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October 2, 2014

Local police have now agreed to work together in order to try and put a stop to the hellish campaign

A 53-year-old man from Northamptonshire is in police custody over the leaflets branding gay people 'worthy of death' in Chester earlier this week.

The leaflets, distributed in several UK towns and cities about to host Pride events, describe homosexuality as 'not natural' and 'part of the same moral degradation as...pedophilia.'

Some eyewitnesses of the person or people giving out the leaflets say they are being handed out dressed in a 'mysterious monk' outfit.

September 30, 2014

Is a religious extremist group deliberately targeting LGBTI pride celebrations in the hope of inciting hatred and violence?

Hate groups hoping to incite violence against British LGBTI people may be targeting UK pride events.

That's what Gay Star News has discovered after investigating the distribution of homophobic leaflets last weekend in Lincoln, Preston and Chester – three regional English towns.

May 20, 2014

19 year-old Floyd Evans stabbed a gay man in the chest at a well-known meeting spot for gay men, which the judge condemned as a ‘disgraceful’ homophobic attack

A UK teen will serve a 14-year sentence for stabbing a gay man in the chest in a brutal homophobic attack (20 May).

Floyd Evans, 19, stabbed Francisco Nascimento in the chest on 21 October 2013 in Cheshire, UK.

The judge told the court Evans was guilty of a homophobic attack, as the two men met near the City Walls, which is a well-known meeting point for gay men.

April 12, 2014

Floyd Evans met victim Francisco Nascimento at a local meeting point for gay men and viciously stabbed him in the heart after chatting to him

A British teenager has been convicted of stabbing a gay man in the heart, in a suspected homophobic attack.

Floyd Evans, 19, stabbed 35-year-old Francisco Nascimento from Brazil in the heart on 21 October 2013 in Cheshire, UK.

The Chester Chronicle reports that Evans was found not guilty of attempted murder but will face a charge of wounding with intent.

November 29, 2013

Two men aged 26 have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old man has died from blunt force trauma to the head

A gay grandad was ‘beaten to death’ outside a gay bar in Chester, a post mortem has revealed.

Ronald Hayes, 63, suffered serious injuries following an assault near Liverpool Arms Bar at around 12.50am on Saturday 23 November.

Cheshire Police have confirmed Hayes has died of ‘blunt force trauma to the head’.

Two men, both aged 26, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Hayes had been enjoying an evening in the Liverpool Arms Bar when he was attacked after leaving the premises.

November 29, 2013

Two men aged 26 have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old man has died from blunt force trauma to the head

A gay grandad was ‘beaten to death’ outside a gay bar in Chester, a post mortem has revealed.

Ronald Hayes, 63, suffered serious injuries following an assault near Liverpool Arms Bar at around 12.50am on Saturday 23 November.

Cheshire Police have confirmed Hayes has died of ‘blunt force trauma to the head’.

Two men, both aged 26, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Hayes had been enjoying an evening in the Liverpool Arms Bar when he was attacked after leaving the premises.

January 30, 2012

A Christian therapist who was found guilty of professional misconduct for using 'gay cure' method has found support from the Church

Church of England bishops have supported a Christian counsellor who tried to 'cure' an undercover journalist who asked to be treated for his homosexuality.

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, Bishop of Chester the Rt Rev Peter Forster and Bishop of Lewes the Rt Rev Wallace Benn are among senior church figures who have signed a letter of support for the 60-year-old psychotherapist Lesley Pilkington.