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.
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.
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.
12th September 2012
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.
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.
Comment: Why we should resist the ‘mind-creep’ commercialism of Pride 17
3:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Brighton and Hove Green Party Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty pays tribute to the city’s Pride movement – which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Australian amateur gay footballer comes out and starts pro-gay petition 4
1:23 PM — Aussie Rules player Jason Ball has begun a campaign on Change.org to have a ‘No to Homophobia ad’ aired during the AFL Grand Final.
Australian PM supports bid to host 2014 gay rugby world cup 13
11:55 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially given her backing to a bid for the country to host the next Bingham Cup. The cup is named after Mark Bingham, a gay rugby player who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11 2001.
10th September 2012
London: Gays urged to ‘come’ Out to Swim 25
4:18 PM — After a summer of Olympic sporting fever, the capital’s LGBT community is being urged to hit the pool. Out to Swim’s Rory Desch shares the experience of one of its members, Micke Masood, who’s found a whole new lease of life with the gay amateur swim club.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Brighton Pride boss speaks of ‘disappointment’ at Alexandra Burke snub 14
10:39 AM — Pride Brighton and Hove director Trevor Edwards has told the Argus newspaper that the X Factor winner’s decision to pull out of last weekend’s event was “disappointing”.
5th September 2012
Comment: Allan Horsfall was the ‘grandfather’ of the UK’s gay rights movement 6
4:17 PM — Peter Tatchell recalls the contribution of LGBT rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, who passed away last month.
Brighton: AIDS memorial targeted during city’s pride weekend 19
11:28 AM — Brighton’s AIDS memorial was left in a sorry state after it was vandalised during the city’s recent gay pride festival.
3rd September 2012
Marcus Collins serenades crowds at Cardiff Mardi Gras 8
3:49 PM — For the first time the organisers of Cardiff Mardi Gras held a parade through the city on Saturday.
In Photos: UK Brighton Pride 2012 24
9:14 AM — Brighton’s annual gay pride took place at the weekend, with thousands attending the main Preston Park event. Even though X Factor winner Alexandra Burke ended up being a no show, Brighton-based DJ Norman Cook (Fatboyslim) certainly knew how to please the crowds.
2nd September 2012
Student aims to start study to ensure safety and comfort for gay retirees 2
7:01 PM — A masters degree student in Canada has hopes that a new study will lead to comfortable and safe retirement homes aimed at LGBT retirees.