8th October 2009
Trans woman goes to court after being denied breast implants 20
1:27 PM — A trans woman who was denied breast enlargement surgery is taking her primary care trust to court. The patient, known only as 'C', has been living as a woman for ten years and has undergone hormone treatment, although she has not had any other surgery.
Gay businessman is frontrunner for ITV boss 1
10:57 AM — Sir Michael Bishop, the openly gay businessman, has been tipped as the next chairman of ITV. The former head of airline BMI is now in pole position to take over Michael Grade's role after Sir Crispin Davis announced he was withdrawing from the race.
7th October 2009
Police release CCTV images of homophobic attack suspects 6
5:29 PM — Police have released images of two women they are seeking in connection with a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square last month. A 62-year-old man is still in hospital with serious head injuries.
Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill says Tories are monitoring Polish allies’ homophobia 15
4:39 PM — Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill has said he has been reassured by the Conservative Party that it is checking past statements made by its European allies for homophobia. He also denied he had been "used" by Labour when he pulled out of a gay Tory event last night.
First official gay Tory party hailed a success despite Stonewall boycott 21
3:37 PM — Spirit Bar in Canal Street was packed to its 650-person capacity last night as the Conservative Party held its first-ever official gay event. As the Tory-themed cocktails flowed, there was much speculation at the absence of Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill.
Christian council worker sues after being sacked for homophobic email 57
3:02 PM — A Christian council worker who was sacked for sending a homophobic email is suing her former employers. Denise Haye, 25, worked at Lewisham Council’s legal services department.
Bisexuals urged to take advantage of National Coming Out Day 17
2:23 PM — Bisexual people should use National Coming Out Day as a way of coming out of the closet, a group has said. The Bisexual Index, a network of activists, says that the 'B' in LGBT is too often silent and that bisexual people are often faced with prejudice.
Cameron: ‘Polish allies are not homophobic’ 59
2:17 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said that his party's allies in Europe are not homophobic. Yesterday, an open letter from celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard and Ewan MacGregor urged Cameron to oppose the views of the Polish Law and Justice Party.
George Michael denies split with Kenny Goss 5
11:11 AM — Singer George Michael has said there is no truth in reports that he and long-term partner Kenny Goss have split up.
6th October 2009
Video: Stonewall chief pulls out of gay Conservative event in protest at David Cameron’s ‘homophobic’ partners 16
11:58 PM — Ben Summerskill, the chief executive of LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) rights charity Stonewall, has pulled out of attending and speaking at the Conservative Party's LGBT event to be held tonight. The decision follows the party's coalition with homophobic parties within the European Parliament.
Video: Stephen Fry says David Cameron has aligned himself with homophobes 33
7:06 PM — A letter signed by celebrities including Ewan MacGregor, Stephen Fry and Jo Brand has asked Tory leader David Cameron to oppose the views of his party's new European allies. Fry tonight told Channel 4 News that Mr Cameron had aligned his party with an "unpleasantly homophobic nationalistic party in Poland and sharing their whip in Europe."
Men on trial for murder of gay Wembley shopkeeper
4:45 PM — Two men have denied the murder of a gay Wembley shopkeeper who was found dead at his home last November. Dilip Unadkat, 48, died after he was stabbed five times in the chest in his flat in Alexandra Court, Empire Way.
Charity calls for HIV-positive gay men to share their experiences 20
3:56 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling on anyone who has HIV or is affected by it to share their stories on a new website.
Gay council chief accused of abusing authority over LGBT staff network 22
3:10 PM — An openly gay council leader in Aberdeen has been accused of abusing his authority to set up an LGBT staff network.
Stars complain over Tories’ ‘anti-gay’ allies in Europe 16
2:54 PM — A letter signed by celebrities such as Ewan MacGregor, Stephen Fry and Jo Brand has asked Tory leader David Cameron to oppose the views of his party's new European allies.
George Michael splits with Kenny Goss 3
1:52 PM — Singer George Michael has split up with his long-term partner Kenny Goss. Goss, 50, reportedly walked out on the star at Christmas but the split has been kept secret until now.
Fugitive preying on gay men through dating websites 9
12:55 PM — Police have warned gay men and trans people in the Sussex area to be on their guard after a man believed to target gay and trans victims escaped from jail.
Gay Tory group’s anger over ‘Shame’ nightclub 46
12:50 PM — LGBTory, a gay Conservative Party-affiliated group, has attacked a nightclub for hosting a 'Tory Shame' night on the same evening as the party holds a Pride night.
Ex-partner of Little Britain star Matt Lucas found dead 12
9:41 AM — The former civil partner of Matt Lucas has been found hanged at his home in Edinburgh. Kevin McGee left a message on his Facebook profile suggesting he wanted to kill himself four hours before police broke into his flat to find his body on Monday morning.
5th October 2009
Lesbians still being denied fertility treatment 4
6:21 PM — A Freedom of Information Act request has found that lesbian women are still being denied fertility treatment. According to a survey, primary care trusts appear to be turning down lesbian couples for treatment on the grounds that funding is only available for those with fertility problems.