25th August 2010
Gay men ‘continue to top list’ in contracting STIs 14
10:25 AM — Figures released by the Health protection Agency (HPA) this morning have shown that the state of sexual health among the UK population is poor, with STI rates reaching record levels. The figures have also revealed that gay men are of partcular concern.
Latest figures from Health Protection Agency show poor sexual health among gay men
12:01 AM — According to new figures collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), almost half a million new cases of STIs were diagnosed in the UK last year - and according to the agency, gay men are among the most worrying groups.
24th August 2010
Interview: Jonathan Hellyer, star of Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
4:38 PM — Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, currently at the Shaw Theatre, is a tapestry of monologues and songs inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Developed in the late 1980s and originally titled, 'The Quilt', 'Elegies,' as it is often shortened to, is a moving, often funny and sometimes heartbreaking collection of stories written from the perspective of characters who've died from AIDS.
23rd August 2010
GaydarRadio announces best listening figures to date
2:32 PM — The award-winning digital station GaydarRadio have scored their highest listening figures to date.
20th August 2010
Manchester Pride begins with Fringe festival 4
5:13 PM — Manchester Pride 2010 began today with a Fringe festival of comedy, art, theatre and sport. More than 40 events will be held in 20 venues ahead of the Big Weekend, which starts next Friday.
Comment: Black Pride and prejudice 114
3:34 PM — Last weekend, London saw the fifth annual Black Pride festival. Kevin Maxwell, who is mixed-race, argues that racism in the gay community means gay ethnic minorities feel the need to hold their own pride events.
18th August 2010
UK gay rights groups (with one exception) set out positions on marriage equality 75
4:59 PM — After a PinkNews.co.uk poll showed high support for opening up civil marriage to gay couples, we asked UK gay rights groups to set out their views on the issue. Eight accepted our invitation, but Stonewall, Britain's largest LGB charity declined to take part and clarify their stance on the issue.
Police appeal after toilet fire at Brighton Pride 3
3:22 PM — An arson attack on portable toilets at Brighton Pride caused £30,000 worth of damage. The fire was started at the block of toilets at the north side of the park near Preston Park Avenue at around 10pm on Saturday August 7th.
17th August 2010
Graham Norton to host Manchester Pride fundraising dinner 2
1:46 PM — Gay TV presenter Graham Norton will host a black-tie dinner to raise funds for next year's Manchester Pride. The event will be held at the Palace Hotel, Manchester, on Thursday September 23rd.
16th August 2010
Seventh Reading Pride to be held next month 3
3:29 PM — The seventh Reading Pride festival will be held on Saturday September 4th. The free event includes a pride parade through Reading's town centre, plus a party in Kings Meadow Park.
Teenager shot dead at Brazil pride festival 1
11:49 AM — A teenage boy was killed in a shooting at a pride festival in south-east Brazil on Saturday. The teenager was killed at the Juiz de Fora Pride, which attracted nearly 70,000 people.
13th August 2010
Trans woman refused treatment at Indiana hospital 7
4:55 PM — A trans woman who went to hospital in Muncie, Indiana, last month with a serious lung complaint has said she was ridiculed and ultimately refused treatment by staff.
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride to take place tomorrow
2:42 PM — Final preparations are underway for tomorrow's third annual Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride celebrations.
Glasgow gay and lesbian centre: eviction begins 3
12:31 PM — A gay and lesbian centre in Glasgow run on public money is to be finally evicted from its premises after a series of financial irregularities has come to light.
12th August 2010
Tokyo Pride to return after three years 10
5:33 PM — The Japanese capital's gay community and friends are preparing to party this Saturday as Tokyo Pride takes place once again after a three-year absence.
UK Black Pride takes place in London this Saturday 50
1:56 PM — The fifth annual UK Black Pride celebrations are to take place this weekend in the grounds of north London's Regent's Park College.
11th August 2010
Comment: MP Luciana Berger joins Liverpool Pride 4
4:20 PM — The day began with a march through the city centre. As the groups taking part assembled outside St George’s Hall, the noise and excitement grew. Everything from samba dancers to trade union groups to drummers were impatiently waiting for the festivities to formally begin.
10th August 2010
Amsterdam Pride sends defiant message of gay visibility 20
3:54 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from Amsterdam Pride, speaking to organisers ProGay about media attention, homophobic violence and why the city is not the safe haven it once was.
BiCon bisexuality conference to be held this month 1
11:26 AM — The 2010 BiCon bisexuality conference will be held in London at the end of this month. The yearly event, which attracts around 250 participants, will take place at the University of London between August 26th-30th.