10th September 2010
Exclusive: More mobile operators blocking access to gay news and information websites 18
5:55 PM — Scores of PinkNews.co.uk readers have complained that their mobile phone providers block access to gay websites - with five of the major companies implicated. Last week, we revealed that T-Mobile blocks gay news, travel and support websites which contain no offensive content.
MEPs call for Europe-wide recognition of gay relationships 20
4:35 PM — Members of the European Parliament have called for action to ensure gay couples in marriages and civil partnerships are recognised across the continent. They said gay couples who visit or live in other EU countries were still lacking legal protection in areas such as healthcare, pensions and parental rights.
Rugby club fined £40,000 for anti-gay chants has amount halved 4
3:51 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club has had its £40,000 fine for fans' homophobic chanting halved. The club was fined by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for the incident, which happened during gay player Gareth Thomas' first game for the Crusaders in March.
New LGBT London club night claims it will offer cheap drinks and a social purpose 23
2:49 PM — A new LGBT club in London will be a night out with a difference, organisers say. QueerlyOut, aimed at 18-30-year-olds, launches on October 7th and promises drinks priced from 99p as well as a range of support services such as sexual health and housing advice.
Comment: The effect of censorware on gay websites 7
2:07 PM — Reports of mobile phone providers blocking access to gay website are no surprise to those who've been following the use of the software which blocks these sites - known as 'censorware' - for more than a decade.
Gay referee Nigel Owens supports anti-suicide campaign 4
1:25 PM — Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens is supporting a Samaritans campaign to prevent male suicides. Owens has documented his own struggle with depression and admitted he tried to kill himself at the age of 26.
US federal judge rules ban on out gay soldiers is unconstitutional 4
11:19 AM — A US federal judge has ruled that the ban on gay soldiers serving openly in the military violates the US constitution. US District Judge Virginia Phillips said yesterday she would issue an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy.
Emma Thompson takes back Isle of Wight gay stoning comments 8
10:41 AM — The actress Emma Thompson has said she got mixed up when she joked that the Isle of Wight stones gay people and meant the Isle of Man. The star belatedly realised she had offended the wrong group of islanders after Isle of Wight residents complained at her remarks.