20th April 2010
Video: Obama heckled by gay rights activists 13
3:03 PM — Gay rights activists interrupted a fundraiser yesterday to heckle US president Barack Obama on repealing the military gay ban.
Homophobic Ugandan MP may be banned from Britain 34
1:30 PM — The government is attempting to ban the Ugandan MP who introduced legislation to execute gays from entering the UK. David Bahati, the MP for Ndorwa West, introduced the anti-homosexuality bill last year.
BNP candidate was convicted for carrying ‘weapon’ at gay Pride march 12
12:04 PM — A BNP candidate for Leicestershire is a former National Front member who was once convicted for carrying an offensive weapon at a gay rights parade.
Doncaster mayor who tried to ban Pride ‘at war’ with Labour councillors 25
11:27 AM — The town where Pride was nearly banned has been criticised for failing its residents and may be taken under government control. An Audit Commission report found that Doncaster mayor Peter Davies, a member of the right-wing English Democrats, was at war with "vicious" left-wing Labour councillors about how the council should be run.
19th April 2010
Alan Cumming ‘excommunicated’ by Church of Scotland 38
5:28 PM — Alan Cumming has said he was "excommunicated" by the Church of Scotland for criticising organised religion.
Two arrested over death of gay Indian professor
4:28 PM — Two journalists have been arrested in connection with the death of a gay Indian professor who was filmed having sex with a man. Srinivas Ramchander Siras, professor of modern languages at Aligarh Muslim University, was found dead earlier this month at his home.
Trial begins over death of Ian Baynham
3:46 PM — The trial of three teenagers accused of attacking a gay man in central London last year has begun. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital on October 13th 2009, several weeks after he was kicked and punched while on a night out near Trafalgar Square.
Gay Malawi defendant ‘ill in prison’ 8
1:55 PM — One of the two men in custody in Malawi for homosexuality offences is ill, campaigners say. Steven Monjeza, who was arrested with Tiwonge Chimbalanga after they had a marriage ceremony in December, is said to be suffering from vomiting, chest pain and tiredness.
Man jailed for trying to blackmail gay priest 19
11:54 AM — A Birmingham man has been jailed for 18 months after he threatened to out a Roman Catholic priest. Towlys Pericleous, 28, had a relationship with the Birmingham-based victim but blackmailed him when he tried to end the affair.
Lesbian couple are first to jointly sign birth certificate 29
11:27 AM — A lesbian couple who had a child through sperm donation have become the first gay couple to both be named on their child's birth certificate.
16th April 2010
Analysis: Who’s courting the trans vote? 66
4:52 PM — While politicians have been hastily courting the gay vote at this election, they overlook the trans community at their peril. Jane Fae asked Labour, the Conservative Party and the Lib Dems for their views on trans issues.
Protests after Turkish minister calls homosexuality ‘a disease’ 24
3:52 PM — Gay rights activists held a protest over a Turkish minister who said that homosexuality was "a disease". Aliye Kavaf, the minister for women and family, made the remarks last month.
Obama gives gay partners equal healthcare rights 18
2:10 PM — US President Barack Obama has ordered almost all hospitals to give gay partners equal rights in visiting and making decisions for their loved ones.
Harriet Harman: ‘It’s not a question of matching Tories for gay vote’ 41
12:12 PM — Equality minister Harriet Harman appeared unsure of one of her party's commitments to gay rights last night. Canvassing for the gay vote in Soho with Labour candidate Chris Bryant, Ms Harman was asked by PinkNews.co.uk whether she would match Tory leader David Cameron's promise to strike out historic gay sex convictions.
Harman calls for sacking of Chris Grayling as she launches gay manifesto 85
11:10 AM — The Labour party's affiliated gay group launched its manifesto in Soho last night. The launch came after deputy party leader Harriet Harman and gay Labour candidate Chris Bryant canvassed for votes in the popular gay village.
15th April 2010
Former Archbishop of Canterbury calls for religious panel of judges for discrimination cases 56
5:33 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has called for judges dealing with cases where religious beliefs and homosexuality clash to step aside.
Green Party makes 14 gay-friendly election promises 40
3:15 PM — The Green Party unveiled its general election manifesto today, which promises no fewer than 14 measures for gay and transgender equality. At present, the party does not have any MPs.
Catholic Church in England and Wales criticises Vatican over homosexuality comments 33
1:56 PM — The Catholic Church in England and Wales has rebutted comments made by the Pope's second in command on child abuse and homosexuality.
Counsellor who wouldn’t work with gays to appeal 65
11:29 AM — A Christian counsellor who refused to work with gay couples is taking his case to the Court of Appeal. Gary McFarlane, from Bristol, was sacked by Relate last year after saying he would not "encourage sin" in gay and lesbian couples
Gay Tory Alan Duncan’s election posters vandalised 33
10:46 AM — Gay Tory Alan Duncan has been targeted by vandals who scrawled homophobic abuse across his election posters. Mr Duncan, who is standing again for election in Rutland, said the abuse was "abysmal behaviour".