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  • 28th December 2011

    New biography claims Richard Nixon may have had gay affair 18

    Nixon, who died in 1994, was the only US president to have resigned

    3:38 PM — Among the claims made in a new book about former US President Richard Nixon's time as a politician is the suggestion that he may have had a gay relationship with one of his closest confidants.

  • 10th November 2011

    US gay couples “quicker to enter marriage than civil unions” 12

    60% of couples marrying in a state had travelled there for the ceremony

    9:40 AM — A US study analysed data from across the country and found gay married couples may "value marriage more for its social meaning".

  • 4th November 2011

    Gay dads cleared of breaking clinical trial rules 2

    Euroderm went into liquidation in 2008

    4:25 PM — Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow were the UK’s first gay surrogate dads and ran Euroderm Research until 2008.

  • 18th October 2011

    HIV charities rubbish fish foot spa fears 11

    The beauty craze involves fish nibbling at dead skin (Photo: Emilio Labrador)

    2:42 PM — HIV charities say there is no evidence 'fish pedicure' spas can transmit the virus. The Health Protection Agency said today that there is a risk of catching infections like HIV and hepatitis from the beauty craze, which involves placing the feet in a basin while Garra Rufa fish nibble at dead skin.

  • 5th October 2011

    Conflict over ‘gay cure’ study 143

    They study authors claimed that gay people can become straight

    10:17 AM — Two professors from American religious universities claim they have evidence to show that sexual orientation can be changed. Mark Yarhouse of Regent University and Stanton Jones at Wheaton College say that almost a quarter of the people they studied were able to become straight.

  • 4th October 2011

    Transgender woman tells of street abuse 28

    The court heard that Kim Oakland had suffered transphobic abuse

    5:56 PM — A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.

  • 15th September 2011

    Two assaults in Liverpool’s gay quarter 6

    Police are investigating two attacks in the gay quarter

    5:05 PM — Liverpool police are investigating two attacks on young men on streets in the city's gay quarter. Police say there is no evidence yet that the assaults were motivated by homophobia but have sought to reassure the gay community.

  • 12th September 2011

    David Cameron backs new international gay rights charity 35

    David Cameron said the UK should be a 'beacon' for gay rights abroad

    11:18 AM — A new UK-based charity will be launched to support LGBT people suffering persecution around the world. The project has been backed by political leaders and prime minister David Cameron, who said Britain should be a "global beacon for reform" on the issue of LGBT rights.

  • 9th February 2011

    Ugandan asylum seeker wins case review 9

    BN was won a review of her case

    11:19 AM — A Ugandan asylum seeker has won the right to stay in the UK until her case is reviewed. The 29-year-old lesbian says she will be killed if sent home because gay people are persecuted in Uganda.

  • 28th January 2011

    Gay campaigners hope for reprieve for Ugandan asylum seeker 14

    Campaigners at an earlier protest (Photo: Brett Lock)

    5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigners are hoping that a lesbian Ugandan woman will be spared deportation from the UK this evening. Brenda Namigadde is to be placed on a plane at 9.20pm after the UK Border Agency decided that she had no right to remain in the UK, as there was not enough evidence to show she is gay.

  • 27th January 2011

    Don’t send gays and lesbians back to Uganda, asylum group warns 26

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda (Photo: B Hernandez)

    5:34 PM — An LGBT asylum group says the murder of Ugandan gay campaigner David Kato is evidence of the threat gays and lesbians face in the country.

  • 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.

  • 7th January 2011

    Lesbians’ children ‘not hurt by meeting sperm donors’ 2

    The studies looked at sperm donors and their children

    4:49 PM — There is no evidence that lesbians' children are hurt or damaged by meeting their sperm donor fathers, a small study says.

  • Did you complain to the BBC about Stephen Green interview? 26

    The BBC has refused to say how many complaints it received

    2:20 PM — Did you complain to the BBC over a News interview broadcast last week with anti-gay extremist Stephen Green? While broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 95 complaints, the BBC says it will not release the number it received because there was "evidence of a lobby".

  • 7th December 2010

    Atlanta pays $1 million to gay bar raided by police 7

    The Atlanta Eagle was the subject of a botched police raid

    11:20 AM — The US city of Atlanta has agreed to pay $1 million to a gay bar raided by police last year. The Atlanta Eagle was raided in September 2009 and patrons said officers subjected them to excessive force and homophobic abuse.

  • 27th October 2010

    Charges dropped against three men in New York ‘gay bashing’

    Three men were released and had the charges against them dropped

    5:26 PM — Three of the 11 men charged with an homophobic attack in New York have had the charges against them dropped. Bryan Almonte, 17, Steven Carabello, 17, and Brian Cepeda, 16, were cleared of any involvement in the October 3rd attack yesterday and were released from jail.

  • 19th January 2010

    California gay marriage trial hears gay parents raise ‘well-adjusted’ children 6

    The trial continues

    11:52 AM — The ongoing trial on gay marriage in California heard has heard that gay parents raise happy and healthy children. Cambridge University psychologist Michael Lamb testified that there was no evidence of children faring worse in same-sex headed families.

  • 14th December 2009

    Man evicted for homophobic hate campaign 6

    Richard Leonard had harassed his neighbours

    7:11 PM — A man who made his neighbours' lives hell has been served with a 56-day eviction notice. Richard Leonard, 57, of Baldmoor Lake Road, Erdington, had been accused of waging a homophobic and anti-social hate campaign against his neighbours since May.

  • 18th November 2009

    Exclusive: HIV film ‘dangerous and misleading’ 468

    House of Numbers looks at the link between HIV and AIDS

    12:32 PM — A film about HIV and what causes AIDS has been attacked for being misleading and even dangerous. HIV charities and health experts have told PinkNews.co.uk that the ideas the film promotes are "pseudo-science" and could damage the public health.

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