7th November 2012
Scotland: Court dismisses ‘gay painter’ insult 23
4:07 AM — A Scottish painter in Fife has lost a defamation claim against a former friend who called him a "gay painter".
1st November 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch to play legendary gay music manager 12
1:12 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch is set to depict Brian Epstein, famously dubbed "the fifth Beatle" by Sir Paul McCartney, in a new film.
29th October 2012
Jim Davidson: ‘Gays’ in showbiz more likely to be ‘perverts’ 104
12:56 PM — The controversial comedian Jim Davidson has weighed in on the Jimmy Savile scandal by suggesting gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers.
23rd October 2012
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
19th October 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin defends gay couple protest remarks 80
11:15 AM — The leader of the British National Party is refusing to apologise for putting the address of a gay couple who won a court case on the internet and has said people have the “right to discriminate”.
18th October 2012
Far-right Greek MP filmed shouting homophobic abuse over ‘gay’ play 30
9:42 PM — An extremist Greek MP, who last week was captured shouting homophobic and racist insults at a theatre director in a YouTube video, has spoken of his pride at his violent behaviour.
Northern Ireland Health minister to challenge gay adoption ruling 35
3:08 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will challenge a landmark ruling to overturn the ban that prevents gay couples in civil partnerships from adopting in the country.
16th October 2012
Wales: Teenager jailed for killing man after meeting victim on a gay website 31
6:56 PM — A teenager who murdered a man after meeting the victim through a gay website has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.
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.