2nd May 2012
David Cameron: ‘The time has come for gay couples to marry’ 116
10:51 PM — Following claims by the Mail on Sunday that the Tory Chief Whip, Patrick McLoughlin told MPs that proposals for equal marriage will be "kicked into the long grass", the Prime Minister has used a pre-local election interview to reaffirm his commitment to the cause.
Boris Johnson: No separate LGBT manifesto and no answers to PinkNews readers’ questions 49
10:15 PM — Incumbent Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson both appeared to reneged on his promise to launch an LGBT manifesto and a promise to answer the questions of PinkNews readers. But a document published last night entitled 'Uniting Londoners' does contain a number of LGBT policies and a reference to PinkNews.
BNP London mayoral candidate Carlos Cortiglia answers PinkNews readers’ questions 37
8:41 PM — The far-right British National Party's candidate for Mayor of London, Carlos Cortiglia, has answered questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers. His views seem to be somewhat more liberal than his party leader when it comes to LGBT rights.
Editorial: UKIP isn’t just a joke, its attitude to the anti-gay views of candidates may well be dangerous 134
7:40 PM — The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is expected to perform well during tomorrow’s local elections, potentially outperforming the junior governing Coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, in terms of the popular vote. But its advance as a political party is something that ought to concern many in our community.
PinkNews reader poll shows London mayoral race too close to call, more support for Tories 9
7:17 PM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found the London mayoral election tomorrow too close to call and support for the Conservatives in local elections up considerably since the days before the 2010 general election.
Scottish Episcopal church unveils gay wedding mural 23
4:46 PM — A Scottish Episcopal church in Edinburgh has unveiled a mural of two men marrying in a religious ceremony.
Comment: Four reasons the Christian and Jewish faiths are set to approve equal marriage 36
4:19 PM — The greatest revision of belief within the Judaeo-Christian faiths since the Reformation is underway, Alan Austin writes.
UKIP posts photo of man burning picture of gay mayoral candidate Brian Paddick in Soho 190
3:56 PM — UKIP supporters have burned a picture of openly gay candidate for mayor Brian Paddick in London's Soho.
Anti-bullying charity reports 95 percent success in improving pupils’ LGBT views 10
1:44 PM — Diversity Role Models, a charity launched last year to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, announced today 94.5 percent of students who took part in a workshop with a positive role model said they would treat LGBT people better as a result.
London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone on ‘ex-gay’ buses, policing and the White Swan 43
12:28 PM — Ken Livingstone, Labour's candidate for Mayor of London in this week's elections, has answered questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers.
Audio: Baptist pastor tells flock to ‘crack the limp wrists’ of their effeminate sons 109
11:35 AM — A South Carolina pastor has told his congregation they have 'special dispensation' to punch and crack the wrists of effeminate sons and tell their 'butch' daughters to 'dress themselves up'.
Worcestershire plans county-wide picnics for Pride 5
10:33 AM — The county of Worcestershire will be celebrating the Pride season with a series of picnics across the county.