24th September 2009
New United Nations General Assembly President calls homosexuality ‘unnacceptable’ 86
6:47 PM — The newly-installed president of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali Abdussalam Treki, has said that homosexuality is "not really acceptable".
Progress for Liverpool’s gay village 6
6:33 PM — Plans to create a gay village in Liverpool's city centre have moved a step closer after the legal process of pedestrianising two roads was completed.
SAS veteran admits killing gay lover 10
4:09 PM — A former Special Armed Services soldier is in custody after admitting to the murder of his partner at their home in France.
Bullfighter to advertise gay drink on cape 14
3:39 PM — A Spanish matador has agreed to advertise a drink aimed at gay men in the ring. Joselito Ortega, who is not well-known, will have the name of the energy drink, Gay Up, embroidered on his cape.
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet? 18
3:37 PM — Sport has been close to the top of the gay news agenda for several months, with the publication of Stonewall's report of homphobia in football and a PinkNews.co.uk series of stories on the issue, including an exclusive interview with PR guru Max Clifford.
Man killed boyfriend’s landlady ‘to prove his love’
2:13 PM — A gay man murdered his landlady to prove his love to his partner, a friend of the couple has claimed. Lodger Marc Riley has admitted murdering Antonietta Guarino, 61, but a friend of the couple claimed he acted on a joke made by his boyfriend.
Peter Tatchell repeats calls for lowered age of consent 30
1:52 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has reiterated his calls to lower the age of consent for both straight and gay people.
Gay humanist groups plan protests for Pope’s 2010 visit 65
11:30 AM — Gay humanist groups are planning to hold "strong" protests when Pope Benedict XVI visits the UK early next year.
Lesbian doctor committed suicide after breakup 6
11:06 AM — A inquest has heard that a senior radiologist killed herself after splitting with her civil partner. Dr Jane Jackson, 48, worked at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
Vaccine cuts risk of HIV infection ‘by a third’ 4
11:02 AM — Researchers have found that a combination of two experimental HIV vaccines cut infection rates by one third. The seven-year trial, carried out in Thailand on 16,000 people, is the first to cut infection rates.