7th September 2010
Vatican dignitary says gay marriage is ‘like decaffinated coffee’ 46
4:38 PM — A Vatican official travelling in Mexico has condemned the country's capital for legalising same-sex marriages, saying that such unions are only an imitation of heterosexual marriages.
Serbia to hold first Pride Parade since 2001 4
3:35 PM — Serbian gay rights groups are in the process of planning a gay Pride Parade in Belgrade next month. It will be the first such parade to take place in nearly a decade.
Faroe Islands MP refuses to dine with Iceland’s gay prime minister and her partner 27
3:04 PM — An MP from the Faroe Islands has refused to attend a state banquet held in honour of Icelandic prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir's official visit.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
‘Young, white gay men’ are ‘contributing’ to spread of HIV infections in Europe says report 36
12:28 PM — According to new research published today, reckless sexual behaviour among a subset of young gay men is fuelling the HIV epidemic in Europe and the UK.
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
Irish LGBT marriage equality group to launch report on the lives of children raised by gay parents 3
11:13 AM — An Irish equality group is to launch the results of a report documenting the experience of children raised in Ireland by LGBT parents.
Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice loses Jaguar contract over ‘homophobic’ Twitter comment 21
11:01 AM — Australian Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been dropped by Jaguar, with whom she had a sponsorship agreement, following her homophobic Twitter comment last Saturday.
Danny Miller wins two awards for gay teen role on Emmerdale 6
1:17 AM — Actor Danny Miller has won two awards at last night's TV Choice Awards for his portrayal of a teenager struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality on top British soap opera Emmerdale.
6th September 2010
Spain is to launch official gay lottery this Christmas 7
6:28 PM — Spain's official Christmas lottery, whose first prize of €3,000,000 'El Gordo’ or 'the fat one' is to go gay this year. The La Bruixa d’Or lottery administration office in Sort, Lérida, is to launch a special ticket for the draw called 'Gay Luck.'
Hague’s former advisor took part in taxpayer funded trip despite lack of official role 11
6:03 PM — It has emerged that Christopher Myers, who resigned as a special advisor to William Hague following online rumours that he was having a gay affair with the minister took part in a taxpayer funded trip, before he had an official role with Mr Hague or the Conservative Party.
Olympic medallist Stephanie Rice apologises for homophobic tweet 22
5:33 PM — Australian Olympic swimming gold medallist Stephanie Rice has apologised for a homophbic message posted on the social media platform Twitter. Following the Wallabies' win over South Africa on Saturday, Ms Rice tweeted: ''Suck on that faggots!''
Lady Gaga ‘training’ to become a minister to perform gay marriages 9
8:51 AM — Popstar Lady GaGa is reportedly training to become an ordained minister in order to perform gay marriages for her LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) fans. According to British tabloid, the Daily Star, the bisexual singer has been spurred on by the continuing row over gay marriages in California.
5th September 2010
Travel: The Pink Lake festival closes after four days captivating Wörthersee 1
11:13 PM — The Pink Lake LGBT festival, held around Lake Wörthersee in Austria closed this evening after four days of activities and parties. In what is a stunningly beautiful setting, the Pink Lake festival offers something unique to the thousand or so people who attend the event every year.
4th September 2010
Comment: Is Ed Miliband the leader to advance LGBT equality in Britain? 20
9:44 PM — The Labour party has been a good friend of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community within Britain. Under their 13 years in power, our lives became unquestionably better. As LGBT Labour members tell PinkNews.co.uk they will back Ed Miliband, we lay out the challenges ahead if he wins.
Ed Miliband tops PinkNews.co.uk poll of LGBT Labour members while Diane Abbott tops Labour voters poll 19
9:44 PM — Ed Miliband is to secure backing of gay Labour party members while Diane Abbott scores well with gay Labour voters An exclusive poll for PinkNews.co.uk, Europe's largest LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) news publisher has revealed that Ed Miliband looks set to win the support of LGBT members of the Labour Party.
Openly gay minister Alan Duncan tells media to “back off” covering William Hague gay rumours 30
2:44 PM — Alan Duncan, the first Conservative MP to voluntarily come out as gay has told media to "back off" covering William Hague, his wife and rumours of a gay affair with a 25-year-old aide. He described the way the foreign secretary's personal life has been covered as "contemptible".
Britons apathetic to Pope visit but disagree with state funding 28
1:18 AM — A poll suggests that three quarters of Britons believe the taxpayer should not have to fund part of the cost of Pope Benedict’s forthcoming UK visit. The survey found that only 24 per cent of respondents were actively opposed to the visit, but the majority disliked the idea of state funding for it.
3rd September 2010
T-Mobile customers complain at ‘blocking’ of gay websites 36
5:18 PM — Exclusive: Customers of T-Mobile have complained that the mobile phone network bars access to gay websites. T-Mobile, one of the UK's largest mobile phone networks, appears to block gay-related content as unsuitable for under-18s.
Miss Universe 2010 supports gay marriage 17
5:14 PM — The winner of Miss Universe 2010 has come out in support of gay marriage. Mexican beauty queen Ximena Navarrete said she had lots of gay friends and there was "no reason we should want to set them aside".