1st April 2012
Comment: Why can’t gay couples feel safe enough to hold hands everywhere in the UK? 110
5:39 PM — Ethan Bourne asks why in a supposedly tolerant country like the UK, being visibly gay seems only to be acceptable in certain areas.
Gay people in South West of England ‘living in daily fear’ 23
5:00 PM — Many gay and lesbian people in South West England are living in constant fear of discrimination and abuse, according to a regional survey by a local LGBT charity.
Alleged male sexual assault at Prince Harry’s airbase 56
4:13 PM — Military police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a soldier at the Wattisham air station near Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.
Catholic Cardinal: Church will relax its approach to civil marriages for gay couples (April Fools) 116
12:00 AM — Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien is to make a sermon today where he is expected to announce a partial u-turn in the Catholic Church's opposition of civil marriage equality for gay couples. Although the Church will continue to oppose same sex marriages happening within religious institutions, it appears to accept that same sex civil marriages will be a reality regardless of its opposition.