27th March 2013
Lancashire: Inquest opened into death of Lucy Meadows 4
2:09 PM — An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Lucy Meadows, a teacher and trans woman in Lancashire.
Oxford’s Trinity College criticised for hosting conference by anti-gay Christian Concern 21
1:04 PM — Oxford’s Trinity College has been criticised for agreeing to host a conference organised by the anti-gay group Christian Concern.
Comedian Julian Clary: ‘A boy set fire to me on a bus’ 10
11:21 AM — Comedian Julian Clary has revealed he was once set on fire for being gay by a school bully.
Lib Dems’ LGBT group urges for better training of Home Office LGBT asylum caseworkers
10:59 AM — In the wake of the government’s decision to abolish the UK Border Agency, the Lib Dems’ LGBT group says LGBT asylum cases need to be handled better by officials.
26th March 2013
UK Black Pride announces partnership with Pride in London 34
6:52 PM — UK Black Pride has announced that it will feature in the capital’s main gay festival for the first time on Saturday 29 June.
UK: Two Hertfordshire teens admit homophobic abuse of man on bus 12
6:05 PM — Two teenage boys from Hertfordshire, who assaulted a man on a bus multiple times, have been told they must pay £235 as a punishment.
Boris Johnson: I was wrong to make up a quote about King Edward II and his gay lover Piers Gaveston 13
5:21 PM — Boris Johnson has spoken of his regret on concocting a quote about King Edward II and the monarch’s gay lover, when he was a junior reporter at the Times.
Theresa May announces scrapping of ‘defensive’ and ‘secretive’ UK Border Agency 10
3:57 PM — A government agency that has repeatedly been accused of deporting LGBT asylum seekers is to be scrapped and split in two, Theresa May has confirmed.
UK: Male teenage TV actor cleared of sexually assaulting 14-year-old boy
2:44 PM — A male teenage TV actor from Surrey has been cleared of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Comment: The Lucy Meadows bandwagon 54
1:59 PM — In the wake of Lucy Meadows’ death, Paul Canning casts a spotlight on several online petitions that are now calling for the sacking of the Daily Mail’s columnist Richard Littlejohn.
London: Hundreds gather outside Daily Mail offices to remember Lucy Meadows 1
1:08 PM — Up to 300 members of the trans community and supporters gathered outside the Daily Mail offices in central London on Monday evening to hold a candlelit vigil for Lucy Meadows.
Press Complaints Commission receives complaints over Daily Mail Lucy Meadows article 14
11:09 AM — The Press Complaints Commission says it has received a number of complaints about Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote a controversial article about a transgender teacher.
25th March 2013
Amelia Lily to headline Northern Pride 6
6:39 PM — Amelia Lily has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Northern Pride in Newcastle, along with 80s artist Toyah.
UK: Backbench Tories call for same-sex marriage referendum 54
2:32 PM — It's emerged that earlier this month Conservative MPs Tim Loughton and David Burrowes called for a same-sex marriage referendum to be held on the same day as the 2015 general election.
Ian McKellen: ‘Cruel’ religious leaders to blame for LGBT teens being thrown out of homes 18
12:49 PM — While hosting an LGBT event over the weekend, actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke of the damaging effect hate speech can have on the lives of vulnerable people and said "cruel" religious leaders should feel responsible for gay teens living on the streets.
UK: Attorney general asked to review ‘unduly lenient sentence’ for the killing of gay teenager Steven Simpson 28
12:26 PM — The attorney general has been asked to review a decision of a judge to hand down a three and a half year sentence for the killing of a gay teenager who was burnt to death.
100,000 sign petition for sacking of Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn over Lucy Meadows article 39
11:35 AM — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the sacking of Richard Littlejohn, the Daily Mail columnist who wrote an offensive article about a transgender teacher.
Vigil to take place outside Daily Mail offices in memory of Lucy Meadows as pressure intensifies on paper 7
11:08 AM — Campaigners plan to stage a candle-lit vigil outside the offices of the Daily Mail at 6pm in memory of Lucy Meadows, a trans woman and teacher who died last week.
UK: Trafalgar Square protest speech claims same-sex marriage will lead to ‘colonialism again’ 70
12:24 AM — Anglican Mainstream's Chris Sugden, speaking at Sunday's anti-equal marriage protest in Trafalgar Square, claimed legalisation of same-sex marriage would lead to 'colonialism'.
24th March 2013
Hundreds of pro and anti same-sex marriage campaigners protest at Trafalgar Square 71
4:24 PM — Hundreds of pro and anti equal marriage campaigners have met in a noisy protest at Trafalgar Square in central London that is still ongoing.