19th October 2009
Teenagers charged with manslaughter over gay man’s death
10:11 AM — Three teenagers have been charged with manslaughter over the death of 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham. He died in hospital last Tuesday, several weeks after being kicked and punched in Trafalgar Square while on a night out.
Trans woman found murdered in burnt-out flat 48
10:01 AM — A graduate who was found strangled in her Brighton flat was a trans woman, police have confirmed. Andrea Waddell, 29, a graduate of Durham University, was found dead on Thursday night.
18th October 2009
Police receive complaint over Jan Moir’s Daily Mail column on Stephen Gately 38
4:12 PM — Scotland Yard have confirmed that they are investigating a complaint against the Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir following an article that insinuated that the death of Boyzone star Stephen Gately was not "natural."
17th October 2009
Video: Stars and family mourn Stephen Gately at emotional funeral 6
6:40 PM — Boyzone bandmates, friends, relatives and partner have paid an emotional tribute to Stephen Gately whose funeral was held today at St Laurence O'Toole Church in north Dublin.
16th October 2009
Video: Stephen Gately’s body returns to Dublin escorted by Boyzone stars 6
8:41 PM — Boyzone star Stephen Gately's body was welcomed home to Dublin amid emotional scenes tonight. Hundreds lined the streets near St Laurence O'Toole Church where the singer's parents were joined by fellow Boyzone stars Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy together with their manager and the man who put Gately on the road to fame, Louis Walsh.
Man admits robbing men he met on gay chatlines 2
6:46 PM — A man has admitted using gay chatlines to find men to rob. Adil Zahid, 27, from Walthamstow, pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery, one of false imprisonment and one theft of a motor vehicle.
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir blames ‘orchestrated campaign’ for gay backlash 140
5:13 PM — Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist who suggested that gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately's death was "unnatural", has blamed an "orchestrated campaign" for the backlash against her.
Gay man jailed for attacking woman after sex proposal
3:00 PM — A former soldier who attacked a woman after she invited him home for sex has been jailed for three years. Mark Wardley, of Crosthwaite Court, Workington, bit the woman's chest and crashed her car into a wall.
‘LGBT sex club’ gets the go-ahead 16
2:54 PM — A sex club for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Gloucester is to open despite local councillors voting against it. Opponents said the club would turn the city into "Sodom and Gomorrah".
Updated: Twitter storm over ‘vile’ Daily Mail column on gay singer Stephen Gately 53
1:55 PM — A Daily Mail column by writer Jan Moir has provoked a storm of anger on the internet for apparently suggesting that Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died because he was gay.
Vigil planned for gay man murdered in Trafalgar Square 8
12:18 PM — A vigil has been organised to pay tribute to Ian Baynham, the gay man who died this week after being attacked in London's Trafalgar Square.
Two girls and a boy arrested over murder of gay man
11:39 AM — Police hunting for the killers of a 62-year-old gay man who was beaten to death in Trafalgar Square have arrested two 17-year-old girls and one 18-year-old boy.
Section 28 MP forced to stand down over expenses 51
10:41 AM — The MP responsible for creating Section 28 is being forced to stand down at the next election after claims he abused his expenses.
15th October 2009
Man jailed for 27 years for murder of gay shop assistant 1
4:04 PM — A man who knifed a gay man to death before stealing his jewellery has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years.
Almost 4,000 people complain over Dannii Minogue’s ‘bisexual’ comment 22
10:30 AM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 3,885 complaints over comments X Factor judge Dannii Minogue made about a bisexual contestant.
Girls who killed man in Trafalgar Square ‘had been screaming homophobic abuse’ 22
9:57 AM — The two girls being sought by police for the murder of 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham had been screaming homophobic abuse at him before they kicked him to death.
14th October 2009
Liverpool gay club denies allegations of violence and underage sex 12
6:17 PM — A gay club in Liverpool's city centre has denied police claims of violence, disorder and indecency. Police want to temporarily close Pink nightclub after almost 40 alleged incidents in just 12 months.
Paul O’Grady set to return to ITV for peak-time chatshow 5
5:47 PM — Gay TV presenter Paul O'Grady is reportedly about to sign a contract with ITV after saying he would never work with the broadcaster again.
Catholic adoption charity to challenge gay ruling in the High Court 16
4:49 PM — Religious adoption agency Catholic Care is to argue its case for banning gay people from its services in the High Court early next year.
Second man arrested in New York anti-gay beating
4:07 PM — A second suspect has been arrested by New York police investigating the homophobic beating of a 49-year-old man. The victim is still in a medically-induced coma.