5th February 2014
UK: Labour councillor suspended following homophobic slur investigation
1:38 PM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale, who denies accusations of homophobia, has been suspended by his party.
Paul O’Grady to lead Downing Street protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws 6
12:03 PM — Broadcaster and comedian Paul O’Grady will attend tonight’s London rally against Russia’s anti-gay laws, organisers have announced.
London gay community in shock over sudden death of Mayor of Lambeth 8
10:42 AM — The London gay community is in shock following the announcement that Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett died suddenly from a suspected heart attack on Tuesday morning, aged 43.
4th February 2014
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
Boris Johnson: It was right to tell The Guardian about ‘homophobic buses’ 5
2:07 PM — Boris Johnson has rejected claims that his 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on the capital's buses was in order to gain votes and says it was right of his staff to notify The Guardian newspaper.
UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor expelled from party 15
1:33 PM — David Silvester, a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage, has been expelled from the party.
Lesbian human rights activist Amy Lamé standing for selection as Labour party candidate
11:27 AM — Lesbian human rights activist, writer, and broadcaster Amy Lamé has announced she will be standing for selection as the Labour Party candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood.
3rd February 2014
Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 26
6:44 PM — Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has defended his failed amendment to the Immigration Bill that would have allowed Home Secretary Theresa May to test migrants for HIV and Hepatitis B.
UK: Reader tells newspaper: TV is obsessed with gays 44
2:00 PM — The Bristol Post has published a letter from a reader complaining that broadcasters are obsessed with gay people.
London: Lesbian adoption decision delayed following Somali protests 27
11:30 AM — The adoption of a child from a Somali Muslim mother to lesbian parents has been delayed following protests in north-west London.
2nd February 2014
Former Mr Gay Newcastle jailed for dislocating man’s ankle in unprovoked assault 5
12:17 PM — Charlie Drummond, a former Mr Gay Newcastle and UK Big Brother contestant, has been found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay Tory MP Anne McIntosh deselected by local association 26
6:54 PM — Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, who voted against a string of equality measures, including same-sex marriage, has been de-selected by her local party association.
Surrey: Boss made to pay damages for asking gay employee if he had AIDS 6
5:53 PM — A managing director in Guildford, who asked a gay employee whether he had AIDS, has been made to pay damages of £700.
Protesters egg home of UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor 23
4:27 PM — The home of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage has been targeted with eggs.
UK health alert issued for gay men over rising cases of Shigella dysentery 15
12:51 PM — Health experts are concerned by a rise in cases of Shigella dysentery among gay and bisexual men.
UK: Labour councillor denies using anti-gay slur in argument with colleague 4
11:17 AM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale denies accusations of homophobia, following an investigation by police.
30th January 2014
Tory MPs branded ‘shameful’ by HIV charity for supporting migrant ban on people with HIV 4
2:43 PM — The National AIDS Trust says it’s appalled by a Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from coming to the UK.
Terrence Higgins Trust: The government must stop dragging its feet on sex education 2
2:09 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has expressed its disappointment at the House of Lords and of government for failing to make sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in all schools.
Tory MPs urge Home Secretary to ban people with HIV from coming to the UK 20
1:13 PM — Several Tory MPs are supporting an amendment to the Immigration Bill that would allow Theresa May to restrict the movement of people with HIV from coming to the UK.
29th January 2014
National AIDS Trust: Making sex education optional hampers the fight against HIV 3
5:08 PM — Tom Perry from the National AIDS Trust says Tuesday's House of Lords vote against compulsory sex education represents a missed opportunity in the fight against HIV.