27 June 2007
TURING: Forty years on
Sexual minorities in the UK have every right to exercise and celebrate their hard-won rights.
26 June 2007
Comment: Another year, another Pride, another hangover
For many of us waking up the next morning, any sense of pride has disappeared long ago in a heady mix of sunshine, cheap cocktails, and naked flesh.This is something to celebrate.
23 June 2007
Interview: The dark horse who became front runner
"This is going to be a really, really closely fought contest and I genuinely have no idea what the outcome is going to be," Hilary Benn tells me when we meet.The terrace of the House of Commons is the location for this typically relaxed Benn comment.He is unique among the candidates for Deputy Leader I have spoken to, in that he arrived with no entourage.
19 June 2007
Exclusive: Gordon Brown will answer gay questions
Do you have a question for the next Prime Minister? Gordon Brown will take office on 27th June, and he has agreed to answer questions submitted by our readers.If you have a question for the Chancellor, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your email 'Gordon.'Many thanks to readers who sent in questions.
19 June 2007
Feature: The dark heart of the deep South
After three years away from the West End, Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer is back in London, performed by the capital's oldest amateur theatre group.The Tower Theatre group, who also recently revived Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, will be putting on the play which was made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn in the 1959 film.The story of Suddenly Last Summer would be familiar to any fans of A Streetcar Named Desire, debatably Williams' most famous play.
14 June 2007
Comment: Look how far we have come
As Tony Blair prepares to leave office, Labour party activist Gavin Hayes argues that gay people should not forget the triumphs of the past ten years, but there is still much to be achieved under Gordon Brown.
14 June 2007
Comment: Lindsay Lohan makes lesbians look bad
In case you've been living in a cave for the past few months, you've undoubtedly heard that young movie star Lindsay Lohan is in a bit of trouble.Okay, that's probably the understatement of the year: she is currently in a drug rehabilitation centre, trying to get her life back on track after crashing her car into a tree.This is the second time she's been in rehab in half a year's time.
12 June 2007
Review: Two Men Talking
In a tiny, intimate venue in the heart of Whitehall, two men perform a play that records their lives as gay, Jewish South Africans.Two Men Talking starts in sweltering South Africa where Paul Browde and Murray Nossel are schoolchildren during Apartheid.Their tale takes us takes us to New York and London, through their experiences of career struggles, coming out as gay and dealing with HIV and AIDS, and finally recalling their reunion in America.
11 June 2007
Analysis: Football is coming homo
The news that the Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship is coming to London next year will be music to the ears of the ever-growing gay football community in the UK.Last week's launch event at the Football Association headquarters in Soho Square was attended by the great and the good from the gay community and the football world.Several Members of Parliament were there to lend their support along with gay rights activist Peter Tatchell.
7 June 2007
Interview: Apprentice Lohit Kalburgi
The first openly gay candidate for Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice has been expelled, one week from the final, with the damning words "You're fired."Lohit Kalburgi spoke to PinkNews about Sir Alan, his Steady Eddie reputation and being gay in business.Speaking the morning after his dramatic exit from the competition, Lohit wasn't fazed or disappointed.
5 June 2007
Interview: Mr Johnson goes to Dorneywood
It's the kind of thing journalists have nightmares about.
3 June 2007
Interview: Harriet Harman warns gay youth off dangerous Dave
Justice Minister Harriet Harman has something she wants to say to the gay community, particularly those who grew up during the Blair years."Young people, remember! Remember! Be afraid!"Hoodies, perhaps? Terrorism? The threat of a nude Keith Chegwin returning to our television screens?No - the resurgent Conservative party.
1 June 2007
Interview: Mrs Pritchard aims for the Deputy Leadership
Hazel Blears is a Marmite politician.
1 June 2007
Interview: The Queen of the D List talks politics
Kathy Griffin is mad.
1 June 2007
Livingstone: Latvia must allow pride to go on peacefully
The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone argues that the Latvian government and the Mayor of Riga should allow their gay pride march to go ahead without hindrance.In the past year, there have been attacks on the rights of lesbians and gay men in Eastern Europe with violence at, and/or bans on, Gay Pride events in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Moldova and Romania.
23 May 2007
Analysis: British attitudes to gays are changing
The Stonewall survey published today is one of the most wide-ranging examinations of attitudes in the Britain towards the gay community.The results are heartening - even 49% of Daily Telegraph readers think that prejudice against gay and lesbian people should be tackled.Here, PinkNews.co.uk gives you some in-depth analysis of this landmark piece of research.
21 May 2007
Interview: Peter Hain sets out his stall
PinkNews.co.uk exclusiveWith the "battle" for the leadership of the Labour party over before it even started, all eyes are now on the deputy role.
18 May 2007
Comment: Farewell to Falwell, saying goodbye to hate
It was June 2004 and I was covering Tulsa, Oklahoma's Pride Festival.I stood watching the parade of proud members of our GLBTI community march through the streets.As the parade came to an end the parade watchers were invited to follow the parade down the route and into the park that was holding the festival, our festival, a safe haven for our community to be free.
14 May 2007
Comment: Gay rights – the next ten years
How will Tony Blair be remembered? That is the question on the lips of almost everyone in politics since he announced that he is to leave office on June 27th.Will he be remembered for bringing peace to Northern Ireland, introducing the minimum wage or getting record numbers of people in work?Or will he be remembered as George Bush's poodle, with the bloody conflict in Iraq his only lasting legacy?
14 May 2007
Comment: The race divide splits the gay community
There are places in America where segregation still exists.Blacks only associate with blacks, whites only associate with whites and neither the two shall meet.Racism still permeates the fabric of our very society.