2nd November 2009
Maine to vote on gay marriage today 13
9:17 PM — The US state of Maine will decide today whether a recent law allowing gay marriage should be allowed to remain.
Another teenager arrested over assault on gay Liverpool policeman 15
7:15 PM — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the homophobic attack on gay Liverpool policeman James Parkes.
Comment: The way forward for HIV prevention 57
6:45 PM — Earlier this year, Gary Leigh wrote an article for PinkNews.co.uk attacking the HIV prevention centre for not doing enough to tackle the threat of HIV. His article provoked anger from some HIV charities, while dividing opinion among our readers.
Debate looks at homophobia in football 1
6:29 PM — Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, concluded its One Game, One Community weeks of action campaign last week with an event at Brighton and Hove Albion FC to debate the issue of homophobia in football
Obama lifts ban on HIV-positive people entering the US 4
3:40 PM — US president Barack Obama has lifted the ban on HIV-positive people entering the country. The 22-year-old law was one of the most restrictive immigration policies in the world for people with HIV.
Christian registrar takes civil partnerships complaint to court of appeal 92
2:53 PM — Lillian Ladele, the Islington registrar who refused to perform civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples, will argue her case in the court of appeal today.
Gay MP Chris Bryant to have civil partnership in parliament 33
12:43 PM — Gay Europe minister Chris Bryant has confirmed he is engaged to his partner and is hoping to hold his civil partnership ceremony in parliament.
Elton John in hospital with E.coli and flu 6
11:40 AM — Elton John has had to cancel several more tour dates after being admitted to hospital with an E.coli infection and flu.
1,500 turn out in Liverpool to support vigil for gay policeman 12
11:38 AM — More than 1,500 people attended a vigil last night in Liverpool for James Parkes, the gay trainee policeman who was attacked by a homophobic gang last weekend.