17 January 2013
Greater London Authority fails to make Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for fourth year running
An awards ceremony on Wednesday night revealed that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has failed to make the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running.
16 January 2013
London: Islington and Camden to host UK’s ‘biggest’ LGBT History Month celebrations
Organisers in the London boroughs of Islington and Camden say February’s programme of events for LGBT History Month will be the largest in the UK.
15 January 2013
Government to remove ban on issuing insults
A Lords amendment proposing to drop "insulting" behaviour from Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which has been used by lawyers to prosecute both homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners, has won government approval.
14 January 2013
Tory ‘love cheat’ MP says same-sex marriage makes it ‘difficult to promote Christian values’
Conservative MP Bob Blackman, who previously had an affair behind his wife’s back for 11 years, says legalising equal marriage would make it “difficult to promote Christian values in parliament.”
11 January 2013
London: Rise of sexually transmitted infections on gay scene linked to crystal meth
A report in the Lancet shows use of crystal methamphetamine is on the rise in London's gay scene, with gay men at greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections as a result.
10 January 2013
London: Gay couple denied entry to bar despite being told ‘couples-only’
Two gay men have claimed they were denied entry to a bar in south-west London, because they were the wrong type of couple.
9 January 2013
Alice Arnold: I want to get married to my civil partner Clare Balding
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says she is determined to turn her civil partnership into a marriage.
7 January 2013
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council
Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.
7 January 2013
Gaydar announces closure of flagship Soho bar
Just days after shutting its radio station, Q Soft Consulting, the owners of dating website Gaydar, have announced the closure of its central London bar, Profile.
3 January 2013
Catholic gay rights campaigner criticises Archbishop Nichols over ban on gay masses
The director of public affairs at gay rights charity Stonewall - who is also a Catholic - has criticised the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols for banning gay-friendly masses.
2 January 2013
Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols bans gay masses in Soho
The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols has announced that masses throughout Soho in central London, designed specifically for gay people, are to end.
20 December 2012
Boris adviser: We almost pulled funding for World Pride 2012
Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff to London Mayor Boris Johnson, has told a committee that City Hall considered pulling funding for this year’s World Pride festival amid concerns about its viability.
16 December 2012
Anti-gay marriage Tory MP, who supports Section 28, exposed as a love cheat
Conservative MP Bob Blackman, who recently suggested David Cameron should resurrect Section 28, previously had an affair behind his wife’s back for 11 years, according to his former mistress.
12 December 2012
UK: Home Office threatens to ban Ugandan politicians from entering Britain over anti-gay law
The Home Office has indicated that if Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is passed by the country’s parliament, the UK may ban senior Ugandan politicians from entering Britain.
11 December 2012
Uganda anti-gay law protest takes place outside London embassy
Campaigners have staged a protest outside the Ugandan embassy in London over the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
7 December 2012
Tory MP Bob Blackman: Cameron should be re-introducing Section 28 not letting gays marry
Conservative MP Bob Blackman has responded to David Cameron’s support for religious same-sex marriages by suggesting the prime minister should resurrect Section 28, a notorious piece of anti-gay legislation passed under the Thatcher government.
7 December 2012
London: Embassy protest planned against Uganda’s anti-gay law
Campaigners are set to demonstrate outside the Ugandan embassy in London next week as the country threatens to pass its notorious ‘kill the gays’ bill.
5 December 2012
Tory MP Bob Stewart: I will vote against same-sex marriage, but I’m not homophobic
Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart has told David Cameron and the Chief Whip Sir George Young that he plans to vote against equal marriage when the motion comes before the Commons next year.
2 December 2012
London’s G-A-Y smashes HIV test world record
G-A-Y Bar on London’s Old Compton Street has broken its own Guinness World Record for the highest number of HIV tests to be carried out on World AIDS Day.
1 December 2012
London: G-A-Y Bar today attempts world record for total number of HIV tests
G-A-Y Bar on London’s Old Compton Street will once again be providing free HIV tests today to mark World AIDS Day, donate £10 to charity for each test and campaigners hope to break another world record in the process.