20th July 2014
Gay vicar who defied Church to marry same-sex partner opens post office inside church 8
2:42 PM — A popular gay vicar who defied the Church of England to marry his same-sex partner has raised eyebrows again, by opening a post office in one of his churches.
Pet Shop Boys: Gay equality isn’t a party political issue any more 8
1:50 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have claimed that gay equality is no longer a party political issue in the UK.
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
19th July 2014
Sandi Toksvig: Nicky Morgan is in charge of equality, but not quite for everybody 61
7:25 PM — Comedian Sandi Toksvig has ridiculed the appointment of Nicky Morgan - who voted against same-sex marriage - as equalities minister.
UK: ‘Glee’ ordered to change name after losing trademark ruling 17
6:38 PM — Hit TV show Glee has been ordered to change its name in the UK by the High Court, after losing a trademark battle.
Sainsbury’s attacked for covering up gay magazines, leaving Zoo uncovered 26
3:01 PM — A Sainsbury's store has been criticized for covering the fronts of gay magazines, while half-naked women on the front of Zoo and FHM remained uncovered.
Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade 5
12:41 PM — According to a study, HIV-positive people are half as likely to die than they were a decade ago, and are less likely to die from AIDS-related causes.
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
18th July 2014
Comedian Rufus Hound to star in upcoming gay drama series Cucumber 7
5:13 PM — Comedian Rufus Hound has signed up to appear in Channel 4's upcoming gay drama series Cucumber.
Wentworth Miller: I was feeding a fantasy by pretending to be straight 3
3:47 PM — Actor Wentworth Miller has spoken out about his decision to remain in the closet for years, saying he was "feeding a fantasy" by doing so.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson engaged to long-term partner 2
3:20 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is engaged to his long-term boyfriend.
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
Atari announce new iOS Pride simulator game 1
1:33 PM — Atari has announced a new LGBT-themed game for iPhone and iPad in which players organise a Pride parade.
Scotland: STV attacked for refusing to allow drag queen in Pride coverage 10
12:39 PM — Pride Glasgow has attacked Scottish broadcaster STV, for refusing to allow a drag queen to appear in its Pride coverage.
THT boss: Loss of HIV activists in Malaysia Airlines crash ‘a cruel blow’ 1
12:20 PM — Leading HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), has paid tribute to the loss of 298 people, including 100 HIV activists, clinicians and academics, in the Malaysia Airlines crash, to say it is a "cruel blow" which will be "felt for some time."
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
‘Simon Cowell is gay’, claims N-Dubz Tulisa’s manager during drugs trial
7:04 PM — During the first day of former X-Factor judge Tulisa's drugs trial, the court heard claims that music producer Simon Cowell is gay.
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
UK: ‘Straight’ lap dancing club approved for Liverpool’s gay quarter, despite local worries 33
6:17 PM — Liverpool Council leaders have approved plans for a lap-dancing club in the city’s gay quarter, despite local objections that it may lead to conflict between the straight and gay communities.