12th September 2012
London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage 15
5:42 PM — The London Assembly has become the latest local body in England to throw its weight behind the government’s plan to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples.
PM defends cabinet return of David Laws 9
4:21 PM — David Cameron has defended bringing David Laws back into government. The Lib Dem MP is currently the most senior openly gay member of the frontbench.
Joe McElderry speaks of relief at conviction of Twitter troll 5
1:24 PM — A man who abused and harassed X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been fined and given a restraining order.
Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’? 107
12:27 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Nicolas Chinardet assesses the ‘bigot’ row that has hit Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the past 24 hours.
Conservative MP calls on Nick Clegg to quit over ‘bigot’ row 83
10:37 AM — Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, has called on Nick Clegg to apologise or resign over claims he was prepared to describe the opponents of equal marriage as “bigots” in a speech
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.
Warwickshire: Man accused of killing civil partner after a row about their pet dog
10:55 AM — A court has heard that a man was murdered by his civil partner when he was pushed into the path of a bus after an argument outside an Indian restaurant in Leamington Spa.
Gloucester: Teenager sentenced over anti-gay park attack 22
10:01 AM — A teenager who screamed homophobic insults at a college student has been sentenced to 12 months' detention in a young offenders' institution.
Brighton: Green Party councillor faces expulsion for voting against equal marriage 66
9:34 AM — It has been recommended that a Christian councillor who voted against supporting same-sex marriage be expelled from the Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council.
10th September 2012
UK government launches new strategy to drive down suicide rates 31
6:50 PM — As LGBT campaigners mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Health Minister Norman Lamb says the government will increase its efforts to reduce the number of deaths in England.
UK: Would-be juror with ‘extreme’ homophobic and racist views faces prosecution 32
5:52 PM — A man has told a judge that he could not undertake jury service because of his “extreme” prejudices.
London: Gays urged to ‘come’ Out to Swim 25
4:18 PM — After a summer of Olympic sporting fever, the capital’s LGBT community is being urged to hit the pool. Out to Swim’s Rory Desch shares the experience of one of its members, Micke Masood, who’s found a whole new lease of life with the gay amateur swim club.
Man pleads guilty to Leicester gay pub fire attack 23
12:41 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to an attack at a Leicester gay pub which left two men with serious burns.
Alan Turing Monopoly board unveiled 6
12:08 PM — A special edition Monopoly board commemorating the life of gay codebreaker Alan Turing has been launched by the Bletchley Park Trust.
New UK culture secretary supports equal marriage, saying marriage should be for ‘everyone’ 67
9:32 AM — Conservative MP Maria Miller has signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on same-sex marriage.
7th September 2012
Culture Secretary Maria Miller appeals for dialogue with gay community 70
7:25 PM — The UK’s new culture secretary, who was controversially given the responsibility of looking after the Government Equalities Office in this week’s reshuffle, is keen to begin discussions with LGBT organisations.
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Exclusive: Brighton Green MP criticises party councillor for opposing equal marriage 16
2:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and former leader of the Green Party, has exclusively told PinkNews.co.uk, about her “disappointment” at Green Councillor Christina Summers’ decision to break rank with the party over marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Brighton Pride boss speaks of ‘disappointment’ at Alexandra Burke snub 14
10:39 AM — Pride Brighton and Hove director Trevor Edwards has told the Argus newspaper that the X Factor winner’s decision to pull out of last weekend’s event was “disappointing”.
Tories criticise government appointment of David Laws 32
10:21 AM — Nick Clegg has been accused of getting a “sixth” Lib Dem MP around the cabinet table after the London Evening Standard revealed it had been an “11th hour” fight to fully resurrect the political career of gay Lib Dem MP David Laws.