7th September 2012
Brighton Pride boss speaks of ‘disappointment’ at Alexandra Burke snub 14
10:39 AM — Pride Brighton and Hove director Trevor Edwards has told the Argus newspaper that the X Factor winner’s decision to pull out of last weekend’s event was “disappointing”.
Tories criticise government appointment of David Laws 32
10:21 AM — Nick Clegg has been accused of getting a “sixth” Lib Dem MP around the cabinet table after the London Evening Standard revealed it had been an “11th hour” fight to fully resurrect the political career of gay Lib Dem MP David Laws.
6th September 2012
Brighton: Mum’s pride at son who stood up to anti-gay ‘bigots’ 53
2:13 PM — A mother in Brighton has spoken of her admiration for her son after he was beaten up for fending off homophobic thugs.
5th September 2012
Tributes to Featherstone, but concern for UK equal marriage policy following reshuffle 19
6:20 PM — The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has paid tribute to Lynne Featherstone, the UK Government’s former equalities minister, who was moved from the post in yesterday’s reshuffle.
Questions over new UK equalities minister’s gay voting record 46
2:12 PM — Conservative MP for Basingstoke Maria Miller, who was appointed yesterday by David Cameron as culture secretary and has direct responsibility for the newly moved Government Equalities Office (GEO), is under the spotlight after a number of activists noted her questionable voting record on LGBT equality.
Brighton: AIDS memorial targeted during city’s pride weekend 19
11:28 AM — Brighton’s AIDS memorial was left in a sorry state after it was vandalised during the city’s recent gay pride festival.
UK Catholic Bishop says equal marriage is a ‘gathering storm’ for Christians 76
11:06 AM — The Bishop of Shrewsbury, Rt Rev Mark Davies, has launched another attack on the government’s plans to introduce equal marriage.
4th September 2012
Gay Lib Dem MP returns to government in cabinet reshuffle 51
2:41 PM — David Laws is returning to government as the children's minister after spending more than two years on the backbenches.
Fatboy Slim: Supporting equal marriage is a ‘no brainer’ and I talk about the issue with my son 10
10:01 AM — DJ Norman cook, otherwise known as Fatboy Slim, has launched a scathing attack on “reactionary, rightwing, homophobic idiots and religious zealots” for opposing plans to introduce marriage equality in the UK.
3rd September 2012
Cornwall: Catholic school fails to distance itself from anti-gay row 27
6:10 PM — St Michael’s Catholic free school in Truro is the UK’s first government-funded Catholic free secondary and in a recent meeting, a member of the public said the school would not teach gay “nonsense”.
Sussex Police: 40 arrests made during Brighton Pride 23
2:53 PM — Police have also defended their crowd tactics after complaints that they had "kettled" members of the LGBT campaign group, Queers Against the Cuts in Saturday's parade.
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.
Hertfordshire: HIV charity faces imminent closure due to council funding axe 71
9:36 AM — An HIV charity that serves west Hertfordshire could be forced to close its doors in a matter of weeks because it can no longer afford to stay in operation.
1st September 2012
Exclusive: Alexandra Burke shocks fans by ‘snubbing’ Brighton Pride 81
9:17 PM — X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has sensationally pulled out of performing at this year’s Brighton Pride event. The pop diva was due on stage at the Girls on Top tent at 6pm on Saturday, where thousands of revellers were eagerly waiting her arrival.
30th August 2012
New Government-funded Catholic faith school proudly announce they will not teach any gay ‘nonsense’ 116
1:06 PM — A newly-opened faith school in Cornwall has hit back at critics who they claim are seeking to "undermine" them for their anti-LGBT stance.
29th August 2012
Gay Met inspector claims he was pushed out of the force by ‘bullying’ 17
1:11 PM — A gay police inspector has claimed he was forced out of his role after being unlawfully arrested by allegedly homophobic special constables.
25th August 2012
In Photos: Manchester Pride 2012 112
5:24 PM — Manchester saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets to take part in the city's LGBT pride parade, part of a long weekend of celebrations in the Northern city.
24th August 2012
LGBT centre in Lancashire awarded £450,000 4
2:00 PM — An LGBT project in Lancashire has been awarded £450,000 by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
Manchester Pride to send message of solidarity to St Petersburg 13
11:14 AM — The thousands who attend Manchester Pride this weekend are being urged to use the event to send a message of solidarity to LGBT people in St Petersburg.
22nd August 2012
Vicar returns to parish and vows celibacy after being attacked by his lover 18
10:43 AM — A gay vicar who was scarred after being attacked by his lover has returned to work in his parish, vowing celibacy.