13th October 2009
Man jailed for attacking gay partner with meat cleaver 5
12:57 PM — A gay man has been jailed for 12 months for attacking his partner with a meat cleaver. Lee Barnard, 34, of Penrhiwceiber near Mountain Ash, attacked Mark Baigrie, 32, with the knife when they had a row in their kitchen.
Gay MP Chris Bryant promoted to Europe minister 11
11:48 AM — Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, has been promoted to the position of Europe minister. Previously a junior minister with responsibility for Africa and Asia, the gay politician replaces Glenys Kinnock.
12th October 2009
Gay Coronation Street star Antony Cotton says Dannii Minogue was right to make bisexual comment 34
6:58 PM — Antony Cotton, the gay actor who plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street, has defended Dannii Minogue over her controversial remarks on The X Factor.
Shoreditch gay pub uses reporting boxes to record homophobic attacks 4
6:16 PM — A gay pub in Shoreditch, east London, has set up reporting boxes where drinkers can anonymously report homophobic attacks.
Gay businessman Sir Michael Bishop pulls out of race for ITV chairman 3
12:29 PM — Sir Michael Bishop, who was tipped as the favourite to become the new chairman of ITV, has pulled out of the race. He is the former boss of airline BMI.
Video: Dannii Minogue forced to apologise after bisexual ‘joke’ on X Factor 36
9:51 AM — Pop singer and X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has apologised after making a joke about a contestant's bisexuality. Angry viewers called for her to be sacked after the gaffe.
11th October 2009
Video: Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately found dead while on holiday 44
11:27 AM — Stephen Gately, the openly gay member of the Irish "boy band" Boyzone has died while on holiday in the Balearic island Mallorca (Majorca). The 33-year-old was on holiday with his civil partner Andrew Cowles and it is reported that he went out for drinks, went back to his flat, feel asleep and then died.
9th October 2009
Student creates new gay gaming survey 17
4:49 PM — Two years after the first 'Gaymer' survey, a student has released a new version to find out more about what lesbian, gay and bisexual players want from their video games.
Gay hand-holding campaigner wins award at Downing Street 2
3:23 PM — The founder of A Day in Hand, which encourages LGBT people to hold hands in public, has been honoured with an award at Downing Street.
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Gay support drops dramatically for Tories 93
3:14 PM — An exclusive PinkNews.co.uk survey of more than 600 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans readers has found that support has plummeted for the Conservative Party.
Stephen Fry’s drama Kingdom axed by ITV 12
12:01 PM — Gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has had his ITV drama series axed. Kingdom, which is screened on Sunday evenings, was dropped as part of cost-cutting measures. The last series ended in July.
Polish MEP Michal Kaminski says he will attend gay Tory event next year 34
10:53 AM — Polish MEP Michal Kaminski, who has been accused of homophobia, has said he would consider supporting civil partnerships and will attend Conservative Pride next year.
8th October 2009
Matt Lucas’ ex Kevin McGee ‘had tried to commit suicide before’ 7
7:10 PM — Kevin McGee, the former civil partner of Little Britain actor Matt Lucas, tried to commit suicide before, friends have said.
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Will you vote Conservative?
4:15 PM — Following David Cameron's speech this afternoon at the Conservative Party Conference, we want to know how our readers feel about the party.
Gay man admits trying to poison lesbian neighbours 5
1:49 PM — A gay man who gave his lesbian neighbours a curry laced with slug pellets was involved in a long-running feud with them. Gary Stewart, 37, told magistrates in Manchester that he had attempted to poison Marie Walton and Beverley Sales but denied making threats to kill.
Trans woman goes to court after being denied breast implants 20
1:27 PM — A trans woman who was denied breast enlargement surgery is taking her primary care trust to court. The patient, known only as 'C', has been living as a woman for ten years and has undergone hormone treatment, although she has not had any other surgery.
Gay businessman is frontrunner for ITV boss 1
10:57 AM — Sir Michael Bishop, the openly gay businessman, has been tipped as the next chairman of ITV. The former head of airline BMI is now in pole position to take over Michael Grade's role after Sir Crispin Davis announced he was withdrawing from the race.
7th October 2009
Police release CCTV images of homophobic attack suspects 6
5:29 PM — Police have released images of two women they are seeking in connection with a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square last month. A 62-year-old man is still in hospital with serious head injuries.
Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill says Tories are monitoring Polish allies’ homophobia 15
4:39 PM — Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill has said he has been reassured by the Conservative Party that it is checking past statements made by its European allies for homophobia. He also denied he had been "used" by Labour when he pulled out of a gay Tory event last night.
First official gay Tory party hailed a success despite Stonewall boycott 21
3:37 PM — Spirit Bar in Canal Street was packed to its 650-person capacity last night as the Conservative Party held its first-ever official gay event. As the Tory-themed cocktails flowed, there was much speculation at the absence of Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill.