25th October 2012
Liverpool: LGBT arts festival gets underway 2
5:08 PM — Homotopia is now underway in Liverpool and this year's festival has a special focus on the LGBT citizens of Uganda.
Scissor Sisters announce ‘hiatus’ at London gig 8
1:46 PM — The Scissor Sisters closed their UK tour last night in London and announced an indefinite hiatus at their Camden Roundhouse gig.
Manchester: LGBT hustings for police commissioner candidates 1
12:56 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has announced that those running to become the first elected police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester are due to take part in a hustings event for the LGBT community.
24th October 2012
Northern Ireland attorney general isolated over gay adoption
10:29 PM — The UK Government is seeking to distance itself from Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin’s decision to intervene in a European court case involving gay adoption laws.
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.
Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
2:37 PM — Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.
23rd October 2012
Home address of Nick Griffin shared on Facebook 18
8:02 PM — Six days after he caused a media storm by tweeting the address of a Cambridgeshire gay couple and calling for a protest outside their house, the address of Nick Griffin has reportedly been posted on Facebook.
UK: Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage 20
6:34 PM — Medical experts say sniffing poppers, commonly sold in gay clubs across the UK, can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
22nd October 2012
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ 45
1:37 PM — David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
Comment: I love being Jewish and bisexual 21
10:47 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Sarah McCulloch responds to a recent comment piece by Oliver Kasin and says life is getting easier for LGBT Jews in the UK.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
19th October 2012
Peter Tatchell blasts BNP leader Nick Griffin over ‘smears’ 40
11:03 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused Nick Griffin of launching a “smear” campaign against him and the human rights organisation Liberty after he called on the British National Party leader to be prosecuted for remarks made on Twitter.
Attorney general apologises for suggesting gay people are a bit ‘weird’ 41
2:06 PM — The Conservative frontbencher Dominic Grieve has been accused of using “language of the 19th century” during an Oxford Union debate with the Labour MP Chris Bryant.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw says he enjoys using Grindr for pranks 14
12:28 PM — Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter, apparently is a fan of Grindr, and is said to have used the gay dating app with his best friend during filming for his TV shows.
BNP leader Nick Griffin defends gay couple protest remarks 80
11:15 AM — The leader of the British National Party is refusing to apologise for putting the address of a gay couple who won a court case on the internet and has said people have the “right to discriminate”.
18th October 2012
Manchester: Christian equal marriage Facebook case begins 37
10:03 PM — A Christian man in Manchester who was demoted after questioning the merits of religious same-sex marriages on his private Facebook page has taken his employer to court.
BNP leader Nick Griffin urges supporters to protest outside gay couple’s home 115
9:16 PM — Cambridgeshire police has launched an investigation after the leader of the British National Party reportedly posted the address of a gay couple on the internet.