11th November 2013
Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV 4
2:24 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has commented on new research in Scotland showing nearly a quarter of people are unaware that a person living with HIV can live for more than 20 years.
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’ 22
12:50 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has denied claims that it has been targeting gay men for looking at legal adult pornography.
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Sri Lanka is ‘heading in the wrong direction’ on LGBT rights
12:01 PM — Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has criticised Sri Lanka’s record on LGBT rights ahead of a Commonwealth summit.
Schools OUT: Birmingham leads the fight against homophobic bullying by focusing on primary schools 1
11:11 AM — Schools OUT, an organisation that works towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in education, has revealed that the city of Birmingham currently leads the way on tackling homophobic bullying through a program that targets primary schools specifically.
9th November 2013
Would you like to live in an idyllic village minutes from Brighton’s fabulous gay scene? 7
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.
Welsh cathedral caroler accuses colleagues of homophobic bullying in ‘spoof script’ 5
12:52 PM — A gay former choir member of Llandaff Cathedral has claimed he was recently the target of homophobic bullying by his former colleagues, who put together a spoof script making implicit references and innuendos to his sexuality.
8th November 2013
Labour peer Lord Alli: David Cameron ‘changed the centre ground’ by legalising equal marriage 8
7:45 PM — Labour peer Lord Alli paid tribute to David Cameron and Tony Blair for their role in progressing LGBT equality in Britain at last night's Stonewall Awards.
US televangelist Pat Robertson voted Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year Award 2013 6
7:10 PM — Pat Robertson, the US televangelist, was named Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards last night.
Corrie star Antony Cotton recalls riots of 1969 in Stonewall Awards’ speech
7:01 PM — In his speech at last night’s Stonewall Awards, Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton invoked the spirit of the 1969 New York riots of which the British charity takes its name from.
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.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas says ‘nothing should hold back’ gay athletes wanting to compete in Sochi 2014 7
5:07 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has said that "nothing should hold back" gay athletes who want to compete in the Sochi 2014 winter olympics, despite laws in Russia prohibiting the promotion of gay "propaganda."
Scottish Equal Opportunities Committee approves equal marriage bill 2
4:17 PM — Legislation to introduce equal marriage in Scotland has been backed by a committee looking into the proposals.
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.
Comment: The Scottish Government must end the spousal veto and uphold the rights of trans people 11
12:24 PM — With a committee today endorsing Scotland's equal marriage bill, the Equality Network's Tom French says the challenge is to make sure the legislation fully caters for trans and and intersex people.
7th November 2013
‘Colds and illness’ model laughs off being used in Guardian advice column about ‘sex with old, obese men’ 1
5:41 PM — A model saw the funny side when the Guardian online used a stock image of her alongside an advice column about wanting to have sex with a group of obese men.
Islamic cleric who describes gays as ‘filthy’ cancels UK tour 22
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”.