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.
28th December 2012
Obituary: Gay composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett 4
5:03 PM — Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a gay British composer and pianist who was nominated three times for Academy Awards, died on Christmas Eve aged 76.
21st December 2012
Anti-gay ex-UKIP abortion row candidate defeated in By-election 20
5:53 PM — A prospective UKIP candidate, who described same-sex marriage as an “abhorrence”, and was then suspended by the party for his outspoken views on abortion, has been defeated in a Kent council By-election.
18th December 2012
Anti-gay UKIP candidate calls for compulsory abortion of Down’s syndrome foetuses 46
6:31 PM — A UKIP candidate, who described same-sex marriage as an “abhorrence", and called for an NHS review to look at compulsory abortion if a foetus has Down's syndrome or spina bifida, has been suspended.
Anti-equal marriage Tory MP leaves Twitter after backlash 29
10:24 AM — Conservative MP Gordon Henderson has closed down his Twitter account after speaking out against same-sex marriage.
13th December 2012
UK: Former policeman accused of stabbing wife to death after revealing gay affair
5:32 PM — A court has heard a former Kent policeman told his wife she "couldn't compare" to his gay partner months before he stabbed her to death.
25th September 2012
UK: Christian anti-gay activist acquitted over Tesco leaflets 26
1:46 PM — A Christian activist has been found not guilty of a public order offence after he handed out leaflets for the group Christian Voice that criticised Tesco’s decision to donate £30,000 to this year’s World Pride.
14th August 2012
Kentish gay teen couple speak out about homophobic abuse 81
11:48 AM — An 18-year-old gay man from Tonbridge, Kent, has spoken to his local press in the hope of raising awareness about the daily homophobic abuse he has suffered.
15th June 2012
Kent: Return of councillor who left malicious voicemail for bisexual colleague ‘an insult’ 26
8:14 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said it is 'shocking' that a Conservative colleague who told him he hoped he would 'get Aids' will rejoin his party's team following a six-month suspension.
12th June 2012
Tory MP calls for equal marriage consultation to be started again 42
1:07 PM — A Conservative MP in Kent has called on the Home Office to start its public consultation marriage equality between gay and straight couples again with a more rigorous system.
20th April 2012
Comment: How our island came to support equal marriage 20
4:05 PM — Sheree Bell writes on how the community on the Isle of Thanet drummed up grass roots support to become the second council in England to back equal marriage.