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England

  • 25th October 2011

    Weekend traffic ban for Manchester’s gay village 11

    The pedestrian zone will also be used for Pride festivals and special events

    2:50 PM — Traffic will be banned at weekends in Manchester's gay village to improve safety for revellers. Residents and local businesses have given their support to pedestrianise Sackville Street on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Man arrested after burns assault at Leicester gay pub 22

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    1:01 PM — A man has been arrested after two people were burned at a Leicester city centre gay pub. The incident happened at the Rainbow and Dove in Charles Street at around 12.40am this morning.

  • 24th October 2011

    Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38

    London will host WorldPride next year

    2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.

  • Christian housing manager demoted for Facebook comments on gay marriage 179

    Mr Smith now plans to sue

    11:44 AM — A Christian housing manager has been demoted for questioning gay religious marriage on his Facebook page. Adrian Smith, 54, who works at the Trafford Housing Trust, made the remarks on his private Facebook page.

  • 21st October 2011

    Teen jailed for minimum of 12 years for murdering gay pensioner 19

    Aiden Jackson was jailed for a minimum of 12 years

    2:52 PM — An 18-year-old has been jailed for murdering a 67-year-old gay Lincolnshire man. Aiden Jackson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years by a judge at Lincoln crown court for killing David Cowley in November last year.

  • 19th October 2011

    Gay couple’s home targeted in homophobic attack 27

    Police are treating the incident as an anti-gay attacl

    5:03 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a gay couple's Oxfordshire home was targeted by youths with an air gun. The couple, aged 45 and 39, were at their home in Chestnut Close at around 9pm last Wednesday when they heard a bang at the back of their home.

  • 17th October 2011

    Gay man jailed for homophobic attack 23

    Robert Jackson was jailed for the attack

    11:11 AM — A gay man has been jailed for breaking another gay man's jaw in two places in a homophobic attack. Maidstone crown court heard that Robert Jackson's attack was motivated by homophobia, despite being gay himself.

  • 7th October 2011

    Man jailed for setting his dog on woman in anti-gay attack 92

    Jason Boswell was jailed for six and a half months

    10:49 AM — A Manchester man has been jailed for six and a half months for setting his dog on a woman in a homophobic attack. Jason Boswell, of Dean Road, Gorton, set his Japanese Akita on Karen Wilson in an unprovoked attack while she and another woman were cycling on the Fallowfield Loop last July.

  • 4th October 2011

    Transgender woman tells of street abuse 28

    The court heard that Kim Oakland had suffered transphobic abuse

    5:56 PM — A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.

  • 29th September 2011

    Man, 18, convicted of murdering gay pensioner 48

    Aiden Jackson was found guilty of murder

    3:53 PM — An 18-year-old man has been convicted of murdering a gay pensioner. Aiden Jackson, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, faces a life sentence for the killing of 67-year-old David Cowley.

  • 28th September 2011

    Jury considers case of teen accused of murdering gay man

    The jury is considering a murder charge against Aiden Jackson

    1:16 PM — A jury in Lincolnshire is considering the case of a teenager accused of killing a gay man. Aiden Jackson, 18, denies murder but admits manslaughter and claims he attacked 67-year-old David Cowley because he was "disgusted" by the older man's sexual advances.

  • 26th September 2011

    Christian street preacher told gay couple to ‘burn in hell’

    Michael Overd denies shouting abuse at the couple

    10:42 AM — A Christian street preacher has appeared in court charged with verbally abusing a gay couple. Michael Overd, 47, from Creech St Michael in Somerset, allegedly told the men that they were "evil" and would "burn in hell".

  • 22nd September 2011

    Men jailed for attacking and robbing gay victim

    The pair were sentenced to eight and five years in jail

    1:55 PM — Two men from Melton, Leicestershire, have been jailed for attacking and robbing a gay man. Andrew Davis, 42, and Jonathan Huckerby, 21, were jailed for eight and five years respectively for inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and theft.

  • 21st September 2011

    Teen says he killed gay man because he came on to him

    The case continues

    11:30 AM — A Lincolnshire teenager accused of murdering a pensioner says he lashed out because the older man came on to him. Aiden Jackson, is accused of murdering David Cowley, 67, at Sleaford Rail Station in November last year.

  • 20th September 2011

    Gay policeman and former Mr Gay UK cleared of all charges 49

    Mark Carter was cleared of all the charges against him

    10:57 AM — A gay policeman who won Mr Gay UK has had the last of a series of charges against him dropped. PC Mark Carter, from Birkenshaw, was cleared in June of three counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.

  • 3rd September 2011

    Former police chief Brian Paddick wins Lib Dem nomination for Mayor of London 48

    Brian Paddick will be the Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London

    12:42 AM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior out gay police officer in Britain, has won the race for the Liberal Democrats nomination for the Mayor of London. Mr Paddick, came third in the 2008 Mayoral contest and less than a year ago told PinkNews.co.uk that he would not stand for Mayor again.

  • 31st August 2011

    Burnley Pride postponed until 2012 4

    Burnley Pride will take place next year (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    2:39 PM — East Lancashire's first gay Pride festival has been postponed until next year. Organisers of Burnley Pride said it had been "too adventurous" to plan the event in time for September.

  • Teenager ‘murdered gay man after promising him sex’

    The court heard that the teenager planned to kill or injure David Cowley

    11:44 AM — A 17-year-old Lincolnshire boy has been accused of murdering a 67-year-old man after arranging to have sex with him. The teenager is said to have punched, kicked and suffocated the older man.

  • 18th August 2011

    Keighley man jailed for horrific attack on lesbian couple 57

    Adrian Feather was jailed for the attack

    10:09 AM — A 22-year-old man from Keighley, West Yorkshire, has been jailed for six and a half years for a vicious attack on a lesbian couple. Adrian Feather was said to have borne a grudge against Verona Benson and Tracey Williams after an incident in a pub.

  • 17th August 2011

    Woman accused of anti-gay attack showed jurors gay pride tattoo 17

    The defendant showed jurors a rainbow tattoo (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    5:34 PM — A woman accused of a homophobic attack showed jurors a picture of a rainbow tattoo on her bottom to prove she is not anti-gay. Lauren Proverbs, 21, of Borehamwood, was found not guilty of actual bodily harm over an incident in a takeaway in January.

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