19th September 2011
UK Home Office considering gender-neutral passports 27
10:52 AM — The Home Office has said it is considering the possibility of not displaying gender on passports. The proposals follow changes to Australian passport rules, which mean that intersex people who identify as neither gender can be listed as 'X', rather than having to choose between male or female.
16th September 2011
Government proposes introducing gay marriage after Cameron intervention 75
9:13 PM — A government consultation on the process for allowing gay couples to marry will take place next March, PinkNews.co.uk understands that prime minister David Cameron is "emphatically" in favour of the change.
14th September 2011
Speaker launches gay rights group Kaleidoscope 39
10:50 AM — New gay rights group Kaleidoscope has been launched by its honorary president Speaker John Bercow. A reception was held in parliament last night to celebrate the new non-profit organisation, which seeks to help LGBT people and rights movements around the world.
8th September 2011
Grindr founder creates mainstream meet-up service ‘Blendr’ 19
1:19 PM — The founder of gay phone app Grindr has created a new service aimed at the mainstream. Joel Simkhai, who launched Grindr two years ago, says new iPhone app Blendr will help people find dates and friendships nearby.
30th December 2010
Comment: If the BBC can’t stop offending gays, we should get a licence fee rebate, or quit paying 90
8:19 PM — All too often, PinkNews.co.uk finds itself publishing stories relating to the BBC offending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. If it's not suggesting that lesbians are “munters”, allowing its highest paid presenters to continually be reprimanded by Ofcom for homophobia or hosting debates asking if gay people should be executed, it's soliciting views from abhorrent extremists on gay related issues.
Exclusive- BBC: Gay execution supporter interview was required to ‘balance’ Elton John baby coverage 147
4:33 PM — The BBC has mounted a defence of its decision to include an interview with a supporter of state sponsored execution of gay men in its coverage of the birth of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's first child. A spokesman for the corporation told PinkNews.co.uk that the interview with a right-wing Christian fundamentalist allowed the BBC News at Six to reflect a genuine debate over the issue of surrogacy for gay couples.
29th December 2010
How to complain about the BBC interviewing pro-gay execution fundamentalist on Sir Elton’s baby 55
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.
26th November 2010
Apple removes ‘anti-gay’ iPhone app 30
3:45 PM — Apple has apparently removed an app from its iTunes store which rails against gay marriage and LGBT rights. The app, created by a Christian group, disappeared from the online store after media attention, first reported on PinkNews.co.uk.
25th November 2010
London gay charity hopes to keep premises 6
5:21 PM — London Friend hopes to buy the central London property it currently rents from Islington council after being told the building is to be sold imminently.
Gove: We will work with Stonewall to tackle ‘growing’ anti-gay bullying 30
10:52 AM — Education secretary Michael Gove has said that the government will work with gay and anti-bullying charities to tackle homophobia in schools.
23rd November 2010
What do you think of our new look? 56
11:50 AM — PinkNews has had a facelift and we want to know what our readers think. At the grand old age of five, it was time for a change.
17th November 2010
Campaign for Homosexual Equality secretary Griffith Vaughan Williams dies 6
9:25 AM — The secretary of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, Griffith Vaughan Williams, has died at the age of 70. Mr Williams, known as Griff, became involved in gay rights work in 1964 and was a leading member of CHE from its earliest days.
16th November 2010
Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2
3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.
Wanted: A staff writer for PinkNews.co.uk 6
12:54 AM — We have a rare opportunity to join the full time writing team for PinkNews.co.uk, the most read LGBT publication in Europe. The role of staff writer for PinkNews.co.uk is as varied as our readers and as disparate as the range of stories we cover every day. You might find yourself at a garden party in Downing Street one night and the opening for a new community centre the next.
2nd November 2010
Equal Love campaign: First gay couple denied marriage 21
4:46 PM — The first of eight gay and straight couples to challenge the UK's marriage laws have been denied a marriage at a London registry office, as expected. Rev Sharon Ferguson and her partner Franka Streitzel, the lead gay couple in the Equal Love campaign, were denied permission to marry this morning in Greenwich.
27th October 2010
Stonewall says it will campaign for gay marriage 50
3:10 PM — Gay lobbying charity Stonewall says it will campaign for lesbian and gay couples to have civil marriages in the UK. The charity has come under pressure in recent months from several of its co-founders and other gay campaigners to widen its remit on the issue.
25th October 2010
2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13
12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
22nd October 2010
London hate crime vigil to be held tomorrow 11
3:16 PM — A vigil will be held in London's Trafalgar Square tomorrow to remember victims of hate crime. Speakers will include Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, Stephen Brookes MBE, from the Disability Hate Crime network, and deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes.
20th October 2010
Analysis: Stonewall’s apology for journalist of the year award 32
5:03 PM — As the dust settles on the last week’s events, a key question is: has Stonewall, through the Bill Leckie affair, done itself irreparable damage? Or have valuable lessons been learnt, with outlook for the future rosier than before?
25th February 2010
Liverpool policeman James Parkes ties the knot 12
11:08 AM — James Downey-Parkes, the Liverpool policeman who was beaten in a homophobic assault in October, has had a civil partnership.