7th October 2009
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.
Tory leader David Cameron challenged to commit to gay rights 24
2:48 PM — As the Conservative Party Conference gets underway in Manchester, party leader David Cameron has been called on to prove his commitment to gay rights.
Mother of boy Elton John hoped to adopt says she will not give him up 11
2:04 PM — A woman who claims she is the mother of a 15-month-old Ukrainian boy Elton John has said she will not let the star adopt him. John said that Lev had stolen his heart.
Stonewall forces DVLA to withdraw auction of ‘anti-gay’ numberplates 37
10:52 AM — The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has had to withdraw two personalised numberplates from an auction after gay rights charity Stonewall said they were offensive.
4th October 2009
Police appeal for witnesses to Central London homophobic attack 15
11:05 PM — Police are urgently appealing for witnesses to a homophobic attack in central London. A 62-year-old man is in hospital suffering serious head injuries after he was attacked near Trafalgar Square on September 25th just before midnight.
2nd October 2009
Raped trans woman ‘harassed in public and on the internet’ 10
5:36 PM — A trans woman who was raped has said she was forced to move house after her identity became public. The unnamed victim saw her attacker, Kiron Singh, Chand, jailed for eight years this week.
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.