15th April 2014
Tory in ‘sex party’ expenses row ‘banned’ from standing as 2015 parliamentary candidate 4
2:53 PM — The former head of a Tory research unit has been banned from standing as a party candidate at the 2015 general election, having been accused of using public money to fund a sex party.
Survey: 26.5% of women are bisexual 5
1:39 PM — A study into female sexuality shows 26.5% of women surveyed are bisexual - and many do express a preference for one gender or another.
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston: ‘Why am I being blamed for the Nigel Evans sex case?’ 23
10:58 AM — Sarah Wollaston has denied pressuring two men who made sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans into going to the police.
14th April 2014
UK: Expense probe launched into alleged ‘gay sex party’ at Tory conference 5
6:35 PM — The expenses watchdog is looking into claims that an alleged 'gay sex party' at the Conservative party conference was partly paid for using public money.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
UK: ‘Mr X’ TV Comedian attempts to contact family of suicide teen he had relationship with
4:05 PM — An unnamed TV comedian who had a relationship with an 18-year-old fashion student before he killed himself has attempted to contact the boy's family to explain.
London: Labour MP to raise case of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker with Home Office
3:59 PM — Labour MP John Cryer has intervened in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker living in east London who is facing deportation to Uganda.
The head of Christian Concern is horrified that a gay chaplain has married his partner 43
2:56 PM — Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams has slammed a senior clergyman for marrying his same-sex partner.
UK: Terminally ill gay man dies three days after marrying husband 8
1:48 PM — A gay man has died three days after marrying his partner of 23 years in Oldham.
Nigel Evans rejects Channel 4 News ‘Sexminster’ image of Parliament 3
12:31 PM — MP Nigel Evans says that he does not recognise the "Sexminster" image of late night boozing and inappropriate sexual behaviour in Parliament, recently depicted in a report by Channel 4 News.
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.
UK: Teen found guilty of stabbing gay man in heart 6
10:44 AM — A teenager on trial for the attempted murder of a 35-year-old gay man has been found guilty.
13th April 2014
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.
Nigel Evans says he is owed £130,000 after ‘witch-hunt’ case cost him his life savings 13
1:05 PM — MP Nigel Evans, who was acquitted on all rape and sexual assault charges on Thursday, has said the Crown Prosecution Service should pay his £130,000 legal bill after costing him his life savings.
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".
12th April 2014
UK: Nigel Farage laughs about UKIP’s anti-gay ‘loonies and fruitcakes’ on Have I Got News For You 38
6:25 PM — Nigel Farage made light of anti-gay comments made by UKIP members yesterday, appearing on Have I Got News For You.
UK: ‘Sinister monk’ delivers leaflets in Cambridge comparing gays to paedophiles 26
3:31 PM — Police are investigating homophobic leaflets delivered in Cambridge, which state that homosexuality is 'rebellion against nature' and will lead to paedophilia and the 'disintegration of family life'.
11th April 2014
Eurovision: Three Russian gay couples to marry in Copenhagen before event 12
8:27 PM — Three Russian gay couples will marry in Copenhagen next month, in the same week the city hosts Eurovision.
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit withdraws mayoral nomination 10
7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.
Ed Miliband: I will create a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities 3
7:09 PM — Labour would have a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities if it won the next election, Ed Miliband has announced.