6th November 2009
Washington voters approve expanded gay rights 13
7:56 PM — Gay rights advocates have claimed a victory in Washington where the latest tally shows the state's voters opted to allow increased rights for gay couples.
Man jailed for six years for gay chatline robberies 3
7:09 PM — A 27-year-old man who admitted using gay chatlines to find men to rob has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Calling PinkNews readers to compete on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Genius’ 5
6:42 PM — The BBC is keen to recruit LGBT contestants to take part in the second series of 'A Question of Genius' presented by Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark.
UK government ‘concerned’ about Uganda’s anti-gay law 12
4:44 PM — The UK government has released a statement on the proposals in Uganda to execute people who have gay sex following condemnation of the bill from France and America.
Sir Ian McKellen and Boy George to attend benefit evening for gay homeless charity 2
4:29 PM — Sir Ian McKellen will appear at a benefit evening for the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) on Sunday evening. The actor and TV presenter and star of Shameless Anthony Crank will be hosting an auction, with lots of prizes including an oil portrait of Sir Ian by the artist Anthony Lawrence.
Man charged over death of Brighton trans woman to plead in New Year 7
4:26 PM — A man arrested over the death of 29-year-old trans woman Andrea Waddell has appeared in court. The man arrested, 41-year-old Neil MacMillan, appeared at Lewes crown court today.
Elton John leaves hospital
3:53 PM — Elton John has been released from hospital after being treated for flu and E.coli. The 62-year-old star was taken ill two weeks ago and was forced to postpone five UK and three US gigs.
Gay group attacks South Park for ‘gay slur’ 25
12:51 PM — A recent episode of South Park has angered a gay rights group for using the word 'fag'. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said that the ironic use of the word might not be understood by all readers.
Iain Dale loses appeal over ‘homophobic’ Daily Mail article 10
12:33 PM — A complaint against the Daily Mail by gay political blogger Iain Dale has not been upheld by the Press Complaints Commission. Dale complained that one column, published last month, was homophobic.
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir wins Stonewall Bigot of the Year award 21
11:29 AM — Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist whose column on the death of gay Boyzone singer Stephen Gately provoked widespread anger, won the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Awards last night jointly with Father John Owen, the priest who said most paedophiles were gay.
Stephen Gately’s partner Andrew Cowles appears at Stonewall awards 24
10:53 AM — Andrew Cowles, the civil partner of the late Boyzone star Stephen Gately, made his first public appearance last night at the Stonewall awards since the singer died four weeks ago.