22nd July 2009
Vandals attack American Apparel’s ‘Legalize Gay’ display 8
6:18 PM — The clothing store American Apparel has had its shop in Washington DC vandalised today for displaying 'Legalize Gay' t-shirts, and telephoned a follow up threat to another store.
Belarus customs officials seize copies of gay magazine 4
6:03 PM — Customs officials in Belarus have seized 25 copies of gay magazine Pride. The magazine is published by international group InterPride.
Gay man, 79, killed in London 8
5:37 PM — A gay man has been found dead in Greenwich, south-east London. Edward Highwood, 79, was found dead at his home in Hollymount Close on Saturday July 18th by his housemate.
Exclusive: Gay culture secretary says the BBC must be prevented from having a monopoly of the licence fee 6
4:57 PM — Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has spoken about controlling illegal downloading, protecting regional news and preventing the BBC from having a monopoly on the television license fee.
Exclusive: Gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw calls for British ambassadors to promote gay rights in Arab world 8
4:50 PM — Following the condemnation of British ambassadors for promoting gay rights in eastern European countries such as Poland and Bulgaria, openly gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has suggested those in Arabic and Asian countries should follow suit.
Savage Garden singer attacks gay media stereotypes 25
3:43 PM — Darren Hayes, the former singer of Savage Garden, has complained about the mainstream media "dumbing down" homosexuality.
Culture secretary tells PinkNews.co.uk he will look into BBC ‘homophobia’ 19
3:22 PM — Culture minister Ben Bradshaw has told PinkNews.co.uk he will look at the evidence of alleged homophobia by BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.
PinkNews.co.uk is four years old 15
1:57 PM — PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fourth birthday today. Since we launched in 2005, we've become the biggest LGBT news publication in Europe.
Obama’s call to civil rights group to back gay rights 12
1:04 PM — In a speech to National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), US president Barack Obama called for an end to discrimination of gays and lesbians.
Nations of the world meet to discuss and celebrate gay rights movement 1
12:55 PM — Copenhagen is next week hosting World Outgames 2009, a nine-day festival of sports, culture, and a conference on gay rights that will involve over 100 countries under the banner "Love of freedom, freedom to love".
Lesbian turned away from men-only gay bar in Torquay 68
10:22 AM — A lesbian who was turned away from a gay bar because she is female has complained about her "disgusting" treatment.