22nd July 2010
EastEnders criticised for gay character’s Koran scene 30
12:59 PM — The BBC has received a number of complaints over an EastEnders scene in which gay character Syed slams a Koran on a table. The corporation would not reveal how many complaints it received, but said it did not intend to cause any offence.
21st July 2010
Lindsay Lohan begins jail sentence 1
6:19 PM — Lindsay Lohan began a prison term in Lynwood, California, today for violating the terms of a 2007 probation for a drink-driving offence. The bisexual actress was sentenced to 90 days in the Century Regional Detention Facility, although reports say she could be freed in just 14 days due to overcrowding and good behaviour.
Man denies murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren
2:59 PM — A man accused of killing a trans woman in November last year in Kentish Town, London, has gone on trial. Leon Fyle, 22, who is unemployed, strangled 29-year-old Destiny Lauren after visiting her for sex, a court heard.
Australian film festival bans gay zombie porn film 16
12:16 PM — An Australian film festival has banned a film about gay zombies engaging in necrophilia. LA Zombie, a film made by Canadian director Bruce LaBruce, is the first film to be banned from Melbourne International Film Festival in seven years.
One in seven men on London gay scene thought to have HIV 21
12:07 PM — One in seven men on the capital's gay scene are thought to be infected with HIV - markedly higher than the rate for the general gay male population.
PinkNews.co.uk is five years old today 22
10:18 AM — PinkNews.co.uk is celebrating its fifth birthday today. From humble beginnings, the site has grown quickly and is now the biggest gay news source in Europe and the second biggest globally.
20th July 2010
Will Young supports Stonewall at Lovebox’s gay Sunday 3
6:47 PM — Gay singer Will Young gave his support to equality charity Stonewall at Lovebox festival on Sunday. The three-day festival, held in London's Victoria Park, designated Sunday as a special gay-friendly day, with performances from artists such as Grace Jones and Peaches.
Uruguay and Paraguay could be next to debate gay marriage 13
4:39 PM — Argentina voted to legalise gay marriage last week and it now looks like two of its neighbours could be on course to consider the same step.
Older people with HIV ‘substantially more disadvantaged than peers’ 2
11:37 AM — Research into the experiences of HIV-positive people over the age of 50 suggests they face "substantial" disadvantages compared to the general population. The majority of older people with HIV are gay and bisexual men.
19th July 2010
Peter Mandelson reportedly paid £350,000 for book serialisation rights 3
3:36 PM — Lord Mandelson was reportedly paid around £350,000 by The Times for the serialisation rights to his memoirs. The former business secretary is believed to have boosted the newspaper's sales by more than 100,000 copies.
Peter Mandelson says he’s ‘comfortable’ with memoirs 7
12:08 PM — Lord Mandelson has said he is comfortable with his portrayal of Labour's years in power and the relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Mickey Rourke planning biopic of gay rugby star Gareth Thomas 11
10:45 AM — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to make a film of the life of gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas. The rugby fan reportedly wants to play Thomas in the film and got the idea after reading about the player coming out late last year.
5th July 2010
Homophobic Polish politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski loses presidential election 11
5:06 PM — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the homophobic right-wing Polish politician, has lost a presidential election. The election was called after the death of his twin, the late president Lech Kaczynski, in a plane crash in April.
30th June 2010
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects challenge to gay marriage and civil union ban 35
4:42 PM — Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld the state's ban on gay marriage and civil unions. The court was asked to examine whether a 2006 constitutional amendment was correctly put to voters.
29th June 2010
Northern Ireland gay man ‘devastated’ by homophobic attack 4
4:46 PM — One of the two men beaten in Londonderry by a three-strong gang has spoken about the attack and said he was too scared to answer his own door.
21st May 2010
First gay magazine launched in Morocco 12
4:57 PM — The first gay magazine has been launched in Morocco, despite the fact homosexuality is illegal in the country. The Arabic publication, titled Mithly, has sold around 200 copies so far, having been distributed informally. It is also available to read online.
19th May 2010
Andy Burnham to enter Labour leadership race with the worst gay voting record of contenders 9
5:32 PM — Former health secretary Andy Burnham is expected to announce his candidacy for the Labour leadership tomorrow. Mr Burnham has the worst voting record for LGBT rights of the five Labour leadership candidates.
Lawyers for gay Malawi couple ask for non-custodial sentences 5
5:13 PM — Lawyers for the gay Malawian couple found guilty of homosexual sex have asked for the pair to receive non-custodial sentences. Stephen Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were found guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency yesterday.
Boy George actor to star in film about gay author 4
4:37 PM — Douglas Booth, the actor who starred in a BBC biopic of Boy George, has been lined up to appear in a film about A Single Man author Christopher Isherwood.
EastEnders actor Marc Elliot ‘abused in the street’ for gay character 9
10:51 AM — Marc Elliot, the actor who plays gay Muslim Syed in EastEnders, has revealed he gets regular abuse in the street for playing a gay character.