17th January 2014
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
10th January 2014
Met Police to patrol Redbridge cruising spots in bid to reduce hate crime 3
2:37 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service has launched a crackdown against homophobic crime in a north London borough by patrolling public areas used for sex.
8th January 2014
Uganda’s central London High Commission faces protest over anti-gay law 1
2:33 PM — A protest has taken place outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London amid fears the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill could soon become law.
2nd January 2014
Vicar tells Church of England to ‘Keep calm and support equal marriage’ 9
11:04 AM — A north London vicar has condemned the Church of England for its “unacceptable” opposition to equal marriage by using an iconic slogan.
30th December 2013
Ugandan central London High Commission to face protest over anti-gay law 3
2:28 PM — A protest is due to take place on 8 January outside the Ugandan High Commission in London's Trafalgar Square, over the Ugandan Parliament's decision to pass its Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
19th December 2013
TalkTalk apologises for blocking access to LGBT charity website by incorrectly labelling it as porn 4
5:33 PM — TalkTalk has apologised for blocking access to the website of London Friend, after the internet service provider incorrectly classified the LGBT charity's site as “pornographic”.
TalkTalk blocks access to LGBT website by incorrectly classifying it as ‘pornographic’ 9
3:21 PM — LGBT charity London Friend says access to its website has been blocked by the internet service provider Talk Talk because it has incorrectly been classified as "pornographic".
18th December 2013
Lib Dem equal marriage critic Simon Hughes appointed Minister for Justice 18
3:19 PM — Former deputy Lib Dem leader Simon Hughes is to join the government as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.
16th December 2013
London: Council reject police proposal for gay pub to close earlier 6
6:42 PM — Councillors in east London have rejected a police request for a reduction in the opening hours of a popular gay bar.
13th December 2013
London: Anti-gay lecturer had ‘no formal qualifications’, claims ex-colleague 16
6:33 PM — Fresh allegations have been made against a senior lecturer at one of London’s biggest colleges who was suspended last month after audio emerged of him comparing gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan.
11th December 2013
London: Law firm challenges visa refusal for civil partner of British national 6
1:31 PM — A law firm has said the UK Border Agency made a mistake in refusing right to remain to their client from the Philippines, who is in a civil partnership with a
10th December 2013
Chair of Pride in London says 2013 festival ‘made a slight loss’ 4
2:58 PM — The chairman of London LGBT+ Community Pride has revealed that this year's event "almost broke even" but no money was given to charity.
Core Issues Trust calls on Court of Appeal to rule against Transport for London’s ban on anti-gay ads 23
2:21 PM — The Court of Appeal has begun hearing the case of Christian charity prevented from advertising anti-gay posters on 24 buses in London.
6th December 2013
Date and theme of Pride in London 2014 announced 1
3:41 PM — London LGBT+ Community Pride has confirmed that the Pride in London Parade 2014 will take place on Saturday 28 June and the theme will be "Freedom to ..."
5th December 2013
Baroness Warsi to give LGBT rights lecture on World Human Rights Day 25
4:03 PM — Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi is set to give a key note speech on LGBT rights as part of next week’s World Human Rights Day.
Ofsted condemn north London school for failing to take anti-gay bullying ‘seriously’ 5
1:17 PM — The board of governors at a north London school have stepped down following damning criticism by Ofsted that staff failed to deal sufficiently with homophobic and racist bullying.
3rd December 2013
London: Police investigate homophobic posters targeting gay former Lib Dem councillor 3
3:13 PM — Police are investigating a “smear” campaign against a gay former east London councillor after posters accusing him of paedophilia were put up near his home.
2nd December 2013
Gay ‘cure’ conference to be staged in London 28
7:17 PM — Two Christian groups which supports the ‘ex-gay movement’ are due to hold a conference in London next month advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
29th November 2013
Peter Tatchell: Newham College seems to have ignored concerns about anti-gay lecturer Mark Walcott 10
3:14 PM — An east London college has been accused of failing to address staff concerns regarding a senior arts lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he held “prejudices about people who are homosexual”.
28th November 2013
London: College Principal steps aside after lecturer revealed to be extreme homophobe 9
2:26 PM — The Principal of Newham College, Denise Brown-Sackey, has stepped aside from her post following revelations that a senior lecturer compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan.