5th May 2011
Police appeal over anti-gay attack in Woking 14
5:51 PM — Police are appealing for more information about a homophobic attack in Woking last month. A gay male couple were attacked in the incident, which took place on Monday April 18th at around 11.20pm.
Ricky Martin thought being gay was ‘evil’ before he came out 57
5:43 PM — Ricky Martin has revealed that he believed homosexuality was "evil" before he came to terms with being gay. The star came out last year.
Government ‘still not collecting data on gay asylum claims’ 6
4:17 PM — The UK government has admitted that it is still not collecting data on the number of people who claim asylum or are refused on the basis of their sexual orientation. Ministers promised last year that they would protect gay asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution.
Muslim area sent fake gay election leaflets 201
3:32 PM — Homes in a largely Muslim area of Leicester have been sent fake election leaflets about the Liberal Democrats' gay rights policies.
Blackburn Rovers fans charged over racist and anti-gay chants
2:27 PM — Two Blackburn Rovers fans have appeared in court charged with shouting racist and homophobic abuse at players. The match was a Cup game between Rovers and Queens Park Rangers on January 8th.
Chelsea Clinton urges straight people to back gay marriage 25
1:53 PM — Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton, has spoken out in support of gay marriage. Speaking at a New York benefit for charity Friendfactor, she said that straight people should join the fight for equal rights.
Man charged over Australian army Facebook ‘gay hate’ page 10
12:27 PM — A former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been charged in connection with a Facebook page which allegedly outed gay soldiers.
Man acquitted of assault over reaction to gay bar ‘bottom touch’ 145
11:03 AM — A straight Derry man has been acquitted of assault after brushing off a man who touched his bottom in a gay bar. A judge said that Christopher Brendan Thompson had been "establishing his straight credentials" when he pushed his face into the face of the man who touched him.
Analysis: LGBT rights and the Scottish election 12
10:13 AM — With everything to play for in today's Scottish election, the issue of LGBT rights has never been hotter. Four of the five main parties have mentioned it in their manifestos and numerous individual politicians are pledging their commitment to reform. Jennie Kermode reports.