9th November 2012
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.
Birmingham: Waiter goes berserk after gay couple complain about meal 57
4:16 PM — A gay couple faced a tirade of abuse at a Greek restaurant in Birmingham when they complained about their meal.
UK: New Archbishop signals openness on LGBT issues 86
3:02 PM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, says the Church of England must have “no truck with any form of homophobia”.
Comment: There is a real climate of hysteria 77
2:07 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Richard Smith says David Cameron’s remarks about the risk of a potential “witch-hunt” developing against gay people in regards to the current abuse scandal have been taken out of context.
MP blasts Phillip Schofield over TV ‘stunt’ 102
1:20 PM — Conservative MP and LGBTory patron Stuart Andrew has criticised television presenter Phillip Schofield for handing David Cameron a list of alleged paedophiles during a live interview.
8th November 2012
David Cameron criticised over gay ‘witch-hunt’ remarks 145
6:16 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for suggesting that speculation over child abuse allegations involving senior Conservative Party figures could lead to a “witch-hunt” against gay people
Liberty urges government to reject Snoopers’ Charter 7
5:17 PM — Human rights organisation Liberty is urging the LGBT community to join its campaign to reject the coalition government’s plans for a Draft Communications Data Bill commonly known as the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’.
UK: Culture secretary seeks to reduce religious fears over equal marriage 71
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the government is looking at incorporating additional “locks” in its proposed equal marriage legislation.
UK: Anti-equal marriage bishop chosen to become Archbishop of Canterbury 123
11:19 AM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
7th November 2012
UK: LGF receives safer sex campaign award 4
10:01 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has won an award for its condom initiative.
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Video: Train passenger’s anti-gay tirade caught on YouTube 112
5:00 PM — A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after shouting homophobic abuse and several expletives at two men on a train.
UK: Abuse allegations continue against gay former Tory MP 8
12:05 AM — Further sexual abuse allegations have been made against the late Sir Peter Morrison.
5th November 2012
London: Gay water polo side beat Manchester rivals 9
9:37 PM — LGBT water polo club London Orca clinched gold from their Manchester rivals at the weekend's London Orca European Water Polo Championship tournament.
Manchester: Dale Cregan denies murdering Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
3:43 PM — Dale Cregan has pleaded not guilty to murdering 2 police officers – one of which was due to enter into a civil partnership.
3rd November 2012
Lucy Spraggan quits X Factor due to illness 4
5:24 PM — In a statement, the 20-year-old from Sheffield said: "I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I'm not well enough to perform".
2nd November 2012
UK: Catholic adoption charity loses anti-gay legal appeal 35
6:22 PM — Catholic Care has lost its latest appeal in its fight to be allowed to prevent gay couples from using its adoption services.
Brighton MP talks of crime concerns for city’s gay quarter 6
4:28 PM — The Chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum has welcomed an MP’s decision to speak out over the increasing number of criminal incidents that have been occurring in the city’s famous LGBT district.
Alex Salmond: Stonewall wrong to call Cardinal O’Brien a ‘bigot’ 205
3:04 PM — Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has waded into the row over Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year title after the gay rights charity awarded it to the leader of Scotland’s Catholic Church.
Comment: Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year must continue 75
12:10 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward argues that Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, should continue with its “Bigot of the Year” award, despite objections from some prominent figures.