12th May 2010
Peer who said schools ‘promote homosexuality’ becomes first female Muslim cabinet member 41
7:13 PM — Sayeeda Warsi has been announced as the Conservative Party's chairman, becoming part of the cabinet. She is the first Muslim woman to hold such a powerful position.
Glee creator calls for boycott of ‘bigoted’ magazine column 6
7:01 PM — The creator of gay-friendly comedy Glee has urged a boycott of Newsweek magazine over a "bigoted" column. Ryan Murphy said that an article questioning whether gay actors could play straight characters was "needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly bigoted".
David Miliband declares intention to run for Labour leadership 14
5:25 PM — David Miliband has announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Labour Party. Mr Miliband, 44, is supported by the Blairite faction of the party and Alan Johnson offered him his support earlier after saying he would not be standing for the role.
Gay hand-holding week kicks off on Monday
5:18 PM — A campaign to encourage gay people to hold hands in public will become a week-long event on Monday. Sshh!, or Same-Sex Hand-Holding, is usually held on the last Saturday of each month.
Cameron begins to form new cabinet 6
4:16 PM — New prime minister David Cameron began forming his cabinet today after entering Downing Street. As yet, the cabinet contains only one woman and no out gay ministers. Posts still to be filled include culture secretary, Welsh secretary and transport secretary.
Trans woman launches legal challenge after being denied breast surgery 6
2:25 PM — A trans woman has launched a legal challenge after her primary care trust decided she could not have breast implants funded by the NHS.
Analysis: How pro-gay is the new home secretary and minister for equality Theresa May? 87
12:16 PM — Theresa May has been appointed home secretary and minister for equality, replacing Chris Grayling who was dubbed 'homophobic' by gay rights groups after suggesting that bed and breakfast owners should be able to ban gay couples. But analysis by PinkNews.co.uk reveals that Mrs May's has voted consistently against gay and transgendered rights.
Cameron dumps Chris Grayling in favour of Theresa May as home secretary and equalities minister 21
11:51 AM — Theresa May has been appointed home secretary and minister for equality. Chris Grayling was expected to get the job but he was dumped by David Cameron after a string of gaffes including suggesting that Christian bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban gay couples.