12th November 2008
National AIDS Trust questions gay blood donor ban
1:08 PM — A leading HIV charity has accused the National Blood Service of not doing enough to challenge a lifetime ban on donations from men who have had sex with men.
Liverpool council’s village plan “ignores” LGBT community 1
12:35 PM — A leading councillor has attacked Liverpool's City Council over plans for a gay village. The city needs £260,000 for the scheme and is hoping to secure EU funds.
11th November 2008
Brian Paddick to appear in ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity 3
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick is to appear on ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
Interview: Blowing the whistle on being gay, in love and on Gaydar 2
4:01 PM — Matthew Todd, playwright, journalist, Attitude editor and environmentalist, spoke to PinkNews.co.uk last week about the latest London production of his play Blowing Whistles.
Pensioner jailed for knife attack in Manchester gay village 9
3:33 PM — A pensioner who stabbed a man in the neck in a Manchester city centre attack has been jailed for seven years.
Stonewall defends FIT and plans a DVD copy for every school 4
12:11 PM — A play that tackles homophobic bullying is appropriate for its 11 to 14 year old target audience and a vital tool in tackling the problem, according to Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
FIT playwright on why we must fight homophobia in schools 1
11:35 AM — "I'd put entertainer," Rikki Beadle-Blair says with a grin, when I ask him what he puts down as his occupation when he fills in official forms.
Schools play about homophobia attacked by rightwing press 13
11:28 AM — In an echo of the 1980s, broadsheet and tabloid newspapers have carried lurid stories this morning about a play aimed at secondary school kids that urges them to confront homophobia.
10th November 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Will Peter agree to bring up Simon? 2
9:35 PM — Weatherfield is still reeling from the after-effects of Jon's kidnapping shenanigans. Rosie and Fiz are struggling to come to terms with what's happened. Rosie finds herself jumpy and agitated. Fiz is completely stressed out by the fact that John keeps phoning her. Kirk wonders if it's the right time for him and Chesney to go to South Africa to visit Cilla.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Jasmine gets in trouble with the MacFarlanes
9:32 PM — Debbie is horrified when she learns that Jasmine has gone to the MacFarlane club for more information for her scoop. What is she getting herself into?
EastEnders Spoilers: Who knocked down Max Branning?
9:27 PM — The tension is high in Walford this week as we're all desperate to find out whodunit. Who knocked over Max Branning and put his life at risk? There are certainly plenty of people with serious motives.
Thousands of lives could be saved by new anal cancer test 8
7:09 PM — A new test that will detect the early signs of a cancer that is prevalent among gay men has been devised.
Theatre group put Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ outburst to artistic use 3
6:15 PM — A highly-acclaimed play at the National Theatre has incorporated a recording of a leading Northern Irish MP claiming gay people can be cured.
Roman Catholic thinking on homosexuality – “a type of wound” 23
2:42 PM — Further details have emerged on the use of psychological testing by Catholic authorities to exclude "deviant" people from entering the priesthood.
Iran aims to establish Islamic studies departments in UK universities 23
6:00 AM — Institutions funded by the British taxpayer could be used to promote the extremist, homophobic, racist, and violent interpretations of Islam used in Iran.
9th November 2008
Explore Barack Obama’s America with a trip to multi-racial Miami 2
8:45 PM — We woke up to a new America on Wednesday, and interest in visiting the country has rocketed. There were many Europeans who felt uncomfortable spending their Euros in the US.
Interview: Securing gay rights in Jamaica is vital to AIDS struggle 1
6:23 PM — By an stretch of the imagination, the treatment of lesbian and gay people in Jamaica is disgrace, says minister Gareth Thomas.
Exclusive: UK government minister challenged Jamaican PM about homophobia 9
5:32 PM — A British minister raised the issue of decriminalisation of homosexual acts at a recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica.
7th November 2008
MoD “pleased” compensation claims from dismissed gays are settled 3
7:22 PM — The Ministry of Defence will pay nearly £4 million in compensation to gay men and lesbians dismissed because of their sexual orientation.
Stonewall stars hail Barack Obama’s election as US President 5
5:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of media, television, music, politics and the arts were all full of hope about Barack Obama at last night's annual Stonewall Awards.