13th April 2010
Rufus Wainwright claims 50 Cent is gay 18
5:14 PM — Rufus Wainwright claims he just "knows" that rapper 50 Cent is gay. The Canadian musician told a magazine he loved his "cute little voice".
Soldier’s father will take Westboro Baptist Church to Supreme Court 19
4:26 PM — The father of a dead US soldier whose funeral was picketed by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has said he will take his case to the US Supreme Court.
Men being trafficked into Scotland as gay sex slaves 6
2:43 PM — Two separate incidents of men being trafficked into gay sex slavery have been discovered in Scotland. In one case, a young man was brought over from Africa last year after being told he would work in pornography.
Conservative manifesto lacks gay convictions promise 86
1:27 PM — UPDATED Tory leader David Cameron unveiled his party's manifesto for the general election today. The document does not contain his pledge to strike out the criminal records of men convicted for homosexuality offences, which gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell claimed was proof that the gay-friendly policies are "an afterthought".
Scientists turn moths gay to save crops 19
11:27 AM — Scientists have found a way to save millions of pounds worth of crops every year - turning the moths which eat them gay.
Mystery of gay Canadian man found dead in Manchester canal 2
10:30 AM — Police are trying to piece together the final days of a gay Canadian man who was found dead in a Manchester canal in February.
12th April 2010
Pope’s number two claims sexual abuse scandals due to homosexuality not celibacy 76
11:55 PM — The Vatican's second most senior cleric has said that the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality rather than celibacy among priests. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is the Vatican's secretary of state, effectively the deputy to Pope Benedict XVI made the controversial statement during a press conference in Chile.
Gay marriage proposal fails to secure enough support to make it on to Californian ballot papers 5
11:39 PM — A drive to gather enough signatures for a vote to repeal the gay marriage ban in California failed earlier today. The Los Angeles-based Love Honor Cherish campaign attempted to gather 700,000 signatures in order for there to be a state wide vote on whether to repeal Proposition 8, a law that banned gay marriage in the state.
Gay men’s bodies desecrated in Senegal 37
4:56 PM — A report says that the bodies of dead gay men in Senegal are being unearthed by homophobic mobs and in some cases being left on their families' doorsteps.
Glee actor hopes gay teens can identify with his character 28
3:41 PM — Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee, has said he hopes gay teenagers can identify with the character.
Leicester may get a gay village 16
2:34 PM — The city of Leicester may soon have its own gay village if a nightclub entrepreneur's plans are successful. Businessman Paul Giles hopes that local gay people will be encouraged to own shares in gay businesses.
Labour manifesto promises more action against homophobic bullying 42
2:19 PM — Labour's manifesto for the general election promises that more money will be invested in tackling homophobic bullying in schools if the party is returned to power.
Police investigating gay link to death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche 30
12:08 PM — South African police are investigating whether there is a gay link to the murder of the white supremacist Eugene Terre'blanche. A lawyer representing two of the labourers charged with his murder on a farm has claimed that he had sex with at least one of the men.
11th April 2010
Peter Tatchell: What George Osborne promised me on gay rights and what he left out 79
7:41 PM — Peter Tatchell reports for PinkNews.co.uk on his meeting with George Osborne today and explains why he thinks the Conservatives need more commitments and policies to further gay equality.
Campaigners gather for ‘David Cameron’s coming out party’ 15
5:31 PM — Approximately 200 gay rights campaigners amassed outside the Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster to protest at what they say is a lack of gay rights policies by Britain's main opposition party. The event was dubbed David Cameron's 'coming out party'.
Updated: Conservatives make proposals to tackle homophobic bullying 60
4:09 PM — Shadow chancellor and head of the Conservative Party's general election campaign has today expanded on the party's policies to tackle homophobic bullying first outlined in an article by party leader David Cameron on PinkNews.co.uk yesterday. The plans come despite the Conservatives forcing the Government to drop plans to reform sexual education teaching in schools, that experts argued could lead to a reduction in homophobic bullying.
George Osborne tells Peter Tatchell Conservatives will consider full gay marriages 34
1:45 PM — Shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne met gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell earlier today and promised to 'consider' gay marriages ahead of Mr Tatchell's event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.
Exclusive: George Osborne to meet Peter Tatchell ahead of David Cameron’s ‘coming out party’ 36
10:17 AM — PinkNews.co.uk can reveal that shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne is to meet the gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell ahead of his event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.
Cameron entered into an alliance knowing his Polish allies were homophobes 10
3:44 AM — A report in The Observer has suggested that Conservative leader, David Cameron, who yesterday wrote a comment article for PinkNews, entered into an alliance with the homophobic Polish Law and Justice party despite their views, senior figures told the newspaper.
10th April 2010
Comment- Peter Tatchell: Cameron has gay policies at last, but not enough 7
7:55 PM — Gay rights campaigner and Green Party activist Peter Tatchell welcomes David Cameron's new gay rights policies but argues that he needs more to convince the LGBT community to vote for him