18th December 2010
Nigel Evans, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, comes out as gay 17
6:05 PM — Nigel Evans, the deputy speaker of the House of Commons and Conservative MP for Ribble Valley, has ended the "open secret" of his homosexuality. Mr Evans, who has been an MP since 1992 did vote against the equalisation of the age of consent for gay and straight sex in 1998, but changed his mind two years later. Since 2003, when he supported the abolition of Section 28, legislation that banned the 'promotion' of homosexuality by local authorities (principally in schools), Mr Evans has become noted for his support of both LGBT rights and the lobbying organisation Stonewall.
1st December 2010
Tory MP takes HIV test for World AIDS Day 7
7:51 PM — A Conservative MP had a 15-minute HIV test at a parliamentary reception on Tuesday evening to encourage more people to take up testing. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, has a constituency with one of the largest estimates of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men.
16th November 2010
Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2
3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.
15th November 2010
Coronation Street stars tackle anti-gay bullying 2
5:15 PM — Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson and Antony Cotton are helping to publicise an initiative against homophobic bullying in Manchester schools.
11th November 2010
£10,000 reward offered for information about death of gay man 17
5:00 PM — A £10,000 award is being offered to anyone who has information to solve the death of a gay man who was attacked in Southampton a year ago. Nigel Price, 58, was found on Southampton Common on Saturday November 14th 2009 with severe head injuries.
28th October 2010
Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2
5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.
8th October 2010
Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant lose out on Shadow Cabinet places – but Angela Eagle succeeds 25
10:51 AM — The results of the shadow cabinet elections were published last night, revealing that three of the Labour's best-known out gay MPs did not make the final cut.
7th October 2010
Campaign begins against potential ‘catastrophic’ cuts to London LGBT services and charities 56
2:51 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charities in London which provide vital services to said communities are facing unprecedented threats to their funding, which is currently provided by by London Councils.
Study suggests bisexuals get ‘bad deal’ in local government equality policies 35
2:05 PM — A research project undertaken by the University of Huddersfield on LGBT equalities and local government has found that a lack of understanding surrounding bisexuality in the workplace is leaving those who identify as such largely invisible.
5th October 2010
Pre-launch will celebrate LGBT sporting history
4:49 PM — A pre-launch event will be held at Twickenham rugby stadium next month for LGBT History Month. The yearly celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans culture will focus on sport in February 2011 and 2012 to coincide with Britain hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.
1st October 2010
Manchester wins bid to host 2012 gay rugby world cup 8
2:18 PM — Manchester will host the Bingham Cup tournament in June 2012. The city beat Sydney to win the right to host the international gay rugby world championship and was named as the 2012 host city on Wednesday.
19th September 2010
Video: Pope beatifies Cardinal Newman on final day of state visit 21
5:19 PM — At an open air mass in Birmingham earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman, a British convert to Catholicism who some claim was in a gay relationship with fellow convert Ambrose St. John. The beatified process brings the former Anglican cleric a step closer to sainthood.
13th September 2010
Gay ex-police chief Brian Paddick to launch judicial review into police handling of phone hacks 3
11:39 PM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior openly gay police officer in Britain, has begun the process to initiate judicial review proceedings over the decision by the Metropolitan Police not to inform him that his privacy may have been compromised during the newspaper phone hacking scandal.
Gay basketball star John Amaechi ‘too black’ for Manchester gay bar 22
4:57 PM — Gay basketball star John Amaechi claims that a gay bar in Manchester racially discriminated against him last weekend. The former NBA player said door staff at Crunch on Canal Street told him he was "too big, too black and trouble" to enter with his friends.
10th September 2010
Rugby club fined £40,000 for anti-gay chants has amount halved 4
3:51 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club has had its £40,000 fine for fans' homophobic chanting halved. The club was fined by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for the incident, which happened during gay player Gareth Thomas' first game for the Crusaders in March.
New LGBT London club night claims it will offer cheap drinks and a social purpose 23
2:49 PM — A new LGBT club in London will be a night out with a difference, organisers say. QueerlyOut, aimed at 18-30-year-olds, launches on October 7th and promises drinks priced from 99p as well as a range of support services such as sexual health and housing advice.
8th September 2010
Former Mr Gay UK denies sex offence charges 6
10:32 AM — PC Mark Carter appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday to plead not guilty to five sexual assault charges relating to alleged events in December 2009.
7th September 2010
Homophobic assault at Duke’s Mound in Brighton 2
5:39 PM — Police in Brighton are investigating a homophobic assault on a man in the Dukes Mound area by the seafront, after three men approached him as he was walking home at around 1.30 a.m. on Friday 27 August.
Iconic soho gay pub acquired by chain 2
5:02 PM — The South East pub operator Faucet Inns has acquired one of London’s most iconic gay pubs, Compton's, in London’s Soho district.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.