17th November 2009
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.
12th November 2009
Gay Labour group calls for government to return to gay hate laws 13
5:59 PM — A gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans group affiliated with the Labour Party has called on the government to continue trying to push through legislation to protect gays from homophobic hatred.
Survey: Win £50 and help us and our advertisers understand you better 13
3:40 PM — This survey has now closed due to the Guardian only wishing to have 200 responses per publication that they will be selling advertising for The Guardian will be partnering with PinkNews.co.uk, Europe's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) news service to sell some of the advertising space on PinkNews. Ahead of this, The Guardian are keen to know more about our readers, what they like about PinkNews as well as what they dislike.
Free speech amendment will stay in homophobia law 98
2:36 PM — The government has admitted defeat over an amendment protecting free speech in homophobic hatred laws. The Ministry of Justice said it had to accept the House of Lords vote as the bill could no longer be delayed.
Straight couple want civil partnership 37
11:12 AM — A straight couple from London are demanding to be allowed a civil partnership because they do not believe in marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle believe everyone, gay or straight, should be allowed to chose whether to marry.
Lords vote again for ‘free speech’ protection in homophobic hate bill 73
11:00 AM — The House of Lords voted again yesterday to include an amendment protecting 'free speech' in a bill designed to protect gays and lesbians from homophobic hatred, although one peer, Lord Smith, warned it could lead to homophobic attacks.
11th November 2009
Worcester to celebrate first gay Pride festival 6
7:01 PM — The city of Worcester is to hold its first Pride festival in 2010. Organisers say the free event is scheduled for June 26th at Pitchcroft Racecourse.
Welsh DJ claims he has had death threats for being gay 8
6:13 PM — Welsh radio star Chris Needs has revealed that he has been the target of death threats after revealing his sexual orientation.