16th May 2010
Philippa Stroud appointed special advisor at Department for Work and Pensions 34
12:49 PM — Philippa Stroud, the former Conservative Parliamentary candidate who allegedly tried to "cure" gay people of demonic possession has been appointed as a special advisor to work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
15th May 2010
Video: Ed Miliband announces that he’ll fight brother David Miliband for Labour leadership 13
12:42 PM — The former energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband has confirmed in a speech this morning that he is to challenge his brother, former foreign secretary David Miliband for the leadership of the Labour Party.
43,000 people call for David Cameron to sack Theresa May over poor gay voting record 51
1:41 AM — More than 43,000 people have joined a Facebook group that calls on the prime minister David Cameron to relieve Theresa May of her job as equality minister. Mrs May, who is also home secretary, has consistently voted against LGBT rights.
Ed Miliband to fight his brother David for the Labour leadership 8
12:16 AM — Ed Miliband, brother of former foreign secretary David is to enter the race to be the next leader of the Labour party later today according to reports. David Miliband has already declared that he will stand to be Labour leader, meaning the two brothers will go head to head to lead Britain's main opposition party.
14th May 2010
Chris Grayling demoted to junior pensions role 11
4:47 PM — Chris Grayling, the former shadow home secretary, has been demoted to junior pensions minister. He was expected to be pushed down the party ranks after making a number of gaffes in the last year, including saying that B&B owners should have the right to bar gay couples.
New equality minister Lynne Featherstone says government not diverse enough 19
4:12 PM — Newly-appointed junior equality minister Lynne Featherstone has criticised the coalition government for not having enough women. She said she was "very disappointed" at the lack of female representation.
Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone appointed junior equality minister 8
1:59 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has been appointed a junior minister with responsibility for equality. She will be working under equality minister Theresa May, having been the Liberal Democrats' spokeswoman for equality since 2007.
Gay Tory MP Alan Duncan appointed international development minister 12
11:08 AM — Out gay Conservative MP Alan Duncan has been appointed international development minister in David Cameron's new coalition government.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan ‘outed by softball photo’ 7
10:35 AM — An American newspaper has been accused of outing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by publishing a photograph of her playing softball as a student.
13th May 2010
Theresa May defends equalities role 17
4:54 PM — New home secretary and equality minister Theresa May has said it is right for her to take responsibility for equality despite her poor voting record. She said tackling homophobic bullying would be a priority.
Gay Tory MP Nick Herbert appointed policing minister 20
4:27 PM — Nick Herbert was appointed policing minister today after missing out on a place in the coalition cabinet. Mr Herbert was shadow environment secretary previously, and before that was shadow minister for police reform.
Video: Laura Bush reveals she supports gay marriage and abortion rights 15
11:48 AM — Laura Bush, the wife of former US president George Bush, has announced she supports same-sex marriage and believes abortion should remain legal.
Comment: David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s shotgun civil partnership is best option for the gay community 82
12:12 AM — In many ways, you should be ecstatic, by no small measure the majority of the LGBT community according to PinkNews.co.uk polls voted for the Liberal Democrats, very few voted Conservative. The electoral system, with its inherent unfairness for a party with widespread but not concentrated support like the Lib Dems was always going to end up with the Liberal Democrats in bed with either Labour or the Conservatives in a hung parliament.
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.
David Miliband declares intention to run for Labour leadership 14
5:25 PM — David Miliband has announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Labour Party. Mr Miliband, 44, is supported by the Blairite faction of the party and Alan Johnson offered him his support earlier after saying he would not be standing for the role.
Cameron begins to form new cabinet 6
4:16 PM — New prime minister David Cameron began forming his cabinet today after entering Downing Street. As yet, the cabinet contains only one woman and no out gay ministers. Posts still to be filled include culture secretary, Welsh secretary and transport secretary.
Analysis: How pro-gay is the new home secretary and minister for equality Theresa May? 87
12:16 PM — Theresa May has been appointed home secretary and minister for equality, replacing Chris Grayling who was dubbed 'homophobic' by gay rights groups after suggesting that bed and breakfast owners should be able to ban gay couples. But analysis by PinkNews.co.uk reveals that Mrs May's has voted consistently against gay and transgendered rights.
Cameron dumps Chris Grayling in favour of Theresa May as home secretary and equalities minister 21
11:51 AM — Theresa May has been appointed home secretary and minister for equality. Chris Grayling was expected to get the job but he was dumped by David Cameron after a string of gaffes including suggesting that Christian bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban gay couples.
11th May 2010
David Cameron becomes prime minister but can he appeal to gay community? 108
8:38 PM — David Cameron was appointed prime minister by the queen this evening, five days after last week's general election. PinkNews.co.uk has been told he will make a new appeal to the gay community once in office with a source indicating that the coalition with the more gay friendly Liberal Democrats will help.
Video: Gordon Brown resigns as prime minister 24
7:44 PM — Gordon Brown announced this evening he was resigning as prime minister with immediate effect. He addressed the media outside Downing Street at 7.20pm with wife Sarah by his side.