4th July 2014
Julie Bindel: You can choose to be gay – I chose to live my life as a lesbian 109
12:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that gay and lesbian people can choose to be attracted to people of the same sex.
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
3rd July 2014
Poll: Majority of teachers think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues 8
3:25 PM — The majority of primary school teachers in London think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues in the classroom, research shows.
2nd July 2014
Katy B: I’m not gay, but everyone thinks I am 3
6:20 PM — Singer Katy B has said that people constantly assume she is a lesbian, because she has lesbian friends.
London: Queer Social Centre to open despite ‘unlawful police harassment’ 13
5:54 PM — A squatter-run "queer social centre" is to open in Brixton today, in protest at the commercialisation of LGBTQI events.
UK: High Court judge probes London ban of ‘ex-gay’ bus ad
1:24 PM — A High Court judge is this week investigating accusations that Boris Johnson banned a bus ad from an 'ex-gay' group for political reasons.
1st July 2014
UK: Charity praises Imperial College London for commitment to trans issues 1
4:30 PM — The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) has praised Imperial College London for the university’s work in combating discrimination and prejudice against the trans community, in its first endorsement of a British university.
Clifford Chance launches LGBT art exhibition in London and New York 1
12:51 PM — London-based law firm Clifford Chance has opened the doors on its seventh annual LGBT art exhibition, in a transatlantic celebration of gay pride.
30th June 2014
London Pride sees first trailer for new gay activism film set in 1980s Wales 1
6:00 PM — The first trailer of upcoming gay comedy ‘Pride’ was shown at the Trafalgar Square stage of London’s Pride event, Saturday, to mark 30 years since the origins of a gay movement which supported striking miners' unions.
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
29th June 2014
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
28th June 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury once joked that evangelicals are ‘homophobic versions of the Taliban’ 31
7:15 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby once joked that evangelical Christians are like "homophobic European versions of the Taliban", it has emerged today.
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
In Photos: Pride in London parade 2014 9
2:58 PM — London's Pride parade is in full swing, drawing crowds despite heavy rain. Take a look at some photos from the event.
UK: Pride parade sets off in London despite heavy rain 20
1:59 PM — A defiant Pride parade has set off in London with large crowds of activists, despite initial heavy rain.
UK: Rainbow crossing unveiled in London for Pride
12:15 PM — London's own rainbow crossing has been unveiled, ahead of the city's Pride parade.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
26th June 2014
Mayor of Tower Hamlets condemns homophobic attack on gay couple 3
11:57 AM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple in east London has been condemned by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Tom Daley backs Pride in London with #FreedomTo message
10:53 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest celebrity to back Pride in London with a show of support.