5th August 2011
Liverpool council ‘should officially recognise gay quarter’ 19
12:42 PM — A Liverpool council report says that the city's gay quarter should be officially recognised. A £12,000 consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.
1st August 2011
Liverpool’s Homotopia art festival wins three-year funding 8
2:57 PM — Liverpool's Homotopia art festival has been granted funding for the next three years. The annual art and culture event will receive £70,000 a year for the next three years from Arts Council England.
18th July 2011
Man carjacked and left half-naked at gay cruising spot 67
3:42 PM — A man who was tricked into removing his trousers was carjacked at a gay cruising spot near Coventry. Leamington Crown Court heard that the victim, 45, began speaking to a younger man while parked in a layby on the A45 near the Stonebridge roundabout in Coventry.
In photos: Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) 9
3:00 PM — Tens of thousands of people attended Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) in Victoria Park, East London on Sunday. Bands on stage included Blondie, Beth Ditto and the Scissor Sisters as well as Horse Meat Disco at the legendary NYC Downlow
16th July 2011
Ben Daniels rejects Rupert Everett’s advice for aspiring gay actors not to come out 26
1:55 PM — Ben Daniels, star of the BBC hit series Cutting It, has dismissed claims made by Hollywood star Rupert Everett that it is better for aspiring gay actors to stay in the closet despite homophobia he experienced at the BBC.
Video: Queen unveils monument at Bletchley Park, home of gay genius codebreaker Alan Turing 34
12:25 PM — The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday unveiled a monument to commemorate the contribution made by code breakers at Bletchley Park to victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. In particular, The Queen paid tribute to the gay codebreaker Alan Turing who was later forced to undergo chemical castration after being convicted of homosexuality.
15th July 2011
Pixie Lott, Blue and The Sugababes for Manchester Pride 13
2:19 PM — Pop star Pixie Lott is to headline next month's Manchester Pride for the event's 21st birthday. The Mama Do singer will be supported by Blue and the Sugababes, while other acts include Patrick Wolf, Soundgirl and Heather Peace.
14th July 2011
Men attacked in Vauxhall after London Pride 129
10:13 AM — Two men were attacked and robbed in Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, after London Pride. The men, aged 25 and 33, were returning home from a night out at around 1.40am Sunday July 4th when they were set upon by a gang of between eight and ten black males.
1st July 2011
Tory gay group says Ken Livingstone should be banned from Pride 62
4:19 PM — Updated: The Conservative Party's LGBT group, LGBTory, has called for mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone to banned from London Pride over his alleged "close friendship" with an anti-gay extremist. The group's chairman, Matthew Sephton, accused Mr Livingstone of being a "hypocrite" who will "undermine the core values" of the event.
26th June 2011
Sir Ian McKellen on why he never came out to his parents 52
12:51 AM — Sir Ian McKellen, who is fronting an advertising campaign for the Albert Kennedy Trust on gay teenagers kicked out of home for coming out has explained in an interview for The Times why he never came out to his own parents.
21st June 2011
Trans woman wants drag acts banned from Pride festival 144
2:01 PM — A transgender woman in Calderdale is calling for the area's Pride festival to ban drag acts or publish a disclaimer about them. Rose White, 64, claims that drag acts promote negative stereotypes about trans people and encourage hatred.
8th June 2011
London hospitals to offer routine HIV tests to A&E patients 40
1:06 PM — Two hospitals in London are to offer routine HIV tests to Accident and Emergency (A&E) patients, making them the first in the UK to do so and aiming to save lives by reducing the number of cases of undiagnosed HIV.
7th June 2011
Gay rugby team King’s Cross Steelers win 2011 Union cup 17
5:41 PM — Gay rugby club Kings Cross Steelers RFC, have retained the title of European champions for the third time after winning the 2011 Union Cup.
Policeman and former Mr Gay UK denies sex offence charges as trial continues
10:57 AM — A police constable who won the Mr Gay UK title in 2006 was in court yesterday accused of raping a man in a Leeds hotel.
6th June 2011
BFI has footage of first known male-to-male television kiss – featuring Sean Connery 33
4:58 PM — TV researchers at the British Film Institute (BFI) have revealed they have footage of what is believed to be the first male-to-male kiss on UK television featuring Sean Connery.
Gay men verbally abused through PA system by Trafalgar Square busker 305
12:30 PM — Two gay men were verbally abused by a busker using a PA system in Trafalgar Square last week.
3rd June 2011
This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83
1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
2nd June 2011
First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108
5:14 PM — The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism - a major British progressive strand of the religion - took place in Manchester last weekend.
Stephen Fry says he finds fame ‘exhausting’ and that suicide is always an option 78
2:24 PM — Stephen Fry has said that he finds his celebrity 'exhausting' and that there's every possibility he'd consider suicide one day.