13th July 2011
Ms Dynamite to headline UK Black Pride 22
11:27 AM — Garage star Ms Dynamite is to headline the sixth UK Black Pride next month. The singer, fresh from performing at Glastonbury, will appear at the August 20th event in Torrington Square, at Birkbeck College, London.
12th July 2011
Lesbians speak up – we can’t see you 37
3:38 PM — Where are all the lesbians? Chloe Setter speaks to four gay women - including writer Julie Bindel and singer Heather Peace - to find out why lesbians lack visibility.
Sainsbury’s apologises for transgender toilet ban 20
1:07 PM — Sainsbury's has apologised after a transgender woman was told by a Surrey store that she could not use the women's toilets.
9th July 2011
How the News of the World threatened PinkNews after Ashley Cole expose 48
7:33 PM — Five years ago, PinkNews.co.uk became entangled in one of the most complex libel disputes in recent times between the News of the World and the footballer Ashley Cole. Legal threats against PinkNews.co.uk made by the News of the World could have threatened this publication with closure. As the News of the World prepares to publish its last edition, we look back at this extraordinary case.
8th July 2011
Get ready for Gay Sports Day 20
4:53 PM — Been practising your spacehopper steeplechase skills? Or perfecting your 50m mince? This year's Gay Sports Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday August 29th in Vauxhall Spring Gardens, London.
National transgender festival Sparkle kicks off 11
3:40 PM — The national transgender festival, Sparkle, has begun in Manchester. The festival, now in its seventh year, is the biggest event on the trans calendar and is billed as a "celebration of gender diversity".
5th July 2011
Longlist announced for gay book prize 8
4:26 PM — The longlist for the annual Polari First Book Prize has been announced. The contenders for the award, now in its third year, were announced at the London Literary Festival last night.
Even more Pride London 2011 photo highlights 11
3:20 PM — As London reflects on another large Pride festival, PinkNews.co.uk brings you even more photo highlights from the day.
4th July 2011
Main sponsor pulls out of Aberdeen Pride 17
4:45 PM — Aberdeen Pride organisers say they are confident the show will go on despite the main sponsor pulling out. The event, due to be held on August 6th, was to be supported by Cheerz Bar, which promised to pay for headline acts Andy Scott-Lee and former X Factor contestant Scott Bruton.
Interview: ‘If you don’t talk about your rights, they can slip away’ 6
11:15 AM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells MBE, who was London Pride's grand marshall on Saturday, tells PinkNews.co.uk why Pride events need to cater to disabled people.
Billy Elliot author’s opera pulled after school objects to gay character 72
10:46 AM — A community opera by the author of Billy Elliot has been pulled after a primary school demanded that a gay character be written out. Lee Hall, who wrote the hugely successful show about a boy who wants to dance, had been working on Beached with opera company Opera North and 400 residents of East Yorkshire town Bridlington.
2nd July 2011
Have mainstream politicians lost Pride? 74
4:16 PM — The number of politicians attending London's Pride event has dropped. PinkNews.co.uk asks key figures on the march if Pride still has political relevance.
Pride 2011 in photos 9
2:49 PM — PinkNews.co.uk brings you the photographic highlights of this year's Pride event in central London.
Pride London in full swing as parade begins 58
2:22 PM — Activists, politicians and celebrities join up to a million Pride supporters for the parade through the capital.
1st July 2011
Boris Johnson: ‘London should be the benchmark for LGBT equality’ 23
4:31 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson has called for London to be the "benchmark of LGBT equality' ahead of tomorrow's Pride march.
Woman, 74, charged with assault for kissing anti-gay preacher 45
2:20 PM — A 74-year-old gay rights supporter has been charged with assault for kissing an anti-gay preacher during a pride event in North Carolina. Joan Parker, who attended last Saturday's event with her husband, says she kissed the preacher on the cheek while he screamed that gay people would go to hell.
Soho bomber David Copeland loses appeal over sentence 51
1:48 PM — David Copeland, the Soho nailbomber who killed three people in 1999, has lost an appeal to have his sentence cut. The 35-year-old, from Hampshire, set off three bombs over the course of two weeks designed to kill and seriously injure London's gay, Asian and black communities.
Disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells to lead London Pride 6
12:01 PM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells is to lead London's gay Pride parade tomorrow as the event's first grand marshall. The activist, who was honoured with an MBE last month, will lead the annual parade through the city centre.
28th June 2011
Videos: What life might have been like for gay celebs if they were homeless 5
11:58 AM — Gay youth housing charity the Albert Kennedy Trust has released a series of advertisements showing what life might have been like for gay celebrities including Sir Ian McKellen, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Paul O'Grady, Samantha Fox and Sue Perkins.
27th June 2011
Turkish gay Pride marchers demand more rights 8
1:02 PM — Thousands of Turkish gay rights activist joined a Pride march in Istanbul yesterday to call for more rights. Carrying signs in Turkish and English, marchers proceeded down one of the city's busiest streets.