17th September 2012
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
15th September 2012
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
14th September 2012
Video: Rugby star Ben Cohen strips off for charity calendar 24
3:00 PM — Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has stripped off for his bullying charity, the Stand Up Foundation, which aims to combat homophobia.
Disabled man attacked in Manchester’s Gay Village 13
2:07 PM — A 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy says he is now too scared to leave his home after he was attacked in the city’s famous LGBT district.
Cleaner steals more than £30,000 from Derren Brown
11:43 AM — A cleaner has admitted to stealing cheques from the gay TV magician Derren Brown.
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.
13th September 2012
Hastings LGBT switchboard set to mark 25th anniversary
6:54 PM — A telephone helpline service for the LGBT community in the East Sussex town of Hastings will mark 25 years in operation later this month at its AGM.
Nick Clegg issues apology to church leaders over ‘bigot’ row 80
2:01 PM — Nick Clegg has written a formal letter of apology to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster over claims he was prepared to call the opponents of equal marriage “bigots” in a speech at an LGBT reception.
UK Catholic adoption charity resumes anti-gay legal fight 49
1:01 PM — Catholic Care’s latest appeal in its ongoing campaign to be allowed to prevent gay couples from using its adoption services has begun at the Upper Tribunal in central London.
12th September 2012
London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage 15
5:42 PM — The London Assembly has become the latest local body in England to throw its weight behind the government’s plan to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples.
PM defends cabinet return of David Laws 9
4:21 PM — David Cameron has defended bringing David Laws back into government. The Lib Dem MP is currently the most senior openly gay member of the frontbench.
Joe McElderry speaks of relief at conviction of Twitter troll 5
1:24 PM — A man who abused and harassed X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been fined and given a restraining order.
Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’? 107
12:27 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Nicolas Chinardet assesses the ‘bigot’ row that has hit Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the past 24 hours.
Conservative MP calls on Nick Clegg to quit over ‘bigot’ row 83
10:37 AM — Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, has called on Nick Clegg to apologise or resign over claims he was prepared to describe the opponents of equal marriage as “bigots” in a speech
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.
Warwickshire: Man accused of killing civil partner after a row about their pet dog
10:55 AM — A court has heard that a man was murdered by his civil partner when he was pushed into the path of a bus after an argument outside an Indian restaurant in Leamington Spa.
Gloucester: Teenager sentenced over anti-gay park attack 22
10:01 AM — A teenager who screamed homophobic insults at a college student has been sentenced to 12 months' detention in a young offenders' institution.
Brighton: Green Party councillor faces expulsion for voting against equal marriage 66
9:34 AM — It has been recommended that a Christian councillor who voted against supporting same-sex marriage be expelled from the Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council.
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.
UK: Would-be juror with ‘extreme’ homophobic and racist views faces prosecution 32
5:52 PM — A man has told a judge that he could not undertake jury service because of his “extreme” prejudices.