2nd August 2013
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
Manchester Council calls on Russia’s St Petersburg to drop anti-gay laws 23
11:51 AM — Manchester City Council is urging the Russian city of St Petersburg to drop its homophobic censorship laws.
1st August 2013
Brighton: Paedophile who worked as a drag queen jailed for 26 months
6:41 PM — A paedophile who worked as a drag queen in Brighton has been jailed for arranging to have sex with a father and his two young children.
Gay Essex dads to sue church over gay wedding ban 286
5:43 PM — Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they still intend to start legal proceedings so they can get married in church.
UK: Charity warns ‘web filtering will harm LGBT young people and vulnerable adults’ 12
1:32 PM — An LGBT domestic violence charity has called on the government to reconsider proposals for default web blocking.
Gay former Met police commander Brian Paddick to become Lib Dem peer 23
12:33 PM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior openly gay police officer in Britain and the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election in 2008 and 2012, has been made a peer.
31st July 2013
Liverpool FC bans staff from using anti-gay slurs 1
5:30 PM — Liverpool Football Club has issued a new set of rules to its workers banning the use of "unacceptable" words and phrases such as "faggot", "fairy", and "that's gay".
Ministry of Defence LGBT Network: Biphobia and transphobia are ‘new frontiers’ for workplace equality 2
4:28 PM — A Human Resources professional for the Ministry of Defence LGBT Network has said that although workplace equality has come a long way since the ban of gay people in the military, ‘B’ and ‘T’ still represent significant hurdles for full LGBT acceptance.
Millivres Prowler Group launches new gay charities partnership 57
1:06 PM — Millivres Prowler Group (MPG), one of the largest gay businesses in Europe, has launched a strategic partnership with charities linked to the gay community.
30th July 2013
Comment: When religious rights and LGBT rights conflict over equal marriage 28
6:11 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Powell says the campaign for equal marriage has brought out some of the worst examples of religious homophobia.
Peter Tatchell: Pope Francis still presides over homophobia despite saying he won’t judge gay people 12
12:41 PM — Pope Francis has offered a "change of tone" on gay people "but not a change in substance," says Peter Tatchell.
Owen Jones: Cameron was courageous on equal marriage but it could have happened under Labour 43
11:39 AM — In an exclusive PinkNews interview, gay columnist Owen Jones praises David Cameron’s “courage” on equal marriage, claims the reform would have happened under Labour, and delivers some tough words to Ed Miliband on Labour's communication strategy.
Harry Styles: ‘I’m pretty sure I’m not bisexual’ 35
10:39 AM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has addressed rumours he's more than just friends with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.
29th July 2013
London: Attitude Editor Matthew Todd to chair Southbank debate on LGBT drug use 25
4:32 PM — The editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd will chair a debate about drug use in the LGBT community at London’s Southbank Centre next month.
Police launch drugs crackdown ahead of Brighton Pride
3:07 PM — Three men were arrested last week in Brighton as part of a crack-down on drug dealers by Sussex Police in the run up to Saturday's Pride festival.
Bishop of Shrewsbury: Marriage will remain as a union between man and woman in the eyes of Christianity 84
11:57 AM — The Bishop of Shrewsbury says the recent signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales doesn’t change Christian teaching on marriage and sexual morality.
26th July 2013
London: Two men arrested over homophobic assault onboard train
5:41 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with a homophobic incident onboard a train travelling through south-east London.
Andrew Garfield: Gay Spider-Man is ‘just not going to work’ 25
5:31 PM — British actor Andrew Garfield has revisited his stance on introducing a gay Peter Parker in the forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and said "it's just not going to work."
John Barrowman received ‘vile’ online abuse over his marriage 54
4:49 PM — John Barrowman was bombarded with homophobic messages after he shared the news of his surprise wedding with Scott Gill earlier this month.
Microsoft and Google join forces to launch LGBT geeks forum 4
3:47 PM — Some of the biggest names in technology joined forces last night to launch InterTech, the new LGBT group for those working in the technology industry.