24th July 2009
Boris Johnson says he will not enter GLA for Stonewall’s top employer list 31
10:43 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he will not enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's annual Top 100 employers list, despite the authority coming in third place last year.
23rd July 2009
New initiative launched to tackle homelessness among LGBT youth 10
3:39 PM — Four leading LGBT charities have announced the launch of a new initiative to reduce homelessness among young LGBT people.
Quakers to debate holding civil partnership ceremonies 6
3:34 PM — The annual meeting of Quakers is to consider whether to request legal authority to register civil partnerships in the same way as marriages.
Gay couple bit neighbour in row over cat 14
2:21 PM — A gay couple have been convicted of attacking their neighbour in a row over a cat damaging their garden. Bill Young, 51, and David Dickman, 45, beat and bit Tony Dyson, 47, in the late-night argument in March. They also tried to gouge his eyes out.
British churches performing ‘exorcisms’ on gays 73
12:06 PM — A number of fundamentalist Christian churches in London are thought to be performing 'exorcisms' on gays and lesbians to cure them of homosexuality.
Scottish police force to display rainbow flag in offices 6
11:19 AM — Grampian Police, one of the country's largest police forces, is to display the rainbow flag in all of its offices to support gay rights. Stickers of the flag will be seen in all of the force's windows.
Queen to watch Bruno? 31
10:41 AM — Buckingham Palace has ordered a copy of Bruno, the 18-certificate film about a gay Austrian journalist. Universal Studios reportedly received an email request from the palace this week asking for a copy of the controversial movie to show at a private screening at Balmoral.
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.