18th June 2010
Lesbian teacher wins £15,000 in discrimination case 5
5:35 PM — A special needs teacher who claimed she suffered discrimination because she is a lesbian has won a £15,000 payout. Jill Young, 37, began working at Dundonald school in Northern Ireland in September 2003 and left three years later.
Police release e-fit of suspected homophobic attacker
5:08 PM — Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a homophobic attack on a bus. In the attack, a gay couple were abused, threatened and assaulted by a man on Tuesday June 8th, shortly after midnight.
Trans media watchdog dismayed at Ofcom report 3
4:37 PM — A media watchdog which promotes better representation of trans people has criticised Ofcom’s research into attitudes towards offensive language.
Warren Beatty’s child ‘living as a trans man’ 24
2:47 PM — Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's 18-year-old child is reportedly living as a man and planning to transition. The college student is said to be known as Stephen Ira and wears men's clothing to college.
Former Mr Gay UK charged with male rape
1:51 PM — A police officer who was Mr Gay UK 2006 has been charged with raping another man. Mark Carter, 27, from Huddersfield, was arrested in December and suspended from his job as a PC.
‘We need cultural change’ – Equality minister Theresa May writes for PinkNews.co.uk 25
12:28 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, home secretary and equality minister Theresa May says government has a "clear role" to tackle discrimination but business leaders, athletes and newspaper editors also have a part to play.
Theresa May says sportsmen and newspaper editors must ‘take action’ against homophobia 46
12:24 PM — Home secretary and equality minister Theresa May has said that cultural change is needed to overcome the last bastions of homophobia. Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Ms May said ensuring equality was "not a job for government alone".
Judge rules lesbian parent cannot be forced to pay child maintenance 12
11:54 AM — A High Court judge ruled today that a lesbian parent who was not in a civil partnership with her ex-girlfriend does not have to pay maintenance for their child.
London Pride in Soho cancelled 18
11:25 AM — Update: London Pride organisers are currently in new talks with Westminster council.The Soho element of London Pride 2010 has been cancelled, organisers announced today. As PinkNews.co.uk reported yesterday, roadworks around north Soho and Soho Square meant the Fire Brigade raised concerns that a large number of people in the area would not be safe.