9th August 2010
Man guilty of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren 4
5:36 PM — A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering trans prostitute Destiny Lauren. Leon Fyle, of Catford, denied killing 29-year-old Ms Lauren but was today found guilty of strangling her and stealing her possessions.
First Liverpool Pride ‘a success’ 11
5:06 PM — Liverpool held its first Pride festival this weekend, which saw 21,000 people enjoy a march and party. The event, which had a rainbow circus theme, has been in planning for two years.
160,000 enjoy Brighton’s biggest Pride 3
4:43 PM — Saturday's Brighton Pride festival was the biggest yet with more than 160,000 people joining the fun. Unlike previous years, revellers enjoyed good weather all day for the march and party in Preston Park.
Gay Lib Dem MP David Laws ‘could make cabinet comeback’ 14
4:09 PM — Liberal Democrat MP David Laws could return to the cabinet this autumn, political commentators believe. Mr Laws resigned from the cabinet in May after it was revealed he had broken Commons rules by using expenses to pay rent to his male partner.
Worcester’s first Pride cancelled 3
3:13 PM — Worcester's first Pride festival has been cancelled due to financial problems and a lack of support from local bodies and businesses.
Former vicar barred from fostering after refusing to have gay couples in his home 25
2:21 PM — A former vicar has been banned from fostering children after refusing to allow gay couples in his home. John and Colette Yallop, of Blackburn, Lancashire, claimed that their five-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son would be confused by a same-sex couple and they did not want to answer their children's questions on the issue.
Tory councillor accused of homophobia joins Liverpool Pride 6
1:55 PM — A Tory councillor who was suspended from his party for making a remark about "limpwristed boys" on Facebook joined Liverpool's first Pride this weekend.
Australian senate candidate Wendy Francis says gay marriage is ‘emotional child abuse’ 51
12:07 PM — A Queensland senate contender in Australia has provoked outrage by calling gay marriage "child abuse" which will lead to "uncontrollable depression and suicide".
Man jailed after stab attack on gay couple 4
11:22 AM — An Oxford man who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay couple and stabbed one of the men in the stomach has been jailed.
Liberal Democrats to vote on gay marriage 20
11:03 AM — Liberal Democrat party members will vote on full marriage equality at their annual conference next month. The motion will call for support for gay marriage to become official party policy and is likely to pass.