5th April 2011
Police release CCTV image of man wanted for anti-gay stickers 330
9:59 AM — Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with homophobic stickers placed around London's east end. The stickers, which have been found in Brick Lane, Poplar, Bow and Canary Wharf, show a red line through a rainbow flag and the words 'gay-free zone'
4th April 2011
30 attend London East End gay Pride march 81
1:10 PM — An East End Gay Pride march was quietly held in Tower Hamlets on Saturday with just a few dozen people. Marchers walked from King Edward Memorial Park in Shadwell to Poplar Park carrying rainbow flags while a heavy police presence kept watch.
31st March 2011
Louis Theroux returns to anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church 106
9:42 AM — Four years after his documentary on the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, Louis Theroux revisits the homophobic Kansas cult to see what has changed.
28th March 2011
Thousands leave Finnish Lutheran church over anti-gay campaign 342
2:37 PM — Thousands of people have reportedly left the Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland after a campaign against homosexuality. The week-long campaign, drawn up by several Christian groups, has been met with anger.
24th March 2011
Derby council defends foster ban on Christian couple 184
1:51 PM — Derby city council has defended its decision to ban a Christian couple from fostering because of their views on homosexuality.
Survey: Most US Catholics support gay rights 185
11:12 AM — A study of US Catholics says they are more supportive of gay rights than the general public and other Christians. The Public Religion Research Institute study found that almost half (43 per cent) of Catholics support gay marriage and 56 per cent say gay relationships are not sinful.
23rd March 2011
Apple removes ‘gay cure’ iPhone app 59
10:15 AM — Apple appears to have removed a 'gay cure' iPhone application after almost 150,000 people signed an internet petition.
22nd March 2011
Christian publisher forced to cancel launch of ‘gay cure’ book 149
5:18 PM — A Christian publisher says she had to cancel the launch of a book which claims Jesus can cure homosexuality because of a planned protest by gay rights activists.
Christian group: ‘Our iPhone app won’t cure gays’ 43
2:16 PM — Exodus International has responded to a 100,000-strong petition calling for its iPhone app to be banned. The Christian group said campaigners were trying to "stigmatise" it and denied it was trying to "cure" gay people.
Judge overturns ban on homophobic church ad 412
11:40 AM — A judge has overturned an Advertising Standards Authority ban on a church advert which railed against gay sex. The ad, by the Sandown Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast, was published in 2008 and was called 'The word of God against sodomy'.
21st March 2011
Comment: Tower Hamlets council can lead the way on tackling homophobia 108
5:04 PM — Fiyaz Mughal, the director of non-profit group Faith Matters, argues that a combined 'hard and soft' approach should be used to tackle homophobia in Tower Hamlets and that bodies which continue to invite anti-gay speakers should have their funds cut.
80,000 sign petition to Apple over ‘gay cure’ app 72
10:49 AM — More than 80,000 people have signed a petition calling on Apple to remove a 'gay cure' app from its iTunes store. The company is coming under increased pressure to remove the Exodus International app.
18th March 2011
Son of anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps claims he abused family 58
2:01 PM — The son of Fred Phelps, the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, has claimed that his father beat his family until they bled.
17th March 2011
Petition to ban ‘gay cure’ iPhone app 58
4:55 PM — A petition has been started to ban a 'gay cure' group's iPhone app. Christian group Exodus International claims that people can find “freedom from homosexuality” through prayer and practises conversion therapy.
15th March 2011
Anti-gay former MP Iris Robinson won’t face charges over young lover’s business 28
10:58 AM — The Public Prosecution Service has said that former DUP MP Iris Robinson will not face charges over her role in helping her 19-year-old lover set up a business.
14th March 2011
London’s East End Pride should be cancelled, gay campaigners say 283
12:03 PM — Next month's East End Gay Pride should be cancelled because it will cause "community tension", it has been claimed. Some local campaigners say the east London march will cause tensions between gay people and Muslims.
11th March 2011
Christian foster couple want ‘political intervention’ in gay equality laws 247
2:54 PM — A Christian couple who were banned from fostering because of their views on homosexuality are seeking a 'political intervention' in gay equality laws. They want MPs and ministers to back their cause.
Gay hotel couple say they won’t fight for more compensation 45
11:21 AM — A gay couple who won £3,600 in compensation after being barred from a hotel say they won't fight for more money. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, acting for Steve Preddy and Martyn Hall, "mistakenly" filed an appeal for more damages but withdrew it this morning.
9th March 2011
Ken Livingstone defends anti-gay Muslim cleric 65
4:31 PM — London mayoral hopeful Ken Livingstone has defended a Muslim cleric who has supported the death penalty for gays and lesbians. He was asked at a community meeting in north London why he had invited Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi to City Hall while London mayor in 2004.
8th March 2011
David Cameron says Christians should be ‘tolerant’ of homosexuality 251
10:39 AM — Prime minister David Cameron has said that Christians should be "tolerant" and "welcoming". He was referring to a recent High Court decision to uphold a ban on a Christian couple becoming foster parents after they admitted that they would refuse to tell a child that homosexuality is acceptable.