15th November 2012
MOD chaplains could be “sacked for opposing gay marriage” says Tory MP 57
2:30 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who left the Ministry of Defence in September, says the government’s equal marriage reforms could make the position of some chaplains who disagree with the change untenable.
Tory MP criticises George Osborne for going ‘big’ on same-sex marriage 79
11:28 AM — Conservative MP Glyn Davies says he is disappointed that the prime minister, deputy prime minister and chancellor are all supporting equal marriage.
13th November 2012
Analysis: A gay ‘witch-hunt’ 41
11:22 AM — Scott Roberts assesses the controversy and fallout of last week’s warning made by David Cameron of a “witch-hunt”.
9th November 2012
Manchester: Homophobic train passenger’s caution branded ‘lenient’ 39
9:42 PM — Two gay men who were subjected to a homophobic rant on a train say the decision to give the perpetrator a caution was “too lenient”.
MP blasts Phillip Schofield over TV ‘stunt’ 102
1:20 PM — Conservative MP and LGBTory patron Stuart Andrew has criticised television presenter Phillip Schofield for handing David Cameron a list of alleged paedophiles during a live interview.
8th November 2012
David Cameron: Abuse scandal could turn into a gay ‘witch-hunt’ 185
1:30 PM — David Cameron has warned that child abuse allegations against senior figures within the Conservative Party risked becoming a “witch-hunt” against people on the basis of their sexuality.
UK: Anti-equal marriage bishop chosen to become Archbishop of Canterbury 123
11:19 AM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
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.