14th April 2010
Gay swans with a tendency for hissy fits set-up nest in Weymouth 57
12:54 PM — A pair of gay swans have set-up nest at Abbotsbury Swannery in Weymouth, and despite their long relationship, staff say they are liable to have hissy fits when they fight with each other.
11th April 2010
Updated: Conservatives make proposals to tackle homophobic bullying 60
4:09 PM — Shadow chancellor and head of the Conservative Party's general election campaign has today expanded on the party's policies to tackle homophobic bullying first outlined in an article by party leader David Cameron on PinkNews.co.uk yesterday. The plans come despite the Conservatives forcing the Government to drop plans to reform sexual education teaching in schools, that experts argued could lead to a reduction in homophobic bullying.
27th February 2010
Guardian: A ‘hideously diverse Britain’ where LGBT people “hold strong cards” 24
1:54 AM — As part of his series for the Guardian entitled 'Hideously diverse Britain', Hugh Muir looks at how diversity and race impact on Britain today. This week he explores how minority groups "hold strong cards".
15th February 2010
Documentary maker admits the mercy killing of his gay lover 74
11:43 PM — A British broadcaster has admitted the mercy killing of his same sex partner in a programme broadcast this evening by the BBC. Nottingham based film maker Ray Gosling, 70, told the BBC's 'Inside Out: East Midlands': "I killed someone once... He'd been my lover and he got Aids."
9th February 2010
INTERVIEW: Why I believe in an international day against hate crime 9
4:48 PM — Pinknews.co.uk speaks to Mark Healey from community group 17-24-30 about why more needs to be done to combat hate crime.
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell ‘disappointed’ with FA decision 11
3:46 PM — Peter Tatchell of the LGBT rights group, OutRage! claims today that the FA’s decision to cancel the screening of an anti homophobia film, “Has thrown the Football Association’s commitment to tackling homophobia into disarray”
Parents complain after children directed to gay fetish site 14
2:18 PM — A government spokesman has had to apologize after children searching for an educational website were directed to a gay pornography site instead.
David Cameron makes hijab joke to gay magazine 50
1:26 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron had to backtrack over a joke he made in an interview with popular gay magazine Attitude. In an hour long interview with the Tory leader, tipped to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, Cameron was questioned about being inclusive of minority groups.
Judge overseeing Prop 8 trial ‘outed’ by US media 9
12:19 PM — Vaughn Walker, the Chief US District Judge overseeing the Proposition 8 trial, has been outed by a leading American newspaper.
8th February 2010
‘Kick it Out’ director defends anti-homophobia film 7
7:19 PM — ‘Kick it Out’, the body responsible for tackling homophobia and racism in football, has responded to the FA’s decision to postpone the showing of a short film aimed at tackling homophobia.
Vodafone urges gay community, ‘Please keep your faith in us’ 29
5:46 PM — Vodafone has admitted that it was a member of staff and not a hacker who caused outrage on Friday by sending out a homophobic rant to its 10,000 followers on Twitter.
New site set to support African HIV/AIDS epidemic
4:35 PM — The HIV/AIDS charity (RED) has launched a new online flower service that will help provide AIDS drugs for people living in Africa. The project, named FLOWE(RED), will sell ethically sources flowers imported from Africa and donate all profits to projects aimed at tackling HIV/AIDS in Africa. Last week saw the launch of its website www.flowered.com
Browne: Being gay in business “was simply unacceptable” 12
3:20 PM — In his first major interview since being ‘outed’ by a Sunday newspaper, former BP CEO Lord Browne has spoken about the difficulties that gay men face in business. In a wide ranging interview with The Sunday Times, the 61 year old spoke openly about his years in the closet and how he has used his experiences to help others.
Tory Councillor defends ‘Queen team’ jibe 48
1:42 PM — Conservative Councillor Keith Parker has refused to back down on comments made at a scrutiny board meeting, despite admitting referring to gay men as the “queen team.”
31st December 2009
Mexico City mayor refuses to veto gay marriage legislation 7
5:45 PM — The mayor of Mexico City has overcome pressure from opponents to new gay marriage legislation, refusing to veto the new laws.
Stages set for midnight weddings as fifth US state legalises gay marriage 5
4:20 PM — Legislation in New Hampshire which will eliminate differences between civil unions and straight marriages comes into force on New Year's Day.
22nd December 2009
INTERVIEW: Why we need a London AIDS Memorial 35
4:29 PM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to London scene legend Gary Henshaw about why he is pushing for permanent London AIDS memorial in the capital. The London AIDS memorial group was founded on December 1st 2009 by Gary Henshaw and Swarmite Ananda. Its aim is to provide a permanent AIDS memorial where people can gather to remember the ones who 'succumbed, dying bravely, defiantly and with no knowledge of the battle ahead.'
Ugandan President threatens to reject homophobic bill 28
3:00 PM — The President of Uganda has threatened to veto the a controversial new bill that could see homosexuals sentenced to the death penalty or lifetime imprisonment. US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to US secretary of state for African affairs Jonnie Carson on two separate occasions that he would reject the bill currently making its way through parliament.
21st December 2009
Canadian MP gets widespread support after Christmas card controversy 16
2:15 PM — Openly gay Novia Scotia MP Scott Brison has been given the support of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff after a Christmas card featuring his partner stirred controversy.
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.