22nd March 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Anti-gay London bus advert ban wrong’ 99
3:22 PM — Responding to Friday’s High Court ruling, Peter Tatchell writes that Core Issues Trust should have been allowed to place anti-gay adverts on buses in the capital – in the name of free speech – despite their offensive message.
Duncan James: I had a secret relationship with one of Blue’s male backing dancers 13
1:26 PM — Duncan James from boy band Blue has revealed that he previously dated a male dancer from the pop group.
UK: Transgender teacher whose decision to live as a woman was outed by media found dead 33
12:56 PM — A teacher whose decision to begin gender transition because national news in December last year has been found dead.
UK: Woman jailed for obtaining sexual consent of another woman ‘by fraud’ 34
12:36 PM — An 18-year-old woman has been jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” because the victim thought she was male.
UK: Man jailed for killing gay teenager by setting his genitals on fire at party 131
10:51 AM — A man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for killing a gay teenager with Asperger syndrome by setting his genitals on fire.
21st March 2013
Kent: LGBT campaigners take part in Archbishop of Canterbury enthronement protest 6
6:19 PM — Several LGBT campaigners have taken part in a demonstration outside Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, amid the enthronement of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.
UK: Teenage TV actor denies male rape allegation and says girlfriend did not believe the pair were having a bisexual relationship
4:51 PM — A teenage TV actor from Surrey who allegedly raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, only took part in consensual sex, a court has heard.
UK: Government criticised for failing to mention LGBT youngsters in sex education report 4
3:51 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) says the government’s sex education review “makes no mention of sex education which addresses the needs of LGBT young people.”
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of challenge posed to Church by ‘stunning’ gay couples 51
1:25 PM — Ahead of his formal enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral later today, Archbishop Justin Welby has spoken of the "stunning" gay couples he knows, but says the Church will not back down from its anti-same-sex marriage stance.
Cornwall: Anti-gay Christian B&B couple claim they can legally turn away gay couples 113
1:20 PM — Two Christian guesthouse say they can now legally turn away unmarried straight and gay couples.
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell 28
11:34 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has agreed to meet with Peter Tatchell after the human rights campaigner urged him to support LGBT equality in an open letter.
Observer transphobic Julie Burchill article did not breach Editors’ Code of Practice says PCC 45
10:31 AM — A highly offensive article about the trans community which was written by Julie Burchill and published in the Observer did not breach the Editors’ Code of Practice, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
UK: Man charged in connection with the murder of gay socialite Roberto Troyan
11:35 AM — A man has been charged with the murder of a gay socialite who was found collapsed with head injuries at his central London home.
UK: Mother of murdered gay teen Michael Causer speaks to Stephen Fry for LGBT documentary 10
11:04 AM — Marie Causer, mother of gay teenager Michael Causer who was killed in 2008, has spoken to Stephen Fry for a documentary.
19th March 2013
London: Trans woman told to use New Look changing facilities ‘out of hours’ 22
6:33 PM — New Look has responded to claims that a trans woman was prevented from using the changing rooms at one of their London stores, then advised she should arrange to shop at the store "out of hours" in future.
London: LGBT mental health service Outcome faces uncertain future 4
2:09 PM — A charitable service in north London which supports LGBT people with mental health issues could be forced to close.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles: Birmingham Council shouldn’t ask about sexuality in its questionnaire on wheelie bins 22
12:49 PM — Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Birmingham Council for asking people to declare their sexuality in a survey about rubbish and wheelie bins.
Manchester: Man robbed and raped in city centre
11:55 AM — A 21-year-old man has been raped and robbed in Manchester's city centre, police have said.
UK: ‘TV actor sexually assaulted me to prove he was bisexual’ says teenager in court
10:56 AM — A teenage TV actor raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, a central London court has heard.