1st October 2010
‘Transphobic’ attack at trans conference in Sweden 19
5:14 PM — Two trans women were attacked at a transgender conference in Sweden last night. The women, who were attending the third European Transgender Council in Malmo, received minor injuries in what police are treating as a transphobic assault.
Gay vicar forced to postpone civil partnership 19
4:51 PM — A gay vicar who hopes to tie the knot with his Nigerian fiance has postponed the ceremony because the Home Office has not yet approved his residency in the UK.
50 Cent says men who don’t sleep with women ‘should just kill themselves’ 125
4:48 PM — Rap star 50 Cent has suggested that men who do not sleep with women should "just kill yourself". The star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted the message shortly after the death of 19-year-old gay student Tyler Clementi.
Four US teens bullied for being gay commit suicide in a month 26
3:33 PM — At least four incidents of young men killing themselves after being bullied over their sexual orientation have been reported in the US in the last month. The most recent death was of New Jersey student Tyler Clementi, who jumped from a bridge after his roommate allegedly taped him having sex with a man.
Manchester wins bid to host 2012 gay rugby world cup 8
2:18 PM — Manchester will host the Bingham Cup tournament in June 2012. The city beat Sydney to win the right to host the international gay rugby world championship and was named as the 2012 host city on Wednesday.
Two charged after gay Edinburgh man is beaten unconscious 4
1:28 PM — Two men have been charged over an attack in which a gay man was beaten unconscious in Edinburgh. The retail worker, who has asked not to be named, says that he was attacked because of his sexual orientation.
Equality Act comes into force 15
11:27 AM — A range of new equality laws came into force today as the Equality Act was implemented. The change consolidates nine separate pieces of legislation into a single act, giving new anti-discrimination protections to a variety of people with "protected characteristics".