13th December 2011
Police pay compensation after calling teenage photographer “stupid” and “gay” 110
11:24 AM — A teenager has received an apology and £4,000 in compensation after Metropolitan Police officers stopped him photographing a military parade, saying it was "dangerous", "stupid" and "gay". Jules Mattsson was 15 when he attended the parade in Romford, north east London in June 2010.
5th December 2011
Southampton FC fan receives three-year ban and a fine after homophobic chant 19
12:01 PM — A Southampton supporter who chanted homophobic abuse has received a three-year football banning order. He was given a £100 fine and ordered to pay £100 costs.
Philippines health official criticised for suggesting “homosexual children” be “reined in” 5
11:13 AM — The Philippines Health Secretary has been criticised after saying at an AIDS conference that parents of gay children should be surveyed and warned about their children's behaviour. Enrique Ona said parents "should rein in their homosexual children and get them tested".
1st December 2011
Comment: Information and early diagnosis will be key to tackling HIV 4
9:41 AM — Deborah Jack from the National AIDS Trust highlights the need to improve HIV education and resources, especially for people living outside the capital, this World AIDS Day.
25th November 2011
Limbaugh blames school’s “gay agenda” over teen shooting 35
11:35 AM — The US conservative talk show host has seized on comments made by Larry King’s mother Dawn. Her son was shot dead at school by Brandon McInerney in 2008.
21st November 2011
Southampton FC fans arrested for homophobic chants during match 8
10:34 AM — Hampshire Police were praised for taking action against homophobic chants at a Brighton away game yesterday.
7th November 2011
Gay Canadian penguins set to split for breeding programme 56
3:03 PM — Buddy and Pedro have been "pair bonding" at the zoo since May, but are part of an endangered species.
24th October 2011
SNP condemns gay blood ban 51
3:21 PM — The Scottish National Party has approved a motion condeming the blood donation ban on gay men. Delegates at the party's conference in Inverness backed a motion which said that new rules allowing gay men to donate blood if celibate for a year are not good enough.
14th October 2011
Government consults on removing ‘insulting’ speech from public order laws 217
11:52 AM — The Home Office is looking at the possibility of removing the offence of causing "insult' from the Public Order Act. The law has been used to arrest Christian street preachers who deliver anti-gay sermons, such as Cumbrian preacher Dale McAlpine.
7th October 2011
Man jailed for setting his dog on woman in anti-gay attack 92
10:49 AM — A Manchester man has been jailed for six and a half months for setting his dog on a woman in a homophobic attack. Jason Boswell, of Dean Road, Gorton, set his Japanese Akita on Karen Wilson in an unprovoked attack while she and another woman were cycling on the Fallowfield Loop last July.
27th September 2011
L Word actress ‘escorted off plane for lesbian kiss’ 115
10:25 AM — Leisha Hailey, who starred in the US lesbian drama The L Word, says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after a row over kissing her girlfriend.
20th September 2011
Lib Dems say 12-month gay blood ban must be lifted 27
12:02 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has voted to urge the government to go further on removing blood donation restrictions on gay men. Members at the party's conference in Birmingham agreed that the new 12-month deferral period is "a ban by any other name".
8th September 2011
Peter Tatchell: A 12-month blood donation ban is still unjustified 49
7:46 PM — Opinion: Although the new policy is a big improvement on the existing discriminatory rules, a 12-month ban is still excessive and unjustified. Most gay and bisexual men do not have HIV and will never have HIV.
One-year blood donation deferral for UK gay men 64
11:33 AM — The Department of Health has announced it will remove the lifetime blood donation ban on any man who has ever had gay sex. Instead, there will be a one-year deferral period, meaning that men who have not had gay sex in the last 12 months may donate blood.
6th September 2011
Scottish domestic violence stereotypes ‘fail gay and transgender people’ 19
10:28 AM — The Scottish government's definition of domestic violence leaves some victims 'invisible', a law lecturer has claimed. Brian Dempsey, who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said that the standard view of male abusers and female victims means that LGBT people may be unable to access help.
8th February 2011
Disabled man banned from having sex with male partner 102
3:25 PM — In a ruling described as “homophobic” and “a denial of the rights of disabled people”, a 41-year-old man has been barred from having sex with another man until he has a better grasp of the health implications of his act.
4th February 2011
Brighton Pride to charge entry and cap numbers 38
4:49 PM — Brighton Pride 2011 will charge entry and limit visitor numbers for the first time. Organisers of the festival said they had to make significant changes after complaints about safety and litter at last year's event.
1st February 2011
Man says Parkinson’s drug turned him into gay sex addict 24
2:35 PM — A French man is suing pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo because he claims that a drug used to treat his Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex addict.
25th January 2011
Melanie Phillips defends ‘gay brainwashing’ Daily Mail article 83
10:49 AM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has defended an article which suggested that gay people were becoming the "new McCarthyites". Her column, published yesterday, implied that homosexuality would become “mandatory” and accused gay activists of trying to "brainwash" children.
24th January 2011
Daily Mail columnist says ‘ruthless gay lobby’ is brainwashing children 94
5:29 PM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has provoked the wrath of Twitter by claiming that the government is backing efforts to "brainwash" children about homosexuality.