13th November 2012
Analysis: A gay ‘witch-hunt’ 41
11:22 AM — Scott Roberts assesses the controversy and fallout of last week’s warning made by David Cameron of a “witch-hunt”.
George Osborne: Tories must back same-sex marriage or risking losing like US Republicans 56
10:25 AM — Chancellor George Osborne has told the Conservative Party that ditching its support for equal marriage could cause a catastrophic defeat at the 2015 general election.
12th November 2012
UK: Terrence Higgins Trust launches World AIDS Day campaign 11
8:43 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on the gay community to get behind its World AIDS Day campaign.
Bath: Bouncer accused of making homophobic slur 11
7:51 PM — A bar in the south west city of Bath is investigating claims that a doorman made anti-gay remarks to customers.
Manchester: Train passenger apologises for anti-gay rant 28
6:49 PM — A 56-year-old man who shouted homophobic abuse and several expletives at two gay men on a train has apologised.
Ex-footballer: Gay rumours ‘hurt’ my career 16
5:56 PM — Ian Bishop, a former footballer who played for Everton and Manchester City, says gossip about his sexuality may have undermined his chances of being selected to play for his country at the top level.
Hillary Clinton supports London LGBT corporate summit 7
11:41 AM — Chief executives from some of the world’s largest companies will come together to discuss how the financial services industry can advance LGBT equality in a move which has the backing of Hillary Clinton.
10th November 2012
Reports: Elton John and David Furnish to have second baby 48
12:39 AM — A frontpage story for The Sun claims that Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are expecting their second child, thought to be from the same surrogate mother who gave birth to their son Zachary, who is a month shy of his second birthday.
Brighton: HIV cases on the rise 41
12:21 AM — For the first time ever more than half of all new HIV cases in Brighton and Hove are being attributed to heterosexual men.
9th November 2012
Manchester: Homophobic train passenger’s caution branded ‘lenient’ 39
9:42 PM — Two gay men who were subjected to a homophobic rant on a train say the decision to give the perpetrator a caution was “too lenient”.
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.