1st November 2012
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.
Brighton: Community group calls for increased security in gay district 10
2:25 PM — The chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum says the city’s gay quarter of Kemptown is fast becoming a no-go area.
Comment: Why does Nick Griffin think he can get away with it? 26
12:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Stephen Gray argues that BNP leader Nick Griffin’s recent homophobic online outbursts illustrates how the MEP is desperate for publicity, above anything else.
29th October 2012
UK: Man seriously hurt in Halloween gay club accident 3
5:46 PM — A man is recovering in hospital after accidentally hanging himself on a noose set up as a Halloween prop at a gay club in Buckinghamshire.
Terrence Higgins Trust to launch new HIV testing campaign 101
4:22 PM — England's first National HIV Testing Week will take place next month as part of a strategy designed to tackle high rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men.
Lincolnshire: Gay fraudster tricks police commissioner hopeful 11
1:25 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is on the run after fleecing a naive police commissioner candidate out of an estimated £100,000.
Jim Davidson: ‘Gays’ in showbiz more likely to be ‘perverts’ 104
12:56 PM — The controversial comedian Jim Davidson has weighed in on the Jimmy Savile scandal by suggesting gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers.
London: Police investigate death at gay sauna 47
12:24 PM — The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after a man died at a gay sauna in central London during the weekend.
ITV commissions new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi 23
1:36 AM — A new sitcom has been commissioned by ITV, which is set to feature Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple.