22nd March 2011
Christian publisher forced to cancel launch of ‘gay cure’ book 149
5:18 PM — A Christian publisher says she had to cancel the launch of a book which claims Jesus can cure homosexuality because of a planned protest by gay rights activists.
17th March 2011
Gay businesses asked to stump up for Liverpool Pride 8
2:23 PM — Liverpool's gay businesses are being asked to contribute to the cost of the city's Pride festival. City council leaders are to invest £10,000 in the August 6th event but want gay bars and clubs which will profit from Pride to help out financially.
16th March 2011
Brighton Pride to charge up to £17.50 entry fee 57
3:31 PM — Brighton Pride tickets sold on the day will cost £17.50, it has been announced. This is the first time the festival has charged party-goers an entry fee and organisers say it is necessary to ensure safety.
4th March 2011
Video: Manchester gay villagers show they were ‘Born This Way’ 61
4:55 PM — Members of Manchester's gay village have taken part their own take on Lady Gaga's Born This Way, described as "the new gay anthem" by Sir Elton John.
National Portrait Gallery talk to celebrate lesbians and gay men in British cinema 7
2:27 PM — The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host a talk highlighting key lesbian and gay figures in British cinema.
Homophobia ‘growing’ in Lutfur Rahman’s East London council chambers 298
12:52 PM — Councillors in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets say that the public gallery in the council chamber is becoming increasingly filled with supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who are shouting homophobic abuse.
3rd March 2011
North London man given curfew for harassing gay couple 23
2:11 PM — A man who harassed a gay couple in Islington, North London, has been banned from going out after 10pm and given a community service order.
2nd March 2011
‘Baby Gaga’ breast milk ice cream removed from sale 16
12:29 AM — An ice cream, supposedly made from breast milk and served by a Lady Gaga look-a-like has been removed from a central London restaurant by officials after complaints.
25th February 2011
Donation saves Alan Turing’s papers 11
10:52 AM — A collection of computer genius Alan Turing's papers have been saved for the nation by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The documents were to be auctioned last year but a campaign began to raise enough money for them to stay at Bletchley Park, where Turing worked during the second world war.
24th February 2011
Manchester to celebrate centenary of gay computer scientist Alan Turing 27
3:55 PM — Manchester will celebrate the centenary of Alan Turing's birth next year. The gay computer scientist and codebreaker, who was born in 1912 and lived in the city, was persecuted for his sexual orientation and forced to undergo chemical castration.
9th February 2011
Lesbian RAF corporals to represent Manchester Pride 4
3:34 PM — A lesbian couple who both serve as corporals in the RAF have been appointed as representatives for Manchester Pride.
28th January 2011
Gay former cabinet minister Nick Brown claims his phone was tapped 4
7:12 PM — Gay Labour MP, Nick Brown, who served as chief whip during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister and during Tony Blair's first administration has said that he believes his phone line was bugged by a tabloid newspaper.
21st January 2011
Comment: Daily Mail ‘neo-Nazi’ gay cartoon incites hatred based on sexuality 81
1:27 AM — PinkNews.co.uk reader Nick Lowe argues that the publication by the Daily Mail of a cartoon which depicts a gay couple checking in to a Christian run hotel as 'neo-Nazis' incites hatred of homosexuals.
30th December 2010
Secret sperm donor fathered his lesbian aunt’s children aged just 15 46
12:57 PM — A couple grieving over the death of their 20-year-old son are coming to terms with the fact that two children they considered to be their nephew and niece are their biological grandchildren. Their son donated sperm to his aunt and her same sex partner when he was just 15.
29th December 2010
Jobcentre staff accused of homophobia towards gay couple on benefits 27
10:59 PM — A gay couple from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England have claimed that they have victimised by staff at their Jobcentre Plus because of their sexuality.
28th December 2010
Coronation Street to hold first ‘gay wedding’ 24
1:43 PM — Coronation Street is to hold its first gay 'wedding' when male midwife Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) returns to tie the knot in a civil partnership with former flame Sean Tully (Antony Cotton).
21st December 2010
London men cleared of stab attack on ‘gay victim’ 6
2:09 PM — Two men and two teenage boys have been cleared of stabbing a man they allegedly thought was gay. The group was accused of attacking Ricky Brown, of Homerton, east London, because they believed he had made advances to young boys after offering them drink or drugs.
18th December 2010
Tory MP Nigel Evans came out after threats from ex-Labour MP and encouragement from Corrie star 29
11:31 PM — Nigel Evans the Conservative MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has told the Mail on Sunday that he was threatened with being outed by a former Labour MP and that his decision to publicly come out was spurred on by Coronation Street star Vicky Entwistle.
Nigel Evans, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, comes out as gay 17
6:05 PM — Nigel Evans, the deputy speaker of the House of Commons and Conservative MP for Ribble Valley, has ended the "open secret" of his homosexuality. Mr Evans, who has been an MP since 1992 did vote against the equalisation of the age of consent for gay and straight sex in 1998, but changed his mind two years later. Since 2003, when he supported the abolition of Section 28, legislation that banned the 'promotion' of homosexuality by local authorities (principally in schools), Mr Evans has become noted for his support of both LGBT rights and the lobbying organisation Stonewall.
1st December 2010
Tory MP takes HIV test for World AIDS Day 7
7:51 PM — A Conservative MP had a 15-minute HIV test at a parliamentary reception on Tuesday evening to encourage more people to take up testing. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, has a constituency with one of the largest estimates of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men.