29th January 2014
UK: Brothers who were ‘having a laugh’ as they punched and stamped on trans woman, avoid prison 19
5:02 PM — Two brothers who punched, kicked and stamped on a trans woman whilst "having a laugh", will avoid a jail term, a court heard on Monday.
London: Somali women protest over lesbian adoption decision 72
3:38 PM — More than 50 Somali women in north-west London have staged a protest at the decision of authorities to place a child into the care of a lesbian couple.
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit nominated for mayor 11
2:44 PM — A Tory councillor who was "unhappy and disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting Bristol schools with Stonewall has been nominated for Lord Mayor.
UK Government rejects Labour sex education amendment as unnecessary 6
2:31 PM — An amendment that failed to be carried in the Lords in favour of making sex and relationship education compulsory at all ages was dismissed by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Health charity Brook ‘disappointed but not deterred’ by Lords vote against compulsory sex education 2
1:03 PM — Brook CEO Simon Blake says he's "disappointed" by the House of Lords for voting against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools.
UK: Tribunal hears boss called gay man a ‘c*** sucker’ and asked if he had AIDS 11
11:06 AM — A managing director who used homophobic language to describe a gay employee, also asked if the man had AIDS, a tribunal hears.
28th January 2014
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
UK: Charity report demands better healthcare for gay and bisexual women 5
6:01 PM — Clinicians need to do more in tackling health concerns for gay and bisexual women, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation has recommended in a new study.
Manchester police branded ‘institutionally homophobic’ in damning report 13
1:38 PM — Greater Manchester Police is “still an institutionally racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist organisation”, a report has claimed.
27th January 2014
Transport for London ‘welcomes’ court ruling in favour of anti-gay bus advert ban 36
7:06 PM — Transport for London has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses.
LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post 8
5:47 PM — Matthew Sephton has stepped down as chairman of LGBTory after five years.
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
Judge: Boris Johnson’s office aparently sought to make ‘political capital’ over anti-gay ad ban 18
3:02 PM — Boris Johnson and evangelical activists have both welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling over the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses
Transport for London ban on anti-gay adverts put in doubt by Court of Appeal ruling 28
12:39 PM — A Christian 'ex-gay' charity has won a court appeal over the banning of their adverts on London buses.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
24th January 2014
MP Nigel Evans pleads not guilty to sex charges
5:51 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans denies committing sexual offences against seven men at a pretrial hearing.
Nigel Farage: The media only cares if someone compares homosexuality to bestiality when it’s UKIP 30
4:18 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been asked about the views of a former local UKIP chairwoman who previously compared homosexuality to bestiality.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.