1st December 2013
Public Health Minister: Gay men need to be aware of HIV and testing is essential 6
12:44 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says she’s in favour of looking at new ways for gay and bisexual men to test for HIV, such as in gyms and bars, because she wants testing to become an “ordinary mainstream activity”.
Clare Balding says her grandmother told her she was ‘disgusting’ for being a lesbian 19
8:59 AM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding has revealed her grandmother told her she was "disgusting" after finding out she was a lesbian.
30th November 2013
Methodist church begins consultation into equal marriage 12
12:48 PM — The Methodist church could soon allow equal marriage, and become the first Christian denomination to do so after launching a consultation on the issue.
29th November 2013
Peter Tatchell: Newham College seems to have ignored concerns about anti-gay lecturer Mark Walcott 10
3:14 PM — An east London college has been accused of failing to address staff concerns regarding a senior arts lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he held “prejudices about people who are homosexual”.
Gay grandfather murdered outside gay bar in Chester
2:06 PM — Police have arrested and bailed two men in connection with the fatal assault of a gay man outside a Chester gay bar.
Mother of failed BNP candidate denies son called homosexuality a ‘sick and perverted mental disorder’ 26
12:37 PM — The mother of a former BNP council candidate in Surrey says her son did not tweet that homosexuality was a “sick, perverted mental disorder” and that Muslims are “smelly”.
Manchester Police Commissioner: ‘HIV does not discriminate and neither should society’ 4
11:49 AM — Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, says agencies and communities need to support those living with HIV and encourage them to come forward if they have been a victim of hate crime or discrimination.
28th November 2013
Two years since the death of anti-bullying campaigner Roger Crouch 3
5:55 PM — It’s exactly two years since the death of Roger Crouch, the Gloucestershire father who campaigned against homophobic bullying following his own son’s death.
MP Caroline Lucas takes HIV test and says ‘we need to remove the stigma around testing’ 1
3:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has taken an HIV test in support of the Halve It campaign, which is aiming to halve rates of late and undiagnosed HIV in the UK by 2015.
London: College Principal steps aside after lecturer revealed to be extreme homophobe 9
2:26 PM — The Principal of Newham College, Denise Brown-Sackey, has stepped aside from her post following revelations that a senior lecturer compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan.
Senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron to marry same-sex partner 9
1:50 PM — Michael Salter, the Prime Minister’s Head of Broadcasting, is to marry his long-term partner Rob Church, it has been announced.
UK: Lecturer and therapist compares gays to Ku Klux Klan and rants at Elton John’s ‘gayism’ 59
1:12 PM — A senior lecturer at one of London’s biggest colleges has been suspended after comparing gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitting that he loathed Sir Elton John for his "over-burdensome gayism".
UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws could be deported next week
12:05 PM — A British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper says he is due to be deported back to the UK.
Church of England recommended to hold same-sex couple blessings 11
11:32 AM — The Church of England has been recommended to perform blessings for same-sex couples as soon as they have had a civil partnership or marriage.
27th November 2013
UK: Man who called victim ‘poof’ for pink Mohican in drunken attack avoids jail 7
5:02 PM — Two men who carried out an attack inside a Somerset pub, in which one of the defendants called the victim a “poof” because he had a pink Mohican hairstyle, have avoided prison.
Former sex worker accused of killing Brighton gay man breaks down in court
4:13 PM — Ricardo Pisano, the man accused of murdering gay 62-year-old Michael Polding, broke down in tears as he recalled the moment he found him dead.
World’s most senior psychiatrist comes out and says profession should apologise to gay people 10
3:21 PM — The new head of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, has come out as gay in an interview and says his profession should apologise for the way it has treated gay people and women.
Tory MP Simon Kirby tells David Cameron that he’s tested for HIV as part of HIV Testing Week 2
1:21 PM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has urged David Cameron to support efforts to increase HIV testing at today’s PMQs, with the MP saying that he’d undertaken an HIV test in Brighton as part of HIV Testing Week.
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B pair lose Supreme Court appeal 87
10:43 AM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, have lost their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court.
26th November 2013
UK: Man accused of murdering Brighton gay man talked of marrying deceased
5:38 PM — A South African man accused of murdering a gay man in Brighton has told a jury the pair had discussed getting married in order to sort out “visa issues”.