24th October 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer speaks of delight at winning PinkNews Award 1
6:59 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer says he was thrilled to win Parliamentary Speech of the Year at the PinkNews Awards.
Tory Baroness Stowell: ‘Equal marriage will bring so much happiness’ 9
6:12 PM — Baroness Stowell, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the same-sex marriage act through the House of Lords, has spoken of her gratitude at receiving a PinkNews Award.
PinkNews Awards Speech: House of Commons Speaker John Bercow 1
4:58 PM — Speaker John Bercow officially opened last night's PinkNews Awards held inside the State Rooms of Speaker’s House at the Palace of Westminster - here is the speech in full.
Exclusive: John Bercow praises Labour, Tories and Lib Dems for supporting equality 2
4:57 PM — John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, heaped praise on the current Coalition and previous Labour government for advancing LGBT rights over the past 16 years at last night’s PinkNews Awards.
Exclusive: Nick Clegg thanks British people for being ahead of politicians in supporting equal marriage 1
2:35 PM — At last night's PinkNews Awards, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid tribute to the British people in helping the political classes back equal marriage, saying "It shows how change can happy quickly when people work together”.
Exclusive: Maria Miller: The PinkNews Awards marked an historic year for equality 3
11:50 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Maria Miller, Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, speaks of her delight at attending last night’s inaugural PinkNews Awards, and says it was a chance to reflect on a remarkable year.
London: Gay couple found dead on building site 15
10:56 AM — The bodies of a gay couple have been found in the foundations of a building site in central London.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Herefordshire Pride to close at end of month 3
2:11 PM — Herefordshire Pride, who are responsible for organising LGBT events throughout the county, faces closure at the end of October.
21st October 2013
London: Lesbian hangout Candy Bar to close 5
6:51 PM — London’s popular lesbian bar, the Candy Bar in Soho, is due to close its doors for the final time in January 2014.
Manchester: 23-year-old trans woman attacked on night out
3:31 PM — Police are searching for a man who assaulted a young transgender woman on Manchester's Canal Street.
18th October 2013
London: Drug dealer jailed for stabbing transgender woman to death 4
6:15 PM — A man charged with stabbing a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey.
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
UK: Trans police officer sues force after she had to ‘out’ herself over police radio 36
11:10 AM — A transgender police officer is suing her force after she allegedly had to "out" herself over a police radio system.
17th October 2013
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.
Brighton Pride ‘disappointed’ at removal of £25k council grant 2
2:11 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride say they have been left “disappointed” at the withdrawal of a £25,000 funding grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
16th October 2013
Tory MP with mixed record on gay rights elected deputy speaker 8
7:01 PM — Eleanor Laing, who abstained from this year's vote on equal marriage, claiming people in her constituency still needed time to get used to civil partnerships, has been elected deputy speaker of the Commons.
Plymouth: Man to appeal homophobic crime sentence next week
12:23 PM — A man jailed for repeatedly hurling homophobic abuse at his gay neighbours in Plymouth is to appeal his sentence next week.