17th September 2009
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10:29 AM — An openly gay man who was nominated to train as a Church of Scotland minister has withdrawn his candidacy.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.
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.