9th January 2009
Gay hate preacher complains about “no God” adverts 28
3:28 PM — The British Humanist Association has dismissed claims from a fundamentalist Christian preacher that a new ad campaign breaks industry codes of practice.
Interview: Comedian rejects lesbian stereotypes with I Am Nesia 7
1:01 PM — As a singer, Rosie Wilby has opened shows for the likes of Jamie Cullum and Bob Geldof. As a comedian, she has been a finalist at Funny Women at the Comedy Store.
Seattle gay venues threatened with poison attack 2
12:25 PM — Gay bars in Seattle were targeted on Tuesday by letters threatening to poison patrons with deadly protein toxin ricin.
8th January 2009
Dutch cities compete for gay business as Amsterdam loses its mojo 4
4:16 PM — The city of Amsterdam has failed to win in any category in a large-scale survey of the favourite venues of Dutch gays.
Brad Pitt speaks up for same-sex marriage 10
1:03 PM — Actor Brad Pitt has told a US magazine that people who deny gay and lesbian couples the right to get married do not understand freedom. In September the screen star donated $100,000 (£65,500) to the campaign against Proposition 8 in California.
7th January 2009
Stephen Fry to be Jonathan Ross’s first guest following suspension 2
7:49 PM — Gay comedian and author Stephen Fry is understood to be the first guest to appear on the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross following the host's suspension from broadcasting on the BBC.
Homophobia towards Lindsay Lohan isn’t the BBC’s first run in with gays 14
6:39 PM — Last week, PinkNews.co.uk revealed homophobic comments regarding Lindsay Lohan and lesbians in general during BBC3's The Most Annoying People of 2008.
Ofcom to examine whether BBC show’s Lindsay Lohan slurs broke broadcasting code 7
2:49 PM — The UK's independent regulator for the communications industries may take action over a BBC TV programme that denigrated lesbians.
Free screening of documentary about religion and homosexuality 3
1:06 PM — A highly-acclaimed documentary about religion and homosexuality will be shown at a public meeting in London on Friday.
Ian Paisley to meet with standards agency about homophobic advert 8
12:30 PM — The former first Minister of Northern Ireland is to meet with the Advertising Standards Authority to discuss their ruling against an advert placed in a local paper by a Belfast church.
6th January 2009
Comment: We deserve more than an apology from the BBC for their homophobia 13
10:41 PM — After the the expose by PinkNews.co.uk that the BBC had broadcast a series of anti-lesbian slurs against Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, My.PinkNews.co.uk reader Nick Henderson believes the BBC must start respecting LGBT rights and stop broadcasting homophobic content.
BBC under renewed pressure following homophobic slurs against Lindsay Lohan 15
4:44 PM — A BBC TV programme that contained slurs against lesbians has received just 13 complaints, the corporation said today. Gay rights group Stonewall and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell have both criticised the BBC for not taking complaints about homophobia seriously.
Stonewall calls on BBC Trust to take homophobia seriously after lesbian slurs 10
2:27 PM — A leading gay rights group has called on the BBC to pay attention to the millions of lesbian, gay and bisexual people who pay for the corporation through the licence fee.
Interview: Waiting for Godot with Captain Picard 4
12:55 PM — Last month gay star and acting legend Sir Ian McKellen spent an evening raising funds for vulnerable lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans teenagers.
5th January 2009
FA committed to anti-homophobia DVD but no word on Beckham 2
2:36 PM — The Football Association has confirmed it is collaborating on a new DVD aimed at tackling homophobia in the game.
Hopes of first gay Doctor Who dashed as Matt Smith lands prime role 12
1:03 PM — A 26-year-old relative unknown has been chosen as the next Doctor Who, smashing the hopes of some fans that the 11th incarnation of the TV Time Lord would be an out gay man.
Conservatives and Labour ignore gay victims of domestic abuse claims charity 3
12:38 PM — A new Tory party plan to spend an extra £2.6m on help for women experiencing domestic violence has been attacked by a gay charity.
2nd January 2009
EXCLUSIVE: BBC accused of homophobia over Lindsay Lohan slurs 30
4:01 PM — BBC3 programme The Most Annoying People of 2008, which listed bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan has been branded as homophobic by gay rights activist Peter Tatchell following complaints to the broadcaster by a PinkNews.co.uk reader.
Graham Norton plans ‘risqué’ jokes for Eurovision 3
11:13 AM — Ultra-camp TV presenter Graham Norton is planning to give a much more adult feel to the Eurovision Song Contest than his predecessor Sir Terry Wogan.
31st December 2008
Top gay venue Astoria to hold ‘last ever party’
4:02 PM — The London Astoria is one of the capitals most iconic venues and following the decision earlier this year to close demolish the Astoria to make way for the new Crossrail project, the venue's staff have announced its closing night event.