24th July 2009
Trans woman demands move to female prison 21
4:59 PM — A trans woman who is serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape has claimed that the refusal to move her to a women's prison is a violation of her human rights.
X-Factor losers cause controversy at Thanet Pride 6
4:54 PM — A girl band which lost out on reality television show The X-Factor have been accused of using foul language at Thanet Pride, which is billed as a family day out.
Colleague charged over murder of gay sailor 2
4:10 PM — A man has been charged with the death of gay US sailor August Provost. Provost, 29, of Houston, was found dead on June 30th at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. He had been shot and his body had been burned.
Normal again: The reasons and realities behind the ex-gay movement 132
3:47 PM — The ex-gay movement, which professes to 'cure' homosexuality, is in the news yet again following the disappearance of American student Bryce Faulkner, who is thought to have been sent to one of the controversial centres by his parents after they discovered he was gay.
Anger as Bible is defaced in the name of art 82
2:53 PM — An art gallery in Scotland has been attacked by the church after an exhibition inviting people to write messages on a Bible was met with "abuse" and "obscenity", including one person writing "f*** the bible". It was designed to close the gaps between LGBTs and the church.
Ben Summerskill resigns from Equality and Human Rights Commission 26
2:22 PM — Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill has become the fourth commissioner to resign from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the last few weeks. He told PinkNews.co.uk he emailed his resignation to Harriet Harman this afternoon.
Imperial War Museum celebrates ten years since military gay ban was lifted 3
1:33 PM — Imperial War Museum North is to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the lifting of the ban on gays and lesbian serving in the British Armed Forces.
Teacher arrested for ‘lesbian relationship’ with pupil, 15
12:14 PM — A teacher at a private London school has been accused of having a lesbian affair with a 15-year-old pupil. The music teacher was arrested on Monday. She was named today as Helen Goddard, 26, from Greenwich, and is now on police bail.
Daniel Radcliffe comes out as a Lib Dem 29
11:59 AM — Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out about his political allegiances, his thoughts on Gordon Brown and his plans to vote for the Liberal Democrats at the next general election.
Review: National Portrait Gallery salutes gay icons 5
11:31 AM — The large and opulent halls of the National Portrait Gallery play host to an interesting exhibition on the personal histories and inspirations of influential gay and lesbian figures this summer.
Comment: They’re at it again 20
11:04 AM — Around this time last year, the Presbyterian Church of Wales made national news after paying out a record sum to a gay employee who had endured ‘grotesquely’ discriminatory conduct and sexual harassment. You might reasonably assume, then, that they’d watch their step when it comes to the ever-so-touchy subject of homosexuality. You would, of course, be wrong to make such an assumption.
Boris Johnson says he will not enter GLA for Stonewall’s top employer list 31
10:43 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he will not enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's annual Top 100 employers list, despite the authority coming in third place last year.