3rd October 2012
Comment: The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring 28
9:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, David Skelton, the deputy director of the influential Policy Exchange think-tank argues that discussion on LGBT issues should avoid descending into “party political tribalism”.
Comment: Some Tories are Gay Get Over It! 190
9:47 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt hits back at the recent criticism of her party.
28th September 2012
Comment: Gay Tories: an oxymoron? 197
4:06 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour Party supporter Alex Glasner compares his party’s LGBT record with the Conservatives – ahead of next week’s Labour Party Conference.
24th September 2012
Comment: We must stop apologising for being like everybody else 40
4:37 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward takes celebrity heiress Paris Hilton to task over her recent homophobic outburst.
12th September 2012
Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’? 107
12:27 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Nicolas Chinardet assesses the ‘bigot’ row that has hit Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the past 24 hours.
11th September 2012
Comment: Why we should resist the ‘mind-creep’ commercialism of Pride 17
3:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Brighton and Hove Green Party Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty pays tribute to the city’s Pride movement – which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Comment: Homophobia is still a blight on our society 6
3:25 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Gary Spedding says the number of anti-gay incidents in Northern Ireland shows more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in society.
7th September 2012
Comment: What the reshuffle means for LGBT support in the government 17
6:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward sums up the LGBT ramifications of this week’s reshuffle and assesses the recent equality record of the main three parties.
5th September 2012
Comment: Allan Horsfall was the ‘grandfather’ of the UK’s gay rights movement 6
4:17 PM — Peter Tatchell recalls the contribution of LGBT rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, who passed away last month.
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.