13th August 2014
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 38
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
24th July 2014
I was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970s to ‘cure’ my sexual orientation 17
2:56 PM — A Birmingham man has spoken of his deep regret at undergoing gay ‘cure’ therapy on the NHS in the 1970s.
22nd July 2014
School chief defends Brunei’s death penalty for gays and says they should face UK exile 64
1:55 PM — A former chairman of governors at a school in Birmingham has defended the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for gay citizens.
4th July 2014
UK: Police release CCTV footage of Birmingham Pride attack 4
4:56 PM — Police have released CCTV footage of an attack at Birmingham Pride, and have appealed for help to find a suspect.
22nd April 2014
UK: Governor of Islamic school criticises Ofsted for asking: ‘If a child is gay, what would you do?’ 54
1:29 PM — The governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot has criticised Ofsted for asking how staff would handle a gay child.
24th March 2014
LGBT Muslim group blasts Birmingham mosque leader for linking homosexuality to paedophilia and murder 14
8:04 PM — The chairman of a Birmingham mosque has been denounced by LGBT Muslim support group Imaan for linking homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
UK: Police investigating homophobic armed street robbery in Birmingham
1:23 PM — Police are investigating a street robbery which took place in Birmingham's gay district in the early hours this morning, believing it to be a homophobic attack.
11th November 2013
Schools OUT: Birmingham leads the fight against homophobic bullying by focusing on primary schools 2
11:11 AM — Schools OUT, an organisation that works towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in education, has revealed that the city of Birmingham currently leads the way on tackling homophobic bullying through a program that targets primary schools specifically.
9th August 2013
Birmingham: Residents furious after homophobic graffiti spray-painted on flat
11:48 AM — Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation after homophobic graffiti appeared on a flat.
27th May 2013
Pakistani lesbian couple seek asylum in UK following death threats 8
12:36 PM — A lesbian couple from Pakistan are seeking asylum in the UK after defying death threats to get a civil partnership.
25th May 2013
Birmingham Pride kicks off with Peter Tatchell leading Equal Love carnival 4
11:54 AM — Birmingham Pride festivities begin today at noon with an 'Equal Love' themed carnival march and will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
15th May 2013
Birmingham: LGBT sports centre to be opened by naked charity calendar stars Warwick Rowers 12
8:16 PM — Birmingham LGBT has announced that the University of Warwick Boatclub, who stripped to raise money for Ben Cohen's StandUp Foundation, are to open the UK's first dedicated sports training centre for LGBT people.
24th April 2013
JLS still to appear at Birmingham Pride despite split 2
11:49 AM — Birmingham Pride say JLS will still perform their DJ set at the event, despite today's announcement that they are to split-up.
15th March 2013
Former Take That manager claims his bar alone owns the right to use the word ‘QUEER’ nationally 50
6:34 PM — Gay bars Queer Street and bar QUEER have taken their battle to use the word ‘queer’ in their names to the High Court.
9th November 2012
Birmingham: Waiter goes berserk after gay couple complain about meal 57
4:16 PM — A gay couple faced a tirade of abuse at a Greek restaurant in Birmingham when they complained about their meal.
15th October 2012
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage 32
7:13 PM — Actor and theatre director Simon Callow believes the recent outbursts of Lord Carey and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe on the subject of equal marriage illustrates how the two are living in the past.
8th October 2012
UK: Lord Carey criticised for anti-equal marriage ‘Nazi’ remarks 59
7:57 PM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey for making another outspoken attack on equal marriage.
Comment: It’s vital to lobby MPs over equal marriage 36
1:52 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory says it’s vital that the LGBT community continues to press the case for marriage equality among all parliamentarians.
UK: Anti-equal marriage rally takes place at Tory conference 111
12:23 PM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, has taken place against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference.
4th October 2012
Labour MEP Michael Cashman to stand down in 2014 13
4:28 PM — Michael Cashman, the gay Labour MEP for the West Midlands, has confirmed that he will quit as a member of the European Parliament at the next European Election in 2014.