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January 13, 2015

UK supermarket is investigating the incident

Tesco has apologized to a lesbian couple after a checkout worker told them gay people 'shouldn't have babies.'

Natalie Rivans and girlfriend Helen Embleton were shopping at a London branch of the supermarket on 3 January when a cashier – who had just served a pregnant lesbian couple – said homosexuality was 'wrong' and 'all gay people should die alone.'

When Rivans challenged the worker, she responded, 'It's a free country so I can say what I like.'

The women, both 30, then complained to the store manager.

August 24, 2014

Kerry Byrnes was set upon by two thugs while she was walking home alone at night, and the attack has left her scared to leave her home

A UK lesbian posted horrific photos online of injuries she received from anti-gay attackers who targeted her as she walked home.

Kerry Byrnes was left unconscious for over 15 minutes when the incident happened on 17 August in Oakland, Leicestershire, UK where she lives.

The 23-year-old, who works in a Tesco supermarket, claims the two men recognized her from her job and targeted her as she walked home in the early hours of the morning.

The men, believed to be in their 20s, hurled anti-gay slurs at her before attacking her from behind.

November 6, 2013

UK supermarket's plan to put facial recognition advertizing at petrol stations has drawn condemnation from the LGBTI community as it could lead to violence

Plans by UK supermarket chain Tesco to deploy new profiling software at petrol station checkouts are being condemned as it could lead to gay and trans bullying today (5 November).

Several members of the LGBTI community have said the new software is dangerous, likely to inspire homophobic bullying and potentially illegal.

Earlier this week, Tesco announced plans to install facial recognition technology that would use customer attributes, such as length of hair and other facial cues.

November 6, 2013

UK supermarket's plan to put facial recognition advertizing at petrol stations has drawn condemnation from the LGBTI community as it could lead to violence

Plans by UK supermarket chain Tesco to deploy new profiling software at petrol station checkouts are being condemned as it could lead to gay and trans bullying today (5 November).

Several members of the LGBTI community have said the new software is dangerous, likely to inspire homophobic bullying and potentially illegal.

Earlier this week, Tesco announced plans to install facial recognition technology that would use customer attributes, such as length of hair and other facial cues.

September 27, 2013

Amazon and Play are also saying you should buy an inflatable gay best friend with a 'Gary Lineker-esque face' as they are 'in this season'

British supermarket Tesco is selling an inflatable gay best friend to bitch with you.

The retro and novelty toy, which is ‘always ready to give you fashion advice’ and has an age range of three to four, has caused controversy by being sold online.

‘Gay’ is also censored on the supermarket’s website.

‘If SEX in the City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it's that g*y best friends are in this season,’ it states.

September 27, 2013

Amazon and Play are also saying you should buy an inflatable gay best friend with a 'Gary Lineker-esque face' as they are 'in this season'

British supermarket Tesco is selling an inflatable gay best friend to bitch with you.

The retro and novelty toy, which is ‘always ready to give you fashion advice’ and has an age range of three to four, has caused controversy by being sold online.

‘Gay’ is also censored on the supermarket’s website.

‘If SEX in the City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it's that g*y best friends are in this season,’ it states.

August 21, 2013

We help two brave gay scene celebs cycle from London to Manchester to raise money for Elton John AIDS Foundation

The best adventures are ambitious and have uncertain endings. But you don’t need to travel to far-flung countries or climb mountains, they can happen anywhere.

So it was GSN agreed to drive the support car for a 24-hour non-stop 200 mile bike charity ride from London to Manchester.

The cyclists are two brave, and perhaps foolhardy, gay scene celebrities – Jeremy Joseph who runs G-A-Y, the UK’s best known bar and club brand, and photographer Chris Jepson.

July 3, 2012

Gay Star News is proud to announce we have partnered up with leading car company Alfa Romeo for a special competition in London’s Soho

London's Soho will see the Gay Star News team sporting a smart new red Alfa MiTo this Saturday (7 July), giving you a chance to #SpotTheCar and win a case of Villa Maria wine.

March 29, 2012

Extremist Christian group in UK calls on Tesco supermarket to 'repent' its decision to support London's gay pride festival

Extremist British Christians claim an infestation of mice in a Tesco store is God's punishment for the supermarket's support of gays.

Tesco has seen sales and profits drop recently and the Christian Voice, an anti-gay prayer and campaigning organization, has said the decline is punishment for the UK supermarket chain's decision to sponsor a family area at London’s Pride celebrations.

March 29, 2012

Extremist Christian group in UK calls on Tesco supermarket to 'repent' its decision to support London's gay pride festival

Extremist British Christians claim an infestation of mice in a Tesco store is God's punishment for the supermarket's support of gays.

Tesco has seen sales and profits drop recently and the Christian Voice, an anti-gay prayer and campaigning organization, has said the decline is punishment for the UK supermarket chain's decision to sponsor a family area at London’s Pride celebrations.

January 13, 2012

Christian Voice claims God intervened on supermarket’s share price in view of gay pride grant

Extremist British Christians are claiming their God is punishing Tesco for supporting gays after the supermarket reported declining sales.

The dip in like-for-like Christmas sales has seen £5billion ($7.6billion €6billion) wiped off the market value of Britain’s biggest supermarket chain which had previously had an 30-year unbroken record of growth.

January 13, 2012

Christian Voice claims God intervened on supermarket’s share price in view of gay pride grant

Extremist British Christians are claiming their God is punishing Tesco for supporting gays after the supermarket reported declining sales.

The dip in like-for-like Christmas sales has seen £5billion ($7.6billion €6billion) wiped off the market value of Britain’s biggest supermarket chain which had previously had an 30-year unbroken record of growth.

January 3, 2012

Tesco tells GSN it may still support London Pride despite Christians claiming they had forced it into a u-turn

Tesco has denied it is dropping support for LGBT pride events in London, despite Christians claiming they have forced the retailer into a u-turn on the issue.

The retailer – which is the UK’s largest supermarket chain – remains booked up as the £30,000 ($47,000 €36,000) sponsor of the family area at this year’s London event which is also the official World Pride for 2012.

January 3, 2012

Tesco tells GSN it may still support London Pride despite Christians claiming they had forced it into a u-turn

Tesco has denied it is dropping support for LGBT pride events in London, despite Christians claiming they have forced the retailer into a u-turn on the issue.

The retailer – which is the UK’s largest supermarket chain – remains booked up as the £30,000 ($47,000 €36,000) sponsor of the family area at this year’s London event which is also the official World Pride for 2012.

December 19, 2011

Religious group calls for action after 'evil Christians' online comment

A religious group is calling for a boycott of Tesco this Christmas in protest at a comment about ‘evil Christians’ made by an employee on the Flickr website three years ago.

The Christian Institute has provided it followers with the email address of the supermarket chief executive Philip Clarke and a link to its Facebook home page saying: ‘If you won’t be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, tell them.’

December 19, 2011

Religious group calls for action after 'evil Christians' online comment

A religious group is calling for a boycott of Tesco this Christmas in protest at a comment about ‘evil Christians’ made by an employee on the Flickr website three years ago.

The Christian Institute has provided it followers with the email address of the supermarket chief executive Philip Clarke and a link to its Facebook home page saying: ‘If you won’t be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, tell them.’