3rd November 2012
Lucy Spraggan quits X Factor due to illness 4
5:24 PM — In a statement, the 20-year-old from Sheffield said: "I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I'm not well enough to perform".
2nd November 2012
UK: Catholic adoption charity loses anti-gay legal appeal 35
6:22 PM — Catholic Care has lost its latest appeal in its fight to be allowed to prevent gay couples from using its adoption services.
Brighton MP talks of crime concerns for city’s gay quarter 6
4:28 PM — The Chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum has welcomed an MP’s decision to speak out over the increasing number of criminal incidents that have been occurring in the city’s famous LGBT district.
Alex Salmond: Stonewall wrong to call Cardinal O’Brien a ‘bigot’ 205
3:04 PM — Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has waded into the row over Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year title after the gay rights charity awarded it to the leader of Scotland’s Catholic Church.
Comment: Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year must continue 75
12:10 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward argues that Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, should continue with its “Bigot of the Year” award, despite objections from some prominent figures.
Scottish Tory leader booed at Stonewall Awards 83
2:17 AM — The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson found herself being booed off the stage at last night’s Stonewall Awards in central London.
1st November 2012
Peter Tatchell: UK Government broke promise, is still deporting gay asylum seekers 16
11:56 PM — Peter Tatchell is calling on the government and the UK Border Agency to stop deporting LGBT asylum seekers, back to homophobic countries.
London: Residents fight to reopen gay pub 12
3:23 PM — Hundreds of residents in the London Borough of Lewisham are fighting to restore a popular gay pub.
Benedict Cumberbatch to play legendary gay music manager 12
1:12 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch is set to depict Brian Epstein, famously dubbed "the fifth Beatle" by Sir Paul McCartney, in a new film.
Leicester: Trans woman assaulted in pub 16
11:16 AM — A 46-year-old trans woman has been attacked just minutes after entering a pub in Leicester City Centre.
Comment: Why it’s vital that gay men test for HIV 167
1:07 AM — Mark Tyson, a community development worker for Yorkshire MESMAC, has welcomed news of this month’s HIV Testing Week for England. In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, he shares his thoughts on the need to increase testing for gay and bisexual men.
31st October 2012
London: Peter Tatchell arrested after limo protest at Westminster 28
8:40 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested for staging a protest in front of the Indonesian president’s limousine.
Comment: Why I’m no longer Gay but still want to marry someone of the same sex 203
1:56 PM — Can you be homosexual without having a Gay identity? Chris Morris, whose case in the European Court of Human Rights helped secure an equal age of consent, explores how labels affect our self-image.
David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is ‘popular’ with voters 107
12:22 PM — David Cameron has personally responded to a letter sent to him by the former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillian after the Tory MP expressed her concerns over the government’s marriage reforms.
Plans for same-sex marriage are ‘foolish’ says Tory MP 57
10:47 AM — Conservative MP Edward Leigh has once again criticised the government’s policy on equal marriage.
UK: Gay sport stars lend support to NUS campaign 2
12:02 AM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies, the sports first openly gay player, is backing the National Union of Students' (NUS) campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, along with gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.
30th October 2012
London: Second man dies following gay sauna incident 32
7:59 PM — The Metropolitan Police have launched an appeal for information following the death of two men after they collapsed in a London sauna.
Nadine Dorries: Same-sex marriage could cost the Tories 4 million votes 84
6:59 PM — Tory MP Nadine Dorries says the issue of marriage equality could drain the Conservative Party of four million votes from Christian supporters.
London: Killer of gay man has sentence reduced 18
5:35 PM — A double killer from west London, who murdered a gay pensioner, has had his prison sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal after it was deemed to be excessive.
Stonewall defends ‘bigot’ awards category after banks withdraw support 82
4:08 PM — The UK’s largest gay rights charity has defended its ‘Bigot of the Year’ title following complaints from two of its corporate supporters.