11th April 2010
Exclusive: George Osborne to meet Peter Tatchell ahead of David Cameron’s ‘coming out party’ 36
10:17 AM — PinkNews.co.uk can reveal that shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne is to meet the gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell ahead of his event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.
10th April 2010
Comment- Peter Tatchell: Cameron has gay policies at last, but not enough 7
7:55 PM — Gay rights campaigner and Green Party activist Peter Tatchell welcomes David Cameron's new gay rights policies but argues that he needs more to convince the LGBT community to vote for him
Exclusive: Prime minister Gordon Brown to answer PinkNews.co.uk reader questions
6:35 PM — Following the publication of Conservative leader David Cameron's answers to PinkNews.co.uk readers questions, where he announced that he would erase convictions for historic gay sex offences, we are now welcoming questions to the prime minister Gordon Brown.
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.
Exclusive: Conservatives to erase convictions for historic gay sex offenses 43
3:44 PM — David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, writing for PinkNews.co.uk has announced that if elected, his party will erase the historic convictions of all those found guilty of consensual gay sex. It was the answer to one of a series of questions submitted by PinkNews.co.uk readers. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell welcomed the announcement while the Liberal Democrats said they too would erase similar crimes.
Cameron promises the Conservatives will introduce a tax breaks for civil partners 18
1:07 PM — David Cameron has said he will introduce a tax break for people in civil partnerships if the Conservative Party win the general election. But the measure will only benefit gay couples where one partner earns less than £6,600 per year.
Polish President who said homosexuality will destroy human race dies in plane crash 130
9:55 AM — Polish President Lech Kaczynski who once said that the promotion of homosexuality would lead to the eventual destruction of the human race has died in a plane crash near Smolensk in Russia. Kaczynski's right wing Law and Justice party are in an alliance with the British Conservative party in the European Parliament.
9th April 2010
Chris Grayling apologises for suggesting B&B owners should be able to ban gay couples 59
6:31 PM — The Conservative shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has apologised for giving "the wrong impression" when he told an meeting that bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban gay couples.
Tory candidate says rights of B&B owners is a ‘grey area’ 52
5:17 PM — A Conservative Party candidate has joined the row over whether bed and breakfast owners should be able to bar gay couples. Andrew Bridgen, who is standing in North West Leicestershire, said he saw it as a "grey area".
Gay Tory group attacks defector 48
11:43 AM — The gay former Conservative activist who announced yesterday she would vote Labour has been attacked by the group she founded. Anastasia Beaumont-Bott said that she felt guilty for having told people in the past to vote Tory.
8th April 2010
Campaigners to tell Cameron to ‘come out’ for gay rights 44
2:27 PM — Gay rights campaigners plan to hold a street party outside Conservative Party election headquarters on Sunday to ask leader David Cameron to 'come out' for gay rights.
7th April 2010
Cameron mentions gay people in his list of the great ignored 58
1:23 AM — At a rally in Leeds, Conservative leader David Cameron included gay people in his list of the "great ignored" who he is fighting the election for. The inclusion followed an accidental omission in the speech he gave in London to launch the election campaign.
6th April 2010
Labour will pledge to repeal ‘free speech’ defence 30
3:07 PM — Labour is expected to promise in its election manifesto to overturn a 'free speech' amendment in a law against inciting homophobic hatred. Home secretary Alan Johnson made the announcement last week..
Video: Cameron misses out gay people in speech 158
11:08 AM — David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech this morning, despite published extracts which suggested he would. The Conservative Party leader made a speech this morning to kick-start his election campaign.
5th April 2010
David Cameron to appeal to gay voters in his first speech after Brown calls election 55
11:18 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron is to kick start his general election campaign with a speech that specifically mentions gay people as he campaigns for the "great ignored." It will come a day after PinkNews.co.uk revealed that the popularity of the Conservative party within the gay community has slumped over the past month.
Exclusive: Cameron and Grayling gay gaffes cause Conservative popularity among LGBT community to plunge 180
12:08 AM — A poll conducted by Europe's largest gay news publication, PinkNews.co.uk has found that LGBT support for the Conservative party has fallen markedly following an interview where party leader David Cameron appeared to falter when questioned about gay rights. The Liberal Democrats are now by a margin of just 1%, the most popular political party among the LGBT community.
4th April 2010
Comment: Chris Grayling’s comments create serious doubts about the Tory party’s commitment to gay rights 25
10:28 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that the comments made by shadow home secretary Chris Grayling where he argues for bed and breakfast owners to be entitled to turn away gay couples call into question the Conservative party's commitment to LGBT rights
Top Tory backs rights of bed and breakfast owners to turn away gay couples 182
12:09 PM — One of the most senior Conservative politicians, the shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has come under fire for backing the right of bed and breakfast owners to bar gay couples.
2nd April 2010
PinkNews General Election Poll 2010
10:32 PM — With the general election expected to be called within days, PinkNews.co.uk is conducting its latest in a series of regular polls taking the political pulse of the LGBT community. With just days to go until the closest what is expected to be the closest election in decades begins we're testing the pulse of the LGBT community.
22nd March 2010
Gay voters urged to question would-be MPs 12
5:11 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is calling for lesbian, gay and bisexual people to use their votes and question local candidates in the general election.