Today PinkNews.co.uk is proud to announce our new social networking and social news making website, my.pinknews.co.uk.

PinkNews.co.uk really is your website, so we’re handing it over to you.

In our recent insight survey of the subscribers of our newsletter, many wanted to be able to interact more with us and eachother.

In response, we have developed my.pinknews.co.uk, new social network platform.

Beyond all of the normal features of any social networking site such as profiles, walls and messages, we’re also handing control over to you.

For the first time, readers can write their own news stories and share their experiences of life in the LGBT to the wider world.

Community groups can upload press releases directly ensuring that their message is seen by all.

There will be a feed of the latest articles on the main website and some stories will be re-published and shared with the thousands who read our email newsletter every day.

It’s an experiment, so excuse any bugs but let us know of any feedback you have.

“I can’t believe that a site I started three years ago to publish the odd article on a subject I was passionate has published nearly 10,000 articles,” said Ben Cohen, publisher and founder of PinkNews.co.uk.

“Today, we regularly publish 10 articles a day on everything that’s fit to print in the LGBT community.

“A quarter of a million people regularly visit the site reading around a million articles a month.

“That’s around ten times the traffic of any of our better-funded competitiors. I’m so proud that as we approach our 10,000th article, we’re announcing a brand new service.”

Readers can sign up here.