In his third visit to Belfast as House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow told the audience of Amnesty’s annual Belfast Pride lecture that although Northern Ireland is “considerably behind” when it comes to LGBT rights, “if it’s won through in the rest of the kingdom it will prevail in Northern Ireland”.
Michelle Hardwick, an actress best know for her role in soap Emmerdale, has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that she is gay.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove, has spoken at a conference on equality in education, to condemn the use of the word "gay" as derogatory, saying it is "outrageous and medieval".
Making his first speech to the General Synod of the Church of England as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church of England's opposition to equal marriage was "utterly overwhelmed" by those who support equality for same-sex couples.
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South Africa’s Human Rights Commission has condemned the recent murder and sexual mutilation of Duduzile Zozo.
The Miss South Carolina Pageant in the US state of South Carolina, this year features its first openly gay contestant, who tackled potential criticisms from onlookers by simply saying "this is me".
California lawmakers have passed a bill allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and gain membership of sports teams according to their gender identity.
Discrimination is becoming harder to challenge as more schools become academies and free schools independent of local control, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has visited a school praised for its work on homophobic bullying to discuss the issue with students and parents.