22nd August 2013
Brighton: Suspect accused of male rape bailed by police
11:18 AM — A man arrested on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old man on Brighton beach has been bailed.
Minicab firm Addison Lee accused of kicking out gay couple for holding hands 24
10:52 AM — Addison Lee is investigating reports one of their drivers threw a gay couple out of a taxi because they were holding hands.
21st August 2013
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller comes out as gay and declines Russian film premiere 37
11:23 PM — British-born American actor Wentworth Miller has come out as gay in a letter sent to the St Petersburg International Film Festival.
Man arrested on suspicion of raping another man on Brighton beach
4:30 PM — A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping another man on Brighton beach.
US Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years 30
3:33 PM — Bradley Manning, who faced bullying over his sexuality, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks.
UK Government removes gender identity in new draft National Curriculum 8
3:14 PM — Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Department for Education’s decision to remove gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools.
BNP leader Nick Griffin calls gay Asian Manchester man ‘poof’ on Twitter 44
2:13 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin is once again under fire for making homophobic and racist remarks on Twitter.
Footballer suffers anti-gay backlash over male kiss photo 13
12:51 PM — A footballer photographed kissing another man is suffering a homophobic backlash from supporters and rival fans.
Alice Arnold: ‘Britain’s homophobia needs to be tackled before Russia’s’ 47
12:03 PM — Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says “Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia's.”
Stonewall Cymru welcomes investigation by Welsh Government into Section 28 school concerns
10:56 AM — Stonewall Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to investigate claims that two schools in Wales have sought to ban the promotion of homosexuality.
20th August 2013
New book on the life of gay footballer Justin Fashanu to be released in the UK 4
7:09 PM — A British journalist and writer based in Canada has written a book about the life of the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu.
Essex gay dads say local church supports them in gay wedding legal fight 105
6:03 PM — A gay couple in Essex have launched a legal challenge to the Church of England’s ban on same-sex marriage and say they have the support of their local parish.
BHA: UK Government must ‘urgently update’ sex education policies over Section 28 fears 22
5:11 PM — The British Humanist Association has cautiously welcomed the Department for Education's decision to investigate claims that more than 40 schools have polices in place reminiscent of Section 28 legislation.
Welsh Government launches probe over fears schools have reintroduced Section 28 policies 8
3:51 PM — The Welsh Government is to investigate reports that two schools in Wales still have sex education policies which ban the promotion of homosexuality.
London to stage September protest against homophobia in Russia 6
2:09 PM — Another demonstration against Russia’s anti-gay laws is due to take place in central London next month two days before the G20 summit opens in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
Tory Commons Education Committee Chair calls for updated guidance on Section 28 11
11:52 AM — Commons Education Committee Chairman Graham Stuart has called for updated guidelines following revelations scores of schools have polices in place targeting the “promotion” of homosexuality.
Exclusive: Comedian Susan Calman speaks out for equal marriage in Scotland
10:47 AM — Susan Calman is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time video campaign.
19th August 2013
UK Government: No schools should be reintroducing Section 28 37
6:46 PM — The Department for Education has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk that it's investigating claims that scores of schools have polices in place targeting the "promotion" of homosexuality.
BHA identifies 45 schools that continue to have Section 28-like policies 14
6:02 PM — The British Humanist Association says it has identified at least 45 schools that either replicate language banning the “promotion” of homosexuality in the classroom or are “unhelpfully vague on the issue.”
Isle of Man: Douglas Council given civil partnerships licence 7
4:51 PM — Douglas Borough Council has become the Isle of Man's first local authority to receive approval to hold civil partnerships ceremonies for same-sex couples.