1st November 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch to play legendary gay music manager 12
1:12 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch is set to depict Brian Epstein, famously dubbed "the fifth Beatle" by Sir Paul McCartney, in a new film.
25th October 2012
Liverpool: LGBT arts festival gets underway 2
5:08 PM — Homotopia is now underway in Liverpool and this year's festival has a special focus on the LGBT citizens of Uganda.
8th August 2012
Liverpool: 52,000 attend city’s third annual Pride celebrations 4
9:51 AM — Over 52,000 people are believed to have attended a rainy Liverpool Pride 2012, organisers have said.
30th July 2012
First out lesbian MP Angela Eagle becomes patron of Liverpool Pride 7
4:27 PM — Former government minister and first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle has now become the first patron of Liverpool Pride.
27th July 2012
Liverpool: Two-year project on life of April Ashley launched 4
2:57 PM — Arts festival Homotopia is preparing to launch a two year heritage project to research, explore and document the experiences of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focussing on the life of trans model and actress April Ashley.
20th July 2012
Liverpool: Right-wing politician ‘to sue for wrongful arrest’ after rainbow flag complaint 53
4:40 PM — A right-wing candidate who stood for mayor of Liverpool and was arrested by police after complaining about their rainbow flag has said he will sue for wrongful arrest.
17th July 2012
Liverpool: Mayoral candidate to sue police for flying rainbow flag 36
1:53 PM — A man who recently lost a bid to be Liverpool's mayor has said he will sue the city's police force for flying the rainbow flag for IDAHO.
10th July 2012
Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18
11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.
8th June 2012
Liverpool: Hate crime and social housing conference today 2
12:12 PM — A conference designed for and by social landlords in collaboration with gay and trans art and social justice organisation Homotopia will take place in Liverpool today.
24th April 2012
Fifty companies around Liverpool to fly rainbow flag for IDAHO in May 16
12:56 PM — Fifty companies and organisations in Merseyside have agreed to fly the rainbow flag or make another form of pro-gay visual statement for the International Day Against Homophobia in May.
28th March 2012
Man jailed for nine years after homophobic attack in Liverpool 15
4:24 PM — A chef has been jailed for nine years this week for an attack on a young man in Liverpool's gay quarter last autumn.
17th August 2011
Leeds campaigners want official city gay quarter 6
11:10 AM — Gay rights activists in Leeds hope to persuade the city council to officially recognise the gay village. They want recognition and business schemes for Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls, which have a number of gay venues.
5th August 2011
Liverpool council ‘should officially recognise gay quarter’ 19
12:42 PM — A Liverpool council report says that the city's gay quarter should be officially recognised. A £12,000 consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.
31st May 2011
New Canadian exhibition looks at gay maritime life of the post-war years 7
12:22 PM — A new exhibition has opened at The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Canada, looking into the gay and lesbian subcultures that flourished at sea on passenger cruise ships, naval vessels and freighters from the 1950s onwards.
23rd May 2011
Consultation on Liverpool’s gay village ends 34
3:48 PM — The consultation on developing Liverpool's gay village has ended. Local councillors hope to turn the area into an international destination and plans include making a central square surrounded by restaurants and cafes.
11th May 2011
Two drag queens attacked in Liverpool’s gay quarter 44
3:17 PM — Two drag queens have been attacked in separate incidents in Liverpool's gay quarter. Last Friday, drag queen and DJ Lady Shaun was punched in the face in the early hours of Friday morning. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Several weeks earlier, another performer was attacked.
17th March 2011
Gay businesses asked to stump up for Liverpool Pride 8
2:23 PM — Liverpool's gay businesses are being asked to contribute to the cost of the city's Pride festival. City council leaders are to invest £10,000 in the August 6th event but want gay bars and clubs which will profit from Pride to help out financially.
7th December 2010
Homotopia and The Pansy Project go to Istanbul
4:32 PM — A gay arts festival and a project to remember victims of anti-gay hate crime visited Istanbul last week. The Turkish city is the 2010 European Capital of Culture and Liverpool-based arts festival Homotopia and The Pansy Project planted hundreds of pansies at the British Consulate.
28th October 2010
Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2
5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.
25th February 2010
Liverpool policeman James Parkes ties the knot 12
11:08 AM — James Downey-Parkes, the Liverpool policeman who was beaten in a homophobic assault in October, has had a civil partnership.