15th October 2013
Met Police Commissioner warns against ‘complacency’ in tackling gay hate crime 3
2:19 PM — London’s most senior police officer has commented on new homophobic crime research by saying there should be “no complacency” in tackling the problem in London.
‘In an ideal society we would punish homosexuals’, says Islamic cleric in BBC interview 131
12:47 PM — The Chairman of the Islamic Centre in Luton believes gay people would be punished in an ideal world of Britain resembling an Islamic state.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England has been ‘appallingly violent’ towards gays 33
11:39 AM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the Church of England of an "appallingly violent" attitude towards gay people.
14th October 2013
Comment: Understanding the minds of people who commit hate crime 9
7:15 PM — As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Raimondo Carta from the London Probation Trust writes for PinkNews on the challenges of rehabilitating those who commit homophobic and racist offences.
UK: Committee to ask minister why pension arrangements remain unequal for gay couples 3
3:49 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb will have to explain why the government is continuing to allow same-sex couples to be treated differently from heterosexuals in a select committee appearance later this month.
UK: Man jailed for harassing gay neighbours and urging for gays to be ‘put down’ 6
2:16 PM — A Plymouth man who carried out a sustained campaign of abuse against his gay neighbours and called for gay people to be “put down” has been jailed.
11th October 2013
Get set for the National AIDS Trust’s Wig Party 2013
5:26 PM — The National AIDS Trust has announced details of this month's annual Wig Party in central London on Sunday 27 October - and it's receiving the support of TV star Graham Norton.
10th October 2013
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
London: Couple receive anti-gay abuse from man on train
5:14 PM — Police have released CCTV image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with a homophobic incident on board a train in London.
Cornwall: Doctor took his own life after learning he was HIV positive 20
2:53 PM — An inquest has heard that an “exceptional” hospital doctor took his own life after learning that he was HIV positive.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Gay rights campaigners to protest today outside Gambian High Commission in London 3
11:34 AM — A protest is taking place this afternoon outside the Gambian High Commission in London in response to last month’s homophobic remarks by Gambia’s President.
9th October 2013
UK: Christian B&B pair following ‘God’s word’ in discriminating against gay couple 42
3:49 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull were adhering to “God's perfect standards” in their decision to prevent a same-sex couple from sharing a room at their guest house, the Supreme Court has been told.
UK Supreme Court hears case of anti-gay Christian B&B owners 31
10:43 AM — The UK Supreme Court will today hear the case of the Christian guest house owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against same-sex couples.
8th October 2013
Naked skydiver thanks gay community for supporting fundraiser to help terminally ill children 16
3:31 PM — A North Staffordshire skydiver has thanked the gay community for supporting him in his efforts to do a charitable naked skydive.
London: Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health 4
1:29 PM — Singer and HIV campaigner Annie Lennox has opened a new HIV and sexual health centre in east London.
London: Man accused of stabbing transgender woman to death in her bedroom
11:18 AM — A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, the Old Bailey has heard.
7th October 2013
Boris Johnson urges Tory activists to reselect gay MP Crispin Blunt 1
7:18 PM — Boris Johnson says he hopes gay MP Crispin Blunt is reselected as the 2015 Tory candidate for Reigate and has quashed speculation that he was eyeing up the seat for a possible return to Parliament.
Gay former adviser to Gordon Brown appointed Labour’s new election director 2
6:40 PM — Spencer Livermore, previously dubbed “The most powerful gay man in British politics” has been appointed Labour's General Election Campaign Director.
Gay Labour MP Stephen Twigg sacked as Shadow Education Secretary 4
4:38 PM — Stephen Twigg, one of the country’s most senior gay politicians, has been sacked in today’s reshuffle of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet.