5 May 2006Gay councillor loses seat after alleged homophobic campaign by Labour 3 The gay Liberal Democrat councillor who was the victim of an alleged homophobic campaign by the Labour party has lost his seat in Lambeth, south London.Lambeth Labour posted an article written by the South London Press on their website last month which claimed gay Liberal Democrat councillor Charles Anglin was posting naked pictures of himself on the internet.
5 May 2006Gay councillor loses seat in “bizarre” campaign 3 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveFormer Liberal Democrat councillor, Charles Anglin, has blamed Labour lies about "policy, themselves" and his Party, for the loss of his seat, and control in the London Borough of Lambeth.Mr Anglin received just 676 votes in yesterday's local elections, losing to Loma Campbell, the Labour candidate receiving 1586 votes from electors in the Princes Ward.
5 May 2006Lib Dem gay scandal blamed for Winchester loss 5 Liberal Democrat MP Mark Oaten's gay sex scandal has been blamed for the party's loss of Winchester council to the Conservatives.The Tories won control of the area in the local elections yesterday, winning seven seats, including Lib Dem council leader, Sheila Campbell.
5 May 2006Gay couple come last in council election + A gay couple standing to be elected to Solihull council in Birmingham have come joint last.James and Brynn Tudor, who had the first civil partnership in Birmingham, also wanted to become the first Lib Dem councillors in the separate wards of Chelmsley Wood and Kingshurst and Fordbridge.
5 May 2006Legal group fights for gay benefits in New York + Lambda Legal and co-counsel Kramer Levin Naftalis Frankel LLP presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court of New York in Nassau County in a lawsuit today on behalf of a retired Nassau County teacher who was denied spousal benefits for his same-sex spouse."Duke Funderburke helped to educate a generation of New Yorkers over the course of his 25 years as a teacher," said Alphonso David, Lambda Legal staff attorney and lead attorney on the case.
5 May 2006Reshuffle: Alistair Darling in charge of gay policies 21 The current Transport secretary, Alistair Darling has been moved to become Trade and Industry (DTI) secretary.
5 May 2006Congress member signs bill against Pentagon’s gay policy 5 California Democratic Representative, Susan Davis has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual service members.Ms Davis, whose district includes parts of San Diego, became the 115th Member of Congress to co-sponsor the legislation.
5 May 2006Massachusetts debates gay marriage ban + The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts began to hear views yesterday over calls from some groups to debate banning gay marriage in a 2008 ballot.Lawyers from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) against the proposal from Attorney General Thomas F.
5 May 2006Pride to combat homophobia in Eastern Europe 6 As part of EuroPride06 in London this June, a major conference which aims to combat homophobia in Eastern Europe has been set up.Stephen Coote, chairperson of Pride London, said: "The current extreme reaction to plans for a Pride march in Moscow in May is just the latest in a series of sometimes violent prejudice.
5 May 2006Gay councillor gets most Labour votes in Lambeth + A gay councillor has received the highest amount of votes for Labour in the Lambeth local elections yesterday.Mark Bennett, a representative for the Streatham South Ward, got 1,725 votes to gain one of Labour's 37 seats on the council, therefore removing the ruling Liberal Democrats from office.
5 May 2006New cabinet ministers Reid and Beckett under immediate pressure from gay community 21 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe newly appointed Secretaries of State for the Home Office and for the Foreign Office have immediately been put under pressure to improve the lives of gay people both within Britain and abroad.Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk following the appointment of John Reid and Margaret Beckett to the roles of Home secretary and Foreign secretary respectively, veteran gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell called on them to put the rights of gay people at the forefront the of their agenda.
5 May 2006Jerusalem mayor reluctantly accepts gay pride 23 The mayor of Jerusalem has been told he cannot stop this year's WorldPride event in the capital of Israel.Uri Lupoliansky, an orthodox Jew, opposes the parade, but has been told by a Jerusalem municipality spokesman that he cannot stop it taking place.
5 May 2006Anti-gay candidate pushes Lib Dems into last place in Newham + The anti-gay Christian Peoples' Alliance (CPA) candidate for the mayor of the London Borough of Newham, Alan Craig has pushed the Liberal Democrat candidate into last place in the elections held yesterday.Mr Craig came a surprise fourth in the poll with 6,559 votes against Anwar Hussain's 2,886 votes.The election was won by the incumbent Labour mayor, Sir Robin Wales.
5 May 2006Local elections good for gay Labour + PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveDespite heavy national losses in yesterday's local elections, the Labour Campaign for Gay and Lesbian Rights (LCGLR) has hailed the results a good night for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) presence.The Labour Party lost over 250 councillors from the polls, but several gay councillors managed to hold onto their seats.
5 May 2006Gay councillor loses Hackney seat 1 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveA gay Conservative councillor hotly tipped for the Hackney mayoral post has lost his council seat and looks likely to be runner up for mayor, in a disappointing defeat for the Tories in the area.Andrew Boff lost in the Queensbridge Ward in Hackney, where Labour held on to remain the ruling party.
5 May 2006Gay HSBC banker was not sacked due to sexuality 4 A former senior banker at HSBC was not sacked because he was gay an employment tribunal ruled today.However, the tribunal found that Peter Lewis received "less favourable treatment on the grounds of sexual orientation"during the bank's internal investigation.
5 May 2006A pink day for the Greens in Lewisham + The Green party in Lewisham are today celebrating after winning six seats on the council in South London.
5 May 2006Greens in the pink in Lewisham + The Green party in Lewisham are today celebrating after winning six seats on the council in South London.
5 May 2006Government gay rights department to headed by Opus Dei member 21 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveContrary to earlier reports, the Womens and Equality unit will no longer be run under the auspices of the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), it will now be headed by a member of the controversial Opus Dei religious sect.The unit is responsible for the implementation of the Civil Partnerships Act as well as the introduction of the Equality Bill.
Articles from 05 May 2006
- US church tells PinkNews: Equal marriage is to blame for violent Woolwich murder1
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’+
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’+
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote11
- Sir Gerald Howarth: ‘I should have used ‘militant’ rather than ‘aggressive’ to describe the ‘homosexuality community’22
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill — Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained14
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends ‘aggressive homosexual community’ equal marriage slur56
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth ‘dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?’10
- David Cameron called ‘marriage wrecker’ and warned of ‘long battle’ over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people44
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 56
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'22
- Canada lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood, but they can only donate if celibate for five years24
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'44
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained14
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote62
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
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