17th October 2012
Lynne Featherstone wins Attitude’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award 4
6:44 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been named “Politician of the Year” at last night’s awards ceremony by Attitude magazine in central London.
UK: National AIDS Trust criticises government over HIV strategy 57
12:40 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has accused the Department of Health of failing to renew its sexual health and HIV strategy for England, two years after it came to an end.
15th October 2012
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage 32
7:13 PM — Actor and theatre director Simon Callow believes the recent outbursts of Lord Carey and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe on the subject of equal marriage illustrates how the two are living in the past.
UK: Transgender ex-Broadmoor patient talks of Jimmy Saville abuse 37
12:38 PM — A transgender man, who was a former patient of Broadmoor Hospital, has spoken of being sexually abused by the veteran entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile.
12th October 2012
Derren Brown’s ex-cleaner jailed for theft 4
1:49 PM — Derren Brown's former cleaner has been jailed for 16 months for stealing blank cheques from the TV magician's home which were cashed in at more than £33,000.
11th October 2012
Comment: ‘Tory support for gay rights is a victory for Labour’ 40
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s London Assembly Member Tom Copley, responds to Ben Howlett’s claims that the Labour Party has lost its LGBT crown.
Comment: ‘Conservatives are the true party of equality’ 53
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Ben Howlett, the chairman of Conservative Future claims his party now eclipses Labour when it comes to LGBT equality.
UK: Newspaper libel defeat for Elton John 6
2:10 PM — Sir Elton John was not libelled by the Times newspaper in a series of articles about tax avoidance, the High Court has ruled.
10th October 2012
David Walliams: Gay rumours will always follow Simon Cowell 13
5:18 PM — Little Britain star David Walliams says rumours about X Factor mogul Simon Cowell’s sexuality will always surround him – even though he says he is straight.
Boris Johnson: “Why on earth would we deny marriage to anyone?” 48
2:26 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched another robust defence of the government’s policy on equal marriage.
Attitude editor praises Will Young for talking about ‘gay shame’ 19
1:07 PM — Matthew Todd, the editor of Attitude magazine, has praised Will Young for talking openly about his problems of embracing his sexuality.
UK: Serial killer Peter Moore launches new appeal
11:32 AM — Serial killer Peter Moore, who murdered several gay men in 1995, is to appeal his life sentence at the Court of Appeal in London.
8th October 2012
London: Hate crime memorial to take place at St Paul’s 7
6:26 PM — An act of remembrance for all of those affected by hate crime will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London this Saturday.
7th October 2012
Sandi Toksvig: I was groped on air during the 1980s by a ‘famous individual’ 42
3:28 PM — Gay comedian Sandi Toksvig, one of the country’s most prominent radio and TV stars, has told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that she was groped while broadcasting in the early 1980s.
5th October 2012
London: Gay Games fundraiser launched 10
9:52 PM — A massive drive to secure funding for London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018 is now underway.
UK: Anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US, says High Court 59
4:19 PM — The High Court has ruled radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can now be extradited immediately to the US to face terror charges.
Stephen Fry attacks Church ‘extremists’ who oppose marriage equality in @Out4Marriage video 41
12:08 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the government to allow faith groups to provide marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples, in a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria 19
11:25 AM — Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.
4th October 2012
London: LGBT community urged to try out basketball 3
9:07 PM — Want to shoot some hoops? Not sure who to play with? Why not come along then to one of London Knight’s (formerly London Cruisers) gay men’s basketball training sessions and try it out! Rory Desch profiles one of its members.
UK: Journalist welcomes BACP decision to strike off anti-gay therapist 5
8:35 PM — Lesley Pilkington, the Christian psychotherapist who was found to be providing gay conversion therapy, has finally been struck off by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).