9th September 2010
Video: Gay MP Chris Bryant calls Sky News presenter Kay Burley ‘a bit dim’ 21
10:00 PM — Chris Bryant, the openly gay former Labour minister, who led today's House of Commons debate into the News of the World phone hacking, called tv presenter Kay Burley "a bit dim" during live interview on Sky News.
Labour leadership candidates admit party’s gay rights failures 17
6:30 PM — The five candidates for the Labour leadership have answered gay rights questions from members of the party's gay group and PinkNews.co.uk readers. They were also asked about Labour's mistakes while in power and three of the five said that the party had let down gay people on a range of issues.
Lib Dem peer who pushed for civil partnerships calls for gay marriage equality 11
5:22 PM — Lord Lester of Herne Hill, whose 2002 private members' bill led to civil partnerships, says he believes that full marriage equality is now an achievable goal. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, he praised the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act as "remarkable" but added: "I don't see any reason why there should not be complete equality."
Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14
5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.
HIV infections in France ‘200 times higher in gay men’ 17
4:28 PM — A study published today suggests that rates of HIV in France are 200 times higher in gay and bisexual men than in heterosexuals.
Gay health charity to release guide to safer cruising 16
1:53 PM — The gay men's health charity GMFA is producing a guide to cruising for sex. According to the charity, the booklet will help gay men "develop their cruising skills and make decisions that will protect themselves and their partners when cruising".
Xbox suspends gamer for living in Fort Gay 7
11:53 AM — Xbox Live has apologised for suspending an American gamer because the name of his town violated the company's policy on "offensive" language. Josh Moore, 26, a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, listed his town on his gamer profile.
Peter Tatchell’s Pope documentary to be screened next week 16
10:52 AM — A documentary about Pope Benedict XVI by gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will be screened on Channel 4 next Monday evening. The Trouble with the Pope will be shown three days before the Pope arrives in Britain for a four-day tour.