12th December 2009
Gay soldier Ben Rakestrow comes out on return from Afghanistan 40
12:50 PM — A 21-year-old member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) has become one of the first British openly gay soldiers serving in a major conflict.
17th November 2009
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11:52 PM — Sometimes we admit we're a little behind the times. Yes PinkNews.co.uk has had a Facebook application since they were invented but we haven't helped you easily follow us on Facebook or indeed Twitter or even MyPinkNews until now.
16th November 2009
Buenos Aires issues first gay marriage licence following last week’s court ruling 6
11:57 PM — Following the ruling by a judge in Buenos Aires last week, an Argentinian gay couple were today granted a same sex marriage licence. Jose Maria Di Bello and partner Alex Freyre argued that a ban on gay marriage violated the constitution of Argentina.
30th October 2009
Boris Johnson meets with police chief to discuss the rise in homophobic crime 19
3:53 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson has sought assurances from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner that everything is being done to tackle the problem of homophobic attacks in the capital.
Glasgow council makes controversial appointment for LGBT centre 55
2:44 PM — Gay rights groups in Glasgow have spoken out against the controversial decision to hand over the running of the Glasgow LGBT centre to one of its senior councillors.
14th October 2009
Liverpool gay club denies allegations of violence and underage sex 12
6:17 PM — A gay club in Liverpool's city centre has denied police claims of violence, disorder and indecency. Police want to temporarily close Pink nightclub after almost 40 alleged incidents in just 12 months.
9th October 2009
Gay hand-holding campaigner wins award at Downing Street 2
3:23 PM — The founder of A Day in Hand, which encourages LGBT people to hold hands in public, has been honoured with an award at Downing Street.
8th October 2009
Trans woman goes to court after being denied breast implants 20
1:27 PM — A trans woman who was denied breast enlargement surgery is taking her primary care trust to court. The patient, known only as 'C', has been living as a woman for ten years and has undergone hormone treatment, although she has not had any other surgery.
6th October 2009
Video: Stonewall chief pulls out of gay Conservative event in protest at David Cameron’s ‘homophobic’ partners 16
11:58 PM — Ben Summerskill, the chief executive of LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) rights charity Stonewall, has pulled out of attending and speaking at the Conservative Party's LGBT event to be held tonight. The decision follows the party's coalition with homophobic parties within the European Parliament.
4th October 2009
Police appeal for witnesses to Central London homophobic attack 15
11:05 PM — Police are urgently appealing for witnesses to a homophobic attack in central London. A 62-year-old man is in hospital suffering serious head injuries after he was attacked near Trafalgar Square on September 25th just before midnight.
23rd September 2009
Celebrate Bisexuality Day 10 years old 25
5:43 PM — People around the world have marked the tenth anniversary of the Celebrate Bisexuality Day, an annual event intended to demarginalise the bisexual community.
4 Poofs and a Piano lend support to A Day in Hand campaign 18
5:23 PM — Jonathan Ross's house band, 4 Poofs and a Piano, have joined a campaign for a day of same-sex hand-holding on Saturday 26th September.
19th September 2009
Serbian police ‘cancel’ Belgrade Pride despite assurances it would be protected 24
3:43 PM — It has been claimed that Serbian police this morning effectively cancelled permission for tomorrow's Belgrade pride to be held in its planned city centre location.
17th September 2009
Meeting scheduled to deal with East End gay attacks 16
5:41 PM — A cross-party meeting is being held in Shoreditch, east London, after a reported spate of anti-gay attacks in the area.
11th September 2009
Gordon Brown apologises for treatment of gay war hero Alan Turing 73
12:23 AM — Following a petition signed by 30,805 people, the Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised on behalf of the British Government for the treatment of gay World War Two hero Alan Turing. A man forced by the courts to undergo castration to rid him of his homosexuality.
9th September 2009
Caster Semenya unveils glamorous look as she learns she’ll keep gold medal 27
10:04 AM — South African athlete Caster Semenya has learned that she will be entitled to retain her 800-metre gold medal regardless of the results of tests to ascertain whether she is really a man or a woman. She has also taken part in a glamorous magazine shoot.
4th September 2009
Homophobic posters placed around Leicester ahead of Pride 73
12:46 PM — A number of offensive posters have been put up around Leicester ahead of the city's Pride festival tomorrow. Bearing messages such as 'Capital punishment for gays' and 'God abhors gays', the posters were placed on an LGBT centre and on a former parade route.
2nd September 2009
Gay soldier organises party for LGBT servicemembers 7
3:55 PM — The openly gay British Army serviceman who was featured on the cover of Soldier magazine in July is putting on a drinks event in Soho for LGBT members of the armed forces and emergency services.
Gay hand-holding campaign goes monthly 7
1:36 PM — A Day in Hand, the campaign to encourage LGBT people to hold hands in public, is asking them to show their affection publicly on the last Saturday of each month.
28th August 2009
Britain among countries backing Budapest Pride 9
6:31 PM — The Budapest embassies of the UK, US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France and Germany have expressed their support for Pride events in the city.