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  • 2nd February 2010

    Gay and straight couples needed to challenge UK gay marriage ban 14

    Katherine Doyle and Tom Freeman are hoping to challenge the gay marriage ban (Photo: PinkNews.co.uk)

    3:17 PM — A heterosexual couple are seeking allies to help them mount a legal challenge against the UK's ban on gay marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle need two more straight couples and three gay couples to join their case.

  • NHS ‘paying for ex-gay therapy’ 101

    Some doctors are apparently referring patients to ex-gay therapists

    12:37 PM — The National Health Service is paying for people to have therapy to turn them straight, it has been claimed. According to an investigation by the Independent, some GPs are referring people to 'reparative' therapists to help them change their sexual orientation.

  • 1st February 2010

    Chaos at Queer Question Time 44

    Julie Bindel appeared at Saturday's Queer Question Time

    6:10 PM — A drink is hurled – or was it an id badge? A speaker quits the stage in tears (but returns in time for the final round-up). Recriminations follow Julie Bindel's appearance at Queer Question Time.

  • 29th January 2010

    Boris Johnson supports anti-homophobic bullying film 11

    Boris Johnson supported the anti-bullying DVD

    6:09 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his support to a film designed to stamp out homophobic bullying. FIT, the film directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and produced by gay charity Stonewall, is to be sent to all schools in Britain next month.

  • Former Evening Standard theatre critic attacks newspaper’s defence of Jan Moir 28

    Nicholas de Jongh said the Evening Standard had repeated a "slur" over Gately's death

    3:41 PM — Exclusive Nicholas de Jongh, the former Evening Standard theatre critic, has attacked the newspaper for publishing an article defending Jan Moir's remarks on Stephen Gately.

  • 27th January 2010

    Illegal cab driver jailed for sex attacks on gay men 4

    Mohamad Caid was jailed for ten years

    4:45 PM — A Deptford man who posed as a taxi driver has been jailed for ten years for raping one man and sexually assaulting another. Mohamad Caid, 38, was convicted last month of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and two charges of false imprisonment. He was told he would serve at least five years.

  • 26th January 2010

    Terrence Higgins Trust to warn gay men of other ways of HIV transmission 12

    Terrence Higgins Trust advises that condoms help prevent HIV infections

    7:19 PM — HIV/AIDS charity Terrence Higgins Trust is launching a new campaign to warn gay men that HIV can also be caught through their penises. The initiative hopes to counter the myth that HIV can only be caught if men are "bottoms".

  • Gay Daily Mail journalist to write ‘out and proud’ column 20

    Andrew Pierce is now consultant editor at the Daily Mail

    4:35 PM — Andrew Pierce, the former assistant editor of the Daily Telegraph, has revealed he will write a column for the Daily Mail reflecting his "out and proud" outlook.

  • 25th January 2010

    LGBT tourist office moves to Soho 2

    The tourism office has moved to Soho

    5:52 PM — London's first lesbian, gay bisexual and trans tourist information office has moved to Soho, the heart of the capital's gay scene. The tourism office can now be found at the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street, above Ku Bar.

  • Brighton hopes to entice gay American tourists 10

    Brighton is a popular LGBT holiday spot

    4:55 PM — Brighton and Hove city council has joined a campaign to attract more gay US tourists to Britain. The city is thought of as the top LGBT tourist destination in the UK and local tourism bosses are keen to hold onto this position.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Gay rugby hero Gareth Thomas announced as LGBT History Month patron 5

    Gareth Thomas is the new patron of LGBT History Month

    1:47 PM — Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby star who came out last month, has been revealed as the new patron for LGBT History Month. He said he intended to take a "hands-on" approach to his role.

  • 18th January 2010

    Church to vote on financial benefits for gay partners of clergy 12

    The church will consider equal benefits for gay spouses

    12:02 PM — The Church of England will vote next month on whether to give more benefits to the civil partners of gay clergy. The General Synod will consider the idea of giving equal pension benefits to both straight and gay surviving spouses.

  • 11th January 2010

    Homeless charity warns of increase in gay Muslims fleeing family violence 13

    Young gay Muslims sometimes face family anger (Photo: B Hernandez)

    3:12 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity which helps homeless LGBT young people, has said it is seeing an increase in the numbers of gay Muslims fleeing from forced marriages and family violence.

  • Report calls for more encouragement of gay would-be MPs 5

    The report called for more encouragement of gay candidates

    12:40 PM — A report from the Speaker's Conference has recommended a number of measures to encourage more gay people to stand as MPs. The suggestions include allowing gay MPs to have civil partnerships in Westminister and drawing up a code of conduct for campaigning.

  • 7th January 2010

    Social worker struck off for abusing trans child 6

    The social worker was struck off

    2:18 PM — A social worker has been found guilty of shouting homophobic abuse at a child in his care. Stan Lansdell, 52, was struck off today for "gross abuse" of his position. He worked for Bradford council at the time of the offences.

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • 29th December 2009

    Former club drug addict relaunches support website

    Jay Evans has relaunched his support website

    4:41 PM — A man who recovered from addiction to club drug GBL has relaunched his support website for other addicts. Jay Evans has put knowghb.org.uk back online educate and assist those in the UK affected by GHB and GBL.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Club drug ban comes into force today 10

    Some club drugs will be banned from today

    1:42 PM — From today, 'legal highs' such as GBL, BZP and Spice will become Class C drugs. GBL (gamma-butaryl lactone), which is said to be popular on the gay club scene, is a liquid used in paint stripper and nail varnish remover.

  • 22nd December 2009

    INTERVIEW: Why we need a London AIDS Memorial 35

    Organisations, individuals already involved in HIV/AIDS projects and club promoters have all put their names forward to help

    4:29 PM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to London scene legend Gary Henshaw about why he is pushing for permanent London AIDS memorial in the capital. The London AIDS memorial group was founded on December 1st 2009 by Gary Henshaw and Swarmite Ananda. Its aim is to provide a permanent AIDS memorial where people can gather to remember the ones who 'succumbed, dying bravely, defiantly and with no knowledge of the battle ahead.'

  • 21st December 2009

    Happy fourth anniversary for civil partnerships 40

    Today is the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships

    10:35 AM — Today marks the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships in England and Wales. Although Scotland celebrated its first civil partnership on December 20th 2005 due to a misunderstanding over the date, today marks the fourth anniversary for gay couples in England and Wales.

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