4th December 2012
Tory MP Richard Bacon’s motion to repeal Human Rights Act defeated 30
4:02 PM — MPs have defeated a bid by Conservative MP Richard Bacon to scrap the Human Rights Act, which opponents of equal marriage have argued is a key threat to religious freedom.
THT boss: There is not enough money for a high-profile HIV awareness TV campaign 95
1:30 PM — When it comes to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, Sir Nick Partridge, the chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, says it’s unlikely that a large-scale television campaign will feature again on British screens in today’s tough economic climate.
UK: Local newspaper exposes public toilet as gay cruising spot 19
10:14 AM — Residents in the English town of Ashbourne have reacted with alarm after a local newspaper revealed that a public toilet is used as a gay cruising spot.
3rd December 2012
Rylan shuns TOWIE after branded a ‘douchebag’ 12
6:38 PM — It’s been claimed Rylan Clark has reportedly dropped out of tonight’s live episode of The Only Way is Essex after two of the show’s cast complained.
Tory councillor warns David Cameron introducing same-sex marriage will displease God 97
2:50 PM — A Conservative councillor in Henley, Oxfordshire, has invoked the prime minister’s Christian faith as a reason why he should abandon plans to introduce equal marriage.
Wife of anti-equal marriage Tory MP disagrees with his stance 36
1:23 PM — Conservative MP Henry Smith has admitted to his local newspaper that his own wife doesn’t agree with him when it comes to opposing equal marriage.
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith: ‘I’m a bit of a gay icon’ 75
10:20 AM — Since taking to the floor on Strictly Come Dancing Olympic gymnast Louis Smith says he’s become a gay icon.
2nd December 2012
London’s G-A-Y smashes HIV test world record 93
1:08 PM — G-A-Y Bar on London’s Old Compton Street has broken its own Guinness World Record for the highest number of HIV tests to be carried out on World AIDS Day.
1st December 2012
Video: The HIV Hip Hop campaign to reduce stigma and raise awareness 7
4:55 PM — An HIV video message with a difference, developed by the Sheffield Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, learn about HIV through hip hop.
London: G-A-Y Bar today attempts world record for total number of HIV tests 48
11:30 AM — G-A-Y Bar on London’s Old Compton Street will once again be providing free HIV tests today to mark World AIDS Day, donate £10 to charity for each test and campaigners hope to break another world record in the process.
30th November 2012
Comment: New rules must stop press homophobia 12
6:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has welcomed the publication of this week's Leveson Report - in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk he says he hopes it can lead to greater protection for LGBT people from press intrusion.
Comment: Let’s repeal the ban on home testing for HIV 10
5:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk ahead of World AIDS Day, DrThom Chief Executive Rachel Carrell, says the ban on home HIV testing kits has to be lifted.
Liverpool footballer Suso brands teammate ‘gay’ for having teeth whitened 24
4:07 PM — Liverpool footballer Suso has described his fellow teammate Jose Enrique as “gay” after he was pictured having his teeth whitened.
Gareth Southgate: Gay footballers ‘would be accepted’ in the dressing room 23
1:20 PM — Former England international Gareth Southgate believes footballers are ready to accept gay players in the dressing room.
Andrew Lansley: I’m ‘looking forward’ to the government’s same-sex marriage plans 17
12:26 PM — The Leader of the House of Commons Andrew Lansley has announced his support for equal civil marriage.
BNP leader Nick Griffin in the clear over anti-gay tweets 35
11:26 AM — BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any further action after he was investigated by police for tweeting the address of gay couple.
London: Gay council boss elected as Labour MP for Croydon North 14
10:38 AM — Steve Reed has become the UK’s newest openly gay MP after winning the Croydon North By-election for Labour.
X Factor’s Rylan Clark lands ITV Daybreak job 10
9:55 AM — Gay former X Factor contender Rylan Clark has been snapped up as a presenter on ITV’s Daybreak programme just days after being voted off the music reality show.
29th November 2012
Leveson Report: Press has failed to respect the dignity of trans people 4
4:47 PM — Trans Media Watch (TMW), the charity that works to improve media coverage of transgender and intersex issues and had previously submitted testimony to his inquiry, has welcomed the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards.
Comment: UKIP and homosexuality – a gay member’s view 207
2:08 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Nicholas Dancer, a university student and member of UKIP says the party is not a bunch of “fruit cakes and loonies" and that Britain should leave the European Union if it wants to legalise equal marriage.