10th September 2010
Exclusive: More mobile operators blocking access to gay news and information websites 18
5:55 PM — Scores of PinkNews.co.uk readers have complained that their mobile phone providers block access to gay websites - with five of the major companies implicated. Last week, we revealed that T-Mobile blocks gay news, travel and support websites which contain no offensive content.
MEPs call for Europe-wide recognition of gay relationships 20
4:35 PM — Members of the European Parliament have called for action to ensure gay couples in marriages and civil partnerships are recognised across the continent. They said gay couples who visit or live in other EU countries were still lacking legal protection in areas such as healthcare, pensions and parental rights.
Comment: The effect of censorware on gay websites 7
2:07 PM — Reports of mobile phone providers blocking access to gay website are no surprise to those who've been following the use of the software which blocks these sites - known as 'censorware' - for more than a decade.
US federal judge rules ban on out gay soldiers is unconstitutional 4
11:19 AM — A US federal judge has ruled that the ban on gay soldiers serving openly in the military violates the US constitution. US District Judge Virginia Phillips said yesterday she would issue an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy.
9th September 2010
Lib Dem peer who pushed for civil partnerships calls for gay marriage equality 11
5:22 PM — Lord Lester of Herne Hill, whose 2002 private members' bill led to civil partnerships, says he believes that full marriage equality is now an achievable goal. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, he praised the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act as "remarkable" but added: "I don't see any reason why there should not be complete equality."
Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14
5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.
Gay health charity to release guide to safer cruising 16
1:53 PM — The gay men's health charity GMFA is producing a guide to cruising for sex. According to the charity, the booklet will help gay men "develop their cruising skills and make decisions that will protect themselves and their partners when cruising".
8th September 2010
Court rules Moscow nightclub closure illegal 2
2:15 PM — The closing of a gay nightclub in Moscow was against the law, it emerged this week.
Australian same-sex adoption bill nears final hurdle 4
1:33 PM — Legislative Council votes in favour of new legislation, with a single Parliamentary vote left to decide the bill's fate.
Comment: Why we must be fighting for full same sex marriage equality now 27
11:55 AM — Newly elected Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert speaks out in support of LGBT marriage equality and explains why LGBT rights organisations should be fighting for marriage equality now
Former Mr Gay UK denies sex offence charges 6
10:32 AM — PC Mark Carter appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday to plead not guilty to five sexual assault charges relating to alleged events in December 2009.
7th September 2010
Vatican dignitary says gay marriage is ‘like decaffinated coffee’ 46
4:38 PM — A Vatican official travelling in Mexico has condemned the country's capital for legalising same-sex marriages, saying that such unions are only an imitation of heterosexual marriages.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
Irish LGBT marriage equality group to launch report on the lives of children raised by gay parents 3
11:13 AM — An Irish equality group is to launch the results of a report documenting the experience of children raised in Ireland by LGBT parents.
3rd September 2010
Homophobic teen who initiated murder cleared of assault
4:48 PM — A Scottish teenager who initiated the murder of a gay man was cleared of a vicious street assault this week. Alexander Kindred, now aged 18, was 15 when he claimed that council worker James Kerr, 51, had made sexual advances to him in a park.
California state won’t be forced to defend Prop 8 10
3:23 PM — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney-General Jerry Brown will not be forced to defend the state's ban on gay marriage.
2nd September 2010
New South Wales adoption bill passes lower house 3
4:38 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house. It passed a vote 46-44 yesterday, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43 today.
1st September 2010
Tory gay group says it will campaign against blood donation ban 9
3:33 PM — The Conservative Party's gay group has launched a campaign to highlight the inequality of the UK's ban on gay men donating blood.
Texas appeal court says gay couples cannot divorce 5
2:36 PM — Gay couples in the state of Texas cannot get divorced, an appeal court has ruled. The case concerns a gay couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2007 and then returned to Dallas.