15th August 2013
Alan Carr: ‘I used to hang around hairdressers to find gays’ 12
5:51 PM — TV star Alan Carr says he hung around hairdressers to “find gays” in his native Northampton as a teenager because it was the only way he could locate like-minded friends.
Rowan Williams: My gay friends think I let them down as Archbishop of Canterbury 79
4:47 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams admits he regularly questioned whether he had let gay and lesbian people down during his time in post.
14th August 2013
Peter Tatchell: What is it with football and homophobia? 24
2:05 PM — With the imminent return of the UK football Premier League season, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell asks if we are any closer to witnessing the arrival of another openly gay British professional footballer.
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
13th August 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I am disappointed David Cameron has not taken a stronger stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws 13
2:16 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has written to Foreign Office Minister David Lidington expressing her “deep concerns” at Russia’s anti-gay legislation and says Britain should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics - unless its moved from Russia.
12th August 2013
London: Police investigate homophobic attack on Piccadilly line tube train
4:48 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent homophobic attack onboard a tube train in west London.
Wales: Man taken to hospital after chemical leak at gay sauna 5
1:50 PM — A man has received hospital treatment after inhaling chemical fumes at a popular Newport sauna on Sunday.
Exclusive: Brian Paddick: ‘Putin can ignore us unless we do things that hurt the Russian economy’ 15
1:24 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, Brian Paddick suggests hurting Russia’s economy is the only way of taking effective action against the country’s homophobic censorship laws..
Kaleidoscope Trust: Hate attacks have increased in Russia since the passing of anti-gay laws 16
11:42 AM — The Kaleidoscope Trust says there’s been an increase in violence against LGBT people in Russia following the passing of anti-gay legislation.
10th August 2013
Stephen Fry tells PinkNews: ‘The way to stop a tyrant like Putin is to inconvenience him’ 55
10:23 PM — In a PinkNews exclusive interview, Stephen Fry says greater pressure needs to be placed on Russia regarding its position on LGBT rights and he's urging people to “mock” President Putin.
Comment: A gay man writes about anxiety and depression caused by religious homophobia 34
12:34 PM — Gary Powell shares his experience with PinkNews.co.uk of growing up gay in the 1980s and how encountering fundamentalist Christianity sent him on a downward spiral.
9th August 2013
Conservative MP Mike Weatherley calls on David Cameron to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
2:17 PM — Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron stating "Britain, as a bastion of gay rights, has a duty not to stay silent over Russia’s appalling treatment of LGBT people."
Birmingham: Residents furious after homophobic graffiti spray-painted on flat
11:48 AM — Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation after homophobic graffiti appeared on a flat.
Tory MP Simon Kirby calls on Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian Government’s treatment of LGBT people 16
10:54 AM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has written a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging him to "lead in the international condemnation of the Russian Government's treatment of LGBT people."
8th August 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin tells Stephen Fry to ‘get over’ his fears about Russia’s anti-gay laws 84
3:18 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin says Russia’s decision to introduce anti-gay laws is because the country favours “traditional values” and has told Stephen Fry to “get over it!”
Tory MP Mike Freer: Putin must be told to scrap anti-gay laws or risk losing Winter Olympics 10
1:19 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has told PinkNews that he would like the International Olympic Committee to consider moving the 2014 Winter Olympics from Russia.
7th August 2013
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I am in favour of UK gay bars boycotting Russian vodka 19
7:24 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant says he is in favour of gay bars in the UK boycotting Russian vodka.
UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised 22
2:14 PM — A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.
UKIP MEP who allegedly called lesbian MEP ‘queer’ embroiled in race row 54
1:37 PM — UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has become embroiled in a race row after using the phrase "Bongo Bongo Land".
6th August 2013
Caroline Lucas: The FA needs to take action against the anti-gay abuse faced by Brighton fans 20
7:35 PM — After several Brighton supporters were subjected to anti-gay abuse by Leeds United fans at the weekend, Green MP Caroline Lucas has told PinkNews she will be raising the issue with the FA.