16th September 2010
Missing Russian gay rights campaigner ‘in Minsk’ 4
8:28 PM — Nikolai Alekseev, the Russian gay rights campaigner who was arrested at an airport in Moscow yesterday, is believed to be in Minsk. Mr Alekseev, who is unpopular with Russian authorities for attempting to hold Pride marches, was arrested by border control police yesterday at Domodedovo airport after passing through passport control.
Gay Lib Dem MP Steve Gilbert on plans to make case for marriage equality at party conference 11
8:11 PM — Steve Gilbert has a rotten cold and no fewer than 15 speaking engagements at next week's Liberal Democrat conference. Fortunately for PinkNews.co.uk, he's got just enough of his voice left to speak to us about being a new MP, marriage equality and why Westminster needs to take a lead on gay rights.
Video: Pope attacks ‘aggressive secularism’ as he arrives in UK 37
2:16 PM — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Britain today for a four-day tour. As he delivered a speech outside Holyrood House in Edinburgh after meeting the Queen, he warned the UK to beware of "aggressive forms of secularism" and urged people to retain traditional values while becoming a modern and multi-cultural society.
Ken Livingstone promises new gay rights measures if elected London mayor 9
1:50 PM — London mayoral hopeful Ken Livingstone has promised that if elected in 2012, he will appoint a LGBT advisory board and hold an annual Pride reception. He also criticised Boris Johnson for "downgrading" equality projects.
London clinic warns of ‘party drug’ addiction among gay men 10
12:11 PM — A London clinic set up to treat addiction to 'party drugs' says the majority of its patients are young gay men. Dr James Bell, head of the Party Drugs Clinic at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said most of his clinic's patients were "young, well-educated, professional gay men".
Nearly 90 per cent of US gay students harassed over sexuality
11:22 AM — A US survey of more than 7,000 LGBT students has suggested that the vast majority are harassed at school for their sexuality or gender identity. The national survey found that 84 per cent were verbally harassed and 18 per cent were physically attacked for being gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Russian gay rights campaigner arrested in Moscow 11
10:34 AM — Russia's best-known gay rights campaigner was arrested at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport yesterday. Nikolai Alekseev was boarding a flight to Geneva and had passed through passport control when he was arrested by Russian border police yesterday evening.