Special Reports

We are so gay

Being gay in the UK - what is life like for same-sex couples in 2014?

article 27 March 2014 UK
An axe to Grindr? Stories from the dating frontline
Grindr and dating (Getty)

Smartphone apps have changed dating for gay and straight people forever - or have they?

article 26 March 2014 UK
How one gay bar changed attitudes in rural N Ireland - video

"I am a straight guy and I love going to the gay bar" - welcome to The Central in Strabane, Northern Ireland. Is this the most unusual - and remote - gay night spot in the UK?

article 17 July 2013 UK
Gay marriage becomes law in England and Wales
Gay marriage becomes legal in England and Wales (Reuters)

Speaker John Bercow announces in the Commons that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has been granted Royal Assent by the Queen, to cheers from MPs.


article 25 March 2014 UK
Gay marriage: the key questions

This week marks the historic moment when gay couples will finally be able to marry in England and Wales. But how much will really change?

article 02 November 2015 UK
Gay marriage vote in NI will not change law

A majority of Northern Ireland Assembly members vote to legalise gay marriage, but the law will not be changed.

article 24 May 2015 World, Ireland
Yes voters party in Dublin (Getty)
Ireland hailed as beacon for human rights after yes vote

The historic gay marriage referendum should be held up as an example for the rest of the world, a campaigner has said.

article 20 May 2015 World, Ireland
Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin: Catholic church 'neutered' on gay marriage

The writer Colm Toibin says the Catholic church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters" ahead of Ireland's gay marriage referendum.

video 02 December 2014 World, Uganda

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'Extreme Christians' behind Uganda anti-gay violence - video

"We need to engage everyone" to undo opposition to homosexuality in Uganda, says Frank Mugisha, Uganda's leading LGBT activist and a founder of Sexual Minorities Uganda.

article 18 November 2014 World, Israel
Jerusalem unrest plays out on social media with cartoons

Twitter and Facebook is playing a key role in contributing to the volatile atmosphere in Israel following today's killings, with everything from cartoons to Kit-Kats being used in the propaganda war.

video 16 July 2014 World, Israel

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'The Israeli military does not target civilians' - video

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says: "The story with these four boys is a tragedy - let's be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians."