23rd April 2010
Nick Griffin unveils BNP manifesto 80
3:38 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin unveiled his party's manifesto today in Stoke. Accompanied by a man in a St George's Day themed-costume, Mr Griffin told supporters: "Britain is full. It's the most overcrowded country in Europe. It's time to shut the doors."
Clegg to Cameron: ‘You have aligned yourself with nutters and homophobes’ 43
12:36 AM — Nick Clegg has said that David Cameron has aligned himself with "nutters, anti-Semites, people who deny climate change exists, homophobes" within the European Parliament during tonight's Leaders' Debate.
22nd April 2010
Leaders’ Debate draws out criticism for Pope on homosexuality 28
10:27 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron told the audience at the Sky News Leaders' Debate that he doesn't agree with Pope Benedict XVI's stance on homosexuality, condoms and stem cell research. The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg indicated he agreed with Mr Cameron.
Theatre review: Stiffed! 1
6:21 PM — A concise play at just 75 minutes, Stiffed! is a showcase of the most memorable moments of the expenses scandal, selected with the sharp eye of someone who saw it all unfold close up.
Bolivian president says eating chicken turns men gay 56
5:04 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that eating chicken turns men gay. Evo Morales told a conference on climate change: "The chicken we eat is loaded with female hormones. So, when men eat it, they tend to deviate from their manhood."
Gay centre at heart of Purcell corruption probe
2:11 PM — Glasgow's LGBT centre is at the heart of claims that former council leader Steven Purcell was involved in corruption. The Labour leader resigned from his position in early March citing stress and exhaustion.
Catholic bishops urge followers not to vote for gay-friendly candidates 40
12:18 PM — Catholic bishops in Scotland are urging followers not to vote for candidates who support gay equality, abortion rights and assisted suicide.
David Cameron urged to sack shadow minister who said gay age of consent has HIV risk 79
10:34 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has been urged to sack a shadow minister who disagreed with the age of consent for gay men because it poses an "HIV risk".
21st April 2010
David Cameron to dispatch top gay Tory Nick Herbert to challenge homophobic Polish allies 35
11:59 PM — David Cameron has tonight attempted to further diffuse the row over gay rights within the Conservative Party by sending shadow environment secretary, Nick Herbert, the most senior gay Conservative, to Poland to confront the homophobia displayed by the party's Polish allies.
Gay Labour manifesto promises Europe-wide recognition of civil partnerships 32
5:23 PM — The Labour Party's international LGBT manifesto will be launched in Soho tonight by foreign secretary David Miliband. The launch, which follows the launch of the party's domestic LGBT manifesto last week, will see Mr Miliband handing out Labour leaflets in London's gay heart before launching the document in a gay bar.
Tory candidate defends views on gay age of consent 121
3:59 PM — A Conservative Party candidate in Hampshire has defended his views against equalising the gay age of consent, saying he feels there is an increased risk of HIV infection.
Council demands Cameron expel ‘homophobic’ councillor 31
11:58 AM — Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors in Wirral have demanded that Tory leader David Cameron should expel a councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys".
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.
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.