7th April 2014
Andy Burnham: Why is Jeremy Hunt supporting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland? 10
11:41 AM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called on UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
6th April 2014
UK: Gay teacher resigns after parents complain children ‘might learn it’s OK to be gay’ 71
9:29 PM — A gay primary school teacher in Birmingham has resigned, after parents complained they did not want him teaching their children.
James Arthur reportedly dropped by Simon Cowell label after homophobic, terrorist lyrics row 18
5:49 PM — James Arthur has reportedly been dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco record label, over 'terrorist-glamorising' lyrics on a track referencing his homophobia row.
Iain Duncan Smith warns of Tory ‘witch hunt’ against Maria Miller for her support of equal marriage 42
2:33 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith has come to the defence of Maria Miller over recent expenses inquiries, saying she is facing a possible Tory backlash for "the gay marriage stuff."
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
4th April 2014
Jonathan Ross: I’m developing a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race 12
9:42 PM — Jonathan Ross has said he is helping to develop a British version of RuPaul's Drag Race.
‘Art School Stole My Virginity’ takes place, and it’s not what you expected 16
8:51 PM — A hyped performance by an art student in which he claimed he would lose his anal virginity in front of a live audience has taken place.
European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people 14
7:40 PM — The European Parliament this week adopted a resolution promising the free movement of all families in Europe.
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 20
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 5
3:32 PM — Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
UK academic: HIV vaccine research ‘to reach defining moment’ by 2020 4
1:44 PM — A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 59
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
Newspaper editor: Printing this picture of a gay couple kissing caused readers to shun my paper 29
12:45 PM — A local newspaper editor says placing a photo of two men kissing on the front of his paper resulted in a drop in sales.
Scotland: Man who murdered wife said she was a ‘cheating lesbian whore’ 5
10:50 AM — A husband who stabbed his wife to death after discovering she had an affair with another woman has been found guilty of murder.
3rd April 2014
Ann Widdecombe: Nigel Evans is ‘truthful, considerate, kind and gentle’
7:09 PM — Testimonials from a whole series of Westminster figures, including former MP Ann Widdecombe, have been read out in court at the trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
6:16 PM — A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.
Killer vet who bludgeoned man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session gets 10 years 9
5:55 PM — A former government vet who killed a man during a drug-fuelled sex session has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.