Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Robert Mugabe’s legacy as one of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times will remain long after his days as notorious statesman of Zimbabwe are over(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond (right): the Stonewall charity said Hammond’s choice of words were “chosen purposefully to mock and belittle”.

Richard Hammond has been criticised for linking eating ice-cream with being gay on the latest episode of The Grand Tour, the motoring show he co-hosts(...)

A woman lays flowers outside the Oxfordshire home of singer George Michael, who was found dead at home on Christmas Day. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

A couple who spent years clueless about who gave them £15,000 (€17,600) to fund their fertility treatment have thanked George Michael after it was cla(...)

“It is shameful to think that the actions of figures such as Rosa Parks [above] and Harvey Milk have now been replaced with the lazy, crude, stupid and infantile justice warriors, be they on  the left or right.”

At the beginning of 2016, the consensus would have been that the likes of Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell were liberal progressives, and that politi(...)

Gay rights activists, including Peter Tatchell (second left), protest outside Uganda House in London in 2009. Mr Tatchell dedicated his acceptance to “the heroic LGBT campaigners . . . spearheading the fight for LGBT rights in Uganda.” Photograph: Reuters

Human rights and LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been named as winner of the James Joyce Award 2016 and the recipient of an Honorary Fellows(...)

Ricky Tomlinson (77) is pressing the judge-led public inquiry into the undercover infiltration of political groups to launch a thorough investigation. Photograph: Jim Watson/Getty Images

Ricky Tomlinson, the actor who starred in the TV comedy The Royle Family, has called for a proper investigation into why police covertly monitored his(...)

Gay Rights activist Peter Tatchell.  File photograph: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

A supporter of a Northern Irish baker which refused to bake a same-sex marriage-themed cake has welcomed an about-turn on the issue by a high-profile (...)

Jeffrey Dudgeon: “I knew all about homosexuality, and by my midteens I had ascertained that fact about myself”

In his tweed hat, grey overcoat and horn-rimmed glasses, Jeffrey Dudgeon looks the picture of respectability. That’s because he is respectable: at 65,(...)