5th February 2015
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".
Labour ‘lazy and wrong’ over anti-gay bullying, says IBTimes journalist 31
6:35 PM — A journalist for the International Business Times has criticised Labour’s new drive to tackle homophobic bullying.
MPs vote in favour of three-person babies 15
4:34 PM — MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.
Obama commends Robbie Rogers for ‘inspiring a whole lot of people around the world’ 4
4:02 PM — President Barack Obama has commended out gay footballer Robbie Rogers for "inspiring a whole lot of folks around the world."
Tributes paid to pioneering gay journalist Michael Mason
2:57 PM — Tributes have been paid to one of the pioneers of British LGBT journalism, Michael Mason, who died at the weekend.
UKIP candidate who branded gay people ‘perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ quits 12
1:44 PM — A Welsh UKIP parliamentary candidate who praised a statement branding gay people as “fascist perverts” and “paedophiles” has resigned from the party.
Labour announces plans to make LGBT-inclusive sex education compulsory 50
1:01 PM — The Labour Party has today announced that it will make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in all state schools, and that it plans to crack down on homophobic bullying.
UKIP considers legal action in Holocaust row with school 43
12:52 PM — UKIP is considering legal action against a school in Derby that it claims linked the party with the Holocaust during an assembly.
Police called to O2 restaurant after mum complains of gay porn on computer screen 113
11:53 AM — Police were called to a restaurant at London’s O2 after a mother was left feeling "sick" when her young children viewed an explicit gay sex scene on a restaurant booking screen.
2nd February 2015
Perez Hilton: Living with Katie Hopkins is like the AIDS crisis 41
6:35 PM — Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has compared living with Katie Hopkins to the AIDS crisis.
Proposals to shrink Camden’s Black Cap pub still under consideration 1
5:28 PM — The proposed redevelopment of iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap, which may face a drastic downsizing if the revamp goes ahead, is still ongoing as local councillors ran out of time.