20th February 2012
Comment: Paddy Power thinks it’s fun to play ‘spot the trans lady’ – want to bet? 57
5:40 PM — Irish bookmakers Paddy Power's latest advert asks viewers to “spot the transgendered [sic] ladies” at the Cheltenham Festival. Paris Lees says the problem with “spot the trans lady” is that, for one person in the game, it’s really not that fun.
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination 99
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
17th February 2012
Comment: East London gay pub isn’t at risk, so why smear Ken Livingstone? 133
5:47 PM — Tom Copley argues that the White Swan pub in Tower Hamlets is not being threatened under 'sex establishment' rules and attempts to associate Ken Livingstone with the plans are part of a smear campaign against the former mayor.
14th February 2012
Comment: Our Valentine’s wish, equal love for gay and straight 6
3:31 PM — Our Valentine's Day wish is for 'Equal Love'. We seek love equality. All couples who love each other should be treated equally and without discrimination. This means an end to the twin legal bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships.
9th February 2012
Comment: Ken Livingstone broke new ground for gay Londoners 53
6:13 PM — Yesterday, former mayor of London Ken Livingstone was criticised for telling a journalist that the Conservative party was "riddled" with gays. Today, he told LBC radio the comment was, in a way, complimentary. Now, Labour leader of Lambeth Council Steve Reed explains why he is backing Mr Livingstone.
Comment: Ken Livingstone is not homophobic 37
3:47 PM — Peter Tatchell says Ken Livingstone's comments this week that the Tory party was "riddled" with homosexuality have to be taken in context and with regard to his record on equal rights for gays.
8th February 2012
Comment: Why I made an It Gets Better video on being gay and Jewish 53
5:20 PM — On Friday afternoon, I posted a video to YouTube. It was a historic moment for me because I haven’t actually posted very much on there before but also it was because for the first time officially, I shared my coming out story with the Channel 4 News audience and the wider world. The video I posted was to form part of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign.
Comment: Does today mean change for the trans community? 16
2:30 PM — Listen. That sound you don’t hear: the silence. That is the UK’s trans community waiting with bated breath. Because today, by a strange co-incidence of events, really does feel to many like the day that things change.
3rd February 2012
Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42
11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.
Comment: Homosexuality is prohibited in orthodox Judaism but so is eating bacon, everyone is welcome 159
10:43 AM — Following the controversy surrounding the issue of reparative therapy for people with same sex attractions within the Jewish community, orthodox Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet argues that religious leaders should separate biblical condemnation of homosexual acts from the way the religion treats gay people.
2nd February 2012
Comment: No more stalling, gay and straight couples deserve equality now 74
4:10 PM — On the first anniversary of the Equal Love campaign's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Peter Tatchell examines the inequalities of straight marriage and gay civil partnerships.
31st January 2012
Comment: The story of LGBT History Month 10
4:22 PM — Sue Sanders writes about the background to the annual LGBT History Month, which was first celebrated in 2005 and begins its eighth national incarnation tomorrow.
Comment: The Canadian rule which bans transgender flight 39
11:48 AM — Jane Fae examines the rules, introduced last July but only now coming to light, which state that an air carrier “shall not transport a passenger if [...] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”.
Comment: Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages 49
10:59 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages, the clergyman's demand for discrimination against gay couples is itself dictatorial and Anglican leaders are divisive, intolerant and out of touch.
30th January 2012
Comment: Bangladesh’s invisible minority 6
1:13 PM — Rainer Ebert comments on life for the gay community of Bangladesh, where same-sex intercourse a crime punishable by imprisonment for life.
17th January 2012
Comment: Repeal the Public Order Act’s sweeping Section 5 87
12:54 PM — Peter Tatchell argues the law criminalising 'insulting' speech is open to abuse by over-zealous police and prosecutors and constitutes a ban on free speech and the right to protest.
10th January 2012
Comment: Future sex – beyond gay and straight 171
10:18 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that gay and straight identities will be insignificant in a future without homophobia: With the demise of "straight supremacism" and the gay labels we use in self-defence, people will be free to acknowledge desires for all genders.
4th January 2012
Comment: Sex, blood and the status quo 23
11:16 AM — While Northern Ireland continues to drag its feet on lifting the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, recent developments in Great Britain are no great victory, Nine argues.
20th December 2011
Comment: Should the law protect us from insults? 271
2:22 PM — PinkNews.co.uk reader Stuart Ross discusses his experience of receiving offensive comments online amid the ongoing debate over whether to remove the use of "insulting words" from the offences in the Public Order Act.
9th December 2011
Comment: Why does the equality minister oppose marriage equality? by Peter Tatchell 26
3:22 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell claims that the Liberal Democrat equality minister, Lynne Featherstone, does not support equality because she hasn't backed religious gay marriages or straight civil partnerships.