28th November 2013
Church of England recommended to hold same-sex couple blessings 11
11:32 AM — The Church of England has been recommended to perform blessings for same-sex couples as soon as they have had a civil partnership or marriage.
27th November 2013
UK: Man who called victim ‘poof’ for pink Mohican in drunken attack avoids jail 7
5:02 PM — Two men who carried out an attack inside a Somerset pub, in which one of the defendants called the victim a “poof” because he had a pink Mohican hairstyle, have avoided prison.
Former sex worker accused of killing Brighton gay man breaks down in court
4:13 PM — Ricardo Pisano, the man accused of murdering gay 62-year-old Michael Polding, broke down in tears as he recalled the moment he found him dead.
World’s most senior psychiatrist comes out and says profession should apologise to gay people 10
3:21 PM — The new head of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, has come out as gay in an interview and says his profession should apologise for the way it has treated gay people and women.
Tory MP Simon Kirby tells David Cameron that he’s tested for HIV as part of HIV Testing Week 2
1:21 PM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has urged David Cameron to support efforts to increase HIV testing at today’s PMQs, with the MP saying that he’d undertaken an HIV test in Brighton as part of HIV Testing Week.
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B pair lose Supreme Court appeal 87
10:43 AM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, have lost their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court.
26th November 2013
UK: Man accused of murdering Brighton gay man talked of marrying deceased
5:38 PM — A South African man accused of murdering a gay man in Brighton has told a jury the pair had discussed getting married in order to sort out “visa issues”.
InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackathon 1
4:58 PM — Owt, a mobile app providing an alternative source of LGBT events to “non-stop cheesy pop gay bars," has been crowned the winner of Europe's first gay hackathon.
Gay actor Charlie Condou to leave Coronation Street in ‘explosive exit’ 4
3:48 PM — Actor Charlie Condou has announced he is set to leave Coronation Street in the summer of next year, saying his exit "will certainly be explosive."
UK Supreme Court set to rule in the case of anti-gay Christian B&B pair 28
2:06 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, will learn on Wednesday if their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court has been successful.
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to unveil world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon 1
12:39 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be marking World AIDS Day this Sunday at an event where the world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon will be unveiled.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
Police urge for vigilance against thief targeting gay men across London
2:30 PM — Police in the east London borough of Hackney are trying to trace a suspect linked to a string of thefts from gay men.
Man arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap two rent boys involved in Paul Flowers scandal
1:18 PM — A man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap two rent boys involved in the Paul Flowers scandal.
Sir Elton John: I have to get married in order to ‘set an example’ 22
12:36 PM — Sir Elton John says he has to get married to his current civil partner, David Furnish, in order to “set an example” for society.
Tory MP Peter Bone: There was ‘no point’ in pressing ahead with my same-sex marriage referendum 22
11:33 AM — Conservative MP Peter Bone has explained to PinkNews.co.uk his reasons for withdrawing a private member’s bill, which had called for a referendum on England and Wales’ same-sex marriage law.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
Man accused of murdering Brighton gay man feared deportation to South Africa
4:59 PM — A man accused of murdering a Brighton gay man fled the scene of the crime because he feared deportation to South Africa, a court has heard.
Tory MP Peter Bone withdraws bill for referendum on equal marriage 6
3:56 PM — The MP who described equal marriage as “completely nuts” has withdrawn his private member’s bill for a referendum on the issue.