4th October 2012
Labour MEP Michael Cashman to stand down in 2014 13
4:28 PM — Michael Cashman, the gay Labour MEP for the West Midlands, has confirmed that he will quit as a member of the European Parliament at the next European Election in 2014.
1st October 2012
UK: Law on quashing consensual gay sex charges comes into force 24
11:41 AM — From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them wiped, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 comes into law.
29th September 2012
Christian Institute: There aren’t enough gays in UK to justify giving them equal rights 305
1:58 PM — Just 2.6 per cent of people questioned by the Office of National Statistics have said that they are either lesbian, gay or bisexual, leading the Christian Institute to question whether such a small populous should be given the right to marry.
28th September 2012
Canada: University website tracks anti-gay Twitter comments 13
2:33 PM — A new Canadian social experiment has found that millions of anti-gay slurs have been used on Twitter in the past two months.
UK: Stonewall unveils awards shortlist 24
12:28 PM — Stonewall has announced the shortlists for its seventh annual awards ceremony to be held on 1 November 2012 at the V&A in London.
26th September 2012
Lord Ken Maginnis dismisses Stonewall’s ‘bigot’ nomination 45
11:56 AM — Lord Ken Maginnis, the former Ulster Unionist MP, who previously referred to same-sex marriage as “unnatural and deviant behaviour” has dismissed his nomination for Stonewall’s “Bigot of the Year” award.
25th September 2012
UK politician criticises Stonewall for ‘bigot’ nomination – but wants to attend ceremony 40
8:27 PM — Alan Craig, the leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance Party and a former councillor for the London Borough of Newham, has criticised Stonewall after the charity nominated him for the title of “Bigot of the Year”.
21st September 2012
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall 32
8:03 PM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.
19th September 2012
Rupert Everett attempts to downplay gay parenting row 58
4:03 PM — Last weekend, the Sunday Times published an interview with the 53-year-old star, in which he said that he couldn’t think of “anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads”.
18th September 2012
US gay advocacy group blast Rupert Everett over gay parenting row 25
6:52 PM — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise British actor Rupert Everett for his views on same-sex parenting.
16th September 2012
Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can’t think of anything worse 184
5:13 PM — Rupert Everett, star of the, St Trinians films, has been criticised by gay rights advocates for saying that he thinks only straight couples should have children.
14th September 2012
London: 4th annual Stonewall fundraiser returns to the Paramount Club 3
10:54 AM — The soaring heights of the capital will be taken in by those attending the annual fundraiser for Stonewall at the Paramount Club on Friday 28 September.
10th September 2012
UK government launches new strategy to drive down suicide rates 31
6:50 PM — As LGBT campaigners mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Health Minister Norman Lamb says the government will increase its efforts to reduce the number of deaths in England.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
6th September 2012
Radio 1’s Scott Mills says Chris Moyles is ‘not homophobic’ 11
4:58 PM — Afternoon Radio 1 host Scott Mills has dismissed suggestions that the station’s departing breakfast show presenter, Chris Moyles, has anti-gay beliefs.
3rd September 2012
Schools are getting better at tackling anti-gay bullying, says Brighton charity 4
2:06 PM — With students across the UK returning to school for the start of the new term this week, Allsorts, the Brighton-based LGBT youth project, is raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic bullying.
8th August 2012
Comment: Always picked last – rediscovering sport as a gay adult 11
1:54 PM — Daniel Sellers writes about his experience of sport at school and talks to the members of a gay-friendly running club about how it differs from the 'individualism and hedonism' of the traditional gay scene.
1st August 2012
Stonewall dismisses rumour Ken Livingstone was nominated for homophobe award 30
5:28 PM — Stonewall's chief executive has denied former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and a gay Catholic opposed to equal marriage rights are contenders for this year's Bigot of the Year award.
23rd July 2012
Stonewall main sponsor of UK Black Pride again in 2012 19
4:41 PM — Stonewall has been confirmed as the main sponsor of UK Black Pride this year, the biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean and Arab LGBT people in Europe.
2nd July 2012
Stonewall launches advice leaflets for gay tourists in Britain 40
1:46 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a series of multilingual leaflets designed to promote gay freedoms in Britain to foreign visitors.