20th August 2012
Poll suggests churchgoers less likely to vote Tory in light of PM’s support for marriage equality 34
2:23 PM — A new poll suggests that many churchgoers in the UK are increasingly unlikely to vote Tory owing to David Cameron's promise to legalise marriage equality prior to the next election.
Warner Bros shelves Alan Turing biopic 39
11:00 AM — Warner Bros. have abandoned pre-production on a new Alan Turing biopic.
17th August 2012
Brighton: Police seek South African in connection with gay man’s murder
12:18 AM — Sussex Police want to question Ricardo Pisano, also known as Brandon Victor Pillay, in connection with the murder of 63-year-old Michael Polding.
15th August 2012
Gay Dean: Church of England’s attitude on marriage equality is ‘contemptible’ 31
4:38 PM — Dr Jeffrey John, Britain's highest-ranking out gay cleric has slammed the Church of England, saying that they are pursuing a "morally contemptible" policy on marriage equality.
Same-sex ballroom championships come to Blackpool 5
10:05 AM — Same-sex international ballroom dancing championships are to be held in Blackpool this autumn.
14th August 2012
Christian B&B couple take same-sex bed ban to highest UK court 232
9:34 PM — Two Christian guesthouse owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms, have won the right to take their case to the UK Supreme Court.
Comment: A strange and unpredictable step back for equality? 198
3:43 PM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, Thomas Ingrham asks if some in the gay scene risk undermining the fight for equality through their attitudes towards straight people.
Report on homophobia in schools to be launched in Manchester 5
2:47 PM — The Greater Manchester Prevalence of Homophobia Report 2012 will be launched at the city's Pink Triangle theatre later this month. The pioneering campaign was launched by local associations of the National Union of Teachers to survey members’ views on levels of homophobia in schools.
Kentish gay teen couple speak out about homophobic abuse 81
11:48 AM — An 18-year-old gay man from Tonbridge, Kent, has spoken to his local press in the hope of raising awareness about the daily homophobic abuse he has suffered.
13th August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban 20
5:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
Freddie Mercury’s hologram ‘duets’ with Jessie J at Olympics closing ceremony 22
12:37 PM — The hundreds of millions of viewers who tuned in to view the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony last night witnessed huge images of Freddie Mercury recreating his famous 1985 Live Aid appearance projected onto the main stage.
10th August 2012
Tory MP Nick Boles claims expenses to learn his civil partner’s language 78
3:04 PM — Tory MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles decided to learn Hebrew after entering into a civil partnership with his Israeli boyfriend, and included the £678 cost of the lessons on his parliamentary expenses account.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold 47
11:46 AM — Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has decalred that he'll dive naked if he wins another Gold medal.
8th August 2012
Brighton: Green Party councillor faces possible exclusion over equal marriage row 25
4:44 PM — A Green councillor in Brighton and Hove may have compromised her signed declaration as a representative of the party after opposing equal marriage for same-sex couples.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
29th July 2012
Oxford University changes dress code for transgender students 14
9:04 PM — Transgender students at Oxford University will be permitted to wear formal dress appropriate to their new sex. The institution has changed its strict dress code for students taking exams or attending formal events after a campus LGBT group intervened.
22nd July 2012
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.
26th June 2012
London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes 38
6:29 PM — Pride London's World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.
3rd June 2012
Birmingham Pride unveils the Gay Rhino 24
9:18 PM — Thousands of people attended a weekend of celebrations to mark Birmingham Pride, which saw the unveiling of the lavish rhinestone sculpture, nicknamed the Gay Rhino.
31st May 2012
Tory councillor in Thanet left homophobic message on bisexual colleague’s voicemail 23
11:26 PM — The person who left a homophobic voicemail message on a bisexual councillor's phone in Thanet District Council has been identified as a Tory fellow-councillor, which has led the police to caution him for malicious communications.