13th April 2014
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7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.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.
Comment: Why we wanted our own ‘First Big Fat Gay Asian Wedding’ 4
6:40 PM — One of the first gay couples to marry in England and Wales, Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar, write for PinkNews on organising their wedding in Haringey.
Tory minister Alan Duncan: Anti-gay laws are a problem in ‘primitive cultures’ 35
6:22 PM — International Development Minister Alan Duncan has rejected calls to cut foreign aid to countries with anti-gay laws.
UK: Gay man murdered wife with vacuum cleaner pipe in order to hide sexuality 17
5:17 PM — A former Royal Bank of Scotland employee has been sentenced to life for murdering his wife and incinerating her body to stop her revealing his sexuality.
Former Stonewall CEO: ‘Sexual harassment part of the culture of Westminster’ 5
3:41 PM — The former chief executive of Stonewall claims to have heard of “dozens of cases from men and women” of alleged sexual harassment at Westminster.
Gay Tory minister defends appointment of anti-equal marriage Minister for Women 8
2:29 PM — Planning minister Nick Boles has rejected criticism over the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women.
Jeremy Hunt ‘absolutely’ wants Northern Ireland to lift lifetime gay blood ban 1
1:25 PM — The Health Secretary "absolutely wanted" Northern Ireland to lift its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood, his spokeswoman says.
UK: Church claims blind bisexual asylum seeker was beaten and assaulted by deportation staff 12
12:25 PM — A bisexual blind asylum seeker from Cameroon was beaten by immigration staff in an attempt to deport him last weekend, campaigners have alleged.
UKIP Chairman defends ‘abnormal gays are ramming it down my throat’ candidate 67
11:18 AM — A UKIP chairman has defended a prospective councillor who describes anal sex as “sodomy”, and now says he is against “aggressive homosexuals” who pretend they are “normal”.
10th April 2014
Foreign Office: India recriminalising homosexuality was ‘unexpected’ 16
10:53 PM — A report from the Foreign Office says India's recriminalisation of homosexuality was 'unexpected'.
War Horse star Jeremy Irvine cast as lead in new Stonewall riots film 14
8:34 PM — Jeremy Irvine has been cast as the lead in a new film based on the Stonewall riots and the birth of the gay rights movement.
Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto 15
7:14 PM — The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.
Gay lawyer in Nigel Evans trial referred to Attorney General by judge for contempt of court 7
6:49 PM — A barrister friend of Nigel Evans allegedly jeopardised his trial with an "irresponsible" blog on the internet.
David Cameron: ‘It is hard to imagine the relief that Nigel Evans must be feeling’
5:25 PM — The Prime Minister has suggested MP Nigel Evans could retake the Tory whip, following his acquittal on all rape and sexual assault charges.
Manbar loses appeal against sound complaint but will remain open 5
5:07 PM — London gay bar Manbar has lost an appeal against a ruling over a sound complaint, but has said it will continue to stay open.