14th October 2009
Liverpool gay club denies allegations of violence and underage sex 12
6:17 PM — A gay club in Liverpool's city centre has denied police claims of violence, disorder and indecency. Police want to temporarily close Pink nightclub after almost 40 alleged incidents in just 12 months.
Paul O’Grady set to return to ITV for peak-time chatshow 5
5:47 PM — Gay TV presenter Paul O'Grady is reportedly about to sign a contract with ITV after saying he would never work with the broadcaster again.
Catholic adoption charity to challenge gay ruling in the High Court 16
4:49 PM — Religious adoption agency Catholic Care is to argue its case for banning gay people from its services in the High Court early next year.
French Muslim football side kicked out of league in row over gay team 22
4:11 PM — A Muslim football team who initially refused to play against a gay team and then appeared to back down have been kicked out of their league.
Second man arrested in New York anti-gay beating
4:07 PM — A second suspect has been arrested by New York police investigating the homophobic beating of a 49-year-old man. The victim is still in a medically-induced coma.
Man found guilty of stabbing gay shopkeeper to death 1
4:04 PM — A man has been found guilty of stabbing a gay shopkeeper after the man made sexual advances to him. Sami Mahmoud Salama, 37, knifed Dilip Unadkat, 48, five times in the chest at Unadkat's home in Empire Way, Wembley, last November.
Controversial Daily Mail journalist addresses gay event 74
2:02 PM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips spoke last night about the danger of “criminalising religious beliefs” at an event debating the conflict between LGBT equality and freedom of speech.
Lesbian soldier who suffered harassment has damages claim slashed 2
12:19 PM — A lesbian soldier who won a £190,000 payout after being harassed by a male superior has had her payout slashed by a third after Army chiefs appealed.
Gay people deterred from teaching due to homophobia 26
10:46 AM — Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are choosing not to enter professions such as teaching for fear of homophobia, research has found.
Murder hunt launched after homophobic attack victim dies 26
9:55 AM — A man who was kicked and beaten by three youths in Trafalgar Square, London, last month has died in hospital. Ian Baynham's life support machine was turned off last night.