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."
Updated: Tory candidate suspended for saying gays were ‘not normal’ 60
3:38 PM — A Scottish Conservative Party candidate has been suspended from his party for saying that homosexuality is "not normal". As PinkNews.co.uk exclusively reported this morning, Philip Lardner, the candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran, stated in a section on his campaign website that he would support parents and teachers who do not want children to be taught about gay equality.
Exclusive: Scottish Tory candidate says homosexuality is ‘not normal’ 34
2:19 PM — A Scottish Conservative Party candidate's website says he believes that homosexuality is "not normal" and that Section 28 was correct. Philip Lardner, the candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran, said he would support parents and teachers who do not want children to be taught about gay equality.
26th April 2010
Your chance to quiz first minister of Scotland & SNP leader Alex Salmond on gay equality
5:13 PM — We've already offered our readers the chance to put their questions to the three main party leaders and now we're giving the chance to question the smaller parties about their commitment to gay rights. First up will be the Scottish National Party, whose leader Alex Salmond has agreed to answer PinkNews.co.uk readers.
25th April 2010
Exclusive: Popularity of Conservatives among gay voters drops by 30% in 11 months while Lib Dems soar 91
11:42 PM — Support for the Conservatives among the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community falls from 39% in June 2009 to just 9% today. 58% of the LGBT people say they intend to vote Liberal Democrat next week. 21% Labour, 8% for the Green Party.
Foreign Office apologises for proposing Pope be given ‘Benedict’ condoms, conduct gay marriage & open abortion ward 45
3:40 PM — The Foreign Office has apologised for a leaked document that suggested that Pope Benedict XVI be invited to bless a gay marriage, open up a hospital abortion ward and be presented with his own "Benedict" brand of condoms while on his controversial tour of the UK this September.
23rd April 2010
Take part in the next PinkNews.co.uk political poll
11:44 PM — With less than two weeks to go before the general election, PinkNews.co.uk is conducting the latest in its series of political polls. Have the Leaders' Debate made you change your mind? How closely have you read the LGBT manifestos of the main political parties? Is it LGBT rights or the economy that drives you to select a particular political party?
Gordon Brown defends his record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights 45
10:58 PM — Gordon Brown has defended Labour's record on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights in a question and answer session with a student website. In particular he mentions that he challenged the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni over proposed homophobic legislation and questions David Cameron's commitments to gay rights.
White House protesters released 6
4:12 PM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other military veterans have been released from jail after chaining themselves to the White House fence.
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.