11th February 2011
UK government to announce law to expunge gay sex crimes from criminal records 25
12:41 AM — The government is to finally announce the full details of the Protection of Freedoms Bill, which among other issues, will expunge convictions for now legal consensual gay sex from criminal records.
10th February 2011
Figures show 28% rise in London anti-gay hate attacks 72
5:36 PM — A month after a teenage girl was jailed for the manslaughter of a gay man, new figures have shown a rise in reported anti-gay hate attacks in London.
TV preview: Scott Mills explores homophobia in Uganda 56
5:32 PM — In a BBC Three programme to be broadcast next week, gay Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out about life for gay citizens.
Zoo names gay spider monkeys Elton and David 27
4:30 PM — A pair of male spider monkeys at Drayton Park Zoo have been named Elton and David by their keepers. The monkeys are "inseparable" and spend their time cuddling and kissing, the Staffordshire zoo said.
Ricky Martin honoured for promoting gay rights 23
4:04 PM — Ricky Martin is to be honoured by GLAAD for raising the profile of gay rights. The star will received the Vito Russo Award at the organisation's annual awards next month.
Polish MP sorry for ‘sexist’ lesbian joke 10
4:01 PM — A Polish MP has said sorry for a joke he made about about lesbians - although he maintains his views on homosexuality have not changed.
Mickey Rourke to watch Gareth Thomas match 13
2:33 PM — Mickey Rourke is set to watch gay rugby star Gareth Thomas play in Wales this weekend as preparation for a film about the player's life.
New reality TV show on Soho lesbian bar 9
1:38 PM — Lesbian club Candy Bar is to be the subject of a new Channel 5 fly-on-the-wall TV show. The six-part series will follow the lives of the Soho bar's staff as well as featuring gay club boss Gary Henshaw.
Shot pro-gay congresswoman begins speaking again 8
11:37 AM — Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman shot in the head last month, has begun speaking again. The pro-gay politician was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on a meeting in a shopping mall.
Former newsreader Michael Buerk: ‘Don’t recruit presenters to fill lesbian or Asian quotas’ 50
11:01 AM — Former BBC newsreader Michael Buerk says presenters should not be hired just because they tick the right diversity boxes. He was speaking on ITV1's Tonight programme for a discussion on ageism at the BBC.
9th February 2011
Man attacked gay Labour councillor with hammer after sex 53
5:17 PM — A gay councillor had to be treated in hospital after a man he met for sex attacked him with a hammer. Neil Wilson, a Labour member of Newham council, invited Marian Calin to his Plaistow home in January last year after meeting him at Wanstead Flats.
German footballer Manuel Neuer encourages gay players to be open 11
5:09 PM — German football Manuel Neuer says that gay players should come out and not fear the reaction of fans. The Schalke goalkeeper, talking to Bunte magazine, said fans would care more about the player's performance.
Terrence Higgins Trust’s Lisa Power awarded MBE 1
3:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has collected her MBE from Buckingham Palace.
Lesbian RAF corporals to represent Manchester Pride 4
3:34 PM — A lesbian couple who both serve as corporals in the RAF have been appointed as representatives for Manchester Pride.
William Hague urged to raise gay rights on Middle East trip 8
3:13 PM — Gay rights activists are urging Foreign Secretary William Hague to raise the issue of gay rights on a trip to the Middle East this week.
Hawaii’s civil unions bill makes progress 6
2:42 PM — Hawaii is moving closer towards civil unions for gay couples. A bill was approved by a legislative committee yesterday and will now go to the House soon for a full vote.
Wisconsin lesbian minister could be removed from clergy 7
1:34 PM — A lesbian minister in the US state of Wisconsin is to appear before a church trial. Rev Amy DeLong will face charges after she presided over a 2009 ceremony for a lesbian couple and registered her own relationship as a domestic partnership.
Ugandan asylum seeker wins case review 9
11:19 AM — A Ugandan asylum seeker has won the right to stay in the UK until her case is reviewed. The 29-year-old lesbian says she will be killed if sent home because gay people are persecuted in Uganda.
Cynthia Nixon’s partner gives birth 5
10:36 AM — Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is a mother again after her partner Christine Marinoni gave birth yesterday. The couple did not announce that Marinoni was expecting but a spokesman confirmed that the baby boy was named Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni.
8th February 2011
Jonathan Ross says Ricky Gervais’ gay Scientologist joke was ‘unnecessary’ 27
6:00 PM — Jonathan Ross says he definitely would not have made Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes joke about gay Scientologists.