31st July 2014
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group appoints new executive director
11:16 AM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has appointed former Amnesty refugee researcher Paul Dillane as its new executive director.
Brighton’s ‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ praised by David Cameron 12
10:34 AM — An LGBT campaigner in Brighton, who is fighting to have his criminal conviction for being gay overturned, has received a letter of gratitude from the Prime Minister.
30th July 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’ 42
6:50 PM — Pat Robertson, who is well-known for criticising homosexuality, has claimed that gays will force people to have sex or else lose their homes and businesses.
Survey reveals Doncaster teachers fear talking about gay issues 10
6:39 PM — A study by the National Union of Teachers in Doncaster has found that ‘a significant minority’ of teachers are reluctant to discuss gay issues in class.
UK: Paramedic who pretended he was gay found guilty of raping women
6:34 PM — A male paramedic who pretended he was gay in order to get close to his female victims has been convicted of rape.
UK: High Court judge favours Mayor and TFL in ruling on ‘ex-gay’ bus advert ban 33
6:10 PM — A High Court judge has ruled that Mayor of London Boris Johnson did not abuse his position as Chair of Transport for London (TfL) over the banning of an 'ex-gay' bus advert.
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
Police Superintendents’ Association conference to encourage diversity and acceptance 2
4:50 PM — A conference of the Police Superintendents' Association will later this year explore how to encourage diversity and acceptance.
Caroline Lucas: Brighton Pride sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality 4
4:42 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has recorded a video for the city’s Pride festival.
Brighton: Trans community urged to join swimming club 5
1:49 PM — A swimming club for the trans community is re-launching in Brighton this September.
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 77
1:13 PM — London Friend CEO Monty Moncrieff shares his thoughts on the recent annual Crime Survey showing a third of gay and bisexual men have taken illegal drugs.
David Cameron: Brighton Pride shows how different people can celebrate together 14
11:36 AM — David Cameron has given his backing to this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says “I am proud of this country's record of advancing” LGBT equality.
Video: Brighton Pride is a moment to celebrate LGBT equality, says Ed Miliband 3
11:00 AM — Ed Miliband has recorded a video for this weekend’s Brighton Pride and says it is a moment to celebrate but also to do “much more” on LGBT equality
28th July 2014
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
James Arthur ‘very happy’ to work with Stonewall youth volunteers 52
4:50 PM — James Arthur has tweeted to say he would like to meet up with Stonewall youth volunteers, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 9
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.