21st March 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of challenge posed to Church by ‘stunning’ gay couples 51
1:25 PM — Ahead of his formal enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral later today, Archbishop Justin Welby has spoken of the "stunning" gay couples he knows, but says the Church will not back down from its anti-same-sex marriage stance.
Cornwall: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple claim they can legally turn away gay couples 113
1:20 PM — Two Christian guesthouse say they can now legally turn away unmarried straight and gay couples.
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell 28
11:34 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has agreed to meet with Peter Tatchell after the human rights campaigner urged him to support LGBT equality in an open letter.
Observer transphobic Julie Burchill article did not breach Editors’ Code of Practice says PCC 45
10:31 AM — A highly offensive article about the trans community which was written by Julie Burchill and published in the Observer did not breach the Editors’ Code of Practice, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
UK: Man charged in connection with the murder of gay socialite Roberto Troyan
11:35 AM — A man has been charged with the murder of a gay socialite who was found collapsed with head injuries at his central London home.
UK: Mother of murdered gay teen Michael Causer speaks to Stephen Fry for LGBT documentary 10
11:04 AM — Marie Causer, mother of gay teenager Michael Causer who was killed in 2008, has spoken to Stephen Fry for a documentary.
19th March 2013
London: Trans woman told to use New Look changing facilities ‘out of hours’ 22
6:33 PM — New Look has responded to claims that a trans woman was prevented from using the changing rooms at one of their London stores, then advised she should arrange to shop at the store "out of hours" in future.
London: LGBT mental health service Outcome faces uncertain future 4
2:09 PM — A charitable service in north London which supports LGBT people with mental health issues could be forced to close.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles: Birmingham Council shouldn’t ask about sexuality in its questionnaire on wheelie bins 22
12:49 PM — Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Birmingham Council for asking people to declare their sexuality in a survey about rubbish and wheelie bins.
Manchester: Man robbed and raped in city centre
11:55 AM — A 21-year-old man has been raped and robbed in Manchester's city centre, police have said.
UK: ‘TV actor sexually assaulted me to prove he was bisexual’ says teenager in court
10:56 AM — A teenage TV actor raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, a central London court has heard.
18th March 2013
Rocky Horrow Show writer Richard O’Brien: ‘I’m 70% male, 30% female’ 20
6:49 PM — Writer of the Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, has said: “I believe myself probably to be about 70% male, 30% female,” calling himself the "third sex."
Anti-gay Islamic preacher Khalid Yasin prevented from attending University of East London event 81
5:12 PM — An Islamic preacher who endorses the execution of gay people has been prevented from attending an event at the University of East London (UEL) after it was cancelled.
100 Crystal Palace fans shout homophobic abuse in street ahead of Brighton game 9
4:22 PM — Sussex Police has promised to trace several Crystal Palace fans following a spate of homophobic incidents during Sunday’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Channel 4 News complaint made by gay ‘cure’ Christian therapist Lesley Pilkington rejected by Ofcom 6
2:51 PM — Ofcom has rejected a complaint made by a Christian therapist who was revealed to be offering gay conversion therapy in a Channel 4 investigation.
Assistant of gay artist David Hockney dies after becoming ill at star’s home 2
11:39 AM — An assistant of David Hockney has died after becoming unwell at the gay artist's home in East Yorkshire.
Anti-gay Tory MPs call on David Cameron to abandon modernising agenda in video 36
11:05 AM — Several Conservative MPs have called on David Cameron to end his support for progressive policies such as equal marriage.
15th March 2013
Former Take That manager claims his bar alone owns the right to use the word ‘QUEER’ nationally 50
6:34 PM — Gay bars Queer Street and bar QUEER have taken their battle to use the word ‘queer’ in their names to the High Court.
Labour MP Diane Abbott: ‘The government has run out of ideas on sexual health’ 9
3:46 PM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott has dismissed the government’s new sexual health framework which is designed to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.