10th September 2012
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.
6th September 2012
Brighton: Mum’s pride at son who stood up to anti-gay ‘bigots’ 53
2:13 PM — A mother in Brighton has spoken of her admiration for her son after he was beaten up for fending off homophobic thugs.
5th September 2012
Tributes to Featherstone, but concern for UK equal marriage policy following reshuffle 19
6:20 PM — The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has paid tribute to Lynne Featherstone, the UK Government’s former equalities minister, who was moved from the post in yesterday’s reshuffle.
Questions over new UK equalities minister’s gay voting record 46
2:12 PM — Conservative MP for Basingstoke Maria Miller, who was appointed yesterday by David Cameron as culture secretary and has direct responsibility for the newly moved Government Equalities Office (GEO), is under the spotlight after a number of activists noted her questionable voting record on LGBT equality.
Brighton: AIDS memorial targeted during city’s pride weekend 19
11:28 AM — Brighton’s AIDS memorial was left in a sorry state after it was vandalised during the city’s recent gay pride festival.
UK Catholic Bishop says equal marriage is a ‘gathering storm’ for Christians 76
11:06 AM — The Bishop of Shrewsbury, Rt Rev Mark Davies, has launched another attack on the government’s plans to introduce equal marriage.
4th September 2012
Gay Lib Dem MP returns to government in cabinet reshuffle 51
2:41 PM — David Laws is returning to government as the children's minister after spending more than two years on the backbenches.
Fatboy Slim: Supporting equal marriage is a ‘no brainer’ and I talk about the issue with my son 10
10:01 AM — DJ Norman cook, otherwise known as Fatboy Slim, has launched a scathing attack on “reactionary, rightwing, homophobic idiots and religious zealots” for opposing plans to introduce marriage equality in the UK.
3rd September 2012
Cornwall: Catholic school fails to distance itself from anti-gay row 27
6:10 PM — St Michael’s Catholic free school in Truro is the UK’s first government-funded Catholic free secondary and in a recent meeting, a member of the public said the school would not teach gay “nonsense”.
Sussex Police: 40 arrests made during Brighton Pride 23
2:53 PM — Police have also defended their crowd tactics after complaints that they had "kettled" members of the LGBT campaign group, Queers Against the Cuts in Saturday's parade.
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.