19th March 2010
Second poll shows young gay people heading to the Tories 130
7:06 PM — Another poll has suggested that younger gay people will vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming general election.
Gay hustings reveals more laughs than policy differences between parties 48
2:03 AM — An audience of around 200 almost exclusively gay men attended the Village Drinks LGB election hustings hosted by Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill. A panel representing the four largest political parties in Britain consisted of the openly gay Europe minister Chris Bryant; Liberal Democrat Young people and Equality spokesperson Lynne Featherstone; Conservative shadow environment secretary Nick Herbet and Green Party candidate Chris Smith.
18th March 2010
Politicians to attend gay hustings event tonight 5
3:22 PM — Politicians from the three main parties will attend a gay hustings event in London tonight. Gay networking group Village Drinks is hosting the event with Europe minister Chris Bryant, shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert and Lib Dem equality spokeswoman Lynne Featherstone.
16th March 2010
Exclusive: David Cameron to answer your questions 198
2:31 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has agreed to answer questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers. This is your chance to ask him how he would tackle issues such as homophobic hate crime and anti-gay bullying and how he can reassure the gay community that their rights will not be rolled back if the Tories win power.
15th March 2010
Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41
4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.
14th March 2010
Poll finds Conservative support among gay community rises particularly among the young 251
9:52 AM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that although Labour is still the top choice for gay voters, there has been a substantial shift towards the Conservative Party since the last election. Among first time gay voters, the Conservatives are overwhelmingly the most popular party.
10th March 2010
PinkNews.co.uk political poll: Who will you vote for? 16
2:01 PM — With eight weeks until the expected general election date, has the promise of a fresh government persuaded you to vote Conservative? We want to know who our readers want in charge of Britain and how important LGBT-friendly policies are when voting.
9th March 2010
TV shows with gay characters could lose Florida tax credits 26
6:18 PM — Television shows and films with gay characters could miss on tax credits in Florida for not being "family-friendly". Lawmakers in the state have been coy over the meaning of the phrase "non-traditional family values".
Homophobic senator Roy Ashburn comes out as gay 85
11:42 AM — The California senator who was arrested on suspicion of drink driving last week after leaving a gay club has come out. Roy Ashburn said he was gay on a local radio show yesterday.
8th March 2010
Opponents demand explanation for Steven Purcell’s departure 7
6:45 PM — Political opponents of gay former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell have demanded full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding his departure.
Scottish Lib Dems call for gay marriage 29
5:05 PM — The Lib Dem Scottish spring conference passed a motion yesterday calling on the Scottish government to legalise gay marriage.
Anti-gay senator arrested after visiting gay club 34
2:55 PM — An anti-gay California senator was arrested last week on suspicion of drunk driving after visiting a gay bar. Roy Ashburn, who has a history of opposing gay rights, had been at a gay bar called Faces and had a man in his car when he was stopped.
Tories publish ‘rainbow list’ of gay candidates 96
12:02 PM — The Conservative Party has published a list of its out gay candidates standing for election this year. The party has 20 out gay candidates, with 11 of these happy to be named.
7th March 2010
Gay former leader of Glasgow council questioned by police 21
11:13 PM — Steven Purcell, the openly gay former Labour leader of Glasgow city council, was questioned by police inside the city council chamber a year ago, it emerged today.
5th March 2010
Government could reject religious civil partnerships amendment 35
12:56 PM — Equalities minister Harriet Harman could remove an Equality Bill amendment allowing civil partnerships in church over fears it could raise problems in the marriage system.
US senators introduce bill to overturn gay military ban earlier than Obama planned 12
1:28 AM — Following President Barack Obama's call for the end of the United States' 'don't ask don't tell' policy, banning gays in the military, senators are introducing legislation to repeal the current law or halt discharges of gays continuing to take place.
4th March 2010
‘Serious errors’ made when equality watchdog was set up 28
6:11 PM — The setting up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission was "patently flawed" and cost taxpayers almost £39 million, a Commons report said today.
Cameron promises equal parental leave for gay couples 32
11:09 AM — Tory leader David Cameron has promised that gay couples in civil partnerships will receive the same maternity and paternity leave as their straight counterparts.
3rd March 2010
‘Conscientious objection’ amendments to gay rights withdrawn 28
12:59 PM — Two amendments to the Equality Bill giving the right to "conscientious objections" to gay equality measures were withdrawn in the House of Lords last night.
2nd March 2010
John Perez sworn in as California Speaker 2
6:26 PM — Openly gay California Assembleyman John Perez was sworn in as Speaker yesterday. He was unanimously elected as Speaker by a caucus of his Democratic colleagues in December and takes over from incumbent Karen Bass to hold one of the most powerful political positions in the state.