16th January 2012
Mr Gay UK pledges portion of winnings to HIV charity 32
1:14 PM — Newly coronated Mr Gay UK, Samuel Kneen has pledged a portion of his prize money to the HIV/AIDS charity, the Terence Higgins Trust. Kneen, 22, is to give a portion of the £2000 prize money to the charity in support of a friend who was diagnosed with HIV.
15th January 2012
Gay dean to sue Church of England after twice being rejected as bishop due to his sexuality 93
12:47 PM — Britain’s most senior openly gay cleric has threatened to sue the Church of England unless it promotes him to Bishop. The Very Rev Jeffrey John, currently the Dean of St Albans has twice been overlooked to become a bishop due his sexuality. Dr John is in celibate civil partnership.
13th January 2012
US group aims for ‘dot gay’ web domain 19
10:45 AM — As applications for new top level domains on the web open today, an American group is trying to secure '.gay' for the LGBT community, saying it will make it "an exemplary beacon of social entrepreneurship and an empowering resource".
12th January 2012
Pat Buchanan: ‘Militant gays’ try to take me off air 70
11:07 AM — US political commentator Pat Buchanan has said "militant gay rights groups" and "people of colour" have been trying to take him off TV for "years and years and years", following his absence from the MSNBC network.
Sean Bean takes on trans role for BBC drama 75
10:10 AM — The BBC has announced Sean Bean will play a transgender character in an episode of its drama Accused, in a storyline it said was "untold on mainstream television".
11th January 2012
Stephen Fry supports Catholic priest’s ‘gay panic’ petition 6
10:01 AM — Stephen Fry backed an Australian Catholic priest's petition to eliminate the "gay panic" defence from Queensland's criminal courts as signatures reached 10,000. He recently topped a PinkNews.co.uk list of the most influential Tweeters on gay life.
10th January 2012
Video: Gay Korean-American film among features at Sundance 8
10:44 AM — A film about a gay Korean man who yearns for a family - which the director used to come out to his own parents - will feature at this year's Sundance festival.
Comment: Future sex – beyond gay and straight 171
10:18 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that gay and straight identities will be insignificant in a future without homophobia: With the demise of "straight supremacism" and the gay labels we use in self-defence, people will be free to acknowledge desires for all genders.
9th January 2012
Lesbians lose out at Miss California pageant 13
12:01 PM — Two openly gay contestants entered the Miss California USA pageant this year but lost out as the winner was chosen yesterday.
Cardinal apologises to gays for “inflammatory” Ku Klux Klan comparison 45
9:58 AM — Cardinal Francis George has apologised for suggesting the organisers of Chicago's Pride parade were similar to white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan, calling it an "inflammatory analogy".
8th January 2012
Comment: How and why PinkNews will be celebrating Peter Tatchell Day 15
11:33 AM — Peter Tatchell has changed Britain and the world for the better in his decades of campaigning. PinkNews.co.uk is delighted to be working with his foundation to raise awareness and fundraise during his 60th birthday year.
PinkNews to celebrate 25 January as Peter Tatchell Day – legendary campaigner turns 60 85
11:33 AM — PinkNews will dedicate 25th January to a special day of content to celebrate the 60th birthday of Peter Tatchell, our most iconic LGBT campaigner. Day to kick off year long advertising campaign for his foundation donated by the management of PinkNews.
6th January 2012
Actor slams “dragphobic” complaints to tampon advert 90
12:35 PM — The drag queen who featured in a recently-pulled "transphobic" tampon advert has hit back at critics. Sandee Crack, a stage name, said the transgender people who had complained were clearly "dragphobic", pointing out that he "never considered" himself trans, "and never will do".
4th January 2012
Spain’s first gay retirement home to be sited in Madrid suburb 9
12:09 PM — The planners of Spain's first gay retirement home have secured a plot of land on the outskirts of the capital city. The December 26th Foundation plans to build the new 115-apartment complex in Rivas-Vaciamadrid.
3rd January 2012
Ricky Martin “has no set plans to marry” despite reports 14
2:02 PM — A spokesman for Ricky Martin has denied the musician will marry his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella in New York on 28 January. The El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico reported that the singer would tie the knot in the north-eastern US state, but the claim has been unequivocally denied.
Gay rights activist and charity founder receive MBEs in New Year Honours 10
12:44 PM — The gay rights activist whose legal challenge led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland and the founder of the Allsorts LGBT youth project will both receive MBEs in the New Year Honours.
New Zealand company pulls “transphobic” advert 43
11:36 AM — Libra, a company which manufactures feminine hygiene products in Australasia, has pulled an advert which provoked outrage among the trans community.
Comment: On running club nights and marathons 4
10:01 AM — Sam Feller runs QueerlyOut, a gay club night in London and is training to complete a marathon this year in Rwamagana, East Rwanda to benefit the survivors of the 1994 genocide.
Gay codebreaker Alan Turing remembered in stamp series 24
9:51 AM — The work of codebreaker Alan Turing, who died in 1954, two years after being prosecuted for homosexuality, is to be celebrated on a commemorative stamp this year.
31st December 2011
Stephen Fry named 2011’s most influential Tweeter in LGBT life 19
12:22 PM — Stephen Fry has been named the most influential LGBT Twitter user in PinkNews.co.uk's 2011 list. He told PinkNews.co.uk it was "a very remarkable honour".