19th November 2013
MP Crispin Blunt: I’m proof that grassroots Tories are happy to have a gay MP 5
4:23 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt writes exclusively for PinkNews on what it feels like to be overwhelmingly reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Reigate – in a campaign that was forced upon him by a small minority who had a problem with his sexuality.
Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 11
3:51 PM — The second inaugural Out on the Street Europe summit is currently underway in London, this year focusing on how LGBT issues relate globally to corporate leadership and employment.
Paul Flowers steps down from Terrence Higgins Trust’s board of trustees amid drug revelations 2
3:26 PM — Following revelations about his private life, former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers has stepped down from his role on the board of trustees at Terrence Higgins Trust.
Church of England working with Stonewall to combat homophobic bullying 25
1:59 PM — The Church of England has announced it will work with Stonewall to tackle homophobic bullying in its schools.
Co-op boss quits amid ex-chairman’s ‘drug-fuelled gay orgy’ claim 2
12:02 PM — The Co-op Group chairman, Len Wardle, has resigned following revelations about its former banking chairman, Paul Flowers, who was exposed by a man he met on Grindr for allegedly using and dealing in hardcore drugs.
Russell T Davies to explore ‘modern gay sex lives’ in two new drama series 4
11:39 AM — Queer As Folk and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies is to return to Channel 4 to launch two new drama series on the contemporary sex lives of gay men.
18th November 2013
London to hold annual Transgender Day of Remembrance 4
6:48 PM — The ninth annual remembrance event in London for those murdered and driven to death for being transgender will be held on Wednesday.
Comment: Young people tell us the age of consent should stay at 16 8
5:44 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, Simon Blake, the CEO of Brook, says most youngsters believe the age of consent should not be lowered.
Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I was accepted as a lesbian in UKIP’ 4
4:20 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire says she was “accepted as a lesbian in UKIP” – despite having won a discrimination case against the party in 2010.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman planned ‘two day, drug-fuelled gay orgy’ and used crystal meth 31
2:33 PM — The former Co-operative Bank chairman who oversaw its near collapse has been caught buying and using drugs such as crystal meth, ketamine, crack cocaine and boasting of how plans for a party were “turning into a two day, drug fuelled gay orgy.”
LGBT activsts protest against Uganda’s anti-gay laws outside London commission
12:54 PM — A protest has taken place outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London opposite Trafalgar Square over the plight of gay men facing potential imprisonment for breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
Stonewall launches ‘Gay. Let’s get over it’ anti-homophobic bullying campaign 13
12:11 PM — Stonewall has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools, with the slogan “Gay. Let’s get over it”.
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
17th November 2013
Will Young: Educating teachers on homophobic language is a ‘priority’ 3
2:25 PM — Singer Will Young has claimed that schools are still not doing enough to curb children's use of "gay" as an insult, saying that teachers should be the "priority" when it comes to educating what counts as homophobic language.
15th November 2013
Russell Brand: David Cameron is a posh ‘w***er’ who doesn’t worry about gay rights 50
6:54 PM — Comedian Russell Brand has made an expletive-laden rant about David Cameron and George Osborne, dubbing them “posh w***ers” and has suggested they are indifferent to gay rights.
UK: Bullied gay teen committed suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs stored at school 54
4:49 PM — A 14-year-old Essex boy bullied for being gay fatally overdosed on prescription drugs he had stored at school, an inquest has heard.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
14th November 2013
University of Sussex LGBTQ society removes the word ‘dyke’ over safe space policy 10
3:22 PM — The University of Sussex LGBTQ society has sparked controversy recently, after it asked local lesbian artists to remove the word "dyke" from an advertisement posted onto its Facebook page due to a recent "safe space" policy change.
Manchester: Lesbian couple sue NHS after hospital prevented them from accessing IVF 12
11:58 AM — A lesbian couple in Manchester are taking legal action against the NHS after claiming they were turned down for fertility treatment because they are in a same-sex relationship.