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  • 27th June 2011

    Perez Hilton: Gay men were embarrassed by me but I’ve changed 39

    Perez Hilton says he's changed (Photo: MichaelTuckerPhotography.com)

    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

    David Cameron called for more positive role models in sport

    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

    Gaydar co-founder Henry Badenhorst

    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

    The couple with Digby (Photo via The Daily)

    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

    Alan Carr - one of television's campest personalities

    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

    Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard was attacked with pies

    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

    The person may have been transgender (File photo: Todd Huffman)

    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

    Joel Simkhai founded Grindr two years ago

    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

    Rabbi David Mitchell is a member of Keshet UK- the LGBT Jewish forum

    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.

  • 11th February 2011

    Scott Mills: ‘Gay hatred is everywhere in Uganda’ 68

    Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out about attitudes to homosexuality

    11:29 AM — The situation for gay people in Uganda was far worse than he expected, Scott Mills says. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk about an upcoming documentary, the gay Radio 1 presenter told how he feared for his own safety in the country.

  • 8th February 2011

    Seven-year-old donates to LA gay centre because he thinks inequality is unfair 40

    Malcolm and his letter

    12:55 AM — A seven-year-old has donated $140 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) because he doesn't think it's right for gay people not to be treated equally. The child, called Malcolm, was given $140 by his parents to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to split the money between the gay centre and the HRC.

  • 28th January 2011

    David Kato buried as pastor condemns homosexuality 22

    David Kato was buried today

    4:55 PM — Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato was buried today but scuffles broke out at his funeral as the pastor urged gays to repent. Mr Kato, who was murdered in his home on Wednesday, was laid to rest in his village near Kampala.

  • 26th January 2011

    G-A-Y founder has HIV test to raise awareness 17

    Jeremy Joseph receiving his HIV test results

    5:07 PM — G-A-Y founder Jeremy Joseph is shown having an HIV test and discovering the results in a photo diary for Boyz magazine. The promoter said he took the test publicly to raise awareness of safer sex information for gay men.

  • 24th January 2011

    Daily Mail columnist says ‘ruthless gay lobby’ is brainwashing children 94

    Melanie Phillips wrote that the gay lobby was trying to destroy normal sexual behaviour

    5:29 PM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has provoked the wrath of Twitter by claiming that the government is backing efforts to "brainwash" children about homosexuality.

  • 21st January 2011

    Comment: Daily Mail ‘neo-Nazi’ gay cartoon incites hatred based on sexuality 81

    The cartoon showed a gay couple at a hotel check-in desk

    1:27 AM — PinkNews.co.uk reader Nick Lowe argues that the publication by the Daily Mail of a cartoon which depicts a gay couple checking in to a Christian run hotel as 'neo-Nazis' incites hatred of homosexuals.

  • 30th December 2010

    Comment: If the BBC can’t stop offending gays, we should get a licence fee rebate, or quit paying 90

    Does the BBC deserve the LGBT community's money?

    8:19 PM — All too often, PinkNews.co.uk finds itself publishing stories relating to the BBC offending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. If it's not suggesting that lesbians are “munters”, allowing its highest paid presenters to continually be reprimanded by Ofcom for homophobia or hosting debates asking if gay people should be executed, it's soliciting views from abhorrent extremists on gay related issues.

  • 26th December 2010

    Video: The New York gay couple who have received hundreds of letters addressed to Santa Claus 16

    Jim and Dylan have received hundreds of letters

    1:33 PM — A gay couple living in Chelsea, New York City have received hundreds of letters from children all across New York hoping to reach Santa Claus. The couple, Jim and Dillon, have with the help of friends responded to hundreds of the letters but there remains a mystery as to where the children located their address.

  • 15th December 2010

    Video: New Zealand airline pulls ‘anti-gay’ scene from safety film 31

    Richard Kahui declines to kiss Will Coxhead

    5:00 PM — A New Zealand airline has ditched a scene from a safety video after complaints that it was anti-gay. Air New Zealand's inflight safety video features a flight full of rugby fans and some members of the All-Blacks national team.

  • 10th December 2010

    Scientists breed mice with two fathers 26

    A refined method could help gay men have children, researchers said.

    2:05 PM — Scientists have created mice with two fathers, suggesting that technology could one day be used to allow gay male couples the chance to have children with genes from both parents.


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