29th July 2009
Appeal for witnesses after gay man drowns in Manchester canal 6
9:58 AM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a man drowned in a Manchester canal last week. Steven MacDonald, 45, of Openshaw, was found dead on Friday July 24th in the water by Dulcie Street near the Piccadilly 111 complex.
28th July 2009
Police appeal over sex attacks in central London
5:07 PM — Two men have been the victims of alleged sexual attacks after leaving the Heaven nightclub in Villiers Street, London. The alleged attacks were said to have taken place in a car.
Family to hold memorial for murdered gay teen Michael Causer
4:40 PM — The family of Michael Causer, the gay Liverpool teenager who was beaten to death last summer, are to hold a memorial for him on the first anniversary of his death.
Man appears in court over murder of gay pensioner
11:05 AM — A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a gay pensioner. Edward Highwood, 79, who was known as Teddy, was found dead at his home in Greenwich, south-east London, on Saturday July 18th.
22nd July 2009
Gay man, 79, killed in London 8
5:37 PM — A gay man has been found dead in Greenwich, south-east London. Edward Highwood, 79, was found dead at his home in Hollymount Close on Saturday July 18th by his housemate.
10th July 2009
Doncaster mayor’s decision to cut Pride funding brings ‘record interest’ 7
4:30 PM — The decision of new Doncaster mayor Peter Davies to cut funding for the town's annual Pride event has led to record levels of interest, organisers have said.
Events for older LGBT people to be held in London 4
2:18 PM — Older LGBT people will be able to attend two social networking events in Tower Hamlets and Redbridge this summer. The events are being held by Age Concern and Positive East, an HIV charity.
6th July 2009
Police appeal after homophobic attack in London 20
2:03 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a homophobic attack on three men on a bus in London. The incident happened on the N94 bus from central London to Shepherd's Bush, at about 4am on Sunday, June 7th.
1st July 2009
Film Review: Bruno 4
7:05 PM — Camp fashion reporter, Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, is much like his previous role as Borat, dealing with similar topics and in analogous style to his Kazakhstani counterpart. If anything, Brüno is even more outrageous and controversial than Baron Cohen's previous effort.
29th June 2009
Lord Mandelson tops Pink List 2009 15
4:57 PM — The Independent on Sunday published its list of the most influential gay people in Britain yesterday, with First Secretary of State Lord Mandelson leading the pack.
Poll shows 61% of Brits support full gay marriage rights 31
10:59 AM — An opinion poll commissioned by The Times to mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots has revealed that a majority want gay marriage in the UK.
26th June 2009
Man who lied to police about murder of Michael Causer avoids jail 6
3:30 PM — The Court of Appeal has declined to impose a custodial sentence on a teenager who lied to police about his involvement in the incidents that led to the death of Michael Causer.
25th June 2009
Gay group’s complaint about Canterbury council rejected 58
4:47 PM — The Local Government Ombudsman has rejected complaints from a gay group that their local council do not do enough for the LGBT community.
Gay Apprentice star to appear at Derby’s pink day out 1
1:57 PM — One of the star's of this year's series of reality TV show The Apprentice is supporting a Pride event in Derby, it has been revealed.
22nd June 2009
Man raped by taxi driver in Salford 12
11:00 AM — A 20-year-old man was raped by a taxi driver in Salford at around 6am on Sunday morning. The man had been out in the city centre when he got into a silver VW Passatt private hire car, with a taxi sign roof light, on Quay Street near the junction with Water Street.
16th June 2009
Gay actor Alan Cumming receives OBE in Queen’s birthday honours 6
12:32 PM — Scottish actor and gay rights campaigner Alan Cumming has received an OBE in the annual Queen's birthday honours list. Cumming, who now lives in New York, used his honour to highlight the "inaction" of the US government on gay rights.
11th June 2009
UKIP candidate compared homosexuality to paedophila 72
2:13 PM — The UKIP candiate for next month's by-election in Hove's Goldsmid ward was suspended from his job after comparing gays to paedophiles in 2007. Mike Mendoza, a presenter on talk radio station Talksport, was suspended for a week over his outburst.
5th June 2009
Southwark votes in first openly gay mayor 25
3:35 PM — The first openly gay mayor of Southwark, south-east London, has been elected. Councillor Jeff Hook, whose full title will be The Worshipful The Mayor of Southwark, will take on the role for the 2009-10 period with his civil partner as his official consort.
27th May 2009
Trans group boycotts London Pride march 125
4:45 PM — TransLondon, the largest group in the capital for all trans-identified people, has announced it is boycotting London Pride. The decision comes after trans women were denied access to female toilets at last year's Pride and one was allegedly sexually assaulted.
26th May 2009
Setback for Liverpool’s gay village 7
4:43 PM — The long-awaited arrival of Liverpool's gay village may not take place until as late as August, it has been revealed.