1st October 2009
Iain Dale condemns Daily Mail for ‘homophobic attack’ 27
11:42 AM — Political blogger Iain Dale has made an official complaint over a Daily Mail article which called him "overtly gay".
Welsh man who raped trans woman jailed for eight years 4
11:00 AM — A Welsh man found guilty of raping a trans woman has been jailed for eight years. Kiron Singh Chand, of Llanelli, forced his victim to perform oral sex on him and beat her on April 13th in Llanelli town centre.
New Archbishop of Birmingham helped organise gay Masses 24
10:42 AM — The man tipped to be named as the new Archbishop of Birmingham today has played a strong part in reaching out to gay Catholics.
30th September 2009
Gay MEP Michael Cashman criticises UN General Assembly president’s ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay views 13
3:09 PM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has condemned homophobic comments made by the new United Nations General Assembly president.
Gay couple forced to leave home after homophobic abuse 38
10:46 AM — A gay couple in Kent have spoken of how they had to flee their home after suffering weeks of homophobic abuse. Keith Stepney and John Mead said they began to fear for their lives during the campaign by local youths in Northfleet.
29th September 2009
EastEnders actor: ‘Gay storyline is sensitive and beautiful’ 21
7:37 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has said that his character's Christian's relationship with Syed is more than just a "gay Muslim" storyline.
Alan Turing’s research base Bletchley Park gets £460,500 grant 5
5:48 PM — The wartime research base of gay mathematician Alan Turing has been boosted with a £500,000 grant. Bletchley Park is to be transformed into a world-class heritage and educational centre.
Lesbian idol La Roux bemused by bra-flinging fans 12
5:26 PM — La Roux singer Elly Jackson has said she knew she was going to attract a large lesbian following but is still bemused at having women's underwear thrown at her.
Exclusive: Man fired from Christian radio station for revealing he was gay 71
4:58 PM — A man who was fired after six years of volunteering at a Christian radio station lost his job because he admitted he was gay.
Comment: Reflections on Yom Kippur and homosexuality within Judaism 55
4:40 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen reflects back on yesterday's Jewish festival of Yom Kippur and what it means for an openly gay Jew.
Updated: Gordon Brown mentions civil partnerships in conference speech 25
2:57 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has listed civil partnerships for gay couples as one of a number of Labour achievements in the past decade. He also criticised the Tories for their alliances in Europe, which include an anti-gay party.
Gay political blogger Iain Dale on shortlist for Tory parliamentary candidate 20
12:28 PM — Iain Dale, the openly gay political blogger and broadcaster, has reached the final stage of parliamentary selection for Bracknell.
Holidaymaker jailed after drunken homophobic slur 22
10:03 AM — A holidaymaker who got drunk and called an air steward a "poof" has been jailed for ten and a half months. Grant Smith, 36, was drinking heavily aboard the New Year's Eve flight to the Dominican Republic.
28th September 2009
Gay humanist group to protest against Pope’s visit at Labour Conference 27
3:49 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has organised a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK to be held at the Labour Party's annual conference this week.
Terrence Higgins Trust offers HIV detection test four weeks after exposure 3
2:20 PM — Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is now offering an HIV test which can be used four weeks after infection. Usually, tests can only be carried out three months after the date of suspected transmission.
London’s gay art festival announces 2009 line-up 3
2:18 PM — The programme for GFest, London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans art festival, has been announced. The event, now in its third year, is due to take place between November 9th and 22nd and will be held at various venues across the capital.
Equal adoption rights for Scottish gay couples begin today 4
10:33 AM — From today, gay and unmarried couples in Scotland will now have the same adoption rights as straight married couples. This brings Scotland into line with England and Wales.
Gay Dr Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman told by TV bosses to stay in the closet 115
9:54 AM — Torchwood star John Barrowman has revealed his anger at being told by his bosses he should keep his sexuality a secret. The openly gay actor says he was told he should pretend to be straight in order to reach success.
Graham Norton warned over lesbian joke 11
9:52 AM — Gay TV presenter Graham Norton and his production team received a warning over a lesbian joke he made on his show in March. One viewer complained about a comment he made.
25th September 2009
Police appeal after men suffer homophobic abuse 24
3:52 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after two men received homophobic abuse in Yately, in Hampshire. The incident happened on Wednesday (September 23rd) on Reading Road between 1.30pm and 1.55pm.