2nd October 2009
Anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage to have finances probed 11
5:17 PM — A group campaigning against gay marriage in Maine is to have its finances investigated over accusations of fraud.
Homophobic MP Iris Robinson turns down gay play invite 25
11:05 AM — Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson has declined an invite to see a play about anti-gay discrimination. The politician, who has called homosexuality "an abomination", is one of the stars of the show, as her voice is being used as part of the storyline.
Tatchell ‘ignored’ over Equality Bill concerns 42
10:31 AM — Peter Tatchell has complained that the Equality Bill is discriminatory and that the government has failed to respond to his concerns about harassment protection for gays.
1st October 2009
Man jailed for homophobic sexual assault and robbery 8
5:57 PM — A Northampton man has been jailed for four and a half years for attacking and robbing a gay man he met in a bar.
LGBT servicemembers’ party returns on Saturday 2
4:49 PM — The next London party for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans members of the armed forces and emergency services is to be held in Soho this Saturday.
Actors say EastEnders needs more gay and mixed-race characters 21
3:56 PM — Two EastEnders stars have criticised the soap for not being diverse enough. John Partridge and Nina Toussaint-White claimed it does not represent London's East End properly.
Iain Dale condemns Daily Mail for ‘homophobic attack’ 27
11:42 AM — Political blogger Iain Dale has made an official complaint over a Daily Mail article which called him "overtly gay".
Welsh man who raped trans woman jailed for eight years 4
11:00 AM — A Welsh man found guilty of raping a trans woman has been jailed for eight years. Kiron Singh Chand, of Llanelli, forced his victim to perform oral sex on him and beat her on April 13th in Llanelli town centre.
New Archbishop of Birmingham helped organise gay Masses 24
10:42 AM — The man tipped to be named as the new Archbishop of Birmingham today has played a strong part in reaching out to gay Catholics.
30th September 2009
Gay MEP Michael Cashman criticises UN General Assembly president’s ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay views 13
3:09 PM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has condemned homophobic comments made by the new United Nations General Assembly president.
Gay couple forced to leave home after homophobic abuse 38
10:46 AM — A gay couple in Kent have spoken of how they had to flee their home after suffering weeks of homophobic abuse. Keith Stepney and John Mead said they began to fear for their lives during the campaign by local youths in Northfleet.
29th September 2009
EastEnders actor: ‘Gay storyline is sensitive and beautiful’ 21
7:37 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has said that his character's Christian's relationship with Syed is more than just a "gay Muslim" storyline.
Alan Turing’s research base Bletchley Park gets £460,500 grant 5
5:48 PM — The wartime research base of gay mathematician Alan Turing has been boosted with a £500,000 grant. Bletchley Park is to be transformed into a world-class heritage and educational centre.
Lesbian idol La Roux bemused by bra-flinging fans 12
5:26 PM — La Roux singer Elly Jackson has said she knew she was going to attract a large lesbian following but is still bemused at having women's underwear thrown at her.
Exclusive: Man fired from Christian radio station for revealing he was gay 71
4:58 PM — A man who was fired after six years of volunteering at a Christian radio station lost his job because he admitted he was gay.
Comment: Reflections on Yom Kippur and homosexuality within Judaism 55
4:40 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen reflects back on yesterday's Jewish festival of Yom Kippur and what it means for an openly gay Jew.
Updated: Gordon Brown mentions civil partnerships in conference speech 25
2:57 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has listed civil partnerships for gay couples as one of a number of Labour achievements in the past decade. He also criticised the Tories for their alliances in Europe, which include an anti-gay party.
Gay political blogger Iain Dale on shortlist for Tory parliamentary candidate 20
12:28 PM — Iain Dale, the openly gay political blogger and broadcaster, has reached the final stage of parliamentary selection for Bracknell.
Holidaymaker jailed after drunken homophobic slur 22
10:03 AM — A holidaymaker who got drunk and called an air steward a "poof" has been jailed for ten and a half months. Grant Smith, 36, was drinking heavily aboard the New Year's Eve flight to the Dominican Republic.
28th September 2009
Gay humanist group to protest against Pope’s visit at Labour Conference 27
3:49 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has organised a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK to be held at the Labour Party's annual conference this week.