28th February 2014
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 1
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
Blackpool teen has teeth smashed and face pummelled in alleged homophobic attack 49
12:48 PM — A student from Blackpool suffered damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he claims was motivated by homophobia.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
Comment: Young LGBT people need greater support on issues around sex and relationships 5
6:43 PM — Meghan Lewis from the WiSE Project writes for PinkNews on how LGBT young people need greater support when it comes to making decisions about sex and relationships.
Nigerian authors blast Ugandan anti-gay law as ‘un-African’ 9
5:44 PM — Two leading authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have spoken about their concern for the new anti-gay law in Uganda.
Stephen Fry made honorary president of Norwich LGBT football club group 4
5:02 PM — Stephen Fry has been made the honorary president of Proud Canaries, a new club for LGBT Norwich City fans.
Ofcom ‘will not investigate’ Corrie over gay kiss complaints 3
4:20 PM — Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it will not investigate Coronation Street over dozens of complaints made about a gay kiss.
Talksport apologises over ‘tranny army’ Scotland football team slur 20
4:16 PM — UK radio station Talksport has apologised after pundit Brian Moore read out a comment describing Scotland's new football kit as making the players look like a "tranny army".
Drama Controller: The BBC has a ‘long way to go’ in representing the gay community 10
3:52 PM — The BBC's Drama Commissioner has said he thinks there is a "long way to go" before gay people are adequately represented.
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 24
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
Corrie gay kiss scene sparks complaints to Ofcom for being ‘sexually suggestive’ 34
12:07 PM — Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has received a number of complaints about a gay kiss scene in Coronation Street.
26th February 2014
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 32
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.
UK: Police investigate anti-gay slurs written on car with brown sauce 3
3:06 PM — Police in Shropshire are investigating homophobic messages written in brown sauce that were left all over a car.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw blasts One Direction fans over ‘homophobic death threats’ 8
12:27 PM — Nick Grimshaw has lashed out at One Direction fans for sending him "homophobic death threats" on Twitter.
25th February 2014
MSP calls on UK to grant asylum to Ugandans outed by newspaper 23
6:50 PM — MSP James Dornan says the UK Home Office needs to offer asylum to Ugandans outed by the Red Pepper newspaper.
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.
UK confirms no aid will go to Ugandan Government in wake of anti-gay law 36
1:20 PM — Following the introduction of a Ugandan law which makes homosexuality punishable with life jail sentences, the British Government has confirmed that no aid goes directly to the Ugandan Government, which is ineligible because of human rights concerns.