23rd December 2011
The weirdest and most unexpected LGBT stories of 2011 6
10:19 AM — In our annual rundown of the year's events, we look at the strangest stories of the year: the news in 2011 which took us completely by surprise.
13th December 2011
Interview: Russell Grant on Strictly Come Dancing and returning to his theatrical roots 6
9:26 AM — Russell Grant talks to Laurence Watts about his accidental fame in astrology, exceeding expectations on Strictly Come Dancing, and asking Holly Valance to star in a lesbian production of Romeo and Juliet.
12th December 2011
Interview: Boy George, King of Queens 26
10:23 AM — He’s one of the world’s most instantly recognisable people. He’s sold more than 50 million albums. He’s the lead singer of Culture Club, a singer-songwriter, a world-famous DJ, an author, a fashion designer, a gay man, a former drug-addict and now an ex-con. A new coffee table book called King of Queens documents his life to date. Laurence Watts interviews Boy George.
8th December 2011
Nominate your LGBT voices for our 2011 list of the most influential Twitter users 6
10:04 AM — Whose voice has the most authority on Twitter when it comes to LGBT life? PinkNews.co.uk has teamed up with PeerIndex to draw up a list, and we need your nominations: simply tweet your nominees' usernames and the hashtag #pinkpeople2011.
14th November 2011
New AIDS film records “dedication of those who fought epidemic” 38
4:12 PM — American documentary follows story of 1980s San Franciscans described by critic as the "equivalent of World War II resistance fighters".
5th October 2011
Interview: Andy Bell on Erasure’s new album and new life 12
4:28 PM — Laurence Watts meets Erasure's Andy Bell to discuss the band's history, future and coming out as HIV-positive.
4th October 2011
Interview: Sean Maher on coming out in Hollywood 8
2:46 PM — Sean Maher made headlines last week when he became the latest Hollywood actor to come out. With a film and TV career spanning 14 years, he is perhaps best known for his role in Firefly and its movie sequel, Serenity. He currently stars in NBC’s The Playboy Club. Laurence Watts caught up with him to discuss the public’s reaction to his announcement.
3rd October 2011
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15th September 2011
Interview: Don Lemon, CNN’s openly gay anchorman 6
3:19 PM — Don Lemon is an Edward R Murrow Award-winning reporter and news anchor for CNN. As the weekend face of CNN Newsroom he can be seen each week in more than 100m US households. He publicly came out in his recent book, Transparent. Laurence Watts caught up with him to find out more.
15th August 2011
Kieron Richardson: ‘Other gay actors warned me not to come out’ 35
5:55 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has revealed that before he came out last year, other actors warned him that it could stop him from getting roles.
27th June 2011
Perez Hilton: Gay men were embarrassed by me but I’ve changed 39
3:54 PM — Exclusive interview: Like him or loathe him, it’s hard to deny that Perez Hilton is anything less than a media phenomenon. Though highly controversial in the past, he’s been better behaved of late. Laurence Watts caught up with the world’s most famous blogger to find out more.
23rd June 2011
Comment: Why it’s vital to kick homophobia out of sport, by David Cameron 152
3:06 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, prime minister David Cameron says sport is at the heart of the nation and more must be done to stop homophobia and encourage positive role models.
21st June 2011
Interview: Henry Badenhorst, the Gaydar guy 24
5:55 PM — Gaydar co-founder Henry Badenhorst is arguably one of Britain’s most influential gay men, even if you don't recognise his name. Laurence Watts meets him to discuss the company's story.
15th April 2011
Gay dads celebrate 21 years with plastic baby 29
5:50 PM — If you thought Sir Elton John and David Furnish's son Zachary was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, then spare a thought for Digby du Pont. He's travelled the world, met celebrities and has a wardrobe of more than 300 made-to-measure suits. Not bad for a plastic doll.
13th April 2011
Comment: Are we too scared to be camp? 112
6:00 PM — Last week Boy George claimed that gay men are now less willing to stand out and attract attention. Cameron Lamont says gay men are under pressure to tone down their campness because of fears of violence and prejudice in the community.
7th April 2011
Video: Anti-gay Catholic archbishop slapped in face with custard pies 213
11:09 AM — A Belgian Catholic archbishop who said HIV is "justice" for gays has been hit in the face with custard pies. Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, the head of the country's Catholic Church, was targeted on Tuesday while speaking at a university near Brussels.
6th April 2011
5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered 114
4:26 PM — Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person. The male skeleton was found in a suburb of Prague and is buried in a manner previously only seen for female burials.
22nd February 2011
Feature: The Grindr story 67
11:02 AM — Grindr, the app which revolutionised how gay men meet, is almost two years old. Laurence Watts meets founder Joel Simkhai.
17th February 2011
Comment: Religious civil partnerships are the first step towards religious same sex marriages 59
12:07 AM — For Rabbi David Mitchell, his true 'partnership' ceremony wasn't in the registry office, it was in his synagogue. He explains why the government's announcement of civil partnerships in religious buildings could be the first steps towards same-sex marriages in religious institutions, something welcomed by Quakers, Unitarians, Liberal Jews and from today the larger Reform Judaism movement.
14th February 2011
Comment: Happy Valentine’s Day, Melanie Phillips! 146
3:41 PM — Happy Valentine's Day to Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips, who used the romance of February 14th to urge against giving gay couples the right to marry. Obviously struck by one of Cupid's sharper arrows, she took the occasion to suggest that gay marriage could soon lead to people marrying their hamsters.