25th September 2009
Dating website used for ‘gay blackmail con’ 3
2:04 PM — Two men have been arrested for posing as police officers in order to rob a man they met through internet dating. The 49-year-old victim, from Darlington, agreed to meet a man after chatting to him on a well-known gay dating website.
Teacher suspended over gay porn photos 48
1:59 PM — A PE teacher was suspended yesterday after pupils reportedly discovered pictures of him posing naked on gay porn websites.
Woman injured in homophobic attack 2
10:52 AM — An 18-year-old woman was left with cuts and bruises after being the victim of a homophobic assault in Coalville, Leicestershire.
Paul O’Grady, Sarah Waters, Boyzone and Ben Bradshaw all up for Stonewall awards 10
10:44 AM — The shortlists for the 2009 Stonewall Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, will celebrate people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people.
24th September 2009
Progress for Liverpool’s gay village 6
6:33 PM — Plans to create a gay village in Liverpool's city centre have moved a step closer after the legal process of pedestrianising two roads was completed.
SAS veteran admits killing gay lover 10
4:09 PM — A former Special Armed Services soldier is in custody after admitting to the murder of his partner at their home in France.
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet? 18
3:37 PM — Sport has been close to the top of the gay news agenda for several months, with the publication of Stonewall's report of homphobia in football and a PinkNews.co.uk series of stories on the issue, including an exclusive interview with PR guru Max Clifford.
Man killed boyfriend’s landlady ‘to prove his love’
2:13 PM — A gay man murdered his landlady to prove his love to his partner, a friend of the couple has claimed. Lodger Marc Riley has admitted murdering Antonietta Guarino, 61, but a friend of the couple claimed he acted on a joke made by his boyfriend.
Peter Tatchell repeats calls for lowered age of consent 30
1:52 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has reiterated his calls to lower the age of consent for both straight and gay people.
Gay humanist groups plan protests for Pope’s 2010 visit 65
11:30 AM — Gay humanist groups are planning to hold "strong" protests when Pope Benedict XVI visits the UK early next year.
Lesbian doctor committed suicide after breakup 6
11:06 AM — A inquest has heard that a senior radiologist killed herself after splitting with her civil partner. Dr Jane Jackson, 48, worked at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
23rd September 2009
Celebrate Bisexuality Day 10 years old 25
5:43 PM — People around the world have marked the tenth anniversary of the Celebrate Bisexuality Day, an annual event intended to demarginalise the bisexual community.
4 Poofs and a Piano lend support to A Day in Hand campaign 18
5:23 PM — Jonathan Ross's house band, 4 Poofs and a Piano, have joined a campaign for a day of same-sex hand-holding on Saturday 26th September.
Anti-gay leader Michael Heath resigns from Maine Family Policy Council 1
4:06 PM — Michael Heath, an outspoken group leader instrumental in Maine's revocation of gay rights, has resigned after a recent period of silence in the Maine gay marriage debate.
Congressman calls for more information about abused US Navy sailor’s case 3
2:43 PM — Democratic Representative Joe Sestak, a retired US Navy Rear Admiral, has called for an investigation into the case of the abused gay sailor John Rocha.
Met seeks gay, lesbian and transgender applicants for Royal family detail 22
1:55 PM — The Metropolitan Police is currently advertising vacancies in the Protection Command's Royalty Protection branch, specifically appealing to "women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and black and minority ethnic communities/people".
Gay lodger argued with landlady before murder 3
11:58 AM — Antonietta Guarino, a 61-year-old Trowbridge landlady, and her gay lodger had argued over his boyfriend before he murdered her, a jury in Bristol has been told.
Mika: ‘Bisexual, if you need a term for me’ 62
11:26 AM — The BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Mika, whose sexuality has been the subject of rumour since he entered the public eye in early 2007, said this month, "Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me."
22nd September 2009
Scottish gay couples to be allowed to adopt next week 3
3:19 PM — Gay couples in Scotland will be permitted to adopt children together from next week. Currently, a gay person can adopt a child but their partner has no legal rights or responsibilities as a parent.
Comment: Voters shouldn’t take their new-found equality for granted 28
1:58 PM — Former Labour parliamentary candidate Alex Bryce argues that although a Tory government will not roll back recent reforms for gay people, it will not focus on the subtle changes needed for an equal society.