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28 July 2010

  • 28th July 2010

    Travel: Cologne vies for title of Germany’s gayest city 3

    Cologne mixes clubbing and culture (Photo: JD Van Zyl)

    5:40 PM — For the past two decades it's been a case of Berlin versus Cologne for the title of Germany’s gay capital. But now, as I look down Schaafenstrasse, crammed with hunky guys and the occasional German celebrity all the way down the block, there is no doubt in whose favour the scale swings tonight.

  • Man’s jaw broken in Merseyside homophobic attack 28

    A CCTV image of some of the men sought by police

    5:06 PM — A 27-year-old man had to be treated in hospital for a fractured jaw after being punched in a homophobic attack in Bootle, Merseyside. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Marsh Lane on June 21st.

  • Lord who tabled religious civil partnerships amendment now supports gay marriage 14

    Lord Alli called for full marriage equality

    4:45 PM — Lord Waheed Alli, the Labour peer who tabled an amendment in the last government to allow religious civil partnerships, has called for full marriage equality.

  • Same-sex relationships ‘help self-esteem’ in gay and lesbian teenagers 2

    Relationships were found to be healthy for gay teens (Photo: made-underground)

    4:29 PM — Same-sex relationships give gay male teenagers better self-esteem and lower internalised homophobia in teenage lesbians, a study suggests. The study, carried out by the University of Michigan, did not find similar effects in heterosexual teenagers' relationships.

  • Trans model stars in Givenchy adverts 6

    Lea T in the Givenchy A/W 2010 advert

    3:33 PM — A trans woman is one of the models in an advert for designer label Givenchy. Lea T is a former male model and previously worked as the assistant of Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci.

  • Nepal to hold first gay Pride march 3

    Nepal will hold a Pride march next month (Photo: Ilkerender)

    3:28 PM — Nepal's only out gay MP has said that his country will hold its first Pride march this year. Sunil Pant told AFP that he hopes 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people will join the event, to be held on August 25th in the capital Kathmandu.

  • Malaysian trans woman wins asylum in UK 14

    Ian and Fatine Young have been told Fatine may stay in the UK

    1:55 PM — A Malaysian trans woman who had a civil partnership with a British man has won her fight to stay in the UK. Fatine Young, 36, who was born male, feared she would be arrested and jailed if returned to her home country, which would consider her relationship to be homosexual.

  • PinkNews.co.uk considering business development options 10

    PinkNews.co.uk is considering a range of business development options

    1:33 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and publisher Benjamin Cohen said today that he was considering a range of options to develop the business and maximise revenue in order to grow.

  • Gay activists say government is ‘ignoring’ calls for same-sex civil marriage 70

    The government is holding meetings with interested parties

    11:25 AM — The government's equalities office is holding a series of private meetings this week to discuss the possibility of holding civil partnerships for gay couples in church. Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell said he and other campaigners had a meeting with junior equality minister Lynne Featherstone yesterday but claimed the majority of those present wanted full gay marriage.

  • Best of PinkNews: Why was Opus Dei member Ruth Kelly appointed Minister for Equality? 6

    Ruth Kelly resigned from Government in 2008

    1:31 AM — As PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fifth birthday, we take a look back at some of the most important exclusive stories we've broken.  Following the last Tony Blair Government reshuffle, PinkNews.co.uk in conjunction with Andrew Pierce, then of The Times, investigated why Ruth Kelly, a well known member of the right-wing Catholic group Opus Dei had been appointed Minister for Equality. The end result was the front-page question on The Independent "Ruth Kelly: Minister for Sin?" and a lead story on the ITV News.

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