29th January 2014
National AIDS Trust: Making sex education optional hampers the fight against HIV 3
5:08 PM — Tom Perry from the National AIDS Trust says Tuesday's House of Lords vote against compulsory sex education represents a missed opportunity in the fight against HIV.
27th January 2014
Holocaust Memorial Day: The lessons we should learn from the Nazi persecution of gay people 33
10:18 AM — PinkNews publisher Benjamin Cohen reflects on the persecution of gay people by the Nazis as Britain marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
23rd January 2014
Comment: Stonewall does great work for gay kids but what about anti-trans bullying? 27
7:21 PM — Transgender broadcaster and journalist Paris Lees writes on trans bullying in schools, and asks why Stonewall campaigns only against anti-gay bullying, and not anti-trans.
22nd January 2014
Comment: The EU has made strides towards LGBT equality but discrimination and isolation remain common 7
2:24 PM — Lib Dem European Parliamentary candidate for South East England Giles Goodall writes for PinkNews on the EU as a force for good in the fight for equality, but says discrimination and isolation are still rife for LGBT people and momentum needs to be maintained.
17th January 2014
Comment: What would happen if a gay premiership star came out and continued playing football? 5
7:16 PM — Following the recent decision of retired player Thomas Hitzlsperger to come out as gay, Stonewall FC footballer and employment lawyer Jamie Feldman looks at the potential ramifications of a current gay premiership star coming out and staying in the game.
Comment: Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘gay c*nt’ photo shouldn’t be aligned with real hate speech 18
5:52 PM — Karl Arbuthnot writes for PinkNews on Jeremy Clarkson's "gay c*nt" controversy to say that it should not be confused for more damaging hate speech and warns that giving too much attention might make the Top Gear presenter think his opinion matters more than it does.
Comment: We should honour the life of Vlad Tornovoi by standing up for gay rights in Russia 8
4:02 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Tom Hayes says last year's homophobic murder of Vlad Tornovoi should galvanise Britain into raising Russia's appalling LGBT rights violations at next month's Winter Olympics.
16th January 2014
Comment: Spousal veto amendment is a victory for trans equality in Scotland 7
11:48 AM — Tom French, of the Equality Network, says the decision to remove the spousal veto from Scotland's equal marriage bill is a crucial victory for trans and intersex people.
Comment: Removing the spousal veto will make Scotland’s equal marriage bill fairer
10:00 AM — Scottish National Party MSP Linda Fabiani writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Scotland's same-sex marriage bill needs to remove the spousal veto
9th January 2014
Comment: Channel 4 Secrets of the Living Dolls was little more than a freak show 31
11:19 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Helen Belcher says the recent screening of Channel 4's Secrets of the Living Dolls was a backward step for the network and that it did a disservice for trans people by broadcasting the programme.
7th January 2014
Comment: Why aren’t we laughing off views like Evander Holyfield’s? 97
4:01 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, former Associate Editor of Gay Times, Richard Smith, says the reaction to Evander Holyfield’s homophobic remarks on Celebrity Big Brother shows “the gay public realm has been hijacked by new puritans - bullies, censors, bores.”
6th January 2014
Comment: The Tories should not withdraw Britain from the European Convention on Human Rights 32
7:16 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Professor Robert Wintemute warns against plans by the Conservative Party to withdraw Britain from European arrangements protecting human rights as it could have serious repressions for the LGBT community.
Comment: The FA has a serious job of building trust with LGBT people 8
12:29 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says the FA owes the LGBT community an apology for appointing Michael Johnson to its Inclusion Advisory Board - because of the ex-footballer's previous anti-gay comments.
3rd January 2014
Comment: FA appointing player who said gays are ‘detestable’ shows we have a long road to equality 8
5:59 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the appointment of Michael Johnson as the FA's new equality adviser - despite previously making homophobic comments - shows the path to full LGBT equality has a long way to travel.
31st December 2013
Comment: My hopes for gay people in the year ahead 14
2:45 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Lib Dem Parish and Borough Councillor Mathew Hulbert reflects on 2013, and notes hopes for the year ahead.
30th December 2013
Comment: The word Gay 17
5:53 PM — Journalist Patrick Cash writes on why it is not acceptable to use gay as an insult.
27th December 2013
Poem on Alan Turing: I Beg Your Pardon? 10
4:35 PM — Writer Dean Atta expresses his thoughts on the recent pardon given to Alan Turing in a poem.
Peter Tatchell urges Prime Minister to launch new probe into Alan Turing’s death and to extend pardon 18
12:47 PM — Peter Tatchell has written to David Cameron calling for a new inquiry into the death of Alan Turing, the human rights campaigner also believes the recent royal pardon granted to Turing should be extended to all men convicted under the same gross indecency law.
24th December 2013
Comment: Alan Turing’s pardon is absolutely correct. The reason for it isn’t 14
2:31 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward welcomes the decision to pardon Alan Turing, but says the state still has not formally acknowledged that it was wrong to have people for their sexuality in the first place.
23rd December 2013
Comment: The good, the bad and the ugly truths about porn filters 13
2:41 PM — LGBTory officer Zoe Kirk-Robinson says the rolling out of porn filters by the UK's leading internet service providers has had a disastrous result for scores of non-pornographic LGBT websites.