6th December 2014
Manchester police chief: Hate speech laws risk turning us into the ‘thought police’ 49
1:44 PM — The chief constable of Greater Manchester police has warned that broad laws banning hate speech risk a drift towards an Orwellian "thought police".
3rd December 2014
Two arrested in connection with violent Manchester homophobic attack 2
1:26 PM — A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a violent attack in Manchester, which Police were treating as a homophobic hate crime.
21st November 2014
Gay rugby player beaten on Manchester’s Canal Street 6
8:37 AM — A rugby player who was promoting his LGBT rugby team was attacked on Manchester's Canal Street, and police ar treating the incident as a hate crime.
18th November 2014
Hundreds take over Manchester trams in gay choir sing-along following brutal homophobic attack 3
10:22 AM — Hundreds turned up to a mass sing-along on Manchester's Metrolink on Monday following a homophobic attack in the city.
5th November 2014
Gay choir to take over Manchester trams following brutal homophobic attack 10
12:47 AM — A gay and lesbian choir has announced that it will take over Manchester's Metrolink with performances on the trains following a homophobic attack in the city.
2nd November 2014
Manchester: Man ‘scarred for life’ by brutal attack for singing songs from Wicked 20
7:47 PM — Two men were savagely beaten in Manchester this weekend - because they were singing songs from the musical Wicked.
27th October 2014
Manchester library unveils public gay history archive 1
11:59 AM — Manchester Libraries have teamed up with the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, to make their gay history archive available to the public.
7th October 2014
Police Commissioner praises courage of Manchester Village Angel 3
3:54 PM — The bravery of a volunteer who was attacked while helping vulnerable people in Manchester’s Gay Village has been commended by Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd.
30th August 2014
Manchester lesbian activist held captive in Congo to ‘cure her of gayness’ 8
12:06 PM — A Manchester-based rights campaigner is on her way back to the UK, after being held against her will in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
27th August 2014
X Factor star Marcus Collins to co-host LGBT BME media festival 3
6:42 PM — Marcus Collins is to co-host a media festival for the black and Asian LGBT community, organisers have announced.
Watch: Coronation Street cast release music video for Manchester Pride 6
1:01 PM — The cast of Coronation Street have released a music video to celebrate Manchester Pride.
23rd August 2014
Orange is the New Black actress kicks off Manchester Pride 1
4:57 PM — Manchester Pride has kicked off today with thousands of revellers, and a parade led by Orange is the New Black's Lea DeLaria.
20th August 2014
Coronation Street star: Gays tell me I’m ‘a disgrace’ to the community 49
6:17 PM — Out Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has spoken about being ridiculed for his character, and being told that he is a "disgrace" to the gay community.
11th August 2014
Watch: Orange is the New Black stars support Manchester Pride 2
5:08 PM — Several stars of Netflix drama Orange is the New Black have recorded a video message supporting Manchester Pride.
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.