5th September 2012
Comment: Let me tell you all about ‘pinkwashing’ 68
3:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk university student and LGBT campaigner Gary Spedding warns of the dangers of separating LGBT rights from human rights when profiling individual countries. He feels it can lead to inaccurate generalisations and also creates a pecking order for equality.
3rd September 2012
Comment: Bullying, bulimia and going back to school 9
11:31 AM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, Sam Thomas, the founder and director of a national eating disorders charity, says today’s start of the new school term for LGBT students across the UK, conjures up his own difficult memories of classroom life and of homophobic bullying.
16th August 2012
Opinion: What impact will extra compulsory school sport have on LGBT pupils? 91
1:13 PM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, former school governor and Surrey councillor Chris Ward ponders on what the government's new drive for competitive sport in the classroom means for LGBT students currently suffering from homophobic bullying.
14th August 2012
Comment: A strange and unpredictable step back for equality? 198
3:43 PM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, Thomas Ingrham asks if some in the gay scene risk undermining the fight for equality through their attitudes towards straight people.
10th August 2012
Comment: To be gay, and in love 54
3:45 PM — Balaji Ravichandran considers what it means to be gay and in love in a world that has been fundamentally changed by the arrival of online dating and smartphone apps like Grindr
8th August 2012
Comment: Always picked last – rediscovering sport as a gay adult 11
1:54 PM — Daniel Sellers writes about his experience of sport at school and talks to the members of a gay-friendly running club about how it differs from the 'individualism and hedonism' of the traditional gay scene.
3rd August 2012
Comment: The need to reform gay blood donation is as pressing as ever 22
4:41 PM — Chris Ward led a campaign within the Liberal Democrats to end the ban on men who had had sex with men donating blood. The 12-month deferral period implemented last year, he argues, is not much better.
Comment: Christians, we should have been first to back equal marriage 66
11:34 AM — Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love, says Jesus' message was 'about Love, not rules and regulations', and argues Christians should be the first to let their neighbours marry.
31st July 2012
Comment: UK Black Pride – a moment of discovery 19
2:43 PM — Ahead of this month’s UK Black Pride, Scott Roberts shares his own experience of attending the event for the first time last year. He also talks about what it means to those who cannot experience a similar celebration in their country of origin.
Comment: Why are there so few openly gay athletes at London 2012? 80
12:05 PM — If there were truly enough gay athletes arriving at the capital to crash Grindr, Professor Gregory Woods asks why only twenty or so are open about their sexual orientation at this year's Olympics.
27th July 2012
Comment: Steve Brookstein, spread some love, don’t ask why your enemies are HIV-free 80
2:21 PM — David Allison writes about his run-in with Steve Brookstein when the former X Factor winner questioned on Twitter why so many people in the world have HIV while a showbusiness journalist does not.
26th July 2012
Comment: Sport and spectacle – the queer side of the Olympics 9
12:47 PM — Gregory Woods examines some notable opening and closing ceremonies from Olympics past and reasons that there is 'something distinctly queer' about the Games.
23rd July 2012
Comment: Was Anderson Cooper’s sexuality ‘news’ to you? 29
11:17 AM — In his first commentary article for Pinknews.co.uk, Scott Roberts talks about CNN star Anderson Cooper’s recent decision to come out publicly as gay.
17th July 2012
Comment: With rare political consensus, Scotland should be next to let gay couples marry 22
10:47 AM — Labour MP for Glasgow North East Willie Bain says equal marriage will ensure LGBT couples are no longer 'separate but equal', but warns that inequality and homophobia will still exist in Scotland.
13th July 2012
Comment: Is the Church of England homophobic? 102
4:51 PM — Stuart Ross examines a recent case of a gay vicar unable to officiate at his church because he refused to confirm his celibacy and suggests the Church of England's problem may be that it is trying to be all things to all people.
9th July 2012
Comment: Pride needs a political motive or it needs a change 110
2:25 PM — Ollie McFadden argues that without an enemy in the government, Pride in the UK has lost its political edge and needs to lose its focus on the march in favour of something more inclusive.
Comment: Pride is not the only sin 114
12:06 PM — Patrick Cash asks why many gay people don't identify with gay culture, whether the reasons come from the community or the media, and whether now is the time for gays to lead the way again on bravery and honour in society.
6th July 2012
Comment: London Mayor accused over WorldPride fiasco 59
12:02 PM — Peter Tatchell argues that the Mayor of London Boris Johnson "could have rescued Pride but has apparently chosen not to do so".
5th July 2012
Comment: More inclusive media would help tackle homophobic bullying in schools 8
11:03 AM — A recent report by Ofsted ‘No place for bullying’ found that the least effective schools at tackling bullying were the ones which did not effectively develop pupils’ understanding about diversity, or help them empathise with each other to the fullest extent.
3rd July 2012
Comment: Did C4M members help lay the groundwork for teaching same-sex marriage in schools? 17
5:22 PM — The argument that Coalition for Marriage backers themselves are responsible for teaching about gay marriages in schools seems absurd, Richy Thompson writes, but it might just be true.