14 September 2007
TURING: Ads beware
More often than not, the fuss is unnecessary.
12 September 2007
Comment: Peter Tatchell on 9/11
Six years after 9/11, the American public have still not been provided with a full and truthful account of the single greatest terror attack in US history.What they got was a turkey.
7 September 2007
TURING: Yours shamefully
It is high time that the Home Office defined its policies for dealing with LGBT asylum seekers.
7 September 2007
Feature: Grim realities of life for gays in Iran
Gay Iranian organisation IRQO has published an in-depth interview with a gay male couple about the challenges of living in the Islamic Republic, both from the religious authorities, their families and other Iranians.
7 September 2007
Editorial: The Tories and PinkNews.co.uk
The Conservative party is well-known for its ad campaigns.From the iconic 1979 "Labour isn't working" posters, to the "Demon Eyes" of Tony Blair in the 1997 election campaign, through to the "Five Pledges" of Michael "are you thinking what I am thinking" Howard in 2005, never let it be said that the Tory party were short of a strategy.
29 August 2007
Comment: Nigeria’s anti-gay witch-hunt
Peter Tatchell comments on Nigeria's treatment of gay peopleThe arrest on 5 August of 18 men at a private party in the northernstate of Bauchi is the latest incident in a wave of on-goinghomophobic persecution in Nigeria - much of which is incited byChristian bishops and Muslim imams.Bauchi is a predominantly Muslim region which has adopted Sharia(Islamic) law.
24 August 2007
TURING: The business of outing
By all means, out someone if he or she is a hypocrite; just don't call them gay.
21 August 2007
Interview: Julian Clary’s Murder Most Fab
Comedian Julian Clary's debut as a novelist is a funny, farcical tale of a gay boy who falls in love, suffers a broken heart, moves to London, works as an escort and eventually ends up as TV star with a guilty secret.Murder Most Fab could only have been written by Julian, and his unique sense of humour and absurd but amusing plot make it one of the lightest and most pleasurable reads of the year.Julian, who looks about a decade younger than his 48 years, first shot to fame in the early 1980s as an outrageous stand-up comedian.
17 August 2007
TURING: The case for a boycott
Despite reasonable arguments to the contrary, it is better stay away from homophobic countries.The United States, not particularly known for its gay rights record, surprised a good many people in 2005 when its State Department, in its annual report on human rights, included for the first time a list of countries guilty of LGBT abuses.A painful evidence of the Bush administration's hypocrisy, it may well have been.
16 August 2007
Comment: My journey from scared teen to gay activist
The first time I came to the UK, I was amazed by its history, architecture and bustling cities.Now, over ten years later, I have come back to experience this amazing place once again.As a third year student from the University of California Santa Cruz, I am currently doing a full time internship with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month and Schools OUT.
15 August 2007
Comment: Despite the fanfare, freedom still eludes gay Indians
As India celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence from Britain, Balaji Ravichandran explains why he feels neither free nor independent.
10 August 2007
Analysis: 2008 candidates jockey for vital gay votes
There was one jaw-dropping moment in last night's presidential forum on gay issues, and several lean-in-close moments too.While there were no major shifts in previously stated positions, the forum served at least two useful purposes for LGBT voters.It pressed six of the eight Democratic candidates in an unprecedented way on gay-related issues, and gave those candidates an opportunity to make their case for why gay voters should prefer them over the others.
10 August 2007
TURING: An awkward trip to the seaside part 2
The beach, like its counterparts around the planet, had a not-so-remote area infamously devoted to nightly cruising.No, it wasn't exactly gay cruising, should the readers misconstrue.It was a place where the society's rejected had an unenviable existence.
7 August 2007
Interview: Gay gamer defiant in face of attacks
Last week GayGamer.net, a news-gathering site and meeting place for the gay gaming community, was attacked by homophobic hackers.39-year-old Flynn DeMarco, GayGamer.net's founder and editor-in-chief, started the site just over a year ago.
3 August 2007
TURING: An awkward trip to the seaside
The young couple still looked devastated.Their faces somehow managed to capture the ephemeral nature of human facial expression, and transform it into a permanent imprint, a record, if you will, of human emotions.They existed outside the law then; they exist outside the law now.
31 July 2007
Interview: From gay rights warrior to establishment figure
Angela Mason leaves her job as head of the government's Women Equality Unit today after four years in the role.The unit has been instrumental in pushing forward gay rights legislation such as civil partnerships and protection from discrimination for gay, bisexual and lesbian people when accessing goods and services.A government job was not what Angela had envisaged when she became a founder member of gay equality organisation Stonewall in 1989.
30 July 2007
Comment: How PinkNews.co.uk changed the gay media
PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen reflects on the first two years of this unique publication.PinkNews.co.uk was born minutes before the 38th anniversary of the Royal Assent of the Sexual Offences Act - the legislation that partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales.This weekend we have been celebrating four decades of laws making the lives of British LGBT people better, while I was also celebrating two years of this website.
30 July 2007
Comment: Crystal meth, barebacking, apathy and ignorance
Recently much attention has been focused on the 40th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, and rightly so.However, this July marks another anniversary of huge significance, which has hardly been mentioned in the media.That is the twenty-five year anniversary of the death of Terrence Higgins, the first person in Britain known to have died from AIDS.
29 July 2007
Interview: The Tory who wants to boff Boris
PinkNews.co.uk exclusive"It's obvious I'm gay.
26 July 2007
Comment: Diana, AIDS and the fight for Africa
I have been away from the UK these past few months, and I feel a sense of relief that I have been well away from all the action.As I dispatch this piece on board a hydrofoil somewhere near Turkey, all I can see online is severe flooding in England.Politicians who might otherwise have more important things ensuring our safety and wellbeing are dragged out of bed at dawn to go on breakfast television to explain their cannabis misdemeanours from over two decades ago.