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  • 24th July 2011

    Gay couples celebrate first gay marriages in New York 49

    The Niagara Falls were lit in rainbow colours (Photo:@NewYorkTheater)

    4:28 PM — Gay couples have begun to marry in ceremonies all over New York state during the first day that same-sex weddings are legal in the state.

  • 19th July 2011

    US government under-fire for study linking penis size to whether gay men ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ 89

    The government has come under-fire for the study

    8:14 PM — The United States government has come under fire for funding a study into how the size of a gay man's penis size effects his sex life and general well-being with particular focus on whether penis size results in the decision to be a 'top' or a 'bottom'.

  • Malaysian trans woman loses court case over gender change 5

    Malaysia does not allow trans people to be recognised in their new sex

    11:22 AM — A Malaysian trans woman has lost her court case to legally change her sex. Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 26, had sex reassignment surgery in 2008 in Thailand and hoped to obtain an identity card declaring she is female.

  • 18th July 2011

    In photos: Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) 9

    3:00 PM — Tens of thousands of people attended Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) in Victoria Park, East London on Sunday. Bands on stage included Blondie, Beth Ditto and the Scissor Sisters as well as Horse Meat Disco at the legendary NYC Downlow

  • 16th July 2011

    Tyler Perry ends gay rumours with talk of pregnancy scare 27

    Tyler Perry is the cover star of Ebony Magazine

    12:52 PM — Tyler Perry, the Hollywood actor, writer and producer has ended years of speculation over his sexuality with a reference to a pregnancy scare with an unnamed female partner.

  • Video: Queen unveils monument at Bletchley Park, home of gay genius codebreaker Alan Turing 34

    The Queen unveiling the monument at Bletchly Park

    12:25 PM — The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday unveiled a monument to commemorate the contribution made by code breakers at Bletchley Park to victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. In particular, The Queen paid tribute to the gay codebreaker Alan Turing who was later forced to undergo chemical castration after being convicted of homosexuality.

  • 15th July 2011

    Pixie Lott, Blue and The Sugababes for Manchester Pride 13

    Pixie Lott is to headline Manchester Pride

    2:19 PM — Pop star Pixie Lott is to headline next month's Manchester Pride for the event's 21st birthday. The Mama Do singer will be supported by Blue and the Sugababes, while other acts include Patrick Wolf, Soundgirl and Heather Peace.

  • New Irish transgender laws ‘will break up families’ 27

    Ireland is to introduce legislation to recognise trans people

    11:53 AM — Irish proposals designed to give transgender people more rights will break up happy families, trans campaigners say. The plans say that trans people who married in their old gender will have to divorce or legally separate in order to be recognised in their new gender, regardless of whether they remain in a loving relationship with their partner.

  • 14th July 2011

    Celebrities supporting the NOH8 campaign for gay marriage equality 13

    5:55 PM — More than 14,000 photos have been taken for the NOH8 campaign against California's ban on gay marriage. PinkNews.co.uk looks at some of the best-known faces supporting the campaign.

  • Larry King joins NOH8 campaign for gay marriage 11

    Larry King poses for NOH8

    1:39 PM — Former CNN host Larry King has posed for a NOH8 photograph to raise awareness for marriage equality. He also filmed a soon to be released advertisement calling on president Barack Obama to support the calls for gay marriage.

  • 13th July 2011

    Ms Dynamite to headline UK Black Pride 22

    Ms Dynamite will headline UK Black Pride

    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

    Heather Peace says young lesbians need role models

    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

    Stephanie Collins was told to use the disabled toilets

    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

    Events include the spacehopper steeplechase.

    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

    Sparkle is being held this weekend (Photo: Radders Photographic)

    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

    The longlist has been announced (Photo: Kate Ter Haar)

    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

    Aberdeen Pride will go ahead, organisers say

    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

    Kath Gillespie-Sells with her son Dan

    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.

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