11th December 2009
National Front places homophobic stickers around Manchester’s gay village 63
5:36 PM — The extreme-right group National Front has been accused of placing homophobic stickers around the Canal Street area of Manchester. The stickers began appearing several weeks ago in the popular gay village.
4th December 2009
Brighton gay man suffocated in sex act 8
2:21 PM — A Brighton man died during auto-erotic asphyxiation, an inquest heard this week. Stuart Leonard, 35, was found dead in August under a tree at Dukes Mound, a local cruising spot.
30th November 2009
Liverpool police release CCTV images of boys wanted for homophobic assault 15
11:57 AM — Merseyside Police have released CCTV images of four teenage boys wanted in connection with a homophobic assault on a gay student. The 19-year-old was attacked on Wednesday, November 18th on Lord Street near James Street Station.
26th November 2009
Manchester event to honour gay mathematician Alan Turing 13
2:47 PM — Manchester city council is holding an event to honour Alan Turing, the gay mathematician who is hailed as one of the founders of computer science.
Straight civil partnership couple’s MP to raise issue in parliament 41
11:47 AM — The local MP of a straight couple who are fighting to get a civil partnership has said she is supporting them and will raise the issue in parliament. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 25 and of Holloway, London, were turned away from Islington's registry office on Tuesday.
24th November 2009
Man jailed for blackmailing gay cruisers 14
10:26 AM — A man who admitted blackmailing men meeting for sex has been jailed for three and a half years. Lee Creamer, 26, admitted extorting hundreds of pounds out of three men who were fearful their families would find out about their activities.
18th November 2009
Thief robs gay men in Brighton 4
3:25 PM — Police have appealed for information to help catch a thief who befriends gay men in order to steal from them. Two men have reported having their possessions stolen by him after they invited him home.
Gay man killed by sparring partner he paid to fight him
11:10 AM — A gay businessman died after being beaten by a man he paid to fight for sexual thrills, a court heard yesterday. Colin Butler, 49, suffered fractures to his head, neck and ribs.
17th November 2009
Gay policeman James Parkes expected to return to work soon 2
3:10 PM — James Parkes, the gay trainee policeman who was beaten in a homophobic attack, is expected to return to work in a matter of weeks. He has been recovering from his injuries.
16th November 2009
Archbishop of Liverpool commended for support of gay vigil 26
1:45 PM — Archbishop of Liverpool Patrick Kelly has been commended for showing support to a vigil held against homophobic hatred. He cited the thousands of people who "said no to hatred".
10th November 2009
Liverpool hosts first gay Pride festival in over a decade 8
1:34 PM — The city of Liverpool will host its first Pride festival in more than ten years, it has been announced. The date for Liverpool Pride 2010 will be August 7th, a date organisers say will not clash with any other gay festivals.
9th November 2009
Support for traffic-free gay village in Manchester
5:07 PM — A preliminary survey of people using Manchester's gay village has found overwhelming support for plans to pedestrianise the area on Friday and Saturday nights.
5th November 2009
New gay website will serve the south west of England 8
5:38 PM — A new website has been launched to connect lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the south west of England. LGBTcollective.org.uk will serve people living in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
4th November 2009
Gay man attacked in Ilford, London 36
11:55 AM — A gay man in his fifties was the victim of a homophobic attack in Ilford, east London, on Saturday. Two 18-year old men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are being held in custody.
2nd November 2009
1,500 turn out in Liverpool to support vigil for gay policeman 12
11:38 AM — More than 1,500 people attended a vigil last night in Liverpool for James Parkes, the gay trainee policeman who was attacked by a homophobic gang last weekend.
30th October 2009
Boris Johnson meets with police chief to discuss the rise in homophobic crime 19
3:53 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson has sought assurances from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner that everything is being done to tackle the problem of homophobic attacks in the capital.
PE teacher resigns over gay porn photo shoot 23
1:49 PM — A PE teacher who was suspended earlier this year over a gay porn photo shoot has resigned. Sam Handley was suspended from Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone in September when explicit photographs of him intended for a gay porn site were circulated by pupils.
29th October 2009
Man admits blackmailing cruisers meeting for sex 15
5:30 PM — A Portsmouth man has admitted posing as a police officer to blackmail men meeting for gay sex. Lee Creamer, 26, admitted extorting hundreds of pounds out of three men who were fearful their families would find out about their activities.
Gay Halloween party supports Elton John’s AIDS Foundation
2:01 PM — Wilton's - the world's oldest surviving music hall - will play host to an exclusive Halloween party for gay professionals on Saturday night.
27th October 2009
Vigil to be held for gay trainee policeman beaten in Liverpool 17
6:39 PM — A vigil is to be held in Liverpool this Sunday for James Parkes, the trainee police officer who was beaten by a gang of up to 20 youths last weekend. His parents have spoken of their disbelief he was attacked for doing nothing wrong.