2nd June 2010
Ken Livingstone accuses Boris Johnson of ‘snubbing’ gay Londoners over Pride 24
9:42 PM — Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has accused his successor Boris Johnson of "snubbing" gay Londoners by scrapping the annual London Pride mayoral reception. He promised he would reinstate the receptions if re-elected in 2012.
Exclusive: London mayor Boris Johnson scraps Pride reception 23
5:47 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson is scrapping the usual London Pride mayoral reception.The mayor usually holds a reception to mark London's biggest gay festival but City Hall has decided to end receptions which are specific to minority groups.
Pakistani trans couple locked up for ‘gay’ wedding 4
5:29 PM — A man and a trans woman are in custody for holding a 'gay' wedding in Pakistan. Malik Muhammad Iqbal is accused of marrying a trans woman known only as Rani in a ceremony in Peshawar last week.
Lesbian police officer threatened woman over homophobic taunts 7
4:53 PM — A lesbian police officer admitted threatening a woman who taunted her with anti-gay slurs, a court heard yesterday. PC Helen Cound, an officer with West Mercia Police, overheard a woman making "ignorant and intrusive" comments about the sexuality of her partner Sharon Wallace.
Nick Clegg predicts David Laws could return as a minister 24
2:40 PM — Deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said today that David Laws could return as a minister if his expenses claims are cleared up.
Lesbian and gay smokers ‘more at risk of respiratory illness’ 8
1:48 PM — Young lesbian, gay and bisexual smokers may be more at risk of respiratory illnesses than their straight counterparts, a study suggests.
Aussie Rules star Jason Akermanis suspended for gay comments 6
12:12 PM — Jason Akermanis, the Aussie Rules Football star who said gay players should stay in the closet, has been suspended.The Western Bulldogs player wrote in a newspaper that gay team members could "break the fabric" of clubs and that the macho sport is not ready for them to come out.
Bisexual MP Simon Hughes ahead for Lib Dem deputy leadership 4
11:33 AM — Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes has reportedly secured majority support for the deputy leadership of his party. The bisexual MP's campaign team say he is backed by 29 of the party's 57 MPs to succeed former deputy leader Vince Cable.
Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch marries 5
11:00 AM — Jane Lynch has married her partner Lara Embry in a ceremony in Massachusetts. The actress, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee, tied the knot with Embry in front of 18 of their friends and family on Monday.
Sun poll asks ‘Should gay people be Cabinet ministers?’ 34
10:48 AM — A YouGov poll in the Sun newspaper has provoked anger by asking readers whether gay people should be allowed to serve as Cabinet ministers.
Video: McDonald’s releases first gay ad in France 20
10:04 AM — Fast food giant McDonald's has released its first gay advertisement. The ad, which will be broadcast in France, shows a gay teenager eating in a McDonald's restaurant with his father.