18th July 2014
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
17th July 2014
‘Chelsea rent boys’ football chant accused of homophobia amid World Cup furore 5
3:24 PM — Football chants dubbed homophobic by some were widely reported at this summer's World Cup, but similar chants have been heard in the UK for decades without attracting much attention.
8th July 2014
LGBT charity Albert Kennedy Trust celebrates 25th anniversary 2
2:43 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps homeless LGBT young people, has marked its 25th anniversary.
17th June 2014
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
17th May 2014
UK: LGF launch new hate crime reporting app 7
1:50 PM — The Manchester-based Lesbian and Gay Foundation has launched a new web app to help people report hate crimes anonymously.
6th May 2014
Ex-Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh to appear in new Channel 4 gay drama
12:27 PM — Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is to appear in a new drama about the lives of a gay couple by Russell T Davies.
14th April 2014
UK: Terminally ill gay man dies three days after marrying husband 8
1:48 PM — A gay man has died three days after marrying his partner of 23 years in Oldham.
31st March 2014
UK: Christian ‘anti-gay’ preacher accepts £13k compensation for wrongful arrest 20
1:20 PM — A Christian street preacher who told teenagers that God 'hates' homosexuality because it is a sin has accepted £13,000 compensation for wrongful arrest.
7th March 2014
Former Take That boss loses court battle over use of the word ‘queer’ 3
12:01 PM — The former manager of Take That has lost a legal battle with a gay nightclub over use of the word "queer".
28th February 2014
Manchester Council moves towards closing off canal cruising site 3
3:35 PM — Plans to close off a cruising site in Manchester have moved a step closer following meetings between the council and emergency services.
24th January 2014
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
8th January 2014
Coroner criticises gay sauna where man was left dead in his own faeces for hours 15
2:27 PM — A gay sauna in Manchester has been heavily criticised by a coroner at the inquest following the death of a man who was found dead after lying in his own faeces for two hours.
6th January 2014
LGBT station Gaydio appoints DJ Phil Marriott as new evening presenter
6:00 PM — Gaydio has appointed club DJ Phil Marriott as its new evening presenter and head of music.
24th December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech: ‘Alan Turing’s contribution to Manchester was enormous’ 4
6:23 PM — Manchester Withington MP John Leech says he’s delighted that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon and has thanked all of those who helped in the campaign.
3rd December 2013
Launch of older LGBT housing guide in Manchester 2
11:01 AM — Stonewall Housing and the Manchester Older LGBT Housing group have announced the launch of “The North West Housing Guide for the older LGBT community”.
2nd December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech disappointed at delay to Alan Turing pardon bill 2
4:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has expressed disappointment that his bill to pardon gay mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing has been delayed following opposition by a single Tory MP.
29th November 2013
Manchester Police Commissioner: ‘HIV does not discriminate and neither should society’ 4
11:49 AM — Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, says agencies and communities need to support those living with HIV and encourage them to come forward if they have been a victim of hate crime or discrimination.
25th November 2013
Man arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap two rent boys involved in Paul Flowers scandal
1:18 PM — A man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap two rent boys involved in the Paul Flowers scandal.
20th November 2013
Manchester Police Commissioner urges for more action to tackle transphobic hate crime
3:52 PM — The region’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on Greater Manchester people to take a stand against hate crime directed at the trans community.