12th April 2010
Labour manifesto promises more action against homophobic bullying 42
2:19 PM — Labour's manifesto for the general election promises that more money will be invested in tackling homophobic bullying in schools if the party is returned to power.
11th April 2010
Peter Tatchell: What George Osborne promised me on gay rights and what he left out 79
7:41 PM — Peter Tatchell reports for PinkNews.co.uk on his meeting with George Osborne today and explains why he thinks the Conservatives need more commitments and policies to further gay equality.
Campaigners gather for ‘David Cameron’s coming out party’ 15
5:31 PM — Approximately 200 gay rights campaigners amassed outside the Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster to protest at what they say is a lack of gay rights policies by Britain's main opposition party. The event was dubbed David Cameron's 'coming out party'.
Updated: Conservatives make proposals to tackle homophobic bullying 60
4:09 PM — Shadow chancellor and head of the Conservative Party's general election campaign has today expanded on the party's policies to tackle homophobic bullying first outlined in an article by party leader David Cameron on PinkNews.co.uk yesterday. The plans come despite the Conservatives forcing the Government to drop plans to reform sexual education teaching in schools, that experts argued could lead to a reduction in homophobic bullying.
George Osborne tells Peter Tatchell Conservatives will consider full gay marriages 34
1:45 PM — Shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne met gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell earlier today and promised to 'consider' gay marriages ahead of Mr Tatchell's event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.
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.
Gay rights advocating former Polish Deputy PM among dead in plane crash 16
1:36 PM — The plane crash that killed the homophobic Polish President Lech Kaczynski has also claimed the life of Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights in Poland.
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".
Philippines recognises gay political party 3
4:48 PM — A gay political party in the Philippines has won the right to be recognised as a legitimate party for the first time. The supreme court said Ang Ladlad could contest the national elections next month.
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.
Former lesbian Tory activist says she will vote Labour 107
11:47 AM — A former Conservative Party activist who was the chief of the party's gay group LGBTory has said she will vote Labour in the general election. Anastasia Beaumont-Bott, who left the party acrimoniously two years ago, said she felt guilty for telling people to vote for David Cameron.
7th April 2010
Government forced to drop compulsory sex education plans 40
4:40 PM — The government has been forced into a climbdown over plans to make sex education compulsory for all pupils over 15. Gay rights campaigners had welcomed the plans as they would have ensured that all pupils were taught about gay relationships, homophobic bullying and HIV.