US: Borough president calls Brooklyn, NY the ‘lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
3:32 PM — Brooklyn’s president, Marty Markowitz, lauded his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area by calling the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast.
6th December 2013
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 17
2:25 PM — In a PinkNews article published before Nelson Mandela's death, Douglas Bruce Davies said homophobia and racism "still runs rampant" in his home country South Africa.
Liverpool’s Gay Quarter to benefit from new community interest company
1:30 PM — A dedicated organisation to help improve Liverpool’s Gay Quarter will be set up after council approval.
4th December 2013
Archbishop of Wales ‘delighted’ to be attending gay Christian carol service 3
3:25 PM — The South Wales Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement say they are thrilled that the Archbishop of Wales will be a guest of honour for their annual Christmas carol service.
3rd December 2013
Launch of older LGBT housing guide in Manchester 2
11:01 AM — Stonewall Housing and the Manchester Older LGBT Housing group have announced the launch of “The North West Housing Guide for the older LGBT community”.
2nd December 2013
Sport stars congratulate Tom Daley for talking about same-sex relationship 27
5:58 PM — The world of sport is congratulating Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly for the first time about being in a same-sex relationship and the Olympic diver says he's been "overwhelmed" by the public's reaction.
Chester Police seek help of public over killing of gay grandfather Ronald Hayes
11:09 AM — More than a week on since the murder of Ronald Hayes, a gay grandfather who was fatally assaulted near a gay bar in Chester, police are still urging the public to assist them with their inquiries.
29th November 2013
Elton John: ‘To end AIDS, we need more than a cure – we need compassion’ 3
7:14 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s World AIDS Day, Sir Elton John says the HIV/AIDS epidemic could be defeated today, without a cure, if stigma and discrimination was stripped away from the virus by society.
25th November 2013
UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men 5
3:10 PM — Campaigners in Swindon are raising awareness of domestic abuse against men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
22nd November 2013
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
20th November 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
18th November 2013
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
14th November 2013
David Cameron urged to raise LGBT rights at Commonwealth summit 4
6:16 PM — David Cameron has been told to raise the issue of LGBT rights at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which begins on Friday in Sri Lanka.
13th November 2013
Uganda: Gay British banker ‘terrified’ ahead of porn trial 3
11:15 AM — A gay retired British banker, charged over possession of a video depicting a sexual act, is due to reappear in a Ugandan court next week.
12th November 2013
Poland: Giant rainbow set on fire by far-right thugs 16
5:02 PM — Far-right protesters have burnt a rainbow piece of artwork during an event to commemorate Poland's national independence in the capital Warsaw.
Brighton council to discuss plans to expand Pride festival
2:28 PM — Plans to expand Brighton’s annual LGBT festival with a possible proms-style Sunday concert will be debated by the city’s council this week.
Manchester Pride vows to increase charitable donations following criticism 7
12:14 PM — Manchester Pride says it’s confident it will be able to increase donations made to LGBT charities following criticism by community figures that it’s simply not giving enough.
11th November 2013
Russia: Man who shot LGBT activist in face avoids prison sentence 11
5:23 PM — A man who shot an LGBT rights activist in the face with a rubber bullet gun has been spared prison after a Russian court handed him a one-year suspended sentence.
LGBT community urged to mark 10-year repeal of Section 28 by wearing pink 4
3:59 PM — To commemorate 10 years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, campaigners are asking people all over the UK to wear pink “against prejudice” on Monday 18 November.