6th April 2010
School sent lesbian teenager to ‘fake’ prom 19
4:11 PM — The lesbian teenager who won a court victory against her Mississippi school for its prom policy says she was sent to a "fake" event so other students would not have to see her with her girlfriend.
Labour will pledge to repeal ‘free speech’ defence 30
3:07 PM — Labour is expected to promise in its election manifesto to overturn a 'free speech' amendment in a law against inciting homophobic hatred. Home secretary Alan Johnson made the announcement last week..
English Patient inspiration had gay lover 7
2:40 PM — The man who was the inspiration for the film The English Patient had a gay Nazi lover, letters have suggested. Count Laszlo de Almásy, a Hungarian-born adventurer, was the inspiration for the heterosexual hero played by Ralph Fiennes in the film.
Gay wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead 6
1:30 PM — One of the first out gay professional wrestlers has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Chris Klucsaritis, 40, was found by his brother in his New York apartment on Friday and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Homophobic bullying ‘endemic’ in Liverpool 15
11:53 AM — Teachers in Merseyside have reported 'endemic' levels of homophobic bullying in secondary schools. Almost a third of teachers reported hearing homophobic language every day but less than half said they were confident in tackling it.
Video: Cameron misses out gay people in speech 158
11:08 AM — David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech this morning, despite published extracts which suggested he would. The Conservative Party leader made a speech this morning to kick-start his election campaign.
5th April 2010
David Cameron to appeal to gay voters in his first speech after Brown calls election 55
11:18 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron is to kick start his general election campaign with a speech that specifically mentions gay people as he campaigns for the "great ignored." It will come a day after PinkNews.co.uk revealed that the popularity of the Conservative party within the gay community has slumped over the past month.
Exclusive: Cameron and Grayling gay gaffes cause Conservative popularity among LGBT community to plunge 180
12:08 AM — A poll conducted by Europe's largest gay news publication, PinkNews.co.uk has found that LGBT support for the Conservative party has fallen markedly following an interview where party leader David Cameron appeared to falter when questioned about gay rights. The Liberal Democrats are now by a margin of just 1%, the most popular political party among the LGBT community.
4th April 2010
Comment: Chris Grayling’s comments create serious doubts about the Tory party’s commitment to gay rights 25
10:28 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that the comments made by shadow home secretary Chris Grayling where he argues for bed and breakfast owners to be entitled to turn away gay couples call into question the Conservative party's commitment to LGBT rights
Top Tory backs rights of bed and breakfast owners to turn away gay couples 182
12:09 PM — One of the most senior Conservative politicians, the shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has come under fire for backing the right of bed and breakfast owners to bar gay couples.
2nd April 2010
PinkNews General Election Poll 2010
10:32 PM — With the general election expected to be called within days, PinkNews.co.uk is conducting its latest in a series of regular polls taking the political pulse of the LGBT community. With just days to go until the closest what is expected to be the closest election in decades begins we're testing the pulse of the LGBT community.
Human Rights Watch urge Malawian President to intervene in gay marriage case 6
12:52 PM — Human Rights Watch has written to the President of Malawi urging him to intervene in the sentencing tomorrow of two gay men convicted for taking part in a marriage ceremony.
1st April 2010
Record ticket sales for London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 3
5:38 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival closed in London last night with the UK premiere of Kareem Mortimer’s Children of God. Organisers said the event made a new record for ticket sales.
Prisoner ‘threatened to crucify and eat former gay lover’ 9
4:52 PM — A man jailed for a hammer attack on his ex-partner sent him terrifying threats from prison threatening to crucify and eat him if he gave evidence.
Analysis: Why are gays excluded from some clinical trials? 12
3:49 PM — Gay men and lesbians are routinely excluded from clinical trials for new treatments for sexual dysfunction, according to US research published last week. The question is whether this is a case of discrimination or just questionable experimental design.
True Blood star Anna Paquin announces ‘I’m bisexual’ 39
3:34 PM — Anna Paquin, the American actress, has announced she is bisexual. Paquin, who is engaged to her male co-star, has never spoken about her sexual orientation publicly.
‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist candidate barred from standing 6
3:15 PM — The Mayor of Antrim has been barred from standing as an Ulster Unionist candidate, because, he claims, he is not "politically correct" enough for the Tories. Adrian Watson said several years ago he would not let gay couples stay in his guest house.
US general avoids punishment for criticising repeal of military gay ban 4
2:40 PM — A US general who publicly criticised President Barack Obama's plans to repeal the ban on out gay soldiers will not be reprimanded.
US Army secretary won’t expel gay soldiers 5
1:42 PM — The US Army Secretary has said he will not discharge soldiers who tell him they are gay, despite the fact that Don't Ask, Don't Tell remains official policy.
Council bans play about extremism and homophobia 17
11:52 AM — A council in the north-west Midlands has been criticised for banning a play about the white extremism and homophobia in case it causes offence to local people and inflames tensions.