15th August 2014
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.
Trans boxing promoter Kellie Maloney: I might return to boxing to show everyone I can 9
11:21 AM — Legendary boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, who recently came out as a transgender woman, has said that she is considering returning to boxing.
Evan Davis and Simon Fanshawe appointed Museum of London governors
11:09 AM — Broadcaster Evan Davis and Stonewall co-founder Simon Fanshawe have been appointed to serve as governors for the Museum of London.
11th August 2014
Christian Concern: Hospital chaplain was ‘acting provocatively’ by marrying same-sex partner 54
5:18 PM — A Christian group has claimed that a gay hospital chaplain acted "provocatively and unrepentantly" by marrying his same-sex partner.
Watch: Orange is the New Black stars support Manchester Pride 2
5:08 PM — Several stars of Netflix drama Orange is the New Black have recorded a video message supporting Manchester Pride.
Freddie Mercury biopic stalled over script problems? 1
11:11 AM — Production of a planned Freddie Mercury biopic has reportedly stalled over script problems.
Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria to lead Manchester Pride
11:01 AM — Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria will serve as Grand Marshal for Manchester Pride parade.
8th August 2014
Kray family express anger over film depicting one twin as gay 8
2:09 PM — Relatives of the infamous Kray twins have expressed anger after hearing that a new film about them implies married Reggie Kray was in fact gay.
Doctor Who premiere to feature lesbian kiss 31
12:59 PM — The first episode of Doctor Who's new season will feature a lesbian kiss, it has been revealed.
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
7th August 2014
Lynne Featherstone ‘horrified’ over homophobic abuse at Lib Dem councillor 9
6:27 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she's "horrified" by the resignation of a gay Liberal Democrat councillor, who alleges he received homophobic abuse from other council members and political opponents.
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 24
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
Rugby player could face ban over homophobic abuse 7
4:46 PM — A rugby player could be banned from the sport for eight matches, over allegations of homophobic abuse.