29th September 2010
Gay campaigner Peter Tatchell honoured with blue plaque 38
2:12 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was honoured with a blue plaque outside his home in south London today. A large crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the plaque in Southwark and actor Sir Ian McKellen spoke at the ceremony.
27th September 2010
George Michael branded a hermit and Jeremy Kyle fan by fellow prisoners 5
1:36 PM — Gay pop star George Michael has according to reports begun to behave like a hermit during his jail sentence at Pentonville Prison in North London.
25th September 2010
Brian Paddick won’t run for London mayor 4
11:08 AM — Former London mayoral hopeful Brian Paddick has said he won't run for London mayor in 2012. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain was the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote behind winner Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone.
24th September 2010
Ken Livingstone backed by Labour to become London mayor in 2012 13
11:09 AM — Ken Livingstone has won the Labour nomination for London mayor in the 2012 election. He defeated rival Oona King with 68.8 per cent of the vote.
23rd September 2010
Interview: London Fashion Week DJ Kris Di Angelis 1
4:20 PM — DJ/producer and resident at some of the best gay (and straight) nights that London has to offer, Kris Di Angelis is a home-grown talent and scene favourite who always gets the crowd dancing and smiling with his superb mix of upbeat old and new music – with everything from classic disco to rare online remixes.
19th September 2010
Video: 20,000 protest over Pope Benedict XVI’s views on homosexuality and the spread of HIV/ AIDS 34
1:30 AM — Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in central London on Saturday with banners and blown-up condoms, angered at the Pope's response to the child abuse scandal, his homophobic comments about gay relationships and his claims that condoms spread rather than prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.
17th September 2010
Half-naked male models greet Pope’s visit to Twickenham 70
1:44 PM — Pope Benedict XVI visited Twickenham, west London, as part of his tour of the UK today. The models, hired by Gaydar, stood alongside protesters from Richmond LGBT Forum and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell.
16th September 2010
Ken Livingstone promises new gay rights measures if elected London mayor 9
1:50 PM — London mayoral hopeful Ken Livingstone has promised that if elected in 2012, he will appoint a LGBT advisory board and hold an annual Pride reception. He also criticised Boris Johnson for "downgrading" equality projects.
London clinic warns of ‘party drug’ addiction among gay men 10
12:11 PM — A London clinic set up to treat addiction to 'party drugs' says the majority of its patients are young gay men. Dr James Bell, head of the Party Drugs Clinic at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said most of his clinic's patients were "young, well-educated, professional gay men".
14th September 2010
March to protest against Pope’s visit will be held this weekend 9
11:16 AM — Hundreds of people are expected to join a march protesting against the Pope's visit to the UK in central London this Saturday. The Pontiff arrives in the UK on Thursday for a four-day visit and the march has been organised by campaigners angry at state funding of the trip.
13th September 2010
Gay ex-police chief Brian Paddick to launch judicial review into police handling of phone hacks 3
11:39 PM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior openly gay police officer in Britain, has begun the process to initiate judicial review proceedings over the decision by the Metropolitan Police not to inform him that his privacy may have been compromised during the newspaper phone hacking scandal.
10th September 2010
New LGBT London club night claims it will offer cheap drinks and a social purpose 23
2:49 PM — A new LGBT club in London will be a night out with a difference, organisers say. QueerlyOut, aimed at 18-30-year-olds, launches on October 7th and promises drinks priced from 99p as well as a range of support services such as sexual health and housing advice.
7th September 2010
Iconic soho gay pub acquired by chain 2
5:02 PM — The South East pub operator Faucet Inns has acquired one of London’s most iconic gay pubs, Compton's, in London’s Soho district.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
1st September 2010
Gay man attacked in West Dulwich 3
9:47 AM — A gay man was verbally abused and pushed to the ground in a homophobic attack in West Dulwich, south-east London.
Guns and Roses star Axl Rose parties at London gay club run by former MP’s son 3
12:55 AM — Guns and Roses front man Axl Rose is reported to have partied at an exclusive London gay club night run by a former Conservative MP's son after his band's disastrous performance at the Reading Festival.
31st August 2010
Big turnout for Gay Sports Day Bank Holiday fundraiser in London 2
4:47 PM — A Gay Sports day organised by GMFA, the gay men's health charity, was held in Vauxhall, south-west London yesterday, or order to help raise essential funds for gay men’s health and the local community.
27th August 2010
South London newspaper News Shopper rewards anti-gay letter with a prize 78
2:05 PM — News Shopper, a south London newspaper, has awarded one of their readers with a prize for an anti-gay missive, which was published as their "Star Letter".
Police investigate possibility that murdered British spy may have died at hands of gay lover 12
12:51 PM — The private life of Gareth Williams, the British MI6 operative found dead in his Pimlico apartment in London this week, is currently being investigated by detectives who are attempting to discover whether he was murdered by a male lover.
25th August 2010
Gay men ‘continue to top list’ in contracting STIs 14
10:25 AM — Figures released by the Health protection Agency (HPA) this morning have shown that the state of sexual health among the UK population is poor, with STI rates reaching record levels. The figures have also revealed that gay men are of partcular concern.