2nd October 2012
Rupert Everett: Why do ‘queens’ want to go and get married in churches? 169
1:33 PM — Rupert Everett has told the Guardian – in another substantial rant – that he remains mystified on why same-sex couples would like to have religious marriage ceremonies.
1st October 2012
George Michael cancels tour over ‘anxiety’ fears 8
12:42 AM — In a statement on his website, the pop star said the cancellation of nine concerts "breaks my heart".
28th September 2012
UK: Stonewall unveils awards shortlist 24
12:28 PM — Stonewall has announced the shortlists for its seventh annual awards ceremony to be held on 1 November 2012 at the V&A in London.
27th September 2012
London: TUC agrees new principles for capital’s gay pride festival 3
7:48 PM — LGBT activists and trade unionists have agreed that a new organisation and committee should run next year’s main gay pride festival in London.
London gets ready for the Big Gay 10k 19
1:57 PM — The Big Gay 10K challenge is taking place in central London this weekend.
26th September 2012
UK doctor who told students to act ‘straight’ — fights back 48
8:21 PM — Dr Una Coales, who last week was accused of telling medical students to avoid acting gay if they wanted to pass their exams, has hit back at the criticism.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza launches new appeal 49
1:48 PM — Abu Hamza has launched a last minute High Court appeal to avoid extradition to the US on terror charges.
Lord Ken Maginnis dismisses Stonewall’s ‘bigot’ nomination 45
11:56 AM — Lord Ken Maginnis, the former Ulster Unionist MP, who previously referred to same-sex marriage as “unnatural and deviant behaviour” has dismissed his nomination for Stonewall’s “Bigot of the Year” award.
25th September 2012
UK politician criticises Stonewall for ‘bigot’ nomination – but wants to attend ceremony 40
8:27 PM — Alan Craig, the leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance Party and a former councillor for the London Borough of Newham, has criticised Stonewall after the charity nominated him for the title of “Bigot of the Year”.
Video: Hugh Grant comes @Out4Marriage and says ‘love is the same for everyone’ 23
12:15 PM — Hugh Grant, star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, About a Boy and the Bridget Jones films, has recorded a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign to make same-sex marriage legal in the UK.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza’s US extradition approved 38
11:30 AM — Abu Hamza had previously said AIDS had been sent as a curse on gay people and he also claimed that transgender people were cursed too.
24th September 2012
Madonna no longer hip for Radio 1, says DJ Scott Mills 36
2:34 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, gay BBC Radio 1 afternoon presenter Scott Mill says the ‘Queen of Pop’, Madonna is no longer a cool artist for the station.
Nick Grimshaw debuts on Radio 1 breakfast show 3
11:33 AM — Nick Grimshaw has today taken to the airwaves on Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show and in the process has now become one of the country’s most high-profile gay broadcasters.
Interview: Radio 1’s Scott Mills talks ageing, Madonna and his new book. 13
11:11 AM — Scott Mills, BBC Radio 1’s veteran afternoon presenter, TV host, and all-round nice guy has exclusively spoken to PinkNews.co.uk about his new autobiography entitled Love You Bye. Our editor, Scott Roberts, caught up with the star for an interview last week.
21st September 2012
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall 32
8:03 PM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.
London: Gay former Tory AM Brian Coleman arrested over assault allegation
4:35 PM — Brian Coleman, the former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been arrested on suspicion of common assault.
20th September 2012
Video: UK athletes promote safe sex in THT campaign 3
7:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk openly about sex and condoms.
Rupert Everett branded ‘gay dinosaur’ by Coronation Street star 21
6:23 PM — Gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou has criticised Rupert Everett after he said that he couldn’t think of “anything worse” than having gay male parents.
London Assembly launches World Pride inquiry 4
3:32 PM — As part of its investigation, the Greater London Authority Oversight Committee will look at the role of the organisers, Boris Johnson’s involvement in World Pride and the impact on London’s reputation of scaling back the event.
Video: Culture Secretary Maria Miller comes @Out4Marriage and defends record 39
1:24 PM — The new Culture Secretary Maria Miller has once again signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on equal marriage by recording a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.