1st March 2010
Daniel Radcliffe to appear in anti-homophobia ad 11
11:49 AM — Daniel Radcliffe will appear in a public service announcement to condemn homophobia. The Harry Potter star, 20, has volunteered to appear in the broadcast on behalf of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT people who are at risk of suicide.
28th February 2010
Video- David Cameron: ‘Conservatives are tolerant, compassionate and modern’ 35
6:22 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has delivered a key note speech at the party's spring forum in Brighton. Although he made no direct reference to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgenered) issues, he did attempt to portray the party as modern, tolerant and compassionate.
27th February 2010
Guardian: A ‘hideously diverse Britain’ where LGBT people “hold strong cards” 24
1:54 AM — As part of his series for the Guardian entitled 'Hideously diverse Britain', Hugh Muir looks at how diversity and race impact on Britain today. This week he explores how minority groups "hold strong cards".
26th February 2010
Police reassure gay businesses and visitors in Soho 7
4:56 PM — Members of the Metropolitan Police Equalities Unit have met with LGBT businesses and the gay media in London. Today's meeting was part of a new initiative to improve the relationship between the police and minority groups.
Alison Goldfrapp ‘won’t be pigeonholed’ 12
3:07 PM — Singer Alison Goldfrapp has refused to label her sexuality, saying she is happy to swing both ways. The Goldfrapp performer was outed two months ago by a Sunday newspaper, which mentioned her in a feature about "mid-life lesbians" and carried an image of her with partner Lisa Gunning.
Surveys find new Tories are Thatcher’s children but support gay rights 188
2:40 PM — Two surveys of Conservative candidates have found that the majority support equal gay rights. Between a third and three-quarters said they supported giving gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals.
25th February 2010
Homophobic and anti-Semitic preacher invited to London university 27
7:20 PM — A Muslim cleric who has called Jews "filth" and gay people "sick" has been invited to speak at a London university tonight (Thursday). Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick will be speaking at the Strand campus of Kings College tonight on "Islamic solutions to environmental problems", as part of the university's green week.
Gay foreign minister Chris Bryant to wed in parliament next month 40
7:12 PM — Europe minister Chris Bryant has confirmed he will tie the knot with his partner in parliament next month. Mr Bryant is expected to become the first MP to take advantage of changes which mean gay MPs and their families can celebrate their ceremonies in the same way as heterosexuals.
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.
Liverpool policeman James Parkes ties the knot 12
11:08 AM — James Downey-Parkes, the Liverpool policeman who was beaten in a homophobic assault in October, has had a civil partnership.
Gordon Brown promises gay people they ‘will not have to walk alone’ 51
10:50 AM — Prime minister Gordon Brown paid tribute last night to gay and lesbian members of the armed forces at a reception to mark the contribution of the LGBT community for Britain.
24th February 2010
Call for more gay, female and ethnic minority judges 20
5:33 PM — A government review has said that more should be done to attract diverse candidates to the judiciary. According to the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity, women, gay people, ethnic minorities and disabled people should receive preferential treatment over other candidates at the end of the selection process.
Lesbian couple have first civil partnership in prison 17
4:31 PM — A lesbian couple have become the first to have a civil partnership in prison. Murderer Sara Crane and drug dealer Joanne Davies, both 31, had their ceremony at Send Prison in Sussex, the Sun reports.
Woman jailed for female sexual assault 7
4:24 PM — A woman who sexually assaulted a female colleague has been jailed for 12 months. Teresa Cottingham, an NHS worker from East Sussex, was staying in a hotel room with her workmate in North London on January 26th last year.
Man wins discrimination claim against London’s oldest gay pub 16
3:34 PM — A gay man who worked in a London pub has won thousands of pounds in compensation after a tribunal found he was discriminated against.
Plaid Cymru launches LGBT group 15
12:41 PM — Welsh party Plaid Cyrmu has launched PlaidPride, an affiliated group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The party announced the new group at its spring conference in Cardiff last weekend.
23rd February 2010
Gay cruisers warned after boy, 15, is propositioned 62
6:12 PM — Users of a cruising and cottaging website in Bournemouth have been warned after a 15-year-old boy was propositioned in a public toilet.
Justin Fashanu’s niece supports anti-homophobia campaign 9
4:39 PM — The niece of the late footballer Justin Fashanu is supporting a campaign in his memory to kick homophobia out of the sport.
Jeanette Winterson considered suicide 2
2:44 PM — Author Jeanette Winterson has said she thought about killing herself several years ago after the break-up of a relationship and the discovery of more details about her adoption.
Ed Balls denies ‘watering down’ sex education for faith schools 46
12:06 PM — Schools secretary Ed Balls has denied watering down sex education laws for faith schools. Last Friday, the government was accused of performing a U-turn over an amendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill allowing faith schools to teach about homosexuality in line with their "religious character".