14th January 2013
Tory ‘love cheat’ MP says same-sex marriage makes it ‘difficult to promote Christian values’ 53
12:45 PM — Conservative MP Bob Blackman, who previously had an affair behind his wife’s back for 11 years, says legalising equal marriage would make it “difficult to promote Christian values in parliament.”
Lynne Featherstone: Sack Julie Burchill and Observer editor for ‘disgusting’ transphobic rant 38
10:54 AM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the editor of the Observer and columnist Julie Burchill to be sacked over a transphobic article.
11th January 2013
Comment: It’s time for the media to change the record on trans healthcare 25
5:36 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Sarah Brown says the media needs to make substantial improvements in the way it covers health stories involving the trans community.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore leaves Twitter following transphobic row 47
4:51 PM — Suzanne Moore, who frequently writes for the Guardian newspaper, appears to have left Twitter having faced heavy criticism for her controversial remarks about the trans community.
British Medical Association urges for gay men to receive HPV vaccine 7
3:36 PM — A vaccine against HPV should be extended to young gay men, the BMA has told the Department of Health.
London: Rise of sexually transmitted infections on gay scene linked to crystal meth 31
1:48 PM — A report in the Lancet shows use of crystal methamphetamine is on the rise in London's gay scene, with gay men at greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections as a result.
Comment: I wish the Guardian’s Suzanne Moore would stop digging 18
11:31 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Zoe Stavri argues that Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore should apologise for her recent transphobic outburst.
10th January 2013
Guardian columnist Julie Bindel: The ‘trans cabal’ are running a witch hunt 71
3:25 PM — Guardian columnist Julie Bindel has tweeted PinkNews to accuse a “trans cabal” of “running a witch hunt” - it follows fierce criticism of an article by fellow columnist Suzanne Moore.
London: Gay couple denied entry to bar despite being told ‘couples-only’ 35
1:47 PM — Two gay men have claimed they were denied entry to a bar in south-west London, because they were the wrong type of couple.
Liam Fox: Gays should be treated with respect – but banned from marrying 50
12:58 PM — Former defence secretary Liam Fox says as a medical doctor same-sex relationships are a variant of the spectrum of human sexual behavior, although this does not mean he approves of the government’s equal marriage plans.
Exclusive: David Blunkett: Equal marriage plans are ‘a complete dog’s dinner’ 37
11:41 AM — Labour’s former home secretary David Blunkett has described the government’s equal marriage plans for England and Wales as a “complete dog’s dinner”.
Rylan Clark: I’m more hated than Jimmy Savile 21
10:31 AM — Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark broke down in tears yesterday on the Channel 5 reality series and claimed he was more hated than paedophile Jimmy Savile.
9th January 2013
Gay Tory: UKIP are behaving like the Communist Party 16
4:58 PM — The chairman of Conservative Future Ben Howlett says UKIP members who support equal marriage and are disgruntled with the party’s current row on the matter should consider joining the Tories.
UKIP on ‘wrong side of history’ for opposing equal marriage — says sacked youth chairman 15
1:47 PM — Olly Neville, who was removed as the chairman of UKIP’s youth wing, in part due to his support for equal marriage, says the party is on the “wrong side of history” for opposing equality.
Alice Arnold: I want to get married to my civil partner Clare Balding 10
11:20 AM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says she is determined to turn her civil partnership into a marriage.
UK: Lesbian drug addict couple accused of torturing pensioner to death
10:34 AM — A lesbian couple are accused of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his bank PIN details, Norwich Crown Court has heard.
8th January 2013
Conservative MEP: Same-sex marriage is a radical change in social policy 27
5:11 PM — Conservative MEP Giles Chichester has dismissed the government’s equal marriage plans by saying of marriage “It ain’t broke so why spend valuable parliamentary time trying to fix it?”
Gok Wan: I want to do Strictly — but let me dance with a man 70
1:52 PM — Gok Wan says he would like to take part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, although he insists the show should allow same-sex dance couples.
Poll: Three quarters of Conservative peers call on government to halt equal marriage 53
11:47 AM — Three quarters of Conservative peers say the government should call a halt to its plans to introduce equal marriage for England and Wales, according to ComRes.
7th January 2013
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18
5:58 PM — Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.