29th September 2009
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.
Dating website used for ‘gay blackmail con’ 3
2:04 PM — Two men have been arrested for posing as police officers in order to rob a man they met through internet dating. The 49-year-old victim, from Darlington, agreed to meet a man after chatting to him on a well-known gay dating website.
Teacher suspended over gay porn photos 48
1:59 PM — A PE teacher was suspended yesterday after pupils reportedly discovered pictures of him posing naked on gay porn websites.
Woman injured in homophobic attack 2
10:52 AM — An 18-year-old woman was left with cuts and bruises after being the victim of a homophobic assault in Coalville, Leicestershire.
Paul O’Grady, Sarah Waters, Boyzone and Ben Bradshaw all up for Stonewall awards 10
10:44 AM — The shortlists for the 2009 Stonewall Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, will celebrate people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people.
24th September 2009
Progress for Liverpool’s gay village 6
6:33 PM — Plans to create a gay village in Liverpool's city centre have moved a step closer after the legal process of pedestrianising two roads was completed.
SAS veteran admits killing gay lover 10
4:09 PM — A former Special Armed Services soldier is in custody after admitting to the murder of his partner at their home in France.
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet? 18
3:37 PM — Sport has been close to the top of the gay news agenda for several months, with the publication of Stonewall's report of homphobia in football and a PinkNews.co.uk series of stories on the issue, including an exclusive interview with PR guru Max Clifford.
Man killed boyfriend’s landlady ‘to prove his love’
2:13 PM — A gay man murdered his landlady to prove his love to his partner, a friend of the couple has claimed. Lodger Marc Riley has admitted murdering Antonietta Guarino, 61, but a friend of the couple claimed he acted on a joke made by his boyfriend.
Peter Tatchell repeats calls for lowered age of consent 30
1:52 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has reiterated his calls to lower the age of consent for both straight and gay people.