9th October 2012
X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan wanted to be a boy called ‘Max’, says mum 4
5:56 PM — The mother of Lucy Spraggan, the lesbian X Factor contender, has revealed that the singer wore boxers and asked to be called “Max” when she was at primary school.
UK: National AIDS Trust celebrates 25th anniversary with special video 38
12:39 PM — The UK’s National AIDS Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with a new campaign film.
UK: Christian Labour MP changes his mind and backs equal marriage 16
11:54 AM — The Labour MP for Huddersfield Barry Sheerman has said he now supports equal marriage rights for same-sex couples after previously being “unsure”.
David Cameron determined to press ahead with equal marriage 39
11:29 AM — Despite Monday’s high-profile anti-equal marriage protest against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference, Prime Minister David Cameron remains determined to press ahead with marriage reform.
8th October 2012
UK: Essex Gay couple in car flood terror 33
9:50 PM — A gay couple have said they thought they were going to die after their 4x4 was hit by a "tidal wave" of flood water.
UK: Lord Carey criticised for anti-equal marriage ‘Nazi’ remarks 59
7:57 PM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey for making another outspoken attack on equal marriage.
London: Hate crime memorial to take place at St Paul’s 7
6:26 PM — An act of remembrance for all of those affected by hate crime will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London this Saturday.
Comment: It’s vital to lobby MPs over equal marriage 36
1:52 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory says it’s vital that the LGBT community continues to press the case for marriage equality among all parliamentarians.
UK: Anti-equal marriage rally takes place at Tory conference 111
12:23 PM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, has taken place against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference.
7th October 2012
Sandi Toksvig: I was groped on air during the 1980s by a ‘famous individual’ 42
3:28 PM — Gay comedian Sandi Toksvig, one of the country’s most prominent radio and TV stars, has told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that she was groped while broadcasting in the early 1980s.
5th October 2012
London: Gay Games fundraiser launched 10
9:52 PM — A massive drive to secure funding for London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018 is now underway.
UK: Anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US, says High Court 59
4:19 PM — The High Court has ruled radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can now be extradited immediately to the US to face terror charges.
Stephen Fry attacks Church ‘extremists’ who oppose marriage equality in @Out4Marriage video 41
12:08 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the government to allow faith groups to provide marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples, in a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria 19
11:25 AM — Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.
4th October 2012
London: LGBT community urged to try out basketball 3
9:07 PM — Want to shoot some hoops? Not sure who to play with? Why not come along then to one of London Knight’s (formerly London Cruisers) gay men’s basketball training sessions and try it out! Rory Desch profiles one of its members.
UK: Journalist welcomes BACP decision to strike off anti-gay therapist 5
8:35 PM — Lesley Pilkington, the Christian psychotherapist who was found to be providing gay conversion therapy, has finally been struck off by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Labour MEP Michael Cashman to stand down in 2014 13
4:28 PM — Michael Cashman, the gay Labour MEP for the West Midlands, has confirmed that he will quit as a member of the European Parliament at the next European Election in 2014.
Manchester: Funeral takes place for lesbian police officer
10:33 AM — The funeral of PC Fiona Bone has taken place at Manchester Cathedral.
3rd October 2012
Comment: The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring 28
9:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, David Skelton, the deputy director of the influential Policy Exchange think-tank argues that discussion on LGBT issues should avoid descending into “party political tribalism”.
Comment: Some Tories are Gay Get Over It! 190
9:47 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt hits back at the recent criticism of her party.