16th October 2012
UK: Labour MP Chris Bryant to introduce ten minute equal marriage bill 63
4:03 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant’s decision to introduce a ten minute rule bill on equal marriage in the House of Commons has been described as the “first shot” in the parliamentary battle for marriage equality.
Eastenders star feared being typecast as ‘the gay Muslim’ 56
11:55 AM — Actor Marc Elliott says his decision to quit Eastenders was motivated through the fear of becoming typecast as “the gay Muslim”.
UK: Church weddings possible in 10 years, says gay dean 22
10:55 AM — It could take 10 years for same-sex marriages to be approved by the Church of England – that’s according to Dr Jeffrey John, the gay Dean of St Albans.
9th October 2012
Former Irish president announces support for equal marriage 15
4:19 PM — Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese says she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples.
8th October 2012
Italy: Police break trans prostitution ring 10
4:21 PM — Italian police say they have broken a prostitution ring which brought transgender people from Latin America into the country.
7th October 2012
Sandi Toksvig: I was groped on air during the 1980s by a ‘famous individual’ 42
3:28 PM — Gay comedian Sandi Toksvig, one of the country’s most prominent radio and TV stars, has told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that she was groped while broadcasting in the early 1980s.
5th October 2012
UK: Anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US, says High Court 59
4:19 PM — The High Court has ruled radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can now be extradited immediately to the US to face terror charges.
3rd October 2012
UK: Anti-equal marriage conference held in Blackpool 66
11:12 AM — The director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has attacked government proposals to legalise same-sex marriage at a conference in Blackpool.
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
Presbyterian Church: Equal marriage will ‘demolish’ society 42
2:56 PM — The Presbyterian Church has written to all Northern Ireland Assembly members stating its staunch opposition to equal marriage.
27th September 2012
Lesbian daughter of Hong Kong billionaire still ‘close’ with father 16
6:01 PM — Gigi Chao, the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire who’s been on the receiving end of global media attention, has given an interview to the BBC.
Brighton: Crimewatch appeal over gay man’s death
11:27 AM — Police investigating the death of a gay man in Brighton will make a renewed plea for information on BBC One’s Crimewatch programme tonight.
25th September 2012
Manchester: Vigil for PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
10:19 AM — A vigil in memory of PC Fiona Bone, a lesbian police officer who was murdered in Greater Manchester along with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes, is taking place today.
24th September 2012
Scottish bishop criticises Green Party over gay rights 33
12:45 PM — A Scottish Catholic bishop has condemned the Green Party for expelling one of its councillors for breaking rank over the issue of equal marriage.
20th September 2012
CPS: New Twitter abuse rules following Tom Daley case 16
11:54 AM — The Director of Public Prosecutions is to issue new social media rules on abuse, after Team GB diver Tom Daley received offensive Twitter messages about his late father – and of a homophobic nature, earlier this summer.
19th September 2012
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage Green councillor to appeal expulsion order 21
4:59 PM — A Christian councillor who voted against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and was then expelled from Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green group is to appeal the decision.
17th September 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
12th September 2012
Conservative MP calls on Nick Clegg to quit over ‘bigot’ row 83
10:37 AM — Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, has called on Nick Clegg to apologise or resign over claims he was prepared to describe the opponents of equal marriage as “bigots” in a speech
10th September 2012
Man pleads guilty to Leicester gay pub fire attack 23
12:41 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to an attack at a Leicester gay pub which left two men with serious burns.
18th August 2012
Radio 1’s Grimmy confirms he’s gay and would like to date Frank Ocean 64
2:12 PM — Nick Grimshaw, the new host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show, has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in an in-depth interview to the Guardian newspaper.