30th September 2009
Civil partnerships legal in Nevada from tomorrow 5
5:18 PM — From tomorrow, hundreds of gay couples in the US state of Nevada will be official civil partners. The law allowing civil partnerships was passed in June but does not become effective until tomorrow.
Gay MEP Michael Cashman criticises UN General Assembly president’s ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay views 13
3:09 PM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has condemned homophobic comments made by the new United Nations General Assembly president.
Re-elected Portuguese prime minister promised to allow gay marriage 16
12:32 PM — Gay couples in Portugal are waiting to see whether their re-elected prime minister will follow through with his campaign promise for gay marriage.
Florida court throws out case of lesbian banned from seeing dying partner 23
12:29 PM — A lesbian who was banned by a hospital from visiting her dying partner has had her case thrown out of court. Janice Langbehn sued Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for not allowing her to see Lisa Pond, 39, her partner of 17 years.
Gay couple forced to leave home after homophobic abuse 38
10:46 AM — A gay couple in Kent have spoken of how they had to flee their home after suffering weeks of homophobic abuse. Keith Stepney and John Mead said they began to fear for their lives during the campaign by local youths in Northfleet.
German minister apologises for homophobic slur against gay party leader 8
10:41 AM — A German minister has been forced to apologise after making an anti-gay slur against the man tipped to be the country's next foreign minister.
Tasmania to give gay couples official ceremonies 4
10:39 AM — Gay couples in the Australian state of Tasmania will soon be able to have an official ceremony in which to register their relationships.
29th September 2009
Exclusive: Man fired from Christian radio station for revealing he was gay 71
4:58 PM — A man who was fired after six years of volunteering at a Christian radio station lost his job because he admitted he was gay.
Comment: Reflections on Yom Kippur and homosexuality within Judaism 55
4:40 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen reflects back on yesterday's Jewish festival of Yom Kippur and what it means for an openly gay Jew.
False rape allegation forces gay US soldier to out himself 14
3:46 PM — A gay US Air Force officer was forced to reveal his sexuality in order to clear himself of a false rape allegation, an admission which cost him his job.
Updated: Gordon Brown mentions civil partnerships in conference speech 25
2:57 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has listed civil partnerships for gay couples as one of a number of Labour achievements in the past decade. He also criticised the Tories for their alliances in Europe, which include an anti-gay party.
Gay political blogger Iain Dale on shortlist for Tory parliamentary candidate 20
12:28 PM — Iain Dale, the openly gay political blogger and broadcaster, has reached the final stage of parliamentary selection for Bracknell.
Holidaymaker jailed after drunken homophobic slur 22
10:03 AM — A holidaymaker who got drunk and called an air steward a "poof" has been jailed for ten and a half months. Grant Smith, 36, was drinking heavily aboard the New Year's Eve flight to the Dominican Republic.
28th September 2009
New York governor David Paterson confirms plans to run again in 2010 1
5:33 PM — New York governor David Paterson, a strong gay rights ally, has confirmed he plans to run for re-election in 2010.
Gay humanist group to protest against Pope’s visit at Labour Conference 27
3:49 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has organised a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK to be held at the Labour Party's annual conference this week.
Bill Clinton: ‘I decided I was wrong about gay marriage’ 16
12:11 PM — Former US president Bill Clinton has discussed how he came to change his views over gay marriage and adoption. He said he was personally no longer opposed to the issue.
Equal adoption rights for Scottish gay couples begin today 4
10:33 AM — From today, gay and unmarried couples in Scotland will now have the same adoption rights as straight married couples. This brings Scotland into line with England and Wales.
25th September 2009
Gay man tipped as German foreign minister 12
6:07 PM — An openly gay man has been tipped to become Germany's foreign minister. Guido Westerwelle, the leader of the Free Democrat Party, may form a coalition government with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats after Sunday's elections, if the polls prove to be correct.
Federal healthcare bill ‘will actually harm gays and lesbians’ 11
5:24 PM — A bill which proposes expanded federal healthcare discriminates against gay couples, the leader of a Republican gay group has said.
God Hates Fags church wins free speech appeal over funeral picket 61
5:06 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing the funerals of US soldiers with slogans such as 'God hates fags', has won an appeal on the First Amendment.