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.
Gaydar announces closure of flagship Soho bar 22
1:59 PM — Just days after shutting its radio station, Q Soft Consulting, the owners of dating website Gaydar, have announced the closure of its central London bar, Profile.
Radio DJ sanctioned for saying The Wanted star was ‘gay’ to fear polka dots 23
12:15 PM — Manchester’s Key 103 radio station has been disciplined by Ofcom after one of its breakfast show presenters made a homophobic comment during an interview with boyband The Wanted.
David Cameron: We haven’t made it clear enough that churches won’t be forced to marry gay couples 31
11:28 AM — David Cameron has reaffirmed his commitment to same-sex marriage but said that the Government hasn't communicated the changes very well to those who fear changes being imposed on churches.
Primate of Kenya warns Church of England against ordaining gay bishops 32
11:11 AM — The Primate of Kenya has condemned the Church of England for dropping its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops, providing they are in celibate or in celibate civil partnerships.
5th January 2013
UK: Mother tells employment tribunal of her depression after her husband came out as gay 27
12:09 PM — A mother-of-two told an employment tribunal that she became depressed and had to stop working after her husband of twelve years told her was gay and brought his boyfriend to the family home.
4th January 2013
UK: Preacher who promotes anti-gay hatred offers student retreats for £120 62
5:55 PM — A homophobic Islamic preacher, who describes being gay as a “criminal act” and “evil,” is offering students the chance to go on a retreat with him.
Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops- so long as they’re celibate 103
4:01 PM — The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops.