15th January 2014
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
Queen to release new track featuring vocals of Freddie Mercury 5
1:40 PM — Brian May has spoken about releasing a new Queen track featuring the late Freddie Mercury.
Chester man due in court next week over manslaughter of gay grandfather Ronald Hayes
12:00 PM — A 26-year-old man will appear in court next week charged with the manslaughter of a gay man in Chester.
UK: Footballer accused of making anti-gay gesture has trial delayed due to appendix op
10:58 AM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match has been postponed because he has had his appendix removed.
14th January 2014
Lee Ryan’s mum: I had no idea that Lee was bisexual but I think it’s fantastic 5
6:06 PM — Lee Ryan’s antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house may be annoying for some – but his mum is proud of the singer for talking about his same-sex experiences.
Labour MP: Government wrong to say banning gay ‘cure’ therapy could affect pro-gay counselling 10
4:06 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has criticised Health Minister Daniel Poulter for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists - the Minister claims it would have "unintended consequences" for counsellors who are supporting gay people.
Bristol: Police treating city centre assault on teen as homophobic crime
12:47 PM — Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homophobic assault on a teenager in Bristol.
Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter poofs’ 89
12:19 PM — Russell Brand is facing calls to apologise after he used a homophobic slur during an address at the Cambridge Students' Union.
13th January 2014
Duncan James: ‘I mean I love Lee Ryan but not THAT much’ 2
4:30 PM — Duncan James has denied reports that he had a sexual relationship with Blue bandmate Lee Ryan.
Stonewall launches ‘One is gay. Does that bother people?’ campaign 13
12:50 PM — Stonewall has launched a new high-profile advertising campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia “once and for all”.
Leeds: Bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica has flight cancelled 2
11:49 AM — A bisexual man due to be deported to Jamaica today has had his flight cancelled after a protest was held in Leeds.
12th January 2014
Anti-gay marriage Catholic Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become Cardinal 55
1:51 PM — The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, who is also known for his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, is set to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis next month.
Former boxer Evander Holyfield apologises for anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother 23
1:27 PM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield has apologised for his anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother, saying he had "completely forgotten about the cameras" at the time and was only expressing a personal view.
Study: 40 per cent of young LGBT people in England have contemplated suicide 26
1:05 PM — According to a recent major report, more than half of young LGBT people in England have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, emphasising a growing concern that schools and health services are failing gay teenagers.
10th January 2014
Leeds: Court protest staged for bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica 1
7:15 PM — A protest has taken place outside an immigration court in Leeds over the plight of a bisexual man who faces deportation to Jamaica.
UK: Four arrested over gay pub homophobic attack
6:07 PM — Police investigating a homophobic attack at a gay pub in Norwich have arrested four people.
Met Police to patrol Redbridge cruising spots in bid to reduce hate crime 3
2:37 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service has launched a crackdown against homophobic crime in a north London borough by patrolling public areas used for sex.
Anglican Mainstream: God would be opposed to banning gay conversion therapy 80
1:41 PM — A bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy has been denounced by the social conservative Christian group Anglican Mainstream as a “threat” to Christians.
Professional Footballers’ Association predicts more gay players will be inspired to come out 4
11:56 AM — The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) predicts other gay footballers will come out following Thomas Hitzlsperger’s announcement this week.
9th January 2014
Video: Letter urging Ugandan president to veto anti-gay law handed into London commission 4
2:30 PM — Wednesday’s protest outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London against the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill was filmed by freelance journalist James Wright.