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".
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.
11th May 2010
Talks between Labour and Lib Dems ‘have failed’ 15
5:36 PM — Sources say that coalition talks between Labour and the Liberal Democrats have failed. The two parties began formal talks yesterday after Gordon Brown announced he would stand down as party leader by autumn.
US military student may have to pay back $80,000 scholarship money for coming out 7
4:31 PM — A student given $80,000 worth of military scholarship money may have to pay it all back because she came out as a lesbian.
Gay Tory candidate’s posters hit by homophobic slurs 9
3:16 PM — Conservative Party candidate Nick King had some of his election posters defaced with homophobic slurs. Mr King, standing for Mid Dorset and North Poole, lost by only a few hundred votes to Liberal Democrat incumbent Annette Brooke.
7th May 2010
Controversial Tory MPs Chris Grayling and Julian Lewis keep seats 13
10:07 AM — Two of the Conservative MPs who provoked controversy with their views on gay rights have kept their seats. Chris Grayling and Julian Lewis were returned to Westminster, while the Scottish candidate who said gays were "not normal" came third in his constituency.
Caroline Lucas makes history as first Green MP 19
9:24 AM — Caroline Lucas made history last night by becoming the Green Party's first MP. The party has consistently been ranked the best for gay equality issues by PinkNews.co.uk readers.
Top gay Labour MPs hold onto their seats with reduced majorities 5
8:51 AM — The most high-profile out gay Labour MPs held onto their seats last night but most suffered a reduction in their majorities. Ben Bradshaw, for Exeter, won with 38.2 per cent, with Tory candidate Hannah Foster behind on 33 per cent. He suffered a reduced majority.
Philippa Stroud fails to win parliamentary seat 49
7:26 AM — Philippa Stroud, the Conservative candidate who allegedly tried to "cure" gay people of demons, failed last night to win a seat. Mrs Stroud was standing in Sutton and Cheam, a seat the Tories hoped to win.
21st April 2010
David Cameron to dispatch top gay Tory Nick Herbert to challenge homophobic Polish allies 35
11:59 PM — David Cameron has tonight attempted to further diffuse the row over gay rights within the Conservative Party by sending shadow environment secretary, Nick Herbert, the most senior gay Conservative, to Poland to confront the homophobia displayed by the party's Polish allies.
13th April 2010
Section 28 supporter faces jail over child abuse images 18
5:40 PM — A Scottish school board chief who campaigned for Section 28 to stay in place may face jail after he was found to be in possession of abusive images of children.
10th April 2010
Comment: Is it time to give David Cameron a second chance? 63
3:44 PM — David Cameron writing for PinkNews.co.uk today has gone some way to restore the damage done to his party's perception among the gay community within recent months.
12th March 2010
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
4th March 2010
‘Serious errors’ made when equality watchdog was set up 28
6:11 PM — The setting up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission was "patently flawed" and cost taxpayers almost £39 million, a Commons report said today.
16th February 2010
Another man arrested in Malawi 5
5:21 PM — Another man has been arrested on homosexuality charges in Malawi. Police spokesman Dave Chingwalu said a 60-year-old man was arrested on Monday and charged with sodomy.
1st February 2010
Trans woman told it was ‘illegal’ for her to use women’s toilets 22
3:45 PM — A trans woman has spoken of her humiliation at being wrongly told it was illegal for her to use the female toilet in her local pub. Katrina Harte, 46, began her transition several years ago and is awaiting her final surgery.
Hawaii’s House shelves civil unions bill 4
12:50 PM — Hawaii's House has shelved a bill which would have allowed gay couples the right to have civil unions. Although the Senate approved the bill last week, the House voted on Friday to indefinitely postpone it.
27th January 2010
Tory councillor accused of bad taste over gay joke 24
3:30 PM — A Tory councillor in Brentwood who made a joke about promoting gay rights and help for domestic violence victims has been accused of being offensive.
18th January 2010
Former BNP member jailed for bomb factory 4
5:45 PM — A former British National Party member was jailed for 11 years last week for hiding a large cache of weapons in his mother's house. Terence Gavan, 39, had been compared to homophobic Soho bomber David Copeland, who killed three in the Admiral Duncan in 1999.