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  • 17th January 2011

    Brazilian gay group says 250 LGBT people killed in a year 8

    Brazil celebrates gay Pride but activists say the LGBT murder rate is high

    5:23 PM — A Brazilian gay group claims that 250 LGBT people were killed in hate crimes in 2010. Grupo Gay da Bahia is part-way through compiling a report on the issue but says that the latest figures show that an LGBT person is being killed at a rate of one every day and a half.

  • 14th January 2011

    Hotel chain asked to cancel conference with ‘anti-gay hate preachers’ 111

    Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick is to speak at the conference

    4:47 PM — The hotel chain Ibis has been urged to cancel a Muslim conference in London which includes speakers who have called for gays to be killed. Gay campaigners said that events would be cancelled if speakers had called for the death of Muslims.

  • 11th January 2011

    99 PinkNews.co.uk readers say they complained over BBC interview 45

    99 PinkNews.co.uk readers said they complained over the news item

    5:42 PM — Ninety-nine PinkNews.co.uk readers said they complained directly to the BBC over an interview with a homophobic preacher who supports the death penalty for gays. The corporation has refused to release the number of complaints.

  • 5th January 2011

    Viewers complain over BBC interview with anti-gay extremist 93

    Christian preacher Stephen Green was interviewed by the BBC last week

    1:12 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 95 complaints over a BBC news bulletin which invited an anti-gay extremist to air his views about gay parenting. Complaints have also been made directly to the BBC but the corporation refused to reveal how many it had received.

  • 30th December 2010

    Secret sperm donor fathered his lesbian aunt’s children aged just 15 46

    Charlie Lowman died in 2009 (photo: Facebook tribute page)

    12:57 PM — A couple grieving over the death of their 20-year-old son are coming to terms with the fact that two children they considered to be their nephew and niece are their biological grandchildren. Their son donated sperm to his aunt and her same sex partner when he was just 15.

  • 29th December 2010

    How to complain about the BBC interviewing pro-gay execution fundamentalist on Sir Elton’s baby 55

    Make your voice heard by the BBC

    1:33 PM — Last night, as first highlighted by PinkNews.co.uk, the BBC's flagship BBC News at Six programme on BBC One featured an interview with Stephen Green, who has previously called for gays to be executed on the news that Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish were celebrating the birth of their first son. We explain how to complain about this story.

  • 6th December 2010

    Jamaican gay rights activist found stabbed to death 4

    A member of a gay rights group was found stabbed to death

    4:35 PM — A member of a gay rights organisation has been found stabbed to death in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) said that the 26-year-old's body was found behind an insurance company building on Friday.

  • 28th October 2010

    Kings Cross tube death victim named as Sonia Burgess

    Sonia Burgess was described as a talented solicitor

    2:26 PM — The victim of the Kings Cross tube death on Monday evening has been named as Sonia Burgess, who was a trans woman and a human rights lawyer. She died after being hit by a tube train during the rush hour.

  • Updated: Woman charged with murder over ‘trans’ tube death

    The victim was struck by a train on Monday (Photo: Annie Mole)

    10:54 AM — A 34-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death of a person at Kings Cross Station on Monday evening. The victim has been named as 63-year-old David Burgess, from central London.

  • 20th October 2010

    Gay Saudi prince sentenced to life for killing servant 6

    Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was jailed for at least 20 years

    3:25 PM — A gay Saudi prince has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for murdering his servant in a luxury London hotel. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud beat and strangled Bandar Abdulaziz to death at the Landmark Hotel last February.

  • 18th February 2010

    PCC rejects complaint over Jan Moir’s Stephen Gately article 47

    The PCC did not uphold the complaint

    11:23 AM — The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint from Stephen Gately's civil partner over a Daily Mail article about his death.

  • 17th February 2010

    Inquest hears Alexander McQueen hanged himself 1

    Alexander McQueen was found dead last week

    1:02 PM — The inquest opened into the death of Alexander McQueen heard today that the fashion designer had hanged himself. McQueen, 40, was found hanging in a wardrobe by his cleaner at his Mayfair home on Thursday February 11th, ten days after his mother died.

  • 12th February 2010

    Alexander McQueen hanged himself on the eve of mother’s funeral 36

    Alexander McQueen killed himself after his mother's death

    12:56 PM — Fashion designer Alexander McQueen killed himself the day before his mother's funeral. His mother Joyce died on February 2nd and McQueen, whose real name was Lee, reportedly refused to get out of bed since her death.

  • 11th February 2010

    Obituary: Alexander McQueen 1

    Alexander McQueen was renown for his work

    7:33 PM — The Hackney-born son of a taxi driver, Alexander McQueen shocked the fashion world with his outrageous debut collections. From this, he earned the nickname of fashion's enfant terrible, a moniker he loathed and subsequently lost as his designs matured.

  • Gay fashion designer Alexander McQueen commits suicide 20

    Alexander McQueen has reportedly committed suicide

    4:19 PM — Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has reportedly committed suicide. The 40-year-old was renown for dressing stars such as Kylie and had once described himself as the "pink sheep" of his family.

  • 26th January 2010

    Boyzone star Keith Duffy suffering panic attacks after Stephen Gately’s death 19

    Keith Duffy said he had suffered from panic attacks

    5:54 PM — Boyzone singer Keith Duffy has revealed he has been suffering from panic attacks since the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Spanish judge closes case on death of Stephen Gately 4

    The investigation into Gately's death was closed

    5:50 PM — A Spanish court ruled yesterday that gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately died from natural causes, rather than drugs or alcohol.

  • 8th January 2010

    Ugandan president Museveni ‘opposes death penalty for gays’ 15

    Yoweri Museveni does not support kiling gays, a minister said

    3:37 PM — President of Uganda Yoweri Moseveni opposes the death penalty for gays, the country's ethics minister has said. James Nsaba Buturo said the provision was likely to be removed from the country's anti-homosexuality bill, saying that reparative therapy would work better.

  • Freddie Mercury’s partner dies 5

    Freddie Mercury in 1978 (Photo: Carl Lender)

    12:44 PM — The partner of the late Freddie Mercury passed away last week. Jim Hutton had lived with Mercury for six years prior to the singer's death from an AIDS-related illness in 1991

  • 24th December 2009

    Archbishop of York speaks out on Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill 28

    Archbishop of York John Sentamu said the bill was "victimising"

    12:32 PM — Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who was born in Uganda, has condemned the country's plans to introduce the death penalty of life imprisonment for gays. Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme this morning, he criticised the "victimising" language in the bill and said the communion was "committed" to listening to the experiences of gay people.

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