1st April 2014
Police probe zoo owner who said: Equal marriage is abnormal, unnatural and makes me feel disgusted 45
1:42 PM — Police in Cumbria are investigating a zoo owner who published a series of homophobic remarks about the arrival of equal marriage on Facebook.
19th June 2013
First LGBT centre set to open this weekend in Carlisle 2
2:15 PM — Carlisle's first LGBT centre is set to open its doors this weekend.
31st January 2013
Cumbria Police to increase homophobic crime team to coincide with LGBT History Month 4
12:58 PM — Cumbria Police has assigned a team of 20 officers to tackle homophobic hate crime and give victims extra support.
13th February 2012
Man who ‘did not remember’ anti-gay attack sentenced 11
2:11 PM — A man who repeatedly pushed a gay couple to the ground as they tried to make their way home in Cumbria told a court he had no recollection of the attack.
23rd May 2011
Man jailed for six years over homophobic glassing attack 55
2:12 PM — A Cumbrian man has been jailed for six years after glassing a gay man in the face in a homophobic attack. Shane Smitham, of Firth View, Workington, had been drinking at the victim's house for several hours on January 8th before he "flipped".
1st November 2010
Trans woman crowned UK Scrabble champion 10
5:56 PM — A trans woman has been crowned the UK Scrabble champion in London. Mikki Nicholson, 32, only began playing the game five years ago. She beat former world champion Mark Nyman for the UK title.