The 7 LGBT news stories you should have read this week
PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Here are some of the most widely read, and notable news stories from the past week which you may have missed.
The newspaper was covering the launch of a national sperm bank, which has been awarded a £77,000 grant by the Department of Health to boost sperm donations.
The sperm bank is targeted at all people who want to conceive, and will be available to straight couples, same-sex couples and single women, and to people of all ethnicities.
Steven McKee, who works at Nando’s in Victoria Square, Belfast, complained: “Raging I’ve to work the day [sic], shops gonna be packed with gay bastards wearing hot pants, despise these bastards.”
Sam Phripp, 22, had been one of the youngest councillors in the country when he was elected to Mendip District Council three years ago, aged 19, and last year was elected to Somerset County Council.
However, he announced he is stepping down from his role at Somerset Council, after experiencing homophobic bullying.
Their names were among a list of more than 200 public figures to be published in a letter by Let’s Stay Together, a UK-wide campaign against an independent Scotland.
Bill Whatcott, executive director of anti-gay group Christian Truth Activists, and four other evangelical Christians marched in the event.
The group used a banner promoting the fictional Calgary chapter of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a guise.
The actor recently told OUT magazine that he is a big American football fan, commenting on out NFL player Michael Sam and his career.
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When asked what he thought of Sam coming out as gay, Radcliffe told the magazine: “I think it’s fucking awesome. It’s fantastic that he’s got a team. It’s horrendous that he slipped to 249 after being the SEC defensive player of the year.
Kellie Maloney revealed in an interview with the Sunday Mirror that she felt she had always had a “female brain”, but that she feared coming out over how the boxing world would react.