15th November 2012
MOD chaplains could be “sacked for opposing gay marriage” says Tory MP 57
2:30 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who left the Ministry of Defence in September, says the government’s equal marriage reforms could make the position of some chaplains who disagree with the change untenable.
Comment: Lobby Maria Miller so we can have full marriage equality 14
1:27 PM — Peter Tatchell says now is the time to email the Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller, in order to ensure the LGBT community can secure complete marriage equality.
ITV disciplines This Morning after paedophile incident 9
12:12 PM — ITV has taken action against This Morning following last week’s controversial interview with David Cameron – the PM’s on-the-spot response initially sparked a divided reaction within parts of the gay community.
Tory MP criticises George Osborne for going ‘big’ on same-sex marriage 79
11:28 AM — Conservative MP Glyn Davies says he is disappointed that the prime minister, deputy prime minister and chancellor are all supporting equal marriage.
14th November 2012
PM ‘wrong’ on same-sex marriage poll says ComRes chief 29
7:06 PM — The chief executive of ComRes Andrew Hawkins has accused David Cameron of making misleading statements over polling data regarding equal marriage.
UKBA delays gay asylum hearing for Senegal man
5:03 PM — An appeal hearing against the UK Border Agency’s decision to deport an asylum seeker, who claims he is at risk of homophobic persecution in his home country of Senegal, has been delayed.
Telegraph blasts George Osborne for supporting same-sex marriage 61
1:50 PM — The Telegraph newspaper has criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s recent intervention on equal marriage and has accused him of playing a “dangerous game” over the issue.
13th November 2012
Anti-gay opponents petition ahead of Corby by-election 34
8:14 PM — Coalition for Marriage (C4M), the UK lobby group that opposes marriage rights for gay couples, has delivered 46,000 leaflets in the constituency of Corby, which is due to hold a by-election on Thursday.
Gay ‘cure’ therapy is harmful says UK government 29
1:13 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has responded to a parliamentary question on gay conversion therapy by instructing Health Minister Norman Lamb to outline the government’s official position.
Analysis: A gay ‘witch-hunt’ 41
11:22 AM — Scott Roberts assesses the controversy and fallout of last week’s warning made by David Cameron of a “witch-hunt”.
George Osborne: Tories must back same-sex marriage or risking losing like US Republicans 56
10:25 AM — Chancellor George Osborne has told the Conservative Party that ditching its support for equal marriage could cause a catastrophic defeat at the 2015 general election.
12th November 2012
UK: Terrence Higgins Trust launches World AIDS Day campaign 11
8:43 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on the gay community to get behind its World AIDS Day campaign.
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.
Manchester: Train passenger apologises for anti-gay rant 28
6:49 PM — A 56-year-old man who shouted homophobic abuse and several expletives at two gay men on a train has apologised.
Ex-footballer: Gay rumours ‘hurt’ my career 16
5:56 PM — Ian Bishop, a former footballer who played for Everton and Manchester City, says gossip about his sexuality may have undermined his chances of being selected to play for his country at the top level.
Hillary Clinton supports London LGBT corporate summit 7
11:41 AM — Chief executives from some of the world’s largest companies will come together to discuss how the financial services industry can advance LGBT equality in a move which has the backing of Hillary Clinton.
10th November 2012
Reports: Elton John and David Furnish to have second baby 48
12:39 AM — A frontpage story for The Sun claims that Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are expecting their second child, thought to be from the same surrogate mother who gave birth to their son Zachary, who is a month shy of his second birthday.
Brighton: HIV cases on the rise 41
12:21 AM — For the first time ever more than half of all new HIV cases in Brighton and Hove are being attributed to heterosexual men.
9th November 2012
Manchester: Homophobic train passenger’s caution branded ‘lenient’ 39
9:42 PM — Two gay men who were subjected to a homophobic rant on a train say the decision to give the perpetrator a caution was “too lenient”.
London: LGBT community urged to try Ju-jitsu 4
5:53 PM — Have you ever thought of trying out martial arts but didn’t know where to begin? Why not check out the LGBT Ishigaki Ju-jitsu Club, which has groups in both London and Brighton. Rory Desch, from Out for Sport, profiles one of its members.