2nd November 2012
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien named Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ 60
12:29 AM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has named 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.
30th October 2012
Stonewall defends ‘bigot’ awards category after banks withdraw support 82
4:08 PM — The UK’s largest gay rights charity has defended its ‘Bigot of the Year’ title following complaints from two of its corporate supporters.
28th October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
25th October 2012
Manchester: LGBT hustings for police commissioner candidates 1
12:56 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has announced that those running to become the first elected police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester are due to take part in a hustings event for the LGBT community.
24th October 2012
Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
2:37 PM — Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.
23rd October 2012
US: Research shows rise in teenage suicides from bullying 8
1:24 PM — The number of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and homophobic bullying has increased dramatically over the past seven years, according to research.
18th October 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin urges supporters to protest outside gay couple’s home 115
9:16 PM — Cambridgeshire police has launched an investigation after the leader of the British National Party reportedly posted the address of a gay couple on the internet.
UK: Gay couple win B&B case against Christian owners 81
1:44 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan have each been awarded £1,800 each at Reading County Court.
16th October 2012
Stonewall: Tackling anti-gay crime should be a priority for new police commissioners 4
1:09 PM — Stonewall has launched a campaign calling on candidates standing to become Police and Crime Commissioners to promise to tackle homophobic crime.
12th October 2012
Gay Hollyoaks character to return to soap 9
2:48 PM — Actor James Sutton, best known for playing John Paul McQueen in Channel 4’s long-running soap Hollyoaks, is to reprise his role after a four-year absence from the show.
8th October 2012
UK: Lord Carey criticised for anti-equal marriage ‘Nazi’ remarks 59
7:57 PM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey for making another outspoken attack on equal marriage.
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”.