11th November 2013
John Major: Gay marriage has proved ‘toxic’ for the Tories because some like ‘to change slowly’ 45
6:22 PM — Former prime minister Sir John Major says grassroots Tories were right to feel “unsettled” by “bewildering” changes such as equal marriage, but warns there’s “no choice but to deal with this new world."
David Furnish: The story of AIDS became a message about hope 4
1:38 PM — David Furnish wants people to watch ‘How to Survive a Plague’, a new film about the AIDS epidemic. He says we should never forget those who “stood up and fought” against apathy in the 1980s.
CPS denies ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ against men looking at ‘twink porn’ 24
12:50 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has denied claims that it has been targeting gay men for looking at legal adult pornography.
9th November 2013
Would you like to live in an idyllic village minutes from Brighton’s fabulous gay scene? 8
1:40 PM — PinkNews is pleased to be able to offer our readers a fabulous opportunity to purchase a home in Rottingdean Village, close to Brighton. The historic Grade II listed property boasts an unusual owner, a politician who has consistently voted for gay rights during their time in Parliament.
8th November 2013
Baroness Stowell, Metro newspaper and writer Damian Barr win Stonewall Awards 7
6:35 PM — Communities Minister Baroness Stowell of Beeston, journalist Grace Dent and writer Damian Barr were among the winners at last night's annual Stonewall Awards in central London.
Philip Hammond: I was ‘shocked’ David Cameron legalised equal marriage so quickly 22
3:33 PM — Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was “shocked” by the legalisation of equal marriage for England and Wales – but has conceded that he will eventually be “quite comfortable” with the reform.
Shaun Woodward, MP who defected to Labour from the Tories over gay rights to stand down 7
2:03 PM — Labour MP Shaun Woodward, who was once sacked by William Hague from the Tory party front bench for backing a repeal of Section 28, is to step down from Parliament at the 2015 general election.
Stonewall accused of snubbing Liberal Democrats at awards ceremony 15
1:59 PM — Two senior Liberal Democrat peers have criticised Stonewall for allegedly snubbing their party’s involvement in the campaign for equal marriage, with Lord Rennard saying “the law was passed at Westminster in spite of Stonewall's initial and wrong headed opposition to it.”
Police in Chichester appealing for witnesses to homophobic assault outside kebab shop
12:26 PM — Police in Chichester have appealed for witnesses after a homophobic attack was carried out near a kebab shop.
7th November 2013
Islamic cleric who describes gays as ‘filthy’ cancels UK tour 23
4:52 PM — An east London Islamic organisation says it has cancelled a planned tour by a cleric who believes gay people are worse than “animals” and thinks consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape”.
PCC says Mirror entitled to publish story about judge visiting ‘gay brothel’ 4
4:06 PM — The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that an article published by the Daily Mirror headlined "Stuart Hall judge visited gay brothel" did not breach the Editors' Code of Practice.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev denies supporting anti-gay laws ahead of London protest 24
12:35 PM — Ahead of a protest planned to take place outside his concert, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev says “It is wrong to suggest that I have ever supported anti-gay legislation”.
6th November 2013
Man accused of killing Brighton gay man worked as rent boy
6:57 PM — The man accused of murdering a 62-year-old gay man in Brighton previously worked as a rent boy, a jury has heard.
Terrence Higgins Trust urges gay men to make a pledge against rising HIV 4
3:20 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on gay and bisexual men to help halt the spread of HIV by making a small pledge of support on its new ‘It Starts With Me’ website.
5th November 2013
Saudi cleric who says consenting gay sex is as bad as ‘rape’ due to visit UK universities 83
7:30 PM — An Islamic cleric who says gay people are worse than “animals” and believes consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape” is visiting several British universities this month.
UK: Man who forced victim to drink urine in homophobic attack has jail sentence lengthened by 3 years 6
5:16 PM — The Court of Appeal has heard the case of a young man who carried out a sustained assault, poured bleach over the victim and made him drink urine, in an attack involving "homophobic hostility".
London protest planned for Russian conductor who says anti-gay laws protect ‘children from paedophiles’ 25
4:06 PM — Peter Tatchell is organising a public demonstration to be held this Thursday outside the Barbican against conductor Valery Gergiev, a friend of Vladimir Putin who supports the country’s anti-gay laws.
4th November 2013
Paul Gambaccini pulls out of hosting Annie Lennox event following arrest
6:02 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay radio and television presenter, has pulled out from hosting the 22nd Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award dinner in London following his arrest last week on suspicion of sexual offences.
Brighton: Man accused of murdering gay man to stand trial
4:25 PM — A man accused of killing a 62-year-old gay man in Brighton is to go on trial this week.
1st November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences
6:21 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences under Operation Yewtree.