28th April 2008
Boris welcomes rise in popularity amongst PinkNews.co.uk readers 4
2:09 PM — Boris Johnson has welcomed the latest PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll which shows his rising popularity amongst London's LGBT community.
Police storm international meeting for gay rights in Kyrgyzstan
11:09 AM — Human rights groups have highlighted the plight of the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan after a police raid on a leading gay rights association.
Mayor of Paris comes out to support Ken 2
9:56 AM — The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, joined Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail this weekend in support of his bid to be re-elected Mayor of London on May 1st.
27th April 2008
Brian Paddick still gay choice, but Boris Johnson increases his appeal 4
10:10 PM — In the final PinkNews.co.uk poll tracking the popularity of the mayoral candidates, Brian Paddick remains the clear choice of the gay community, although Boris Johnson has increased his popularity considerably.
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown’s gay feud- Lord Levy’s book claims 14
9:26 PM — The prime minister, Gordon Brown accused the former minister and European Commissioner Peter Mandelson of spreading rumours that he was gay, Lord Levy's autobiography claims.
25th April 2008
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3
4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.
Latvian Pride marchers ‘fenced off’ for own good
1:37 PM — The Latvian government has advised that next months gay pride event should be held in a fenced of area to avoid confrontation. Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and Integration Minister Oskars Kastens have both said that next month’s Riga Pride and March for Equality should take place in an enclosed park.
24th April 2008
Jail term for homophobic mother
5:00 PM — A mother has been sentenced to 150 days in prison for leading her daughter in a campaign of homophobic abuse against a gay couple.
Television company fined for making gays look ‘normal’ 1
4:29 PM — Singapore's City State Regulator has fined a television station £5000 for featuring a gay couple in way that makes them look 'normal.'
Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2
1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.
Gay pride event banned by homophobic Moscow mayor 4
10:50 AM — The homophobic Mayor of Moscow has banned this years gay pride event. The Mayor, who has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic" has outlawed the march which was due to take place next week.
23rd April 2008
Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1
3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.
More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2
1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.
Gay men incorrectly sent for HIV tests by health insurers
12:07 PM — Research has shown that many gay men are too often being sent to have unnecessary HIV tests when they apply for health insurance.
Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’ 6
10:59 AM — The government of Bahrain is taking action to stamp out homosexuals in the country. In a wide ranging set of proposals MP's have set out a number of initiative designed to rid the country of homosexuals.
Peers vote for freedom to criticise the LGBT community 27
10:19 AM — Peers have made an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill that will protect the freedom of speech of comics, rap artists and those who criticise other people’s sexuality.
Clinton wins Pennsylvania following a weekend of gay campaigning 1
7:00 AM — Hillary Clinton has won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary election but she still trails her rival Barack Obama. With almost all votes counted, Mrs Clinton won 55 per cent of the Pennsylvania voters to 45 per cent for Mr Obama.
22nd April 2008
New rights for lesbian parents in New South Wales
4:39 PM — The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples.
Green MEP condemns decision to scale back anti-discrimination directive 2
3:40 PM — Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has condemned the European Commission’s apparent decision to end its plans to protect people against discrimination on grounds of age and sexual orientation.
Watch the candidates for Mayor at gay hustings 1
3:21 PM — Last weekend five of the candidates for Mayor of London addressed a gay audience and answered questions. The hustings was organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.