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Friday 24 January 2014
The gay presenter will undergo controversial conversion treatments
Ukip suspends councillor David Silvester who blamed floods on David Cameron passing gay marriage bill
Sunday 19 January 2014
Party officials act after Mr Silvester gave radio interview saying he ‘prays gay people will be healed’
Friday 17 January 2014
I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Homophobia is not the only motive behind these unsavoury measures
For every Hitzlsperger, there's a Holyfield: Silencing homophobic views won't do anything to solve the problem of homophobia
Friday 10 January 2014
There are still so many people who hold these opinions deep down
Friday 03 January 2014
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called Johnson's inclusion into question after he labelled homosexuality as 'detestable' in 2012
Friday 20 December 2013
Boitano now joins tennis ace and activist Billie Jean King and hockey play Caitlin Cahow to represent America during the Sochi Winter Games
Friday 13 December 2013
Too often displays of affection in public attract male leering
Friday 06 December 2013
He issues a call for harmony and compassion
One day ‘coming out’ won't be a thing - and the reaction to Tom Daley's announcement shows we're getting there
Monday 02 December 2013
It's news because millennia of bigotry cannot simply be eradicated in a few decades
A petition wants James Arthur dropped from The X Factor. But I can spot a homophobe - and this man isn't one
Thursday 28 November 2013
The barrage that greeted Arthur's warped remarks isn't helping anyone
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Reduced to a trembling wreck by the mere sight of a spider? Never fear - a new app believes it can help
Martyrs? Guest-house owners who turned away gay couple on ‘religious’ grounds are nothing of the kind
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Supreme Court ruling is a reminder that we have - mercifully - moved on from the Middle Ages
Tuesday 26 November 2013
The only surprise with Jonathan Trott’s decision to withdraw from England’s Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness is that instances like this do not occur more often. The scrutiny top sportsmen and women are now exposed to and the expectation that is placed on their sometimes fragile bodies is immense. It should, therefore, come as no surprise when an individual is forced to remove themselves from the limelight because they are unable to cope.
Friday 22 November 2013
Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth