23rd November 2011
Gay man comes out to deny moorland camper van sex assault
1:04 PM — Defendant says he believes younger man consented to a sexual act after drinking heavily, and described "a kind of release" in being obliged to come out.
Oxford college flies university’s “first-ever rainbow flag” 42
9:24 AM — Rainbow flag is raised among the medieval city's spires for college's Queerweek festival, thought to be the first gay symbol to fly above the institution in its 900-year history.
22nd November 2011
London Wasps sign UK government’s anti-homophobia charter 6
3:24 PM — The Equalities Minister Lynn Featherstone has congratulated the club for signing the charter and said: “I applaud them for doing so".
21st November 2011
Birmingham’s Nightingale Club goes into administration 14
11:25 AM — Several separate consortiums are understood to be planning to bid for the assets and lease of the venue. The administration process is expected to be concluded in less than two months.
18th November 2011
Festival brings Birmingham’s gay past to life 8
11:07 AM — Performers have taken over historic courtyard houses in the city's gay village to bring LGBT characters from the past to life.
17th November 2011
South Yorkshire study: Gay students “told to change for PE separately” 109
1:13 PM — Study recommends creation of LGBT "champions" to promote awareness and support after students tell of policies which have potential to "single out and exclude".
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate 39
12:53 AM — London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
15th November 2011
Hampshire police appeal after anti-gay, racist group attack 5
10:44 AM — A man and a woman out at night in Gosport were attacked by a trio of men who made homophobic and racist comments during the incident.
11th November 2011
Liverpool unveils UK’s first gay street signs 55
2:40 PM — New signs display a rainbow flag in the corner, and will be used in the city's famous gay quarter.
1st November 2011
Cambridge councillor talks of being UK’s “most influential” trans person 17
4:44 PM — Cambridge's second elected trans official talks about her experiences of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.
Essex students claim teacher advised “act less gay” to avoid bullying 54
3:47 PM — The teacher's comments, which were reported after a student conference, will be among the outcomes used to form new anti-bullying guidelines for Essex schools.
Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia begins today
9:23 AM — The eighth annual celebration of gay art features a mixture of performance art, lectures, dance and exhibitions around the city throughout November.
28th October 2011
Man arrested over assault in Leicester gay pub 35
1:31 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in a Leicester gay pub. The 28-year-old man is being held in custody, police said.
26th October 2011
Liverpool’s gay art festival Homotopia celebrates eighth year 3
1:24 PM — Liverpool's gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off next week with the theme of 'Cruising For Art'. The festival will showcase an "array of the queer, the extravagant, the bold, the unexpected and the daring" with theatre, dance, film, cabaret and discussions.
25th October 2011
Weekend traffic ban for Manchester’s gay village 11
2:50 PM — Traffic will be banned at weekends in Manchester's gay village to improve safety for revellers. Residents and local businesses have given their support to pedestrianise Sackville Street on Friday and Saturday nights.
Man arrested after burns assault at Leicester gay pub 22
1:01 PM — A man has been arrested after two people were burned at a Leicester city centre gay pub. The incident happened at the Rainbow and Dove in Charles Street at around 12.40am this morning.
24th October 2011
Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38
2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.
Christian housing manager demoted for Facebook comments on gay marriage 179
11:44 AM — A Christian housing manager has been demoted for questioning gay religious marriage on his Facebook page. Adrian Smith, 54, who works at the Trafford Housing Trust, made the remarks on his private Facebook page.
21st October 2011
Teen jailed for minimum of 12 years for murdering gay pensioner 19
2:52 PM — An 18-year-old has been jailed for murdering a 67-year-old gay Lincolnshire man. Aiden Jackson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years by a judge at Lincoln crown court for killing David Cowley in November last year.
19th October 2011
Gay couple’s home targeted in homophobic attack 27
5:03 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a gay couple's Oxfordshire home was targeted by youths with an air gun. The couple, aged 45 and 39, were at their home in Chestnut Close at around 9pm last Wednesday when they heard a bang at the back of their home.