20th April 2010
Homophobic Ugandan MP may be banned from Britain 34
1:30 PM — The government is attempting to ban the Ugandan MP who introduced legislation to execute gays from entering the UK. David Bahati, the MP for Ndorwa West, introduced the anti-homosexuality bill last year.
BNP candidate was convicted for carrying ‘weapon’ at gay Pride march 12
12:04 PM — A BNP candidate for Leicestershire is a former National Front member who was once convicted for carrying an offensive weapon at a gay rights parade.
Doncaster mayor who tried to ban Pride ‘at war’ with Labour councillors 25
11:27 AM — The town where Pride was nearly banned has been criticised for failing its residents and may be taken under government control. An Audit Commission report found that Doncaster mayor Peter Davies, a member of the right-wing English Democrats, was at war with "vicious" left-wing Labour councillors about how the council should be run.
16th April 2010
Analysis: Who’s courting the trans vote? 66
4:52 PM — While politicians have been hastily courting the gay vote at this election, they overlook the trans community at their peril. Jane Fae asked Labour, the Conservative Party and the Lib Dems for their views on trans issues.
Protests after Turkish minister calls homosexuality ‘a disease’ 24
3:52 PM — Gay rights activists held a protest over a Turkish minister who said that homosexuality was "a disease". Aliye Kavaf, the minister for women and family, made the remarks last month.
Obama gives gay partners equal healthcare rights 18
2:10 PM — US President Barack Obama has ordered almost all hospitals to give gay partners equal rights in visiting and making decisions for their loved ones.
Harriet Harman: ‘It’s not a question of matching Tories for gay vote’ 41
12:12 PM — Equality minister Harriet Harman appeared unsure of one of her party's commitments to gay rights last night. Canvassing for the gay vote in Soho with Labour candidate Chris Bryant, Ms Harman was asked by PinkNews.co.uk whether she would match Tory leader David Cameron's promise to strike out historic gay sex convictions.
Harman calls for sacking of Chris Grayling as she launches gay manifesto 85
11:10 AM — The Labour party's affiliated gay group launched its manifesto in Soho last night. The launch came after deputy party leader Harriet Harman and gay Labour candidate Chris Bryant canvassed for votes in the popular gay village.
15th April 2010
Green Party makes 14 gay-friendly election promises 40
3:15 PM — The Green Party unveiled its general election manifesto today, which promises no fewer than 14 measures for gay and transgender equality. At present, the party does not have any MPs.
Gay Tory Alan Duncan’s election posters vandalised 33
10:46 AM — Gay Tory Alan Duncan has been targeted by vandals who scrawled homophobic abuse across his election posters. Mr Duncan, who is standing again for election in Rutland, said the abuse was "abysmal behaviour".
14th April 2010
Video: Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling says B&Bs shouldn’t ban gay couples and he supports gay adoption 59
10:59 PM — Two weeks ago the Observer published a secret recording of Conservative shadow home secretary Chris Grayling where he appeared to support bed and breakfast owners turning away gay couples. Now Mr Grayling has said he does not support bans and that he now supports gay adoption.
Video: David Miliband welcomes former Tories who have quit party over gay rights 44
4:49 PM — At a Labour party event today, Foreign Secretary David Miliband was joined by two former Conservative party activists who quit the party over its treatment of gay rights and the apparent support by Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling for bed and breakfast owners to ban gay couples. David Miliband said: "The Tory head and the Tory heart are at odds. The head tells them that the world has changed, that they have been rejected at three elections because they were seen as the nasty party. The heart tells them something different."
Huckabee compares allowing gay marriage to legalising incest or polygamy 23
2:42 PM — Mike Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and is a possible candidate for 2012 has said that allowing gays and lesbians to marry is as inappropriate as legalising incest, polygamy and drug use. He also condemned gays adopting saying "children are not puppies."
Updated:Lib Dems introduce LGBT manifesto but it doesn’t include pledge of full gay marriage rights rights 45
11:15 AM — Updated 13:15 The Liberal Democrats who launched their main election manifesto today have also published a specific manifesto for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) voters. But the policy document does not contain a manifesto commitment to introduce full gay marriages that Nick Clegg told PinkNews.co.uk readers he supported.
13th April 2010
Conservative manifesto lacks gay convictions promise 86
1:27 PM — UPDATED Tory leader David Cameron unveiled his party's manifesto for the general election today. The document does not contain his pledge to strike out the criminal records of men convicted for homosexuality offences, which gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell claimed was proof that the gay-friendly policies are "an afterthought".
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.