5th May 2010
Exclusive: Gordon Brown answers PinkNews.co.uk readers’ questions on gay issues 31
10:52 AM — As part of our election coverage, we've given our readers the chance to put their questions to the three party leaders - Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron. Prime minister Mr Brown is the last of the three party leaders to answer questions.
4th May 2010
David Cameron backs Philippa Stroud over ‘gay cure’ allegations 50
8:00 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has given his support to a Tory candidate accused of trying to "cure" gay people. He said Philippa Stroud "believes in gay equality".
PinkNews.co.uk poll finds Tory support among gays drops below the Green Party 32
2:34 PM — An exclusive PinkNews.co.uk poll shows that the Conservative Party's share of the gay vote has slipped further. The latest poll was carried out this weekend, as claims of Tory candidate Philippa Stroud attempting to "cure" homosexuality through prayer emerged.
David Cameron ‘not planning’ to legalise full gay marriage despite pledge to ‘consider’ it 39
11:37 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron appeared to contradict his equalities manifesto last night when he said he was "not planning" to rename civil partnerships as marriage.
2nd May 2010
Sarah Brown appears at gay club night Duckie on election campaign trail 21
9:37 PM — Sarah Brown, the wife of the prime minister Gordon Brown made a surprise guest appearance at the Duckie gay club night in Vaxhaul, South London last night.
Tory candidate and Cameron advisor ran church that “cured” homosexuality through prayer 208
11:36 AM — The Observer newspaper has today claimed that Philippa Stroud, a Conservative candidate likely to win the Sutton and Cheam at this week's general election founded a church that purported to "cure" gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people through exorcising their "demons" through prayer. Through a statement, Mrs Stroud said that she does not believe homosexuality is an illness, although she refused to comment on whether she believed homosexuality could be cured through prayer.
1st May 2010
PinkNews.co.uk Final general election poll 11
10:47 PM — Last month, PinkNews.co.uk showed a decline in support for the Conservative Party within the LGBT community from 39% to 9%, with the Liberal Democrats up to 58%. This is the final opportunity to register your vote with PinkNews.co.uk.
30th April 2010
Gay Tory Nick Herbert accuses other parties of having homophobic allies 55
6:12 PM — Shadow Conservative environment secretary Nick Herbert has accused Labour and the Lib Dems of having equally unsavoury allies in Europe.
UKIP candidate claims party would scrap gay equality laws 110
5:41 PM — A parliamentary candidate for UKIP has claimed that his party would scrap "politically correct" laws allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Hilary Clinton commends China for lifting HIV ban 2
2:55 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has commended China for lifting its ban on HIV-positive visitors. China announced this week it had lifted the entry ban on HIV-positive people, several months after US president Barack Obama lifted the US's ban.
29th April 2010
DC mayor apologises for honouring ex-gay leader 3
5:09 PM — The mayor of Washington DC, Adrian Fenty, has apologised after his office honoured the leader of the 'gay cure' movement. Regina Griggs, the executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, was recognised for her "dedication and commitment".
Video: Lesbian Illinois politician engaged, but can’t marry 1
3:42 PM — A politician in the US state of Illinois announced yesterday she was engaged to her girlfriend but must marry in another state. Deborah Mell, a Chicago Democrat, rose to tell the House she had some "bittersweet" news to share.
Tory candidate may lose job over ‘homophobic’ comments 14
3:01 PM — Philip Lardner, the Scottish Conservative candidate who said homosexuality was "not normal", may lose his job. He works as a primary school teacher at Rashielea Primary in Erskine, Renfrewshire, but was suspended after the remarks on his campaign website came to light.
MEP Michael Cashman defends Labour’s record on gay rights abroad 25
11:08 AM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has defended Labour's record on gay rights abroad, saying that the party remains "concerned" about the situation for LGBT people in Iraq.
28th April 2010
Bolivian president backtracks after saying chicken makes men gay 31
5:31 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that his remarks about eating chicken turning men gay were "misconstrued". Evo Morales reached out to a gay group to say he respected their sexual freedom.
Former Tory candidate attacks Cameron for ‘political correctness’ 51
5:03 PM — The Scottish Conservative Party candidate suspended for saying homosexuality is "not normal" has attacked the party for "political correctness".
David Cameron says he sacked homophobic candidate ‘within minutes’ 119
11:20 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron said he took the decision to sack a homophobic Scottish candidate "within minutes" of finding out about his views after PinkNews.co.uk informed the Conservative Party of the offensive views on the candidate's website.
27th April 2010
Exclusive: Quiz Green Party leader Caroline Lucas
11:07 PM — As part of our election coverage, we're offering our readers the chance to put questions to Green Party leader Caroline Lucas on her party's gay-friendly credentials.
Peter Tatchell encourages Green voters to support Lib Dems in some seats 33
5:27 PM — Former Green Party candidate and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has called for Green supporters to vote for the Liberal Democrats.
Comment: Labour is shunning gay Iraqis, asylum seekers 13
4:20 PM — As he launched Labour's international LGBT manifesto last Wednesday, foreign secretary David Miliband made one howler, echoed by another in the manifesto's text. He said: "Under Labour the UK will continue to be a beacon of hope for LGBT people."