12th September 2012
Exclusive: Nick Clegg dismisses ‘bigot’ row and defends reshuffle changes 35
1:20 AM — Nick Clegg is rejecting claims he was prepared to brand opponents of equal marriage “bigots” at a reception for the LGBT community. In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk the deputy PM also defended changes to the Government Equalities Office and the new Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
10th September 2012
London: Gays urged to ‘come’ Out to Swim 25
4:18 PM — After a summer of Olympic sporting fever, the capital’s LGBT community is being urged to hit the pool. Out to Swim’s Rory Desch shares the experience of one of its members, Micke Masood, who’s found a whole new lease of life with the gay amateur swim club.
7th September 2012
Culture Secretary Maria Miller appeals for dialogue with gay community 70
7:25 PM — The UK’s new culture secretary, who was controversially given the responsibility of looking after the Government Equalities Office in this week’s reshuffle, is keen to begin discussions with LGBT organisations.
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
3rd September 2012
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.
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.
28th August 2012
Danish Prime Minister denies fresh rumours that her husband is gay 30
12:16 PM — Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has again dismissed claims about the sexuality of her husband, the son of Neil Kinnock.
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.
21st August 2012
In Photos: UK Black Pride 2012 13
5:30 PM — The seventh annual UK Black Pride took place last weekend at London's Ministry of Sound in Elephant & Castle. Pinknews.co.uk was there to snap all the action in the glorious sunshine.
Pro-life group say marriage equality could lead to an increase in abortions 159
2:08 PM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a pro-life and anti-LGBT group, have issued a flyer urging people to write to their MP in protest at the government's plans for marriage equality because they believe it to be a threat to unborn children.
20th August 2012
Poll suggests churchgoers less likely to vote Tory in light of PM’s support for marriage equality 34
2:23 PM — A new poll suggests that many churchgoers in the UK are increasingly unlikely to vote Tory owing to David Cameron's promise to legalise marriage equality prior to the next election.
Video: Boris Johnson comes @Out4Marriage and says marriage is a ‘happy state’ 53
1:31 PM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has become the most high-profile Tory in the country to release a video message in support of the global campaign for equal marriage.
18th August 2012
Radio 1’s Grimmy confirms he’s gay and would like to date Frank Ocean 64
2:12 PM — Nick Grimshaw, the new host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show, has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in an in-depth interview to the Guardian newspaper.
17th August 2012
Pressure piles on Boris over @Out4Marriage video promise 35
7:27 AM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to honour a commitment to record an Out4Marriage video after London Assembly Member Tom Copley submitted a formal question.
15th August 2012
George Michael defends London 2012 song choice and tells critics to f*** off! 51
8:20 PM — George Michael has hit back at criticism that he cashed in on the Olympics by using the closing ceremony to promote his new single White Light.
14th August 2012
Writer of Arthurian fantasy series subjected to homophobic reviews 34
10:40 AM — The work of author Sarah Luddington has been subjected to homophobic abuse via online reviews of her Arthurian fantasy series, The Knights of Camelot, in which the hero is bisexual.
13th August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban 20
5:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
Freddie Mercury’s hologram ‘duets’ with Jessie J at Olympics closing ceremony 22
12:37 PM — The hundreds of millions of viewers who tuned in to view the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony last night witnessed huge images of Freddie Mercury recreating his famous 1985 Live Aid appearance projected onto the main stage.
Ten out gay Olympians win gold at London 2012 Games 14
11:12 AM — Ten openly LGBT Olympians have taken home gold from the London 2012 Games. If they were a team, they would have tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals.
12th August 2012
Equalities Office to look into Boris Johnson’s @Out4Marriage video pledge 59
11:29 PM — After months of failing to produce a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s inaction is now being looked into by the UK Government’s Equalities Office.