1st October 2012
UK: Ban on night time civil partnerships lifted 23
12:43 PM — Gay couples will now be given greater freedom of choice as outdated time restrictions on civil partnership ceremonies are removed by the government.
UK: Law on quashing consensual gay sex charges comes into force 24
11:41 AM — From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them wiped, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 comes into law.
George Michael cancels tour over ‘anxiety’ fears 8
12:42 AM — In a statement on his website, the pop star said the cancellation of nine concerts "breaks my heart".
28th September 2012
Sussex: Police commissioner candidates to be quizzed on homophobic crime 14
4:34 PM — Those hoping to become the first elected police commissioner for Sussex are due to take part in a hustings event on homophobic crime.
Comment: Gay Tories: an oxymoron? 197
4:06 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour Party supporter Alex Glasner compares his party’s LGBT record with the Conservatives – ahead of next week’s Labour Party Conference.
Pete Townshend: I had a crush on Mick Jagger 19
1:45 PM — The Who's Pete Townshend has revealed that he once had a crush on Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
UK: Stonewall unveils awards shortlist 24
12:28 PM — Stonewall has announced the shortlists for its seventh annual awards ceremony to be held on 1 November 2012 at the V&A in London.
UK: Religious equal marriage opponents criticise Ed Miliband 61
10:49 AM — Several Christian organisations that are opposed to gay rights in the UK have criticised Labour leader Ed Miliband’s recent public intervention on equal marriage.
27th September 2012
London: TUC agrees new principles for capital’s gay pride festival 3
7:48 PM — LGBT activists and trade unionists have agreed that a new organisation and committee should run next year’s main gay pride festival in London.
UK: Labour to make equal marriage a whipped vote 30
4:48 PM — PinkNews.co.uk understands Labour is likely to whip its MPs when it comes to supporting the government’s policy of equal civil marriage rights for gay couples.
London gets ready for the Big Gay 10k 19
1:57 PM — The Big Gay 10K challenge is taking place in central London this weekend.
Ed Miliband: Gay marriages should be allowed in church 124
12:07 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband adds his support to the Out4Marriage campaign to introduce equal marriage rights for gay couples in the UK, saying Labour believes that churches should be given the right to hold same-sex weddings.
Brighton: Crimewatch appeal over gay man’s death
11:27 AM — Police investigating the death of a gay man in Brighton will make a renewed plea for information on BBC One’s Crimewatch programme tonight.
26th September 2012
UK doctor who told students to act ‘straight’ — fights back 48
8:21 PM — Dr Una Coales, who last week was accused of telling medical students to avoid acting gay if they wanted to pass their exams, has hit back at the criticism.
UK: Police seek to trace man over anti-gay train station assault
3:20 PM — The British Transport Police is appealing for information after a homophobic incident at Haywards Heath railway station in Sussex.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza launches new appeal 49
1:48 PM — Abu Hamza has launched a last minute High Court appeal to avoid extradition to the US on terror charges.
Lord Ken Maginnis dismisses Stonewall’s ‘bigot’ nomination 45
11:56 AM — Lord Ken Maginnis, the former Ulster Unionist MP, who previously referred to same-sex marriage as “unnatural and deviant behaviour” has dismissed his nomination for Stonewall’s “Bigot of the Year” award.
UK: Process to appoint new Archbishop of Canterbury gets underway 34
10:47 AM — Anglican officials are preparing to make a final decision on who is to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, ahead of Dr Rowan Williams' retirement from the post in December.
25th September 2012
UK politician criticises Stonewall for ‘bigot’ nomination – but wants to attend ceremony 40
8:27 PM — Alan Craig, the leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance Party and a former councillor for the London Borough of Newham, has criticised Stonewall after the charity nominated him for the title of “Bigot of the Year”.
UKIP approves internal LGBT campaign group 40
7:59 PM — The UK Independence Party’s National Executive Committee has officially given approval to an affiliated LGBT campaign section of the party.