18th November 2009
Thief robs gay men in Brighton 4
3:25 PM — Police have appealed for information to help catch a thief who befriends gay men in order to steal from them. Two men have reported having their possessions stolen by him after they invited him home.
Exclusive: Stonewall to fight for civil partnerships to be held in churches 63
1:17 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall said last night it will seek to add an amendment to the Equality Bill to allow religious buildings such as churches to hold civil partnership ceremonies.
Ben Elton makes gay joke about Prince Edward 29
1:06 PM — Comedian Ben Elton was accused of poor taste last night after making a remark about Prince Edward's sexuality and calling the Queen "a sad old lady".
Exclusive: HIV film ‘dangerous and misleading’ 468
12:32 PM — A film about HIV and what causes AIDS has been attacked for being misleading and even dangerous. HIV charities and health experts have told PinkNews.co.uk that the ideas the film promotes are "pseudo-science" and could damage the public health.
Gay man killed by sparring partner he paid to fight him
11:10 AM — A gay businessman died after being beaten by a man he paid to fight for sexual thrills, a court heard yesterday. Colin Butler, 49, suffered fractures to his head, neck and ribs.
17th November 2009
Follow PinkNews.co.uk on Twitter, Facebook and MyPinkNews 3
11:52 PM — Sometimes we admit we're a little behind the times. Yes PinkNews.co.uk has had a Facebook application since they were invented but we haven't helped you easily follow us on Facebook or indeed Twitter or even MyPinkNews until now.
Peter Tatchell to speak with former Bishop of Edinburgh tonight 5
3:59 PM — Peter Tatchell will appear in conversation with Richard Holloway, the former Bishop of Edinburgh, tonight. Holloway has supported Tatchell in the past, even defending him when he appeared in court in 1998 for storming the Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter sermon.
Gay policeman James Parkes expected to return to work soon 2
3:10 PM — James Parkes, the gay trainee policeman who was beaten in a homophobic attack, is expected to return to work in a matter of weeks. He has been recovering from his injuries.
Gay superheroes star in new comic 8
12:29 PM — A comic book featuring an all-LGBT team has gone on sale. Spandex is set in Brighton and features trans crime fighter Liberty and Diva, a lesbian equivalent of Wonder Woman, as they take on various villains.
Elton John says young people are ‘complacent’ about HIV 3
11:45 AM — Elton John has said that young people are putting themselves at risk of HIV infection by not having safe sex. Speaking at a charity gala for his AIDS charity last night, he warned that the latest generation are "complacent" about the dangers.
16th November 2009
Man charged with murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren
4:28 PM — A 21-year-old man was due to appear in court today charged with the murder of Destiny Lauren, a trans woman. Lauren was found dead at her Kentish Town home earlier this month.
Remembering our dead – Trans Day of Remembrance 16
4:06 PM — On Saturday November 21st, as part of the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, trans people, their friends and allies in London will be remembering those who have died during the last year through violence or suicide because they were trans.
Archbishop of Liverpool commended for support of gay vigil 26
1:45 PM — Archbishop of Liverpool Patrick Kelly has been commended for showing support to a vigil held against homophobic hatred. He cited the thousands of people who "said no to hatred".
‘Lesbians make better parents’, government advisor says 16
12:20 PM — A government advisor has said that lesbians make better parents than straight couples. Professor Stephen Scott told a meeting last week that research showed children raised by lesbians tended to have higher aspirations.
EHRC to ask MPs to include gay census question 19
11:26 AM — The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will ask MPs this week to include a question in the 2011 census on sexual orientation. The government has previously ruled out the question, saying it would be too controversial.
Stephen Fry wins gay humanist award 6
11:07 AM — Gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has won an award for his services to humanism and gay rights. The star was presented with the honour on Saturday by the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.
13th November 2009
Newspapers: Guardian columnist meets civil partnership pioneer 5
3:00 PM — The Guardian's Hugh Muir writes today about his lunch with civil partnership pioneer Ian Burford and says it's a pity the Christian registrar Lillian Ladele who refuses to conduct gay nuptials hasn't met him.
Court of Appeal ruling on Lillian Ladele expected by Christmas 21
11:12 AM — Lillian Ladele, the Islington registrar who refused to carry out civil partnerships for gay couples, will hear whether her Court of Appeal bid has been successful before Christmas.
Tory leader David Cameron supports Stonewall’s anti-gay bullying campaign 37
10:20 AM — David Cameron has given his support to a Stonewall campaign to tackle homophobic bullying. National Anti-Bullying Week will be held next week and the gay charity has launched an ad campaign featuring the slogan 'Some people are gay. Get over it!'.
Tories’ lesbian candidate just beats BNP in race for third place in Glasgow North East by-election 51
3:12 AM — Ruth Davidson, the Conservatives' lesbian candidate in the Glasgow North-East by-election, has just beaten British National Party (BNP)'s Charlie Baillie in the race for third place. The Labour candidate Willie Bain comfortably won the seat.