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Politics

  • 24th April 2008

    Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2

    The Hillary campaign has pledged to "continue to follow this issue closely

    1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.

  • Gay pride event banned by homophobic Moscow mayor 4

    The Mayor has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic"

    10:50 AM — The homophobic Mayor of Moscow has banned this years gay pride event. The Mayor, who has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic" has outlawed the march which was due to take place next week.

  • 23rd April 2008

    Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1

    The free event was fully booked and described by Boris Johnson as, "the best attended so far"

    3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.

  • More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2

    The Czech Republic is also known to be opposed, while Sweden, Finland, Spain and the UK are strongly in favour

    1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.

  • Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’ 6

    MP's have called for a study into how widespread homosexuality is in Bahrain

    10:59 AM — The government of Bahrain is taking action to stamp out homosexuals in the country. In a wide ranging set of proposals MP's have set out a number of initiative designed to rid the country of homosexuals.

  • Clinton wins Pennsylvania following a weekend of gay campaigning 1

    Hillary Clinton has won Pennsylvania

    7:00 AM — Hillary Clinton has won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary election but she still trails her rival Barack Obama. With almost all votes counted, Mrs Clinton won 55 per cent of the Pennsylvania voters to 45 per cent for Mr Obama.

  • 22nd April 2008

    New rights for lesbian parents in New South Wales

    It was estimated 20 per cent of the state's female same-sex couples had children

    4:39 PM — The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples.

  • Green MEP condemns decision to scale back anti-discrimination directive 2

    Juris Lavrikous of the International Lesbian and Gay Association told the EU observer, "This is a huge step back"

    3:40 PM — Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has condemned the European Commission’s apparent decision to end its plans to protect people against discrimination on grounds of age and sexual orientation.

  • Watch the candidates for Mayor at gay hustings 1

    Nearly 400 people attended the hustings

    3:21 PM — Last weekend five of the candidates for Mayor of London addressed a gay audience and answered questions. The hustings was organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.

  • Pope reinforces conservative values at the end of US tour 26

    The tour will be remembered for his comments about the church's sexual abuse crisis

    11:06 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has concluded his six-day visit to the United States with a speech that spoke against abortion and gay marriage. Before a crowd of over 60,000 people, he ended his first visit to the United States.

  • Chelsea woos gay voters in tight Pennsylvania race 1

    Chelsea Clinton has been a vital contributor to her mother's run for the presidency

    9:35 AM — Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spent this past weekend campaigning for her mother Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania in a most unusual fashion. Accompanied by Governor Ed Rendell, Chelsea Clinton trolled through Philadelphia on a gay bar crawl.

  • 21st April 2008

    European Commission abandons gay discrimination directive 5

    There is at present no EU law protecting LGB people from discrimination

    4:49 PM — Opposition from Germany and other member states means that European Union citizens will not be protected by an EU directive from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. The BBC has learned that only disability will be covered by the new directive.

  • Online gay museum opens for business

    Proud Heritage seeks to reformulate how a museum can be in the 21st Century

    1:59 PM — Museum professionals have feted the launch of the online national LGBT museum Proud Heritage. The website has its first working day open to the public today. Plans for a physical museum were discussed at the Stonewall hustings for the candidates for Mayor of London on Saturday.

  • Ken unveils gay manifesto as Boris reveals Fund advisers

    Ken has created a gay and lesbian manifesto outlining 20 key pledges

    11:29 AM — The Labour candidate for Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has said he will "work to ensure that London retains its reputation as a welcoming and safe place for lesbian and gay Londoners and visitors" if re-elected for a third term on May 1st.

  • Campaigners plead with Home Secretary over Syrian deportation 8

    John Houghton, 20, is Chairman of the Scottish Youth Parliament

    10:55 AM — More than 20 members of the Scottish Parliament and a former Big Brother winner have called on the government not to deport a gay teenager to Syria. Jojo Yakob is due to be removed from the UK in 16 days.

  • Equality commission seeks your experiences with public bodies

    The EHRC is designed to promote a fair, equal and diverse society

    10:36 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission is calling for evidence from service users of public authorities such as hospitals, government and schools to find out if people are being treated with dignity and respect.

  • 19th April 2008

    Video: PinkNews editor takes Boris Johnson to task 8

    Boris Johnson is the Conservative Party Candidate (Photo: Elliott Franks)

    11:24 PM — At the Stonewall hustings for the Mayor of London, chair of the hustings, PinkNews.co.uk editor, Tony Grew, took Conservative Party Candidate Boris Johnson to task.

  • Ken steals Boris’s Mayor Fund idea 7

    Nearly 400 people attended the hustings

    2:20 PM — A new fund proposed by Boris Johnson designed to encourage the City to donate money to community projects could be used to help pay for a gay and lesbian museum in London, Ken Livingstone has proposed. He was speaking at a hustings for candidates for Mayor of London organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.

  • Final PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll

    City Hall, perhaps not Ken's domain for much longer

    1:14 AM — With the race to be Mayor of London entering the final fortnight, we're offering PinkNews.co.uk readers a final say to vote on their choice for the Mayoral and Assembly elections. To vote in our final poll, which closes on Thursday 24th April 2008, click here.

  • 18th April 2008

    After 28 years, Paisley’s heir apparent succeeds 1

    Peter Robinson has been DUP deputy leader since 1980

    5:14 PM — Peter Robinson will be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist party and Northern Ireland's next First Minister, it was confirmed last night. A meeting of the 120 members of party's executive committee backed the Belfast East MP.

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