23rd July 2009
Rupert Everett says Michael Jackson is better off dead 25
10:12 AM — Outspoken gay actor Rupert Everett has described Michael Jackson as a "freak", adding that it was "fortuitous that he died".
22nd July 2009
Gay man, 79, killed in London 8
5:37 PM — A gay man has been found dead in Greenwich, south-east London. Edward Highwood, 79, was found dead at his home in Hollymount Close on Saturday July 18th by his housemate.
Exclusive: Gay culture secretary says the BBC must be prevented from having a monopoly of the licence fee 6
4:57 PM — Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has spoken about controlling illegal downloading, protecting regional news and preventing the BBC from having a monopoly on the television license fee.
Exclusive: Gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw calls for British ambassadors to promote gay rights in Arab world 8
4:50 PM — Following the condemnation of British ambassadors for promoting gay rights in eastern European countries such as Poland and Bulgaria, openly gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has suggested those in Arabic and Asian countries should follow suit.
Savage Garden singer attacks gay media stereotypes 25
3:43 PM — Darren Hayes, the former singer of Savage Garden, has complained about the mainstream media "dumbing down" homosexuality.
Culture secretary tells PinkNews.co.uk he will look into BBC ‘homophobia’ 19
3:22 PM — Culture minister Ben Bradshaw has told PinkNews.co.uk he will look at the evidence of alleged homophobia by BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.
PinkNews.co.uk is four years old 15
1:57 PM — PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fourth birthday today. Since we launched in 2005, we've become the biggest LGBT news publication in Europe.
Lesbian turned away from men-only gay bar in Torquay 68
10:22 AM — A lesbian who was turned away from a gay bar because she is female has complained about her "disgusting" treatment.
21st July 2009
Tories to hold gay Pride event at this year’s party conference 40
5:23 PM — The Conservative Party is to hold a Pride event for the first time at its annual conference in Manchester. 'Conference Pride' will be held at Spirit Bar in the heart of Manchester's gay village on Tuesday October 6th.
Man jailed for stabbing lesbian wife 2
11:23 AM — A man has been jailed for nine years after an "enraged" and "frenzied" attack on his ex-wife, after she told him she thought she was a lesbian.
Lesbian couple win right to have IVF on the NHS 18
10:47 AM — A lesbian couple have been permitted to have their IVF treatment paid by the NHS. The anonymous couple launched a legal fight after being denied treatment by their local primary care trust because they were both women.
20th July 2009
Man convicted of trans woman’s manslaughter 4
4:50 PM — A court in New York has found a man guilty of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime for the killing of 22-year-old trans woman Lateisha Green.
Rupert Everett: ‘I don’t want to be part of heterosexual norm’ 28
4:04 PM — Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has said that coming from "the last years of illegality" focused his character.
Video game allows players to shoot gays 21
3:40 PM — Gay groups are outraged over a video game where the object is to shoot gay men before they 'rape' the player.
Scottish island to hold first same-sex ceremony today 8
2:20 PM — The Isle of Lewis is set to have its first gay civil partnership ceremony today when BBC children's presenter Andrew Robertson will tie the knot with his partner Craig Atkins.
Gay adult TV channel breaches broadcasting code 9
1:48 PM — Gay TV, a digital premium adult channel, has come under fire from broadcasting standards agency Ofcom after a viewer complained that the channel's 'free-to-view' promotions were too explicit for the 10pm broadcast time.
Equality and Human Rights Commission hit by resignations and ‘unacceptable’ spending 8
12:14 PM — Trevor Phillips, the newly-reappointed head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, is under fire over the organisation's annual reports, while three commissioners have resigned in the last week over the way the quango is being run.
Doctor removed from adoption panel for refusing to consider gay couples 64
11:20 AM — A Christian doctor has been removed from an adoption panel after she refused to endorse applications by same-sex couples. Dr Sheila Matthews said homosexuality was not "an appropriate lifestyle".
17th July 2009
Anti-cruising website disappears after PinkNews.co.uk investigation 12
5:58 PM — A website devoted to exposing the faces and registration numbers of people in gay cruising areas has disappeared following a PinkNews.co.uk investigation.
Comment: If pagans can get time off for Halloween, can we set up a gay religion? 36
5:27 PM — Pagan members of the police force are to get holidays on their religious festivals, bringing them in line with more established faiths. While some religious groups have protested, it proves that no one religion is really any more entitled to respect than others. Are Druid spells any more irrational than prayers to an unseen and unresponsive God? We asked Stephen Price to consider whether gays should set up their own religion in order get Pride days off.