27th January 2015
UK: Magistrate who objected to gay parents remains suspended 41
11:31 AM — A Kent magistrate who was told he could return to work after completing an equality course, having objected to a gay couple adopting a child, remains suspended.
26th December 2014
UKIP local Chairman: ‘I obviously regret’ joining the National Front 318
1:13 PM — UKIP's Martyn Heale says he regrets being a member of the National Front in the 1970s.
3rd December 2014
Man accused of killing chef in gay sex bondage game ‘suggested burning or burying body’
4:53 PM — A man accused of killing a chef for P&O Ferries during a sex game said his body should be buried or burned, a court has heard.
2nd December 2014
UK: Chef dies in clingfilm gay sex bondage game
3:59 PM — A head chef for P&O Ferries died during a sex game after being wrapped in plastic sheeting and clingfilm, a Kent jury hears.
10th November 2014
More straight people than gay people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent 15
11:36 AM — Straight people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent now outnumber gay people who are diagnosed, according to a new study.
7th October 2014
British gay man released from Moroccan jail pending appeal 9
6:15 PM — A gay British man arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts has been granted conditional release.
4th October 2014
Exclusive: British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 95
6:23 PM — PinkNews exclusive. A gay British man has been arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts.
8th September 2014
Homophobe jailed for 14 years after attacking gay flatmate with hammer 44
5:13 PM — A man who left his gay flatmate with brain damage after attacking him with a claw hammer has been jailed for 14 years.
14th May 2014
Kent zoo: Gay penguin couple are ‘better parents’ than straight penguins 18
3:08 PM — A pair of gay penguins who are raising a baby together in a Kent zoo are doing a much better job than their straight counterparts.
9th May 2014
UK: Traveller fined for calling police officer ‘a gay boy’ 11
4:17 PM — A traveller who unleashed a torrent of homophobic abuse at a police officer has pleaded guilty in Kent.
26th July 2013
London: Two men arrested over homophobic assault onboard train
5:41 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with a homophobic incident onboard a train travelling through south-east London.
9th April 2013
UK’s first youth crime commissioner quits following backlash over abusive tweets 10
3:38 PM — Britain's first youth crime commissioner has quit, following a backlash which came after homophobic, racist and violent tweets were sent from her personal Twitter account.
5th April 2013
Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15
10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.
21st March 2013
Kent: LGBT campaigners take part in Archbishop of Canterbury enthronement protest 6
6:19 PM — Several LGBT campaigners have taken part in a demonstration outside Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, amid the enthronement of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.
20th February 2013
UK: Equalities minister writes to Iain Duncan Smith after HIV positive man left feeling ‘ashamed’ at job centre 65
11:19 AM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has written to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith after a gay HIV positive man in her Maidstone constituency was left humiliated by staff at a job centre.
15th February 2013
Tory MP Sir Roger Gale: My comments against equal marriage had ‘nothing to do with incest’ 24
4:05 PM — Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale says his latest comments against equal marriage had “nothing to do with incest” during a speech against the government’s marriage reforms.
11th February 2013
Kent: Bisexual councillor receives death threat letter 6
10:31 AM — A bisexual Kent councillor has received yet more homophobic abuse; this time a hand-written death threat letter.
7th February 2013
Tory Business Minister Michael Fallon: I was wrong to vote against equal marriage — but the Tories now have to unite 28
11:45 AM — Conservative MP and Business Minister Michael Fallon has conceded that he was wrong to vote against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill) and says opponents should accept this week’s decisive Commons verdict.
23rd January 2013
Kent bisexual councillor says he will step down following homophobia investigation 17
3:34 PM — A councillor in Kent at the centre of a row about alleged homophobia has announced he is stepping down at the next election.
31st December 2012
UK: Pride couple leave Canterbury and say Norfolk is more gay-friendly 33
8:10 PM — The couple behind a community gay pride organisation in Kent have decided to move to Norwich where they say greater progress is being made towards LGBT equality.