24th December 2013
Richard Dawkins: The decision to pardon Alan Turing will send a signal to the world 14
3:18 PM — Professor Richard Dawkins has welcomed the posthumous royal pardon granted to gay scientist Alan Turing and says it will “send a signal to the world which needs to be sent”.
Comment: Alan Turing’s pardon is absolutely correct. The reason for it isn’t 14
2:31 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward welcomes the decision to pardon Alan Turing, but says the state still has not formally acknowledged that it was wrong to have people for their sexuality in the first place.
Shadow Justice Secretary: Decision to pardon Alan Turing ‘is a truly fitting tribute’ 7
11:05 AM — Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan says the decision to pardon Alan Turing "is a truly fitting tribute" - considering the shameful way he was treated for being gay.
23rd December 2013
Video: Family of killed Brighton gay man urge victims of domestic violence to tell someone 1
5:00 PM — The family of a Brighton gay man who was killed by his lover have urged victims of domestic violence not to stay silent.
Gay rights activists stage campaign against ‘shocking’ Coca-Cola sponsorship of Sochi Winter Olympics 11
10:44 AM — Gay rights activists interrupted a Coca-Cola christmas advertising campaign in London's Covent Garden on Saturday, in opposition to the company's recent sponsorship of the Sochi Winter Olympics despite anti-gay laws.
Norwich pub landlords beaten and abused by anti-gay mob
10:10 AM — A gay couple who run a pub in Norwich said they were punched and kicked by a gang of 15 men recently, in an abuse they have called a homophobic hate crime.
19th December 2013
TalkTalk apologises for blocking access to LGBT charity website by incorrectly labelling it as porn 4
5:33 PM — TalkTalk has apologised for blocking access to the website of London Friend, after the internet service provider incorrectly classified the LGBT charity's site as “pornographic”.
TalkTalk blocks access to LGBT website by incorrectly classifying it as ‘pornographic’ 9
3:21 PM — LGBT charity London Friend says access to its website has been blocked by the internet service provider Talk Talk because it has incorrectly been classified as "pornographic".
Former Leeds player Robbie Rogers: ‘Everything is possible’ I might return to English football 3
2:21 PM — Ex-Leeds midfielder Robbie Rogers has not ruled out the possibility of a return to English soil, after being taken by surprise at the positive response from supporters following his decision to come out as gay this year.
UK: Judge who criticised equal marriage receives official warning over conduct 17
11:48 AM — A High Court judge who was previously warned against making public criticism of equal marriage legislation has now been disciplined for saying that married couples “have statistically a far greater chance of remaining intact than a cohabiting couple”.
18th December 2013
UK Equalities Minister due to attend Sochi Winter Olympics 4
7:22 PM — PinkNews has learnt Equalities Minister Helen Grant is highly likely to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi and that there is a strong possibility her boss, Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller, may also attend.
Lib Dem equal marriage critic Simon Hughes appointed Minister for Justice 18
3:19 PM — Former deputy Lib Dem leader Simon Hughes is to join the government as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.
Thatcher cabinet minister: BBC should apologise for World AIDS Day red ribbon debacle 10
2:14 PM — Lord Deben, who served as Conservative Party Chairman and Agriculture minister under Margaret Thatcher, says the BBC should apologise for annoying “the very people who are its staunchest supporters” over its decision to defend reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day.
17th December 2013
Feature: The importance of trans literature for children and young adults 12
3:26 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, author and lecturer B.J. Epstein explains why it's important that children can benefit from trans characters in literature.
Former Europe minister: David Cameron should not travel to Sochi because of Putin’s ‘gay-bashing’ policies 10
2:08 PM — The former Labour minister Denis MacShane has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to personally boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in protest at President Vladimir Putin’s “rank homophobia”.
Chester: Suspects arrested in connection with gay man’s death rebailed by police
12:52 PM — Two men arrested in connection with the death of a 63-year-old gay man in Chester have been rebailed until next week.
16th December 2013
Killer of Brighton gay man jailed for 18 and-a-half years
7:17 PM — A South African national has been jailed for 18 and-a-half years for killing a gay man in Brighton.
London: Council reject police proposal for gay pub to close earlier 6
6:42 PM — Councillors in east London have rejected a police request for a reduction in the opening hours of a popular gay bar.
Former Culture Secretary: BBC must review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 15
2:50 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day, and says the corporation is not being consistent with its own guidelines.
UK: Trans police officer loses discrimination case against force 8
1:52 PM — A transgender police officer who sued her force after she allegedly had to “out” herself over a police radio system has lost her case at an employment tribunal.