24th October 2012
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
Boris Johnson launches bidding process for capital’s Pride event 7
3:26 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is inviting non-profit community based organisations to submit bids to run and develop Pride in the capital over a five year period under a grant agreement worth up to £500,000.
Stonewall appoints new chairwoman 5
2:37 PM — Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.
22nd October 2012
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ 45
1:37 PM — David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
London: Low turnout for hate crime vigil 32
12:13 PM — Organisers of Saturday’s London Vigil against Hate Crime say they were left disappointed at the low turnout but believe it was still a success.
19th October 2012
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw says he enjoys using Grindr for pranks 14
12:28 PM — Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter, apparently is a fan of Grindr, and is said to have used the gay dating app with his best friend during filming for his TV shows.
17th October 2012
PinkNews founder takes part in ground breaking Channel 4 show 24
11:59 PM — The founder of PinkNews.co.uk, Benjamin Cohen, has been a guest on this week’s hit Channel 4 show, Jews at Ten, alongside various other straight Jewish celebrities.
Daniel Craig talks up ‘gay’ 007 villain 11
10:20 PM — Daniel Craig has suggested Raoul Silva, the villain in the latest James Bond film, could be gay.
Lynne Featherstone wins Attitude’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award 4
6:44 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been named “Politician of the Year” at last night’s awards ceremony by Attitude magazine in central London.
UK: National AIDS Trust criticises government over HIV strategy 57
12:40 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has accused the Department of Health of failing to renew its sexual health and HIV strategy for England, two years after it came to an end.
15th October 2012
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage 32
7:13 PM — Actor and theatre director Simon Callow believes the recent outbursts of Lord Carey and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe on the subject of equal marriage illustrates how the two are living in the past.
UK: Transgender ex-Broadmoor patient talks of Jimmy Saville abuse 37
12:38 PM — A transgender man, who was a former patient of Broadmoor Hospital, has spoken of being sexually abused by the veteran entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile.
12th October 2012
Derren Brown’s ex-cleaner jailed for theft 4
1:49 PM — Derren Brown's former cleaner has been jailed for 16 months for stealing blank cheques from the TV magician's home which were cashed in at more than £33,000.
11th October 2012
Comment: ‘Tory support for gay rights is a victory for Labour’ 40
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s London Assembly Member Tom Copley, responds to Ben Howlett’s claims that the Labour Party has lost its LGBT crown.
Comment: ‘Conservatives are the true party of equality’ 53
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Ben Howlett, the chairman of Conservative Future claims his party now eclipses Labour when it comes to LGBT equality.
UK: Newspaper libel defeat for Elton John 6
2:10 PM — Sir Elton John was not libelled by the Times newspaper in a series of articles about tax avoidance, the High Court has ruled.
10th October 2012
David Walliams: Gay rumours will always follow Simon Cowell 13
5:18 PM — Little Britain star David Walliams says rumours about X Factor mogul Simon Cowell’s sexuality will always surround him – even though he says he is straight.
Boris Johnson: “Why on earth would we deny marriage to anyone?” 48
2:26 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched another robust defence of the government’s policy on equal marriage.
Attitude editor praises Will Young for talking about ‘gay shame’ 19
1:07 PM — Matthew Todd, the editor of Attitude magazine, has praised Will Young for talking openly about his problems of embracing his sexuality.