26th May 2015
JK Rowling has celebrated that Dumbledore could marry Gandalf in Ireland 3
5:38 PM — The author behind Harry Potter has once again spoken out in support of gay rights, after Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
‘Gay cake’ row bakery will now only make birthday and baby cakes 17
5:23 PM — The bakery which was last week found guilty of discrimination based on sexual orientation has announced that it will only make cakes to celebrate birthdays and babies.
Sandi Toksvig compares Nigel Farage to Adolf Hitler 40
2:43 PM — The veteran broadcaster stated that she "hated" the Ukip leader whilst speaking at this year's Hay festival.
Italian PM on Ireland referendum result: We cannot delay civil unions any longer 15
1:34 PM — The Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, has said his country can't delay civil unions "any longer", following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland.
MPs given gender neutral option when entering House of Commons 7
10:21 AM — MPs being sworn into the House of Commons have for the first time been given the option of a gender neutral title.
25th May 2015
Protests to be held in Northern Ireland calling for same-sex marriage 5
3:17 PM — Protests will be held in Belfast - calling on Northern Ireland to follow the Republic in introducing same-sex marriage.
Ivan Massow: Coming out as a Tory was harder than coming out as gay 27
2:04 PM — Conservative mayoral hopeful Ivan Massow has said it was harder to come out as a Tory than to come out as gay.
Tower Hamlets mayoral candidates to take part in LGBT hustings 6
1:26 PM — Candidates running to become the mayor of Tower Hamlets in East London will take part in an LGBT hustings.
NI First Minister Peter Robinson admitted to hospital after suspected heart attack 68
11:08 AM — Northern Irish DUP leader Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital - after suffering a suspected heart attack.
Germaine Greer attacks Elton John for ‘deconstructing’ motherhood 47
10:41 AM — Feminist writer Germaine Greer has warned that motherhood is being "de-constructed" - because Elton John's husband is listed as his children's mother on their birth certificate.
24th May 2015
Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall: Equality will be at the heart of my Labour Party 11
3:34 PM — Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall writes about her commitment to LGBT rights.
Sir Ian McKellen talks about having a crush on Sir Derek Jacobi 7
2:32 PM — The two legendary actors were at university in Cambridge together - before homosexuality was legal.
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners to lead this year’s London Pride 4
1:00 PM — The people who were the real-life inspirations for the film "Pride" are to lead this year's Pride parade in London.
Sir Derek Jacobi: My mother said my sexuality was a phase 19
11:21 AM — Veteran actor Sir Derek Jacobi has spoken about coming out to his parents.
23rd May 2015
David Cameron congratulates Ireland on victory for same-sex marriage 4
8:45 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated the Republic of Ireland, for passing same-sex marriage in a landslide public vote.
Northern Ireland is now the odd one out on same-sex marriage 120
7:58 PM — Following the victory of same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland has grown increasingly isolated on the issue.
Politicians welcome victory for same-sex marriage in Ireland 3
7:34 PM — Politicians and campaigners have hailed a victory for equality in Ireland, as the country passed same-sex marriage by popular vote.
BBC presenter receives hate letter calling sportswomen ‘dykes’ 2
5:01 PM — BBC 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett shared on Twitter a shocking letter she received about women's sport.
Church of England considering trans naming ceremonies 5
2:27 PM — The General Synod of the Church of England is to debate naming ceremonies for transgender people.
22nd May 2015
Former Archbishop of Westminster: Gay marriage is part of ‘greatest evil in our country’ 128
8:17 PM — The former head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said same-sex marriage contributes to the "greatest evil" in the country.