17th September 2012
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
15th September 2012
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
14th September 2012
San Francisco: Supervisor Wiener asked to ban public nudity in ‘cock ring’ row 64
6:56 PM — Gay district supervisor Scott Wiener says he is open to introducing legislation that would ban public nudity due to the increased number of men seen wearing cock rings in San Francisco’s Castro district.
Scottish footballer to stand trial over homophobic threats
4:27 PM — A former Hibernian footballer is to stand trial charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh.
Video: Rugby star Ben Cohen strips off for charity calendar 24
3:00 PM — Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has stripped off for his bullying charity, the Stand Up Foundation, which aims to combat homophobia.
Disabled man attacked in Manchester’s Gay Village 13
2:07 PM — A 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy says he is now too scared to leave his home after he was attacked in the city’s famous LGBT district.
Russian PM calls for the release of Pussy Riot 13
12:38 PM — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be freed.
Cleaner steals more than £30,000 from Derren Brown
11:43 AM — A cleaner has admitted to stealing cheques from the gay TV magician Derren Brown.
London: 4th annual Stonewall fundraiser returns to the Paramount Club 3
10:54 AM — The soaring heights of the capital will be taken in by those attending the annual fundraiser for Stonewall at the Paramount Club on Friday 28 September.
German gay footballers get support of Angela Merkel 34
10:25 AM — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers that they should not have anything to fear in being open with their sexuality.
13th September 2012
Hastings LGBT switchboard set to mark 25th anniversary
6:54 PM — A telephone helpline service for the LGBT community in the East Sussex town of Hastings will mark 25 years in operation later this month at its AGM.
UK theatre producer held in Ugandan jail for showing gay play 4
5:17 PM — The British producer of a play about being gay in Uganda is in jail pending his trial on charges that he had the work performed without official authorisation.
‘Berlin patient,’ doctor convinced HIV ‘cure’ is real 25
4:04 PM — More than five years after radical treatment, both Timothy Ray Brown and his German doctor are convinced he no longer has HIV.
Nick Clegg issues apology to church leaders over ‘bigot’ row 80
2:01 PM — Nick Clegg has written a formal letter of apology to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster over claims he was prepared to call the opponents of equal marriage “bigots” in a speech at an LGBT reception.
UK Catholic adoption charity resumes anti-gay legal fight 49
1:01 PM — Catholic Care’s latest appeal in its ongoing campaign to be allowed to prevent gay couples from using its adoption services has begun at the Upper Tribunal in central London.
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears 37
11:54 AM — A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
Poland: HIV infections on the rise for gay men due to ‘risky’ sexual behavior 13
11:00 AM — A study in Poland shows there were 992 new HIV infections reported in the country last year, and that two thirds of those who tested positive for the virus were in the gay community.
Iraqi police behind anti-gay killings, says TV documentary 25
10:08 AM — A BBC World Service programme has revealed that law enforcement agencies in Iraq are involved in the sustained systematic persecution of the country’s LGBT community.
12th September 2012
Aberdeen: Trainee lawyer found guilty of homophobic attack 11
6:33 PM — A second-year trainee lawyer has been found guilty of making homophobic remarks and attacking two students outside a nightclub in Aberdeen.
London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage 15
5:42 PM — The London Assembly has become the latest local body in England to throw its weight behind the government’s plan to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples.