28th April 2010
Bolivian president backtracks after saying chicken makes men gay 31
5:31 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that his remarks about eating chicken turning men gay were "misconstrued". Evo Morales reached out to a gay group to say he respected their sexual freedom.
Former Tory candidate attacks Cameron for ‘political correctness’ 51
5:03 PM — The Scottish Conservative Party candidate suspended for saying homosexuality is "not normal" has attacked the party for "political correctness".
Washington Blade returns after staff buy rights 1
4:19 PM — Washington's oldest gay newspaper has returned after staff clubbed together to buy the rights to its name. The Washington Blade will go on sale this Friday.
3,000 expected at Kidderminster Pride 6
3:32 PM — Kiddersminster is to hold its second Pride event this weekend with an expected 3,000 visitors. Last year, the town attracted 1,000 people to an event at a pub and organisers say people had to be turned away.
Jailed gay Malawi couple thank supporters 1
3:12 PM — The gay Malawian couple who were arrested in December for holding a marriage ceremony have thanked their supporters from jail. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga have been in custody in a Blantyre prison for four months, having been denied bail.
China lifts ban on HIV-positive visitors
2:13 PM — The Chinese government has announced it has overturned the ban on HIV-positive visitors entering the country. The ban was introduced in 1989, although China has temporarily lifted it for major events in the past, such as the1990 Beijing Asian Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Alexander McQueen took drug cocktail before killing himself 5
1:31 PM — The fashion designer Alexander McQueen took a cocktail of drugs including cocaine before hanging himself, an inquest was told today.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play gay writer 2
12:05 PM — The latest Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is to play gay writer Christopher Isherwood in a drama about the writer's life.
EastEnders star John Partridge to wed long-term boyfriend 23
11:40 AM — Gay EastEnders star John Partridge has revealed he plans to tie the knot with his boyfriend Jon Tsouras. Partridge, who plays gay character Christian Clarke in the soap, said the pair had decided to take the next step in their relationship.
David Cameron says he sacked homophobic candidate ‘within minutes’ 119
11:20 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron said he took the decision to sack a homophobic Scottish candidate "within minutes" of finding out about his views after PinkNews.co.uk informed the Conservative Party of the offensive views on the candidate's website.