rates.
MP Nigel Evans tells sexual assault trial: ‘There is no fool like an old fool’
10:44 AM — MP Nigel Evans has told a jury he made a pass at a young Westminster worker but did not sexually assault him.
31st March 2014
Philip Hammond: Same-sex marriage opponents should ‘get used to it and move on’ 9
8:48 PM — Tory Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said that he is now accepting of same-sex marriage, and claimed critics should 'get used to it and move on'.
UK: Gloucester man ‘boasted’ after attempted rape of gay woman, court hears
6:59 PM — A man accused of attempted rape of a gay woman 'boasted' after the alleged attack took place, jurors in Gloucester have been told.
Equal marriage means every gay Tory MP should now come out, says Telegraph columnist 16
4:08 PM — Commenting on the resignation of Conservative MP Mark Menzies as a PPS, The Telegraph's Toby Young says it's time for all gay MPs to come out.
Comment: Let’s talk about gay sex and drugs 1
3:17 PM — Ahead of tonight’s gay sex and drugs discussion at London’s Manbar, journalist Patrick Cash writes on why gay men should feel able to talk about drug use.