24th January 2013
Peter Tatchell welcomes ACPO response over police DNA sampling of gay men 4
12:59 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a decision by the Association of Chief Police Officers to issue Chief Constables with new guidelines after it was revealed gay men were being forced to give DNA samples to police officers.
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in House of Commons 86
11:37 AM — The government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales has officially been introduced in the House of Commons by Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
London: ‘Muslim Patrol’ homophobia YouTube victim urged to contact police
11:22 AM — A man subjected to homophobic abuse in east London by a group of men who said it was a “Muslim area” is being urged to contact the Metropolitan Police.
23rd January 2013
Comment: The boundaries of tolerance 20
7:03 PM — Don't be fooled by the victim narrative of religious lobby groups, writes Adrian Tippetts for PinkNews. In a society of competing ideas, cultures and aspirations, individual liberty is sacrosanct.
Essex: Gay father and businessman calls for UK surrogacy reform 38
6:28 PM — Barrie Drewitt-Barlow from the British Surrogacy Centre says gay couples would benefit from a change in UK law in order to commercialise the sector.
UK: National AIDS Trust calls for the NHS to provide earlier HIV treatment 26
4:54 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling on the NHS to allow people with HIV to start treatment early in order to protect their sexual partners.
Kent bisexual councillor says he will step down following homophobia investigation 17
3:34 PM — A councillor in Kent at the centre of a row about alleged homophobia has announced he is stepping down at the next election.
Exclusive: Philip Hammond: Government’s marriage reforms don’t protect faith groups 54
12:21 PM — The defence secretary says he has “concerns" about the government’s proposed equal marriage bill - and faces an equal marriage protest at the University of London this Friday.
Tory MP Tim Loughton: Gay people have told me they ‘don’t want to get married’ 73
10:51 AM — Former children’s minister Tim Loughton has restated his opposition to equal marriage and has once again said: “marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.”
22nd January 2013
London: Two men arrested in connection with anti-gay ‘Muslim area’ video
8:01 PM — Two men have been arrested after video surfaced of a group shouting homophobic abuse at a man in east London.
Comment: Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use? 105
6:56 PM — David Stuart from Antidote comments for PinkNews on a recent report concerning the increased use of crystal meth throughout London’s gay scene.
Video: East London man suffers anti-gay abuse from ‘Muslim Patrol’ gang 254
12:59 PM — Video has surfaced of a group shouting homophobic abuse at a man in East London.
21st January 2013
Labour MP Rob Flello: The government should not ‘re-write’ marriage 46
7:28 PM — Rob Flello, the Labour Shadow Justice Minister and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, says same-sex marriage is not "an issue of equality".
Peter Tatchell: The UK should look at lowering the age of consent to 14 128
6:59 PM — Peter Tatchell sets out reasons why consideration should be given to reducing the age of consent - providing it is accompanied by earlier, better quality sex and relationship education:
Michael Winner’s regret at avoiding national service by pretending to be gay 9
4:39 PM — Michael Winner, whose death has been announced today, previously wrote in his autobiography of his regret at avoiding National Service by falsely claiming to be gay.
Video: Anti-abortion UK activist says ‘homosexuals are promiscuous’ and equal marriage will ‘confuse’ children 83
1:23 PM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says the teaching of equal marriage in schools would lead to the “promotion” of gay lifestyles.
Bishop of Truro: I’m against same-sex marriage — maybe we could call it something else? 67
12:15 PM — The Bishop of Truro is against the idea of gay couples entering into marriages, although he has stressed the importance of maintaining a dialogue about the subject.
20th January 2013
Labour Shadow Justice Minister Rob Flello to vote against same-sex marriage equality 96
2:18 PM — The Labour Shadow Justice Minister and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South has told a PinkNews reader that he will vote against the Government's upcoming legislation to introduce same-sex marriage.
18th January 2013
London charity raises awareness about coming out after Jodie Foster speech 1
9:10 PM — Following actress Jodie Foster's first public speech about her sexuality at the Golden Globes last Sunday, a London-based LGBT support group is reminding people that coming out can be difficult at any age.
London: Protesters demonstrate outside Guardian offices over transphobic Burchill article 18
3:32 PM — More than 100 transgender people and cisgender allies have taken part in a protest outside the central London offices of the Guardian and Observer newspapers over the publication of a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.