31 December 2008Gay charity boss Ben Summerskill to receive OBE in New Years Honours List 36 Gay equality group Stonewall's chief executive has been included in 2009's New Years Honours List.
31 December 2008HIV charity boss recieves knighthood 7 Chief executive of leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Nick Partridge has been knighted. THT was set up in 1982, the first charity to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic of the 1980s.
31 December 2008Gay and bisexual black men have lowest rate of prostate testing, research finds 1 A new study published in the December issue of Medical Care claims that African-American gay and bisexual men are the least likely to be tested for prostate cancer than any other men.
31 December 2008Transgendered woman shot in Memphis as violence is blamed on lack of jobs 1 Another transgender woman has been shot in Memphis, becoming the third transgender shooting victim in the city in just six months.
31 December 2008Vatican breaks with Italian law after refusing to sign UN sexuality declaration 11 A new statute coming into effect on January 1st will allow the Vatican to bypass Italian law. This comes in the wake of a row at the UN, where the Vatican refused to sign up to a universal declaration of human rights regardless of gender or sexuality.
31 December 2008Bookies predict George Michael, Amy Winehouse or Pete Doherty will be first arrested celeb of 2009 3 Bookies William Hill have named George Michael as third in the running for first celebrity arrest of the new year.
31 December 2008Competition: Win an Amy Winehouse Bad Taste Bear 7 PinkNews.co.uk has teamed up with The BT Bears Company, producer of the cheeky, risqué and suggestively saucy Bad Taste Bears range, to offer five lucky readers the chance to go back to black and win their very own Amy bear.
31 December 2008Three black gay men gunned down in New Orleans 3 New Orleans police are searching for the killers of three black gay men after they were found dead at their home on December 18th.
31 December 2008Gay youth radio station hit by credit crunch 1 Several businesses have been hit by the global recession; the demise of Woolworths and other high street stores has been well-publicised.
31 December 2008Top gay venue Astoria to hold ‘last ever party’ + The London Astoria is one of the capitals most iconic venues and following the decision earlier this year to close demolish the Astoria to make way for the new Crossrail project, the venue's staff have announced its closing night event.
Articles from 31 December 2008
- Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: I’ve not come out strongly against same-sex unions, but in Judaism we don’t do them’2
- US: Boy Scouts council to vote on lifting ban on gay members+
- US church tells PinkNews: Equal marriage is to blame for violent Woolwich murder7
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’+
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’1
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote11
- Sir Gerald Howarth: ‘I should have used ‘militant’ rather than ‘aggressive’ to describe the ‘homosexuality community’35
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill — Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained17
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends ‘aggressive homosexual community’ equal marriage slur59
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people46
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 59
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'35
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'46
- Canada lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood, but they can only donate if celibate for five years24
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained17
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote62
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur59
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
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