23rd March 2015
Christian street preacher fined over homophobic sermons 79
5:10 PM — A Christian preacher has been convicted of delivering homophobic sermons in the middle of the highstreet
17th November 2014
UK: Man ordered to stand trial after allegedly abusing trans woman in supermarket
1:19 PM — A 36-year-old man in Somerset was ordered to stand trial after allegedly abusing and misgendering a trans woman in a supermarket.
10th August 2014
Somerset man accused of beating his wife after she came out as gay
3:59 PM — A Somerset man has appeared in court after allegedly assaulting his wife after she told him she was gay.
6th August 2014
Lib Dem councillor resigns after being called ‘dirty bloody homosexual’ 110
4:20 PM — A Lib Dem councillor in Somerset has resigned, and condemned homophobic bullying from councillors in other parties.
27th November 2013
UK: Man who called victim ‘poof’ for pink Mohican in drunken attack avoids jail 7
5:02 PM — Two men who carried out an attack inside a Somerset pub, in which one of the defendants called the victim a “poof” because he had a pink Mohican hairstyle, have avoided prison.
20th October 2013
Avon and Somerset Police to launch new films tackling homophobic hate crime 2
11:28 AM — Two new films are being produced in collusion with Avon and Somerset Police in an attempt to raise awareness over the issue of homophobic abuses, particularly in rural areas.
4th February 2013
Tory MP Rees-Mogg: ‘I take my whip from the Roman Catholic Church’ 74
5:25 PM — Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that he will not be supporting the same-sex marriage bill, saying he is whipped by the Roman Catholic Church rather than the Conservatives.
10th January 2013
Liam Fox: Gays should be treated with respect – but banned from marrying 50
12:58 PM — Former defence secretary Liam Fox says as a medical doctor same-sex relationships are a variant of the spectrum of human sexual behavior, although this does not mean he approves of the government’s equal marriage plans.
12th November 2012
Bath: Bouncer accused of making homophobic slur 11
7:51 PM — A bar in the south west city of Bath is investigating claims that a doorman made anti-gay remarks to customers.
10th February 2012
Street preacher cleared of anti-gay verbal abuse charge 248
3:42 PM — A street preacher in Somerset has been cleared over charges he verbally abused a gay couple in a town centre.