3rd December 2013
Johnny Weir: ‘I’ve never had someone call me a fag in Russia’ 27
6:31 PM — Retired Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is facing criticism from some LGBT campaigners in the US who have accused him of turning a blind eye to LGBT persecution in Russia.
Nigeria: Seven arrested for violating anti-gay laws 5
4:43 PM — State officials in Nigeria say they have arrested seven individuals suspected of breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas says Tom Daley’s announcement ‘will change lives’ 5
2:15 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has congratulated Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly about being in a same-sex relationship.
Campaigners appalled after The Sun publishes story of young trans boy on front page 38
1:21 PM — A decision by The Sun to splash on its front page the personal story of a six-year-old trans boy has been branded "irresponsible and potentially harmful" by Trans Media Watch.
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.
Launch of older LGBT housing guide in Manchester 2
11:01 AM — Stonewall Housing and the Manchester Older LGBT Housing group have announced the launch of “The North West Housing Guide for the older LGBT community”.
2nd December 2013
Gay ‘cure’ conference to be staged in London 28
7:17 PM — Two Christian groups which supports the ‘ex-gay movement’ are due to hold a conference in London next month advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
Sport stars congratulate Tom Daley for talking about same-sex relationship 27
5:58 PM — The world of sport is congratulating Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly for the first time about being in a same-sex relationship and the Olympic diver says he's been "overwhelmed" by the public's reaction.
Lib Dem MP John Leech disappointed at delay to Alan Turing pardon bill 2
4:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has expressed disappointment that his bill to pardon gay mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing has been delayed following opposition by a single Tory MP.
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I’m worried HIV care could be damaged by NHS reforms 1
1:21 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the success of HIV community testing could be undermined by changes to the NHS.
UK: High Court judge who said equal marriage only benefits ‘0.1%’ to retire early 9
12:50 PM — A High Court judge who said the government should have sidelined equal marriage as it would only benefit "0.1%" of the population is stepping down.
Chester Police seek help of public over killing of gay grandfather Ronald Hayes
11:09 AM — More than a week on since the murder of Ronald Hayes, a gay grandfather who was fatally assaulted near a gay bar in Chester, police are still urging the public to assist them with their inquiries.
Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’ 20
10:49 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.
1st December 2013
Public Health Minister: Gay men need to be aware of HIV and testing is essential 6
12:44 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says she’s in favour of looking at new ways for gay and bisexual men to test for HIV, such as in gyms and bars, because she wants testing to become an “ordinary mainstream activity”.
29th November 2013
Elton John: ‘To end AIDS, we need more than a cure – we need compassion’ 3
7:14 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s World AIDS Day, Sir Elton John says the HIV/AIDS epidemic could be defeated today, without a cure, if stigma and discrimination was stripped away from the virus by society.
UK: Gay escort accused of stabbing to death antiques dealer
6:41 PM — A male gay escort who also worked as a hospital cleaner has gone on trial accused of stabbing to death an antiques dealer in Essex.
Peter Tatchell: Newham College seems to have ignored concerns about anti-gay lecturer Mark Walcott 10
3:14 PM — An east London college has been accused of failing to address staff concerns regarding a senior arts lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he held “prejudices about people who are homosexual”.
Gay grandfather murdered outside gay bar in Chester
2:06 PM — Police have arrested and bailed two men in connection with the fatal assault of a gay man outside a Chester gay bar.
Gay German policeman kills and eats man after meeting on cannibal website 24
1:19 PM — A gay policeman in Germany has been arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up a man he met on a cannibal website.