8th August 2014
Kray family express anger over film depicting one twin as gay 8
2:09 PM — Relatives of the infamous Kray twins have expressed anger after hearing that a new film about them implies married Reggie Kray was in fact gay.
Doctor Who premiere to feature lesbian kiss 31
12:59 PM — The first episode of Doctor Who's new season will feature a lesbian kiss, it has been revealed.
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
7th August 2014
Lynne Featherstone ‘horrified’ over homophobic abuse at Lib Dem councillor 9
6:27 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she's "horrified" by the resignation of a gay Liberal Democrat councillor, who alleges he received homophobic abuse from other council members and political opponents.
Union J pulls out of Pride Cymru 6
5:31 PM — Boyband Union J have pulled out of performing at Pride Cymru, organisers say. The group were due to attend the LGBT festival in Cardiff this month. Instead they will appear on the National Lottery television show on the same evening. Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro and up-and-coming girl group Stooshe will replace the X-factor boy band […]
Scott Lively ‘not unhappy’ that Uganda’s anti-gay law was struck down 19
5:25 PM — Surprisingly, anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively is "not unhappy" that Uganda's anti-gay law was struck down.
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 24
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
Rugby player could face ban over homophobic abuse 7
4:46 PM — A rugby player could be banned from the sport for eight matches, over allegations of homophobic abuse.
Tom Daley comes out against Scottish independence 83
1:08 PM — Gay celebrities Tom Daley and actors John Barrowman and Charlie Condou have signed a letter urging Scotland to reject independence.
6th August 2014
Property boss wins £20k for having name falsely featured on gay dating sites 5
5:56 PM — A letting agency boss in Northern Ireland will receive £20,000 in damages for having his name falsely featured on gay dating sites.
Lib Dem councillor resigns after being called ‘dirty bloody homosexual’ 110
4:20 PM — A Lib Dem councillor in Somerset has resigned, and condemned homophobic bullying from councillors in other parties.
Caroline Lucas: ‘Ban discrimination – not gay men giving blood’ 12
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end.
Strictly star Robin Windsor withdraws from show over back injury 1
1:18 PM — Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has dropped out of the show over a back injury.
Boris Johnson will run for Parliament at next year’s election 29
12:42 PM — Boris Johnson has confirmed he will likely run for a seat in the House of Commons in next year's general election.
Trans star Dana International: Europeans should ‘shut their mouths’ about Gaza 230
10:35 AM — Dana International, the first trans singer to win the Eurovision Song Contest, has said that Europeans should "shut their mouths" about the Gaza conflict.
5th August 2014
Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status 13
6:40 PM — A dentist living with HIV has been sacked after he failed to disclose his positive status to bosses.
Sinitta: If Simon Cowell is gay, someone forgot to tell his penis 9
6:15 PM — Sinitta has joked about gay rumours surrounding her ex-lover Simon Cowell.
Thatcher told me: ‘I don’t want anything to do’ with the AIDS campaign 36
2:50 PM — Margaret Thatcher “pursed her lips” over the 1986 government campaign against the AIDS epidemic, refusing to take any responsibility, says Edwina Currie.
Could being gay stop employers from hiring you? This study says yes 22
2:25 PM — People applying for jobs are 40% less likely to be offered an interview if they are gay or lesbian, according to research.
Church of England claims bishop’s decision to block gay chaplain from NHS job was ‘autonomous’ 24
12:47 PM — The Church of England has claimed the decision to block a married gay chaplain from taking up a job with the NHS was taken 'autonomously' by a bishop.