27th September 2013
Stonewall: Tesco’s inflatable gay doll ‘is like trying to sell ice to Eskimos’ 29
12:43 PM — The chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall has criticised supermarket giant Tesco for apparently selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
Tesco sells inflatable ‘Gay Best Friend’ doll 48
11:43 AM — A day after Tesco was forced to withdraw two Halloween outfits after they were criticised for stigmatising people with mental health issues – PinkNews has learnt the retail giant has been selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
26th September 2013
Tory MP Crispin Blunt faces re-selection challenge because association members ‘don’t want a gay MP’ 14
4:36 PM — Tory MP Crispin Blunt says he's "disappointed" to have been forced to reapply as the Conservative candidate for his parliamentary seat of Reigate in Surrey.
25th September 2013
Naked photos appear on ex-Deputy Mayor of London’s Facebook 11
10:43 PM — Richard Barnes, the Conservative openly gay former Deputy Mayor of London has said that his Facebook profile was hacked after it was revealed that a series of naked photographs uploaded to it this evening.
London Evening Standard says ‘Give us the Gay Games’ 7
2:49 PM — The London Evening Standard has used an editorial to argue the case for the capital to host the 2018 Gay Games - ahead of next month's decision.
LBC radio presenter Iain Dale to face further questioning over Labour conference scuffle 12
12:27 PM — Gay broadcaster, journalist and political blogger, Iain Dale is to face further questioning by police in connection with an alleged assault on Brighton seafront with an anti-nuclear protester.
24th September 2013
UK: Police destroy DNA records of men convicted of historic consensual sex offences 7
12:01 PM — Greater Manchester Police says it has now destroyed dozens of DNA samples taken from men convicted of historic consensual same-sex sexual offences, following criticism of the practice earlier this year.
Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian ‘queer’ & women ‘sluts’ quits UKIP 16
10:44 AM — UK Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom says he is quitting the party after becoming embroiled in another row about his outspoken language.
20th September 2013
Stephen Fry: Twitter allows me to avoid ‘loathsome bottom-feeder’ journalists 2
6:22 PM — Gay actor, author and comedian, Stephen Fry has described a journalist who questioned whether he wrote his own tweets as a “loathsome bottom-feeder”.
Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian a ‘queer’ suspended for calling women ‘sluts’ & hitting reporter 30
6:01 PM — A UKIP MEP who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has had the whip removed after joking that a group of female activists were "sluts".
19th September 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: Hopefully the JCVI will recommend extending the HPV vaccine to gay men 6
7:32 PM — The decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to collate evidence on the merits of extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been welcomed by Conservative MP Mike Freer.
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple receive death threats and website hacked with porn 85
10:55 AM — Two Christian guest house owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms claim they have been the victims of abuse and have even had their website corrupted with porn.
18th September 2013
Bradford City FC will fly rainbow pride flag on match days 4
6:19 PM — Bradford City Football Club will fly the rainbow flag at its stadium on match days, the club has announced.
Transgender model walks in London Fashion Week show 10
6:04 PM — Transgender model Nicole Gibson has appeared on the runway at London Fashion Week, just days before undergoing gender confirmation surgery.
Mayor of London: I won’t end twinning arrangement with Moscow despite anti-gay laws 18
1:33 PM — Boris Johnson believes it would be wrong to break the capital's cultural ties with Moscow because of anti-gay legislation passed by the Russian Parliament - although the senior Tory "is deeply concerned" by the situation.
17th September 2013
Elton John and David Furnish named as London’s fifth most influential couple 3
5:50 PM — Sir Elton John and David Furnish have come fifth in the London Evening Standard's 10 most influential couples.
National Student Pride moves to London for 2014 2
4:38 PM — After five years in Brighton, it's been announced Student Pride 2014 will take place in London on 21-23 February.
Joey Barton: ‘The bureaucrats in football aren’t taking homophobia seriously’ 8
11:39 AM — QPR midfielder Joey Barton says the “bureaucrats” in football have been guilty of not taking a tough enough stance against homophobia.
16th September 2013
Fake gay couple were never removed from McDonald’s, says company 64
6:27 PM — Two students, who pretended to be gay, weren't banned or asked to leave a McDonald's in Kingston, south-west London, the fast food chain has said.
15th September 2013
Lib Dems’ Baroness Williams defends opposition to same-sex marriage as an ‘issue of conscience’ 71
10:12 AM — Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams, who previously called the same-sex marriage debate a "conflict between equality and liberty," has defended her position after being challenged by an openly gay Church of Scotland minister.