6th February 2015
Azealia Banks: If gay men can say bitch, why can’t I say faggot? 29
2:29 PM — Azealia Banks has claimed that it is fine for her to use "faggot" as an insult, because gay men often say "bitch".
Ofsted boss defends decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 8
2:11 PM — The head of Ofsted has defended the watchdog against suggestions that inspectors used "inappropriate" questions about LGBT issues.
London: LGBT History Month poster defaced with Swastika within 3 hours 16
12:24 PM — A poster for LGBT History Month at University College London has been defaced with a Nazi symbol - just hours after it went up.
5th February 2015
Northern Irish Department of Health has no evidence to support gay blood ban 10
6:08 PM — The Northern Irish Department of Health has said it does not have any evidence to back up maintaining a lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
Sir Alan Duncan defends Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 18
4:57 PM — Sir Alan Duncan has laughed off Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth's infamous rant about "the aggressive homosexual community" by saying "that’s very Gerald".
WATCH: Sam Smith reveals moving new pro-marriage equality video 3
3:14 PM — Sam Smith has revealed the new video for his song 'Lay Me Down' which he has dedicated to the hope that "one day gay men and women and trans men and women all over the world will be able to get married."
Outrage over Marine Le Pen’s visit to Oxford University 73
2:19 PM — More than 200 demonstrators have pledged to protest outside the Oxford Union ahead of a planned evening appearance by FN leader Marine Le Pen.
Hand-written notes by Alan Turing’s colleagues discovered at Bletchley Park 27
1:09 PM — Notes hand-written by Alan Turing's fellow codebreakers, have been found at Bletchley Park, and will soon go on display at a museum.
Caroline Lucas urges government to save Broken Rainbow helpline 8
12:32 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has called on the government to protecting funding for LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow UK.
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire denies money laundering and misconduct
10:38 AM — Nikki Sinclaire has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and misconduct in public office.
Nick Clegg: It is ludicrous to suggest I support giving condoms to 5-year-olds 8
10:03 AM — Nick Clegg has heavily criticised media reports around supporting Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) for all state-schools, saying some suggested that 5-year-olds will be handed condoms.
Increase in referrals for young trans people due to ‘wider acceptance’ 3
9:56 AM — There has been a steady rise in the number of young people being referred to support services for help with transgender issues, figures from a London NHS trust show.
4th February 2015
Tristram Hunt hits back at Daily Mail over Labour’s plans to tackle homophobia 35
7:05 PM — Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has mocked the Daily Mail's reaction to his plans to introduce statutory sex and relationship education.
Scotland: Law Society will let solicitors register as gender neutral 1
5:09 PM — The Law Society of Scotland is to allow solicitors to register without forcing them to specify a gender.
Three men hospitalised after incident at gay London sauna 39
4:22 PM — Three men have been rushed to hospital, after a drug-related incident at a gay sauna in London.
Ireland: Government launches push to tackle homophobia in primary schools 7
2:58 PM — The Irish government has launched its first resource to help primary school teachers tackle homophobic bullying.
Manchester gay venue Eden Bar denies closure reports
1:53 PM — One of the bars at the heart of Manchester's gay village has denied reports that it is closing for good.
UKIP Christian group: Manchester Pride is a ‘parade of depravity’ 189
11:48 AM — A Christian group authorised by UKIP has claimed that being gay is a "vice", and that Manchester Pride is a parade of "wickedness".
Daily Mail objects to Labour plans to combat homophobia 211
11:28 AM — The Daily Mail has responded to Labour's plans for compulsory LGBT sex education with the headline "Sex lessons at 5 under Labour".
3rd February 2015
Gloria De Piero: Homophobic bullying can scar for life 11
7:40 PM — On the Labour Party's new new campaign to clamp down on homophobic bullying, Gloria De Piero has said homophobic bullying can "leave a scar that remains throughout a person's life".