8th October 2013
London: Man accused of stabbing transgender woman to death in her bedroom
11:18 AM — A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her north London bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, the Old Bailey has heard.
7th October 2013
Boris Johnson urges Tory activists to reselect gay MP Crispin Blunt 1
7:18 PM — Boris Johnson says he hopes gay MP Crispin Blunt is reselected as the 2015 Tory candidate for Reigate and has quashed speculation that he was eyeing up the seat for a possible return to Parliament.
Labour appoints former GMTV political editor Gloria de Piero MP as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
6:55 PM — Ed Miliband's new shadow cabinet has been revealed, and the new Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities is former journalist Gloria de Piero.
Gay former adviser to Gordon Brown appointed Labour’s new election director 2
6:40 PM — Spencer Livermore, previously dubbed “The most powerful gay man in British politics” has been appointed Labour's General Election Campaign Director.
Gay Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams promoted to junior minister in government reshuffle 3
4:47 PM — Openly gay Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams, has been promoted to junior minister during today's government reshuffle.
Gay Labour MP Stephen Twigg sacked as Shadow Education Secretary 4
4:38 PM — Stephen Twigg, one of the country’s most senior gay politicians, has been sacked in today’s reshuffle of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet.
Tory Baroness Stowell who guided equal marriage through the House of Lords promoted to junior minister 4
4:18 PM — Baroness Stowell of Beeston, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the equal marriage bill for England and Wales through the House of Lords, has been promoted during the government reshuffle.
Tory MP Helen Grant remains equalities minister but with extra responsibility for sport 4
3:44 PM — As part of today’s reshuffle, Conservative MP Helen Grant will remain as a junior equalities minister, but with the added responsibility of being Minister for Sport.
Northern Ireland Health Minister: ‘It is not a human right for gay couples to adopt children’ 33
2:25 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots says "It is not a human right to adopt a child for either a mixed-sex couple or a same-sex couple."
Northern Ireland gay couple use English adoption route in order to bypass anti-gay ban 2
12:12 PM — A gay couple living in Northern Ireland have said they went to England to adopt in order to get round NI's gay adoption ban.
6th October 2013
Body found in a bag Manchester’s gay village canal
9:53 PM — Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that a body has been recovered from a canal in the heart of Manchester's gay scene.
London conference featuring anti-gay Islamic preachers cancelled 33
12:16 PM — A north London conference featuring several anti-gay Islamic preachers, including one cleric who called for gay men to be "thrown off mountains," has been cancelled.
4th October 2013
George Osborne compares equal marriage to the removal of slavery 37
5:33 PM — At this week’s Tory conference, Chancellor George Osborne told delegates that equal marriage “is a very powerful part of the Conservative story”.
Vociferous equal marriage opponent Nadine Dorries to stand as deputy speaker 19
4:06 PM — Following the resignation of Nigel Evans, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who rallied against the same-sex marriage act, is to stand in the contest to be Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Gay MP Nigel Evans to stand trial over sex charges in March 2014
3:18 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will stand trial in connection with charges of multiple sex offences in March 2014, it has been announced.
Comment: Drug use on the gay scene needs to be acknowledged in the fight against HIV 13
2:36 PM — Patrick Cash from QX writes that the correlation between drug use and gay men becoming HIV positive throughout much of London's scene is an example of a "syndemic".
Clare Balding says she ‘talked gibberish’ whilst accepting OBE for services to journalism 7
2:34 PM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding was awarded an OBE yesterday, and said she "talked absolute gibberish", when accepting the award.
Scotland: Court hears how antiques dealer allegedly called gay teacher ‘paedophile’ 1
1:18 PM — The trial of an antiques dealer in Scotland, who allegedly branded a teacher a paedophile on Twitter for campaigning for equal marriage rights, has been adjourned.
Ministry of Justice to provide guidance on allowing gay weddings in shared churches 5
12:15 PM — As part of implementing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, Justice Minister Lord McNally has announced a consultation on same-sex marriages taking place inside religious buildings owned by more than one faith group.
3rd October 2013
Two Church of Scotland ministers resign over decision to allow gay clergy 23
7:05 PM — Two Church of Scotland ministers have decided to leave the Church over its decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.