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Pink News is a UK-based lgbt online newspaper founded by Benjamin Cohen in 2005 (not to be confused with an earlier publication Pink Paper). Jessica Geen was the editor from 2009 to 2011. In 2020 seven people made up the 'Team' with no one editor, but with Cohen remaining the Chief Executive.

The paper version, The Pink News, officially launched at the Law Society on 28 June 2006 by Francis Maude, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Meg Munn, Minister for Equality, Simon Hughes, President of the Liberal Democrats and Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch. It was suspended in early 2007 and is no longer printed.

Pink News has paid special attention to the topic of religion and homosexuality, often denouncing the Vatican for its perceived hostility to the gay community. They have also been very critical of the LGBAlliance and anyone who seemingly has gender critical views, despite their website stating We stand for the fundamental rights of the entire LGBTQ+ community and its allies [1].

In 2021 Julie Bindel sued Pink News for defamation [2].


  1. Accessed 9 July 2023
  2. GayWebsite' claimed anti-trans feminists groom and abuse' Sunday Times 23 May 2021