31st October 2012
London: Peter Tatchell arrested after limo protest at Westminster 28
8:40 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested for staging a protest in front of the Indonesian president’s limousine.
24th October 2012
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
19th October 2012
Peter Tatchell blasts BNP leader Nick Griffin over ‘smears’ 40
11:03 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused Nick Griffin of launching a “smear” campaign against him and the human rights organisation Liberty after he called on the British National Party leader to be prosecuted for remarks made on Twitter.
18th October 2012
Manchester: Christian equal marriage Facebook case begins 37
10:03 PM — A Christian man in Manchester who was demoted after questioning the merits of religious same-sex marriages on his private Facebook page has taken his employer to court.
11th October 2012
Peter Tatchell blasts the jailing of Barry Thew as ‘excessive’ 110
8:39 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised the 4-month sentence handed down to Barry Threw, who has been jailed for wearing an offensive t-shirt in the aftermath of the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
8th October 2012
UK: Anti-equal marriage rally takes place at Tory conference 111
12:23 PM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, has taken place against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference.
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.
20th September 2012
London Assembly launches World Pride inquiry 4
3:32 PM — As part of its investigation, the Greater London Authority Oversight Committee will look at the role of the organisers, Boris Johnson’s involvement in World Pride and the impact on London’s reputation of scaling back the event.
12th September 2012
Conservative MP calls on Nick Clegg to quit over ‘bigot’ row 83
10:37 AM — Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, has called on Nick Clegg to apologise or resign over claims he was prepared to describe the opponents of equal marriage as “bigots” in a speech
5th September 2012
Comment: Allan Horsfall was the ‘grandfather’ of the UK’s gay rights movement 6
4:17 PM — Peter Tatchell recalls the contribution of LGBT rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, who passed away last month.
3rd September 2012
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
26th July 2012
Peter Tatchell ‘still serially excluded’ from Downing Street 60
2:12 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said the coalition government is continuing its Labour predecessors' 'serial exclusion' of him from Downing Street events.
18th July 2012
Letter demands anti-gay state ultimatum before Olympics 30
1:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has renewed calls for Olympic chiefs to ban anti-gay nations from the London Games and enforce the Olympic Charter by offering visiting nations the chance to renounce discrimination.
1st June 2012
Comment: Why won’t the Queen embrace the queens? 443
11:51 AM — On one issue, writes Peter Tatchell, the Queen remains curiously out of step with public opinion: whereas most of us now welcome and embrace LGBT people, the Queen has never done so.
31st May 2012
Two weeks remain for public consultation on marriage equality in England and Wales 18
1:24 PM — Two weeks remain until the government's consultation on how to introduce marriage equality for gay couples closes, prompting final calls for responses from gay and trans people as well as straight allies.
25th May 2012
Peter Tatchell urges Eurovision singers to fight for free speech in Azerbaijan 4
2:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has urged Eurovision contestants and organisers to stand up against President Aliyev and his dictatorial regime in Azerbaijan, which many see as being incompatible with the competition’s inclusive values.
8th May 2012
Video: Groundbreaking global campaign for marriage equality, Out4Marriage launched 78
10:00 PM — A new cross party and cross media campaign, Out4Marriage.org, to support changing the law to allow gay couples to marry has launched to help spread the message that most people in Britain and indeed the Western world, are happy to "come Out4Marriage".
26th March 2012
Ken Livingstone defends former Iranian TV job and homophobic Muslim preacher 62
5:38 PM — In a radio interview, London Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone defended his relationship with homophobic and anti-semitic Muslim cleric and his former presenting job with Iran’s state broadcaster, Press TV, claiming it was an attempt to "engage" with the country and reduce the threat of military action.