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Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

UK Dad Arrested For Anti-Gay Facebook Post, Says He's Not Homophobic

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A British dad arrested for his July 14 anti-gay rant on Facebook says he's not homophobic -- he was just having a bad day.

Gay UK Teacher Resigns After Muslim Parents Complain

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 12
A gay assistant head teacher in the UK has resigned under pressure from mostly Muslim parents, who said that they didn’t want their kids to "learn that it’s okay to be gay."

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

By Maria Cheng | Feb 28
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

Bristol Barman Rapes Drunk Lesbian, Gets 9 Years in Prison

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 22
A U.K. man was sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a paralytic lesbian in a Bristol bar where he worked; the judge called him "a man of good character."

British Teen on Meow Stabs Mom, Slices Off Own Penis

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 11
A teenager on Christmas break in the UK reportedly stabbed his mother, then cut off his penis while allegedly high on the party drug meow meow, otherwise known as mephedrone, a synthetic, amphetamine-like stimulant.

Man on Trial for Murdering Gay Man Says Two Planned Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 26
A South African man on trial in the UK for murdering his male partner told the jury that the two had discussed marriage in order to avoid "visa issues."

Trans European Parliament Member: ’I Was in the Wrong Body’

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
Member of European Parliament Nikki Sinclaire, a member of the European Parliament, has revealed that she had a sex change when she was 23 years old.

Christian B&B Owners Sell; Won’t Rent to Unmarried Couples

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
The Christian owners of a guesthouse who refused a gay couple a double room say they are selling because they don’t want to rent rooms to unmarried couples.

Cab Driver in London Suspended Over Twitter Blow-Up

By Michael Cox | Aug 24
In London, a minicab driver has been suspended while he is under investigation for allegedly kicking a gay couple out of his cab for holding hands. The incident blew up when one of the men tweeted about the experience.

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