18th September 2009
Sir Elton may be able to care for ‘baby Lev’ after all 5
1:10 PM — Sir Elton John has been given new hope in his bid to adopt a Ukrainian toddler after it was announced that he could look after 14 month of toddler 'Lev'. Authorities have come up with a compromise that would allow him to raise the child in the UK.
Parents’ anger over trans girl 184
12:18 PM — A 12-year-old pupil is set to become one of the youngest people to transistion in the world after her parents decided to allow her to return to school as a girl.
17th September 2009
Meeting scheduled to deal with East End gay attacks 16
5:41 PM — A cross-party meeting is being held in Shoreditch, east London, after a reported spate of anti-gay attacks in the area.
Comment: We should be exposing and ridiculing the BNP, not banning it 25
4:41 PM — Much fuss has been made about whether we should ban the British National Party from appearing on Question Time and the Trades Union Congress now wants to bar anyone who is a member of the party from working in the public sector.
Ask a lawyer: Should I make a will? 9
1:55 PM — Gay couples, whether they are in civil partnerships or not, should view making a will as an essential task, legal experts say. Here, a lawyer from Russell Jones & Walker answers some basic questions on inheritance.
Man beaten in homophobic attack 6
1:31 PM — A Somerset man is recovering after being assaulted by three men in a homophobic attack. Police said he was working by the riverbank at Hankridge Way, Taunton, at 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 8th.
Football Association chief promises to prioritise tackling homophobia
1:22 PM — Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has promised to make tackling homophobia in the game a priority.
Survey: Two-thirds of gay men have had an HIV test 1
11:13 AM — Research has suggested that two in three gay men have been tested for HIV, a number which has risen since 2002. However, it also found that almost half of men having casual sex in the last year never discuss HIV status with partners.
Scottish would-be gay minister withdraws candidacy 11
10:29 AM — An openly gay man who was nominated to train as a Church of Scotland minister has withdrawn his candidacy. The man, named as Dmitri Ross, is in a civil partnership. He was nominated this month by Hamilton Presbytery.
16th September 2009
Stonewall seeks ‘gay leaders of the future’ 10
5:45 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking the "lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders of the future" to apply for its 2009 Leadership Programme.
Fundraising dinner for only out lesbian MP 4
5:35 PM — A fundraising dinner is to be held for Labour MP Angela Eagle, who is currently the only out lesbian in parliament. She faces a tough battle to retain her Wallasey seat in the next general election.
Derren Brown’s ‘gay’ comment provokes viewer complaints 28
3:24 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 27 complaints from viewers over a comment made by Derren Brown on his show last week. The illusionist said the bonus ball was for "women and gays".
BNP refutes allegations of homophobia and sexism as unions vote to ban its members 52
3:10 PM — The British National Party has denied being homophobic and sexist, following a Trades Union Congress decision to recognise it as such.
Transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard wants to stand as an MP 8
1:36 PM — Comedian Eddie Izzard has repeated his plans to stand as an MP or MEP in the future. The transvestite star yesterday finished 43 marathons in 51 days and posed with prime minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah outside 10 Downing Street.
Fans cleared of homophobic chants at footballer Sol Campbell 6
11:55 AM — A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man who were found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell have had their convictions overturned.
Ukrainian church brands Elton John ‘a sinner’ 33
11:33 AM — The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has said that gay singer Elton John is "a sinner" and should not be allowed to adopt a child from one of the country's orphanages.
15th September 2009
Stonewall health campaign urges ‘Love your inner lesbian’ 2
5:26 PM — A new poster campaign from gay rights charity Stonewall is urging lesbians and bisexual women to take better care of their health and 'love their inner lesbian'.
Detective fined 13 days pay for sexism and homophobia 5
3:00 PM — A Nottinghamshire detective constable who was found to have made homophobic, sexist and racist remarks to colleagues has been fined 13 days pay.
Karate instructor punches soldiers for ‘dancing like gays’ 12
11:56 AM — A Christmas ball at an army barracks last year descended into chaos when a petite female martial arts instructor knocked out a Coldstream Guard for "dancing gaily".
Lesbian minister and Daily Mail journalist to debate freedom of speech 3
11:26 AM — The only openly lesbian woman in parliament, Angela Eagle, is to go head-to-head in a debate with controversial Daily Mail journalist Melanie Phillips at Village Drinks next month.