3rd September 2010
UUP contender Tom Elliott says he won’t attend gay pride marches 15
2:21 PM — A contender for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party has said he would not attend gay pride marches or GAA games. Tom Elliott said it was a "personal issue".
31st August 2010
Londonderry’s first gay Pride parade a success 4
5:47 PM — The first ever Londonderry gay Pride parade took place in Northern Ireland last Saturday.
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.
Latest figures from Health Protection Agency show poor sexual health among gay men
12:01 AM — According to new figures collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), almost half a million new cases of STIs were diagnosed in the UK last year - and according to the agency, gay men are among the most worrying groups.
26th July 2010
Ireland ‘has more work to do’ on gay rights, gay senator says 12
4:29 PM — Irish senator David Norris has said that both Northern Ireland and the Republic are "nearly there" on gay rights legislation.
23rd July 2010
Religious protests permitted at Belfast Pride 7
11:33 AM — Belfast's Parades Commission has said that no restrictions will be placed on protests against the city's Pride march. The event, expected to attract up to 15,000 people, will be held on Saturday July 31st and is targeted every year by anti-gay demonstrators from Sandown Free Presbyterian Church.
30th June 2010
Anti-gay former MP Iris Robinson questioned by police
2:34 PM — Iris Robinson, the former Northern Ireland MP who had an affair with a 19-year-old, has been questioned by police investigating her financial affairs.
29th June 2010
Northern Ireland gay man ‘devastated’ by homophobic attack 4
4:46 PM — One of the two men beaten in Londonderry by a three-strong gang has spoken about the attack and said he was too scared to answer his own door.
28th June 2010
Two men beaten in homophobic attack in Londonderry 26
10:40 AM — Two men were beaten in Londonderry this weekend in what police are treating as a homophobic attack. The couple, aged 22 and 38, were set upon by three men in the city centre at about 2am BST on Saturday morning.
24th June 2010
Ugandan Bishop speaks out against homophobia 22
1:56 PM — Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has spoken out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is being proposed in his native Uganda. Bishop Senyonjo was speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at the end of a speaking tour of Ireland.
11th May 2010
Labour ‘to start talks’ with ‘homophobic’ DUP 14
1:48 PM — The Labour Party will reportedly begin talks with the Democratic Unionist Party on a possible coalition. Conservative blogger Iain Dale wrote this morning that he understood the two parties would hold talks and accused the DUP of having homophobic members.
7th May 2010
Peter Robinson- husband of ‘homophobe’ Iris Robinson loses his seat 21
1:15 AM — The first minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, has lost his Westminister seat. He is the husband of Iris Robinson, the former MP and Northern Ireland assembly member who called gays an"abomination" and suggested they could be cured.
1st April 2010
‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist candidate barred from standing 6
3:15 PM — The Mayor of Antrim has been barred from standing as an Ulster Unionist candidate, because, he claims, he is not "politically correct" enough for the Tories. Adrian Watson said several years ago he would not let gay couples stay in his guest house.
15th March 2010
Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41
4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.
12th March 2010
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.
11th March 2010
Northern Ireland pair guilty of homophobic murder 18
5:33 PM — Two men have been found guilty of the homophobic murder of a gay Northern Ireland shop worker. Lithuanians Andrius Dunauskas, 23, and Raminas Balseris, 26, were found guilty today of the murder of openly gay Shaun Fitzpatrick, 32.
2nd March 2010
Ulster Unionist candidate says he is not homophobic 15
5:36 PM — The Ulster Unionist Party candidate for South Antrim has said he is not homophobic and supports gay equality. Adrian Watson, an Ulster Unionist who is the mayor of Antrim, has been accused of homophobia in the past.
25th February 2010
Iris Robinson’s gay cure therapist reported to GMC 22
1:19 PM — A psychiatrist who worked with shamed former MP Iris Robinson has been reported to the General Medical Council for his work in trying to "cure" gay people.
19th February 2010
Northern Ireland court told of murdered gay man’s injuries
5:36 PM — A Northern Ireland court has heard the extent of the injuries suffered by a gay man who was murdered on Easter Sunday. Shaun Fitzpatrick had 52 injuries separate injuries, with 36 of them to his head.
17th February 2010
Anti-gay cure group to protest outside Christian convention 53
6:38 PM — Gay campaigners are to protest outside a gay cure conference in Northern Ireland this weekend. Christian group Core Issues is holding a conference with the Rev Mario Bergner, who claims to have been turned away from homosexuality by God.