16th September 2009
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.
Demonstration to be held against Bristol councillor accused of homophobia 15
11:05 AM — A demonstration is to be held tonight in Bristol to call for the resignation of a local councillor who said giving Lottery money to a gay group was "mistaken and misguided" and "an outrageous waste of money".
Gay man’s anger at police 14
10:49 AM — A man who was beaten in the street because he is gay has spoken of his anger at police for not prosecuting the people he claims attacked him.
14th September 2009
Ukraine minister says Elton John is too old to adopt 18
4:13 PM — A Ukrainian minister said today that gay pop star Elton John will not be allowed to adopt a child from the country because he is not married and is too old.
Lord Snowdon ‘had several gay affairs’ 11
4:00 PM — Lord Snowdon, who was married to Princess Margaret, had gay affairs, the celebrity interior designer Nicky Haslam has claimed.
New York congressman to introduce DOMA repeal bill 1
2:12 PM — Democrat congressman Jerry Nadler has announced he will unveil a bill to repeal the Defence of Marriage Act. Nadler has said he will unveil the legislation tomorrow (Tuesday) and will hold a press conference at 11am on Capitol Hill.
Amnesty report warns of violence against gays and women in Serbia 3
12:14 PM — The Serbian government is failing to protect human rights groups fighting for LGBT and women's rights, an Amnesty International report has claimed.
Jamaican police claim murder of British consul was not homophobic despite note calling him a ‘batty man’ 39
11:16 AM — The murder of a British honorary consul in Jamaica was unlikely to be a homophobic attack, local police have said. John Terry, 65, was found dead at his home last Thursday. A note promised the same would happen to "all gays".
13th September 2009
Sir Elton John considering adopting Ukranian orphan 18
11:10 AM — Gay singer Sir Elton John has revealed that he wishes to adopt a 14-month-old boy named Lev who he met at an Ukranian orphanage. Lev, whose parents died of AIDS has "stolen" Sir Elton's heart.
11th September 2009
Matt Lucas: ‘Comedy gave me self-esteem’ 1
5:29 PM — Gay comedian Matt Lucas has credited comedy with boosting his self-esteem. The star said that learning he could make people laugh as a teenager was "incredibly exciting".
Man accused of robbing victims on gay chatlines
5:09 PM — A man accused of trawling gay chatlines to find men to rob will stand trial in October. Adil Zahid, 27, from Walthamstow, was charged with four counts of robbery, one of false imprisonment and one theft of a motor vehicle.
West Ham striker Morley says gay rumours almost killed his game 22
3:23 PM — Former West Ham striker Trevor Morley has discussed rumours of his homosexuality. The player suffered homophobic abuse from fans in the 1990s after whispers spread he was in a relationship with another player.
Belfast church allowed judicial review on ‘homophobic’ ads 23
2:20 PM — A Belfast church has been granted a judicial review on a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that its adverts were homophobic. Sandown Free Presbyterian Church appealed the decision in the high court.
Comment: Brown’s apology to Alan Turing is not good enough 65
1:49 PM — Nicolas Chinardet did not sign the petition for a government apology to gay mathematician Alan Turing. Here, he explains why.