21st April 2010
David Cameron to dispatch top gay Tory Nick Herbert to challenge homophobic Polish allies 35
11:59 PM — David Cameron has tonight attempted to further diffuse the row over gay rights within the Conservative Party by sending shadow environment secretary, Nick Herbert, the most senior gay Conservative, to Poland to confront the homophobia displayed by the party's Polish allies.
Nepal to host gay weddings on Everest 7
5:51 PM — The Asian country of Nepal aims to hold gay weddings on Everest as part of its plans to reinvent itself as a gay-friendly tourism destination.
Gay Labour manifesto promises Europe-wide recognition of civil partnerships 32
5:23 PM — The Labour Party's international LGBT manifesto will be launched in Soho tonight by foreign secretary David Miliband. The launch, which follows the launch of the party's domestic LGBT manifesto last week, will see Mr Miliband handing out Labour leaflets in London's gay heart before launching the document in a gay bar.
Tory candidate defends views on gay age of consent 121
3:59 PM — A Conservative Party candidate in Hampshire has defended his views against equalising the gay age of consent, saying he feels there is an increased risk of HIV infection.
NHS gender reassignment surgery rates triple 30
3:05 PM — The number of gender reassignment surgeries carried yearly on the NHS has tripled since 2000, figures show. In 2000, 54 surgeries were carried out, compared with 143 in 2009.
Brighton Police launch summer hate crime drive 3
1:44 PM — Police in Brighton have launched their annual summer operation to tackle homophobic hate crime. The area has a large lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans population of around 35,000 people, with this number increasing in the summer due to the city's popularity as a gay tourism hotspot.
Council demands Cameron expel ‘homophobic’ councillor 31
11:58 AM — Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors in Wirral have demanded that Tory leader David Cameron should expel a councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys".
Gay soldier Dan Choi arrested again at White House 12
11:14 AM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other people in uniform chained themselves to the White House fence yesterday to protest the military's ban on out gay soldiers. Lt Choi was arrested last month for a similar stunt.