2nd December 2013
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.
Mother of failed BNP candidate denies son called homosexuality a ‘sick and perverted mental disorder’ 26
12:37 PM — The mother of a former BNP council candidate in Surrey says her son did not tweet that homosexuality was a “sick, perverted mental disorder” and that Muslims are “smelly”.
Manchester Police Commissioner: ‘HIV does not discriminate and neither should society’ 4
11:49 AM — Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, says agencies and communities need to support those living with HIV and encourage them to come forward if they have been a victim of hate crime or discrimination.
Terrence Higgins Trust: 52% of people still wrongly believe HIV is a death sentence 11
10:42 AM — A survey by Terrence Higgins Trust shows more than nine out of ten people with HIV think public understanding of the condition needs improving.
28th November 2013
National AIDS Trust urges gay men to take part in HIV quiz
7:21 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s World AIDS, the National AIDS Trust is urging gay and bisexual men to part in an HIV awareness quiz.
Northern Ireland: LGBT activists stage rainbow protest during Health Minister’s visit 5
6:59 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots had his visit to a Derry hospital briefly eclipsed by the sight of a rainbow flag, held in protest over his anti-gay views.
Two years since the death of anti-bullying campaigner Roger Crouch 3
5:55 PM — It’s exactly two years since the death of Roger Crouch, the Gloucestershire father who campaigned against homophobic bullying following his own son’s death.
GLAAD: It’s unfortunate Alec Baldwin can’t see why his anti-gay slurs are wrong 6
3:57 PM — America’s largest LGBT media advocacy group has responded to criticism from actor Alec Baldwin, who accused the organisation of being responsible for losing his MSNBC talk show following last week’s homophobic rant at a photographer.
MP Caroline Lucas takes HIV test and says ‘we need to remove the stigma around testing’ 1
3:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has taken an HIV test in support of the Halve It campaign, which is aiming to halve rates of late and undiagnosed HIV in the UK by 2015.