14th August 2012
Comment: A strange and unpredictable step back for equality? 198
3:43 PM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, Thomas Ingrham asks if some in the gay scene risk undermining the fight for equality through their attitudes towards straight people.
Report on homophobia in schools to be launched in Manchester 5
2:47 PM — The Greater Manchester Prevalence of Homophobia Report 2012 will be launched at the city's Pink Triangle theatre later this month. The pioneering campaign was launched by local associations of the National Union of Teachers to survey members’ views on levels of homophobia in schools.
Kentish gay teen couple speak out about homophobic abuse 81
11:48 AM — An 18-year-old gay man from Tonbridge, Kent, has spoken to his local press in the hope of raising awareness about the daily homophobic abuse he has suffered.
13th August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban 20
5:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
Freddie Mercury’s hologram ‘duets’ with Jessie J at Olympics closing ceremony 22
12:37 PM — The hundreds of millions of viewers who tuned in to view the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony last night witnessed huge images of Freddie Mercury recreating his famous 1985 Live Aid appearance projected onto the main stage.
10th August 2012
Tory MP Nick Boles claims expenses to learn his civil partner’s language 78
3:04 PM — Tory MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles decided to learn Hebrew after entering into a civil partnership with his Israeli boyfriend, and included the £678 cost of the lessons on his parliamentary expenses account.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold 47
11:46 AM — Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has decalred that he'll dive naked if he wins another Gold medal.
8th August 2012
Brighton: Green Party councillor faces possible exclusion over equal marriage row 25
4:44 PM — A Green councillor in Brighton and Hove may have compromised her signed declaration as a representative of the party after opposing equal marriage for same-sex couples.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
29th July 2012
Oxford University changes dress code for transgender students 14
9:04 PM — Transgender students at Oxford University will be permitted to wear formal dress appropriate to their new sex. The institution has changed its strict dress code for students taking exams or attending formal events after a campus LGBT group intervened.
22nd July 2012
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.
26th June 2012
London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes 38
6:29 PM — Pride London's World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.
3rd June 2012
Birmingham Pride unveils the Gay Rhino 24
9:18 PM — Thousands of people attended a weekend of celebrations to mark Birmingham Pride, which saw the unveiling of the lavish rhinestone sculpture, nicknamed the Gay Rhino.
31st May 2012
Tory councillor in Thanet left homophobic message on bisexual colleague’s voicemail 23
11:26 PM — The person who left a homophobic voicemail message on a bisexual councillor's phone in Thanet District Council has been identified as a Tory fellow-councillor, which has led the police to caution him for malicious communications.
25th May 2012
HIV charity closure hits North West’s LGBT community 149
12:43 PM — Hundreds of people in Greater Manchester and beyond are now in need of support after a major HIV charity lost more than £1.5million over five years.
22nd May 2012
Anti-paedophile vigilante who murdered gay man jailed for 18 years 50
3:35 PM — An anti-paedophile vigilante, who murdered a gay man whom he wrongly believed to be a child molester, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, and told that he may never be released therefrom.
Gay couples and women over 40 to receive fertility treatment through NHS 11
10:40 AM — Same-sex couples and women over 40 will be entitled to free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time according to guidelines to be published today.
21st May 2012
Bisexual councillor in Thanet fears ‘hate campaign’ 11
8:08 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said that he may be the target of a homophobic campaign, after receiving a hostile voicemail message, the BBC reports.
Video: Lord Chris Smith comes @Out4Marriage – without marriage we are ‘not going to be equal’ 7
3:32 PM — Labour life peer and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, Lord Chris Smith, is standing in solidarity with the ever-growing list of people who have filmed a video for the Out4Marriage Campaign.
Homophobic attack in Worcestershire may threaten Rainbow Picnic celebrations 17
1:24 PM — A teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack over the weekend after a night out in Worcester city centre.