8 March 2012
Daily Mail columnist: ‘Church’s opposition to gays marrying shows its irrelevance’
A columnist for The Daily Mail has published a blistering attack on the Church of England and the Catholic Church for arguing against same sex civil marriage.
4 March 2012
UK Catholic cardinal: Gay marriage is ‘a grotesque madness proposed by a disingenuous government’
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the most senior Catholic in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, has said that gay marriage is a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right".
28 February 2012
Pub attacker who shattered gay man’s jaw jailed for ten years
A Birmingham man has been jailed for ten years after he launched a violent attack on two gay men who had stopped at his local pub for a drink.
24 February 2012
Manchester gay sauna closed today after fire
The H2O sauna in Manchester's gay district is closed today after a small fire broke out on the premises yesterday afternoon.
13 February 2012
Man who ‘did not remember’ anti-gay attack sentenced
A man who repeatedly pushed a gay couple to the ground as they tried to make their way home in Cumbria told a court he had no recollection of the attack.
3 February 2012
Video: PinkNews.co.uk founder records It Gets Better video on being gay, Jewish and condemning gay cures
PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen discusses Cohen, 29, discusses coming out to his Jewish family in the time of Section 28, when discussion about being gay was limited in schools.
3 February 2012
Comment: Homosexuality is prohibited in orthodox Judaism but so is eating bacon, everyone is welcome
Following the controversy surrounding the issue of reparative therapy for people with same sex attractions within the Jewish community, orthodox Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet argues that religious leaders should separate biblical condemnation of homosexual acts from the way the religion treats gay people.
29 January 2012
In Photos: Peter Tatchell 60th Birthday party fundraiser
Last Thursday to celebrate the 60th birthday of the legendary human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, QueerlyOut held a fundraiser party with all door proceeds donated to the Peter Tatchell Foundation to continue the valuable work that Peter does day in, day out.
29 January 2012
Archbishop of York compares David Cameron to a dictator over his support of gay marriage
In a forthright interview with the Daily Telegraph, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has compared prime minister David Cameron to a dictator over his support of gay marriage.
27 January 2012
‘Gay leper’ conference heads to London
Organisers, who have previously held the conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, have insisted the title is not meant to cause offence, but its beliefs and aims have been described today as "specious" and "deeply insulting".
13 January 2012
Gay candidate success at Reading council election
A gay candidate has been elected as the leader of the Conservatives on Reading Council, it was announced this week.
11 December 2011
Marcus Collins loses out in final of X Factor
Marcus Collins, who is openly gay, lost out to girl band, Little Mix, on the television talent show X Factor at the final broadcast this evening on ITV 1 and filmed in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium.
9 December 2011
Plans for London 2012 Olympics Pride House London to be unveiled tonight
Tonight sees the unveiling of Pride House London, a week long festival run to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games.
At an event tonight, held at London’s City Hall, details for the festival which will include live music, entertainment, LGBT art, sports and tournaments will be revealed.
5 December 2011
Southampton FC fan receives three-year ban and a fine after homophobic chant
A Southampton supporter who chanted homophobic abuse has received a three-year football banning order.
25 November 2011
Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free
Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time.
23 November 2011
Gay man comes out to deny moorland camper van sex assault
Defendant says he believes younger man consented to a sexual act after drinking heavily, and described "a kind of release" in being obliged to come out.
23 November 2011
Oxford college flies university’s “first-ever rainbow flag”
Rainbow flag is raised among the medieval city's spires for college's Queerweek festival, thought to be the first gay symbol to fly above the institution in its 900-year history.
22 November 2011
London Wasps sign UK government’s anti-homophobia charter
The Equalities Minister Lynn Featherstone has congratulated the club for signing the charter and said: “I applaud them for doing so".
21 November 2011
Birmingham’s Nightingale Club goes into administration
Several separate consortiums are understood to be planning to bid for the assets and lease of the venue.
18 November 2011
Festival brings Birmingham’s gay past to life
Performers have taken over historic courtyard houses in the city's gay village to bring LGBT characters from the past to life.