13th January 2012
Gay candidate success at Reading council election 16
2:33 PM — A gay candidate has been elected as the leader of the Conservatives on Reading Council, it was announced this week. Tim Harris, a 41 year old software salesman, praised the "awesome energy, knowledge and innovation" within the group.
11th December 2011
Marcus Collins loses out in final of X Factor 14
9:12 PM — Marcus Collins, who is openly gay, lost out to girl band, Little Mix, on the television talent show X Factor at the final broadcast this evening on ITV 1 and filmed in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium.
9th December 2011
Plans for London 2012 Olympics Pride House London to be unveiled tonight 23
4:29 PM — Tonight sees the unveiling of Pride House London, a week long festival run to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games. At an event tonight, held at London’s City Hall, details for the festival which will include live music, entertainment, LGBT art, sports and tournaments will be revealed.
5th December 2011
Southampton FC fan receives three-year ban and a fine after homophobic chant 19
12:01 PM — A Southampton supporter who chanted homophobic abuse has received a three-year football banning order. He was given a £100 fine and ordered to pay £100 costs.
25th November 2011
Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free 2
12:45 PM — Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time. Last year, event numbers doubled despite a 60% funding cut.
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.