5th May 2010
Exclusive: Philippa Stroud’s lawyers warn media over ‘gay cure’ claims 87
4:54 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has been told by solicitors representing Philippa Stroud that a number of media organisations have been contacted warning them of their duties not to publish false allegations about a parliamentary candidate in the run-up to tomorrow's general election.
Defendant ‘hit gay man to protect girl’
2:28 PM — A student accused of the manslaughter of a gay man says he hit the victim because he thought he was attacking a girl. Ian Baynham, 62, died last October 18 days after he was assaulted in Trafalgar Square.
Gay couples in Denmark now allowed to adopt 3
1:46 PM — Gay couples in civil partnerships in Denmark have been granted the right to adopt children together. Around a year after a bill was introduced, parliament voted in favour yesterday but without the support of the government.
Gay hostel allowed to remain open despite complaints 4
1:31 PM — A hostel for homeless young gay men in Sunderland has been given permission to stay open despite protests from residents.
Exclusive: Gordon Brown tells gay voters that support for Lib Dems will lead to a Tory victory 52
10:56 AM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has told PinkNews.co.uk that gay people should "fear" the Tories and that voting for the Liberal Democrats will make a Tory government more likely.
Exclusive: Gordon Brown answers PinkNews.co.uk readers’ questions on gay issues 31
10:52 AM — As part of our election coverage, we've given our readers the chance to put their questions to the three party leaders - Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron. Prime minister Mr Brown is the last of the three party leaders to answer questions.
4th May 2010
David Cameron backs Philippa Stroud over ‘gay cure’ allegations 50
8:00 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has given his support to a Tory candidate accused of trying to "cure" gay people. He said Philippa Stroud "believes in gay equality".
Girl accused of killing gay man ‘had attacked bus driver’
4:36 PM — A teenage girl accused of killing a gay man in Trafalgar Square last year attacked a bus driver in the same area two years ago, a court heard today.
PinkNews.co.uk poll finds Tory support among gays drops below the Green Party 32
2:34 PM — An exclusive PinkNews.co.uk poll shows that the Conservative Party's share of the gay vote has slipped further. The latest poll was carried out this weekend, as claims of Tory candidate Philippa Stroud attempting to "cure" homosexuality through prayer emerged.
David Cameron ‘not planning’ to legalise full gay marriage despite pledge to ‘consider’ it 39
11:37 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron appeared to contradict his equalities manifesto last night when he said he was "not planning" to rename civil partnerships as marriage.
Christian street preacher arresting for calling homosexuality ‘a sin’ 39
10:40 AM — A Christian street preacher was arrested for allegedly saying that homosexuality is a "sin" that goes against God. Dale McAlpine, 42, was arrested in Workington, Cumbria, on April 20th. He had been standing on a stepladder delivering a sermon.
2nd May 2010
Sarah Brown appears at gay club night Duckie on election campaign trail 21
9:37 PM — Sarah Brown, the wife of the prime minister Gordon Brown made a surprise guest appearance at the Duckie gay club night in Vaxhaul, South London last night.
Tory candidate and Cameron advisor ran church that “cured” homosexuality through prayer 208
11:36 AM — The Observer newspaper has today claimed that Philippa Stroud, a Conservative candidate likely to win the Sutton and Cheam at this week's general election founded a church that purported to "cure" gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people through exorcising their "demons" through prayer. Through a statement, Mrs Stroud said that she does not believe homosexuality is an illness, although she refused to comment on whether she believed homosexuality could be cured through prayer.
1st May 2010
PinkNews.co.uk Final general election poll 11
10:47 PM — Last month, PinkNews.co.uk showed a decline in support for the Conservative Party within the LGBT community from 39% to 9%, with the Liberal Democrats up to 58%. This is the final opportunity to register your vote with PinkNews.co.uk.
30th April 2010
Gay Tory Nick Herbert accuses other parties of having homophobic allies 55
6:12 PM — Shadow Conservative environment secretary Nick Herbert has accused Labour and the Lib Dems of having equally unsavoury allies in Europe.
UKIP candidate claims party would scrap gay equality laws 110
5:41 PM — A parliamentary candidate for UKIP has claimed that his party would scrap "politically correct" laws allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Hilary Clinton commends China for lifting HIV ban 2
2:55 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has commended China for lifting its ban on HIV-positive visitors. China announced this week it had lifted the entry ban on HIV-positive people, several months after US president Barack Obama lifted the US's ban.
Hawaii lawmakers approve civil unions bill 7
11:42 AM — The Hawaii House of Representatives approved a civil union bill yesterday, which will now go to the governor for approval.
Former Archbishop attacks judge’s ruling on Christian counsellor 64
10:44 AM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has attacked yesterday's ruling on a gay counsellor who refused to work with gay couples.
29th April 2010
DC mayor apologises for honouring ex-gay leader 3
5:09 PM — The mayor of Washington DC, Adrian Fenty, has apologised after his office honoured the leader of the 'gay cure' movement. Regina Griggs, the executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, was recognised for her "dedication and commitment".