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Author photoBenjamin Cohen

Benjamin Cohen founded PinkNews.co.uk in 2005 and was editor until 2006. He was technology correspondent at Channel 4 News between 2006 and 2012.

  • 10th October 2005

    Transexual Sentenced After Slashing Her Boyfriend’s Ex Lover’s Throat

    12:00 AM — A transsexual has been sentenced to four and half years in prison after she slashed the throat of her boyfriend's ex lover.

  • Gay Bishop Says Church May Split

    12:00 AM — Gene Robinson (pictured), the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has predicted that the communion may be split by the issue of homosexuality."This is at least as much about power and control as it is about theology and Scripture," New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson said. "It's about who's going to be calling the shots, and who's going to be in and who's going to be out."

  • Man Accused of Cutting the Brakes of Wife’s Gay Lover’s Car

    12:00 AM — A man was accused of cutting the brake pipe of the car that was driven by his wife's lesbian lover, Swansea Crown Court was told yesterday.

  • Reggae Star Gay Attack Trial Will Test Jamaica’s Gay Rights Stance

    12:00 AM — Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton will stand trial for assault on a group of gay men. The arrest follows long standing criticism of his attitudes to gay men in his songs.Jamaican police claim that Banton was one of a group of men who forced their way into a house in Kingston in June last year and beat six men who they accused of being gay.

  • GAY Bar Controversy: The Editor Responds

    12:00 AM — The editor responds to the complaint of Jeremy Joseph, the promoter of G-A-Y in regards to the report of two women being turned away from his bar.

  • Tory Leadership Contender Promises Gay Agenda

    12:00 AM — In launching his bid yesterday to become leader of the Conservative Party, and leader of the Opposition, David Davis explicitly mentioned uniting the various communities in Britain to form one nation.Mr Davis famously stood up for gay rights when he intervened in the torturing of a gay pupil by a gang of bullies at his tough inner London school.

  • Pakistan’s Alleged Gay Marriage

    12:00 AM — Two men have supposedly got married in the socially conservative Muslim country of Pakistan.

  • Hamas say gays are perverts will be punished if they win elections 17

    12:00 AM — Hamas, the militant and political group in the Palestinian Territories have said that they win the Palestinian Authority Parliamentary election, they would ban men and women dancing together and will strip gay men and women of the few rights they have in the territory that they have at present.Dr Mahmoud Zahar (pictured), the groups leader in Gaza, in an article on an Arabic website condemned the rights that gays have in Israel and made it clear that he thinks that gays are perverts.

  • Gay Catholic Priests to be allowed if they’re celibate 4

    12:00 AM — Gay men will allowed to be Roman Catholic priests as long as they can prove that they have been celibate for a minimum of three years.The Vatican report which was revealed in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera was commissioned by the Pope, Benedict XIV (pictured), says that the church will ban gays who "publicly manifest their homosexuality or show an overwhelming attraction" to homosexual culture even if it is only intellectually".

  • 11 year olds selling gay sex as rent boys 5

    12:00 AM — A Leicester politician has revealed that there are male prostitutes or rent boys as young as 11 selling sex to men in the city's parks.Councillor Mark Farmer, spokesman on crime and disorder issues told his local newspaper, the Leicester Mercury that he has received reports of up to six children, aged between 11 and 13, working in the trade.

  • Boy George back in UK but faces prison in the USA over cocaine charge 4

    12:00 AM — Boy George (pictured), the 44-year-old former Culture Club front man returned to Britain today after appearing in court in New York where he was charged with possessing cocaine.The star is accused of possessing 5g of cocaine that police say were found in 134 small packets in his flat in the Little Italy district of the city.

  • London’s first gay freshers fair 37

    12:00 AM — London's first gay freshers fair will be taking place at indie bar, Trash Palace on Sunday 23rd October.

  • Bromley u-turn on gay wedding ceremonies 4

    Ken Livinstone, the Mayor of London wrote to the Stephen Carr, the leader of the council involved

    12:00 AM — The executive committee of Bromley Council has reversed their previous decisions on allowing civil partnership ceremonies to take place in their buildings. The leader of the Conservative controlled council had previously vowed to refuse couples to have a ceremony in their properties.The move comes after Ken Livinstone (pictured), the Mayor of London wrote to the Stephen Carr, the leader of the council saying "Having sought legal opinion I remain firm in my belief that Bromley Council is acting in a discriminatory and unlawful way by refusing civil partnership ceremonies to same-sex couples."

  • Gay banker to sue HSBC for £5m after dismissal 1

    12:00 AM — A gay investment banker at HSBC has begun a £5m court case over his dismissal, which he claims was motivated by his sexuality.43-year-old Peter Lewis is openly gay and was sacked by the banking giant for "gross personal misconduct". The incident in question relates to an encounter between Mr Lewis and another male employee of the bank, which ultimately resulted in a complaint of "sexual harassment".

  • Anti-Gay comment halts employment tribunal 1

    12:00 AM — Marc Cranfield-Adams (pictured), a former Richmond counsellor has complained to the chairman of the regional employment tribunal board after a tribunal member made what he deemed to be an anti-gay comment.Mr Cranfield-Adams brought his case to an employment tribunal after he became depressed and suffered a nervous breakdown allegedly caused by harassment by staff at the Specialist Schools Trust.

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