26th April 2012
Live London Mayoral Q&A Transcript: Independent candidate Siobhan Benita 7
9:16 PM — Today, PinkNews.co.uk held the first of our Live Mayoral Q&As with the independent candidate Siobhan Benita. She popped into the PinkNews.co.uk office to answer questions on schools, transport fare cuts, why she's often been ignored by the mainstream media and whether it's right for London to be twinned with Tehran the capital of virulently homophobic Iran.
Welsh government to investigate PinkNews exposé that Catholic schools promote anti-gay petition 63
8:03 PM — The Welsh Government is to begin an offical investigation after PinkNews.co.uk exposed that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 300 English and Welsh schools to promote the Coalition for Marriage's anti-gay petition which asks the British Government not to go ahead with prime minister David Cameron's pledge to introduce marriage equality in England and Wales
24th April 2012
Christian campaigners to seek judicial review of Mayor’s decision to ban anti-gay bus ads 31
9:45 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts have confirmed that they are intending to seek a judicial review of the decision by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London to ban the adverts from being displayed by Transport for London. The group is also considering bringing legal action for breach of contract against advertising display agency CSBO.
20th April 2012
Comment: How our island came to support equal marriage 20
4:05 PM — Sheree Bell writes on how the community on the Isle of Thanet drummed up grass roots support to become the second council in England to back equal marriage.
Thanet Council votes to support equal marriage 30
10:49 AM — A district council Kent has become the first council in Kent and second in England to vote in favour of the government's proposals for equal marriage, it was announced today.
11th April 2012
Gloucester police appeal after man bitten in anti-gay attack 9
11:32 AM — Gloucester police have released an image of a bite injury sustained by a man who was subjected to homophobic abuse in an early-morning assault.
9th April 2012
Video: Behind the scenes at filming of equal marriage advertisement 9
12:39 PM — A behind the scenes video has been released from the making of a viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) and the cause of marriage equality in the UK.
8th April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry 46
9:48 PM — The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality. But its sister newspaper The Sunday Times today backed the gay former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw saying that same sex marriage is "unnecessary".
Comment: Why do so many gay guys not ‘do’ relationships? 213
12:39 PM — Ethan Bourne wonders why it is that he finds so many gay guys just don't want to be in conventional relationship. "It’s just not quite right", "I’m just not in the right place for a relationship", "In all honesty, I don’t actually ‘do’ relationships". I’m sure you’ve heard all the excuses under the sun, just as I have, but after having a conversation with a guy this week, it’s genuinely got me thinking whether we’re just pre-disposed not to want a relationship and whether gays are actually capable of one.
7th April 2012
PinkNews.co.uk to host interactive Mayor of London debates 86
3:34 PM — Building on the huge popularity of our ‘Ask the Leaders’ feature during the General Election 2010, PinkNews.co.uk is to allow LGBT voters in London to quiz the leading candidates to become Mayor of London live in an interactive debate.
6th April 2012
Gay former cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw mocks Government’s plans for marriage equality 387
10:20 AM — Mr Bradshaw made the bizarre comment at a crucial moment in the battle for marriage equality, after a petition launched by the homophobic Coalition for Marriage group which insists that the institution should remain traditional - i.e. between a man and a woman – went beyond 400,000 signatures.
2nd April 2012
Suffolk Pride returns for 2012 with funding plea
9:41 AM — After a hiatus in 2011, Suffolk Pride is returning this year with a plea for members of the local community to help fund the event.
1st April 2012
Comment: Why can’t gay couples feel safe enough to hold hands everywhere in the UK? 110
5:39 PM — Ethan Bourne asks why in a supposedly tolerant country like the UK, being visibly gay seems only to be acceptable in certain areas.
Gay people in South West of England ‘living in daily fear’ 23
5:00 PM — Many gay and lesbian people in South West England are living in constant fear of discrimination and abuse, according to a regional survey by a local LGBT charity.
Alleged male sexual assault at Prince Harry’s airbase 56
4:13 PM — Military police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a soldier at the Wattisham air station near Stowmarket, Suffolk.
31st March 2012
Exeter hosts gay pride 3
9:05 PM — Exeter played host one of the biggest gay pride celebrations in the South West, with a 50 m long rainbow flag floating down the High Street to Exeter Phoenix.
30th March 2012
Comment: Why Christian Concern should be ejected from the University of Oxford 46
10:42 AM — “It is time to stand up to a militant homosexual lobby who are unable to tolerate difference of opinion and who seek to coerce behaviour and thought.” So said Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern (and various other anti-LGBT lobbying organisations) of which an offshoot, the so-called “Wilberforce Academy”, is currently being hosted by Exeter College, Oxford as a private commercial booking.
29th March 2012
Multi-millionaire City analyst wins ‘gay divorce’ appeal but must pay vast settlement 22
5:32 PM — A millionaire City analyst has won his appeal against a West End actor in a landmark gay divorce. The couple had been together for 11 years but only survived seven months as civil partners.
28th March 2012
Public meeting to discuss MP who asked if Shakespeare would be rewritten if gay couples marry 48
11:31 PM — A public meeting is to be held in Thanet after local Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale, who has been North Thanet's MP for nearly thirty years, wrote an article describing prime minister David Cameron's plans to introduce civil marriage equality as "almost Stalinist" that would "rewrite history and tradition".
Man jailed for nine years after homophobic attack in Liverpool 15
4:24 PM — A chef has been jailed for nine years this week for an attack on a young man in Liverpool's gay quarter last autumn.