22nd May 2009
Charities launch guide on prosecutions for HIV transmission 1
5:23 PM — Two leading HIV charities have launched a guide for people living with HIV in England and Wales explaining criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission.
NHS offers 20-minute HIV test 5
5:10 PM — A new HIV test which takes only 20 minutes to deliver a result is now available on the NHS. Previously, those wishing to take an HIV test had to wait a week for their results.
Green Party calls for EU-wide gay marriage 10
4:59 PM — The Green Party is backing calls for an end to the ban on same-sex marriage in the UK and in other EU member states.
Illinois tipped to allow civil unions next week 4
4:34 PM — The Illinois General Assembly is expected to pass a measure next week allowing civil unions for gay couples. Rick Garcia, political director for Equality Illinois, told the Washington Blade that he “absolutely” expects the House and Senate to pass a civil union measure next Tuesday or Thursday.
Stephen Fry voted top choice to replace Commons Speaker who quit over expenses scandal 1
4:22 PM — Stephen Fry has been named as the top celebrity choice to take over the role of Speaker of the House of Commons after Michael Martin was forced to resign this week over MPs' expenses.
Stephen Fry: Public anger over MPs’ expenses is ‘revolting’ 32
2:27 PM — Openly gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has waded into the row over MPs' extravagant expenses claims, saying public anger over the scandal was "revolting".
Exclusive: BBC denies live radio ban on Jonathan Ross was caused by gay ‘joke’ controversy 92
2:22 PM — The BBC has denied that complaints over a gay joke made by Jonathan Ross were the reason for axing his live Radio 2 show.
Texas mayor resigns for gay partner 8
1:47 PM — The mayor of San Angelo, Texas, has resigned just ten days after a landslide re-election victory to pursue his relationship with his gay partner, an illegal immigrant.
Evangelical groups call on Church of Scotland to back gay minister 52
11:43 AM — Ten Evangelical groups have urged the Church of Scotland to back the ordination of openly gay Reverend Scott Rennie. Rennie, who lives openly with his partner, was appointed as minister of Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen by his congregation.
BBC star Jonathan Ross loses live radio show to avoid further complaints 17
11:30 AM — Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show is to be pre-recorded from this weekend, the BBC has said. Last week, PinkNews.co.uk revealed that complaints had been received after he said boys who ask for a Hannah Montana MP3 should be adopted before they brought their gay partner home.
Comment: Is America ready for a gay Idol? 21
10:56 AM — Following gay singer Adam Lambert's loss in the final of American Idol, Omar Hassan questions whether 'Glambert's' sexuality dissuaded voters.
Clinton to give equal benefits to gay US diplomats 6
10:41 AM — Gay partners of US diplomats stationed overseas are to receive equal benefits in plans unveiled by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.