21st August 2014
Guess how much this year’s Brighton Pride has raised for LGBT groups? 1
11:27 AM — This year’s Brighton Pride has beaten its community fundraising target, organisers say.
UK: Over 1,400 same-sex weddings have taken place so far in England and Wales 28
10:45 AM — The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the number of same-sex marriages which took place in the first three months since the law changed.
Tories must support statutory sex education, says Thatcher’s Health Minister 6
9:49 AM — Lord Fowler is urging the Tories to back statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, in a bid to safeguard the health and wellbeing of young people.
20th August 2014
Coronation Street star: Gays tell me I’m ‘a disgrace’ to the community 48
6:17 PM — Out Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has spoken about being ridiculed for his character, and being told that he is a "disgrace" to the gay community.
Gary Busey in Celebrity Big Brother homophobia row 21
5:16 PM — Celebrity Big Brother contestant Gary Busey has sparked a homophobia row, after asking a housemate if he likes getting "butt-f**ked".
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
Peter Tatchell to receive honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths 1
4:39 PM — Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to be awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Telegraph columnist: Protect registrars who refuse to marry gay couples 67
4:10 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald has suggested the state should protect Christian registrars who refuse to marry gay couples.
UK: Campaign started to stop deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
12:44 PM — A campaign has been started to halt the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who was told she could no longer work with children when she came out as gay.
Home Secretary Theresa May considers plans to implement new domestic abuse crime 5
12:19 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating a new office to cover domestic abuse.
Kellie Maloney donating ‘significant portion’ of Big Brother fee to trans support group 32
12:00 PM — Kellie Maloney will donate a "significant portion" of her Celebrity Big Brother fee to a transgender support group, it has been revealed.
19th August 2014
Sam Smith: Stop Grindr, it’s ruining romance 134
6:31 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has attacked hookup apps Grindr and Tinder for "ruining romance".
David Cameron right to apologise for Section 28, says Scottish Tory leader 7
5:20 PM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says it was wrong “pure and simple” for the Conservative Party to have supported Section 28.
Police officers investigated for anti-gay or racist social media posts 14
3:14 PM — Hundreds of police officers and civilian staff have been investigated for homophobic, racist and threatening messages on social media, research shows.
UKIP supporter Christine Hamilton: ‘There are racists and homophobes in every party’ 39
1:49 PM — Christine Hamilton has rubbished suggestions that UKIP is an inherently homophobic and racist party.
Tory MP Nigel Evans calls for anonymity for suspects after Cliff Richard search
12:35 PM — Nigel Evans has renewed calls for suspects in sex offence cases to remain anonymous until they are found guilty following a search of pop star Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Thatcher told me: ‘You mustn’t become known just as the minister for AIDS’ 19
11:52 AM — Lord Fowler has revealed that Margaret Thatcher felt he was in danger of becoming known as the “minister for AIDS” due to his crusade against the epidemic in the late 1980s.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage reveals ‘private dinner’ with Sir Elton John 24
11:08 AM — Sir Elton John has played down rumours that he will back UKIP, after Nigel Farage revealed that he had a private dinner with the star.
18th August 2014
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney joins Celebrity Big Brother house 63
9:56 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.
James Norton to play gay painter Duncan Grant in new BBC drama 5
6:38 PM — Actor James Norton is to play painter Duncan Grant in a new drama exploring the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists.