3rd September 2012
Poland moves towards introducing civil partnerships 23
1:00 PM — Poland’s ruling centre-right party, Platforma Obywatelska (PO), has announced that it will introduce legislation allowing gay couples to have civil unions.
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.
Hertfordshire: HIV charity faces imminent closure due to council funding axe 71
9:36 AM — An HIV charity that serves west Hertfordshire could be forced to close its doors in a matter of weeks because it can no longer afford to stay in operation.
In Photos: UK Brighton Pride 2012 24
9:14 AM — Brighton’s annual gay pride took place at the weekend, with thousands attending the main Preston Park event. Even though X Factor winner Alexandra Burke ended up being a no show, Brighton-based DJ Norman Cook (Fatboyslim) certainly knew how to please the crowds.
1st September 2012
Exclusive: Alexandra Burke shocks fans by ‘snubbing’ Brighton Pride 81
9:17 PM — X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has sensationally pulled out of performing at this year’s Brighton Pride event. The pop diva was due on stage at the Girls on Top tent at 6pm on Saturday, where thousands of revellers were eagerly waiting her arrival.
24th August 2012
Madonna forgives Elton John after ‘stripper’ jibe 21
9:03 PM — Madonna says she knows that Sir Elton John is a fan even though he called her a "fairground stripper".
23rd August 2012
Hugh Hefner announces support for equal marriage 13
9:18 PM — The publishing veteran is adamant that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is a basic infringement of their human rights.
Gay people biggest threat to Germany after euro crisis – says politician 84
8:23 PM — A senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats Union (CDU) party has ignited a storm of controversy after saying the country’s future “lies in the hands of families [and] not in same-sex partnerships.”
21st August 2012
In Photos: UK Black Pride 2012 13
5:30 PM — The seventh annual UK Black Pride took place last weekend at London's Ministry of Sound in Elephant & Castle. Pinknews.co.uk was there to snap all the action in the glorious sunshine.
20th August 2012
Video: Boris Johnson comes @Out4Marriage and says marriage is a ‘happy state’ 53
1:31 PM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has become the most high-profile Tory in the country to release a video message in support of the global campaign for equal marriage.
19th August 2012
Cardinal snubs Scottish government over equal marriage 102
1:57 PM — Britain's most senior Roman Catholic has moved to further isolate himself with Alex Salmond’s government after suspending direct communication over the issue of equal marriage.
18th August 2012
Radio 1’s Grimmy confirms he’s gay and would like to date Frank Ocean 64
2:12 PM — Nick Grimshaw, the new host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show, has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in an in-depth interview to the Guardian newspaper.
17th August 2012
Pressure piles on Boris over @Out4Marriage video promise 35
7:27 AM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to honour a commitment to record an Out4Marriage video after London Assembly Member Tom Copley submitted a formal question.
Brighton: Police seek South African in connection with gay man’s murder
12:18 AM — Sussex Police want to question Ricardo Pisano, also known as Brandon Victor Pillay, in connection with the murder of 63-year-old Michael Polding.
16th August 2012
Sir Elton John ‘devastated’ by death of his bass guitarist 2
10:25 PM — The pop veteran says he’s "devastated and shocked" after Bob Birch was found dead, aged 56.
15th August 2012
George Michael defends London 2012 song choice and tells critics to f*** off! 51
8:20 PM — George Michael has hit back at criticism that he cashed in on the Olympics by using the closing ceremony to promote his new single White Light.
14th August 2012
Christian B&B couple take same-sex bed ban to highest UK court 232
9:34 PM — Two Christian guesthouse owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms, have won the right to take their case to the UK Supreme Court.
12th August 2012
Equalities Office to look into Boris Johnson’s @Out4Marriage video pledge 59
11:29 PM — After months of failing to produce a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s inaction is now being looked into by the UK Government’s Equalities Office.
George Michael performs at London 2012 closing ceremony 18
10:12 PM — As if further proof was needed of the pop icon’s complete return to health after last year’s battle with pneumonia, George Michael has taken part in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
11th August 2012
St Petersburg: Madonna accused of breaking anti-gay law and branded a whore 39
5:22 PM — As expected, this week’s gig by the queen of pop in Russia’s second largest city has not passed off without controversy.