28 July 2009
No restrictions for Belfast Pride
Belfast Pride will not be subject to any restrictions when the parade marches through the city this Saturday.
27 July 2009
Man claims he was ‘raped and beaten’ by gay lover
A man has claimed he was repeatedly beaten and raped by his former lover, who threatened to reveal his sexuality.
1 July 2009
Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson cleared over homophobic “abomination” comments
Iris Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party MP who described homosexuality as an "abomination", has been cleared of any wrongdoing over her comments.
24 June 2009
Prejudice against gays rising in Northern Ireland
A survey has found rising levels of prejudice against gays in Northern Ireland.
22 June 2009
Northern Ireland pastor calls homosexuality ‘an abomination’
The pastor of a Northern Ireland church has attacked homosexuality, saying it is associated with shortened lifespans and mental health problems and that people should change themselves.
2 June 2009
64% of homophobic incidents in Northern Ireland are not reported
One of the largest surveys on the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Northern Ireland has revealed many have been the victim of homophobic abuse and violence.
15 May 2009
Anti-gay MP Iris Robinson and husband tried to claim twice for same expenses bill
Northern Ireland MPs Iris Robinson and her husband Peter tried to claim twice for the same £1,223 expenses bill on the same day.
9 April 2009
Belfast church to challenge ruling on ‘homophobic’ adverts
A Belfast church has said it will go to the high court to contest a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that its adverts were homophobic.
8 April 2009
Homophobic MP Iris Robinson exposed over expenses
Iris Robinson, the Northern Ireland MP who said gays were an "abomination" and compared homosexuality to paedophilia, has been exposed by a Sunday newspaper for claiming almost £600,000 a year in salaries and expenses with her husband.
27 March 2009
‘High number’ of gay and bisexual domestic violence victims in Northern Ireland
The gay and bisexual community in Northern Ireland is suffering from disproportionate rates of domestic violence, an official report has claimed.
20 March 2009
Northen Ireland MP Iris Robinson will not face prosecution for comparing homosexuality to paedophillia
A Northern Ireland MP who said gay people could be 'turned around' and compared homosexuality to paedophilia will not be prosecuted.
6 March 2009
The 50 most powerful gay, lesbian and bisexual people in British politics
This year's list could only be headed by one person.
16 February 2009
Speaker’s Conference will consider gay and lesbian representation
A special House of Commons committee looking at ways to improve the numbers of women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities in Parliament will also look at gay representation.
16 February 2009
No gays on Speaker’s conference but DUP preacher is appointed
A special parliamentary committee that is examining ways of making the House of Commons more diverse has no gay members.
23 January 2009
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics
On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
19 January 2009
Ulster TV legend reveals he was spat at after coming out
Northern Ireland TV presenter Julian Simmons has revealed he has been a victim of homophobic abuse.
16 January 2009
Police investigating homophobic MP Iris Robinson seek advice about prosection
The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland has confirmed that it has received a request for prosecutorial advice from police investigating whether a local MP's homophobic statements broke the law.
16 January 2009
Ad standards body to rule on “no God” campaign next week
The Advertising Standards Authority will decide next week whether to investigate complaints that a series of adverts on public transport which claim there is no God have breached the code of conduct.
7 January 2009
Ian Paisley to meet with standards agency about homophobic advert
The former first Minister of Northern Ireland is to meet with the Advertising Standards Authority to discuss their ruling against an advert placed in a local paper by a Belfast church.
24 December 2008
Free Presbyterian minister backs Pope and claims we are all born straight
A preacher from a church that refers to the Pope as the Anti-Christ has backed his stance on homosexuality and claimed all people are born heterosexual.