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  • 27th May 2008

    COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1

    Financial support a young undergraduate student receives requires an assessment of parental income

    3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.

  • 22nd May 2008

    COMMENT: A crack in the UK’s asylum edifice 3

    The government's attitude to the pitifully few LGBT asylum seekers we have in Britain shows them up as hypocrites.

    12:58 PM — It's very hard for most British gay men and lesbians to imagine what it's like to grow up in a country like Iran. To fear what you are and to have to act with care 24 hours a day.

  • 21st May 2008

    MPs clash over fathers, lesbians, and what people in the pub think is natural 2

    There was passionate debate about fathers in the Commons yesterday

    5:21 PM — In the Commons yesterday afternoon former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith proposed an amendment to retain the requirement for doctors to consider the need for a father when assessing women for fertility treatment.

  • 20th May 2008

    INTERVIEW: After my year in chains I am rejoining the Tories 1

    Mr Cranfield-Adams has decided to rejoin the Conservative party

    4:18 PM — The first openly gay mayor of Richmond ends his term in office this week. Over lunch Adam Lake asked him what it is like being the first gay mayor in London.

  • 15th May 2008

    COMMENT: Governments must take all measures necessary to protect LGBT citizens

    Thomas Hammarberg is the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights

    4:29 PM — A number of people around the world – including in Europe – continue to be stigmatised because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • 13th May 2008

    Commons debate: from born again to born with two mummies 8

    There were a range of views on display during yesterday's second reading

    2:10 PM — There were a range of views on display during yesterday's second reading of the Human Fertilisation and Embrology Bill.There were measured arguments about the rights of single women and the efficacy of lesbian parents.

  • COMMENT: Gay marriage in America – two steps forward, one step back

    I feel like my spinning game show wheel landed on $50 instead of $5 million

    12:35 PM — I'm not a big game show watcher. But I do know that you get to spin big wheels on The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. Sometimes you hit the jackpot, sometimes you land in a good spot and sometimes you get skunked.

  • 12th May 2008

    COMMENT: Gay press calls on Hillary to stand aside

    Hillary’s sizeable and influential cadre of LGBT supporters need to step in

    10:51 AM — If you believe in media narratives (sometimes a very dangerous thing to do) Hillary Clinton’s quest for the White House has come to an end.

  • 8th May 2008

    Stonewall’s ten month battle for hate crimes legislation 6

    For Stonewall, yesterday was an imperfect but very welcome victory

    4:52 PM — They may have managed to secure a new offence of incitement to hatred on the grounds of sexual orienation, but gay equality organisation Stonewall's public affairs team will not be resting anytime soon.

  • 7th May 2008

    INTERVIEW: The master of homoerotic horror

    The Brotherhood was an acclaimed homoerotic thriller

    4:33 PM — Working for B-movie great Roger Corman in the early 1980s launched director David DeCoteau's career, but in the 57 films he's directed in the 20-some years since, the openly gay director has carved out a niche all his own.

  • 6th May 2008

    “Russian Madonna” reluctant to be a gay icon 3

    Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar

    1:04 PM — She has had 17 number one singles and is reputed to have sold over 100 million records. Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar. PinkNews.co.uk's Adam Lake met up with Eastern diva.

  • COMMENT: Can Obama go all the way? 4

    Barack Obama was comfortably at least seven points ahead of Clinton

    9:35 AM — In a week when he should have been focused on getting his campaign back on track ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was once again forced to deal with distractions.

  • 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.

  • Peers vote for freedom to criticise the LGBT community 27

    Religious groups will also welcome the amendment

    10:19 AM — Peers have made an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill that will protect the freedom of speech of comics, rap artists and those who criticise other people’s sexuality.

  • 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.

  • 18th April 2008

    INTERVIEW: Ken answers his gay critics 22

    Earlier this week Ken Livingstone took a trip round Soho to meet-and-greet gay voters

    4:19 PM — There has been much discussion in the dead tree press about the importance of the "pink" vote in the election for Mayor of London. Earlier this week Ken Livingstone took a trip round Soho and PinkNews.co.uk managed to catch up with him.

  • COMMENT: I have some questions for Ken

    On four issues Ken needs to explain why he has let down the LGBT community

    4:08 PM — London Mayor Ken Livingstone can justifiably boast that he has done much over the last 30 years to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Londoners. But in his second term as Mayor, he caused widespread dismay in the LGBT community.

  • 17th April 2008

    Ken tours London’s gay bars with his posse 22

    Ken's whole Soho walkabout was part farce, part hard-nosed politics

    3:49 PM — It was a surreal moment in an already bizarre election; Ken Livingstone standing at the bar in Comptons, chatting happily to bears about his plans for London if he's elected for a third time as the city's Mayor. Ken's whole Soho walkabout was part farce, part hard-nosed politics.

  • 15th April 2008

    INTERVIEW: The Socialist alternative for London 26

    In the 2004 Mayoral election Lindsey German won 61,000 first preference votes, or 3.2%.

    1:50 PM — Lindsey German may be known to some Londoners for her work with the Stop The War Coalition, but the party she represents is entirely new.The Left List is part of what used to be the Respect party.

  • 11th April 2008

    INTERVIEW: The hottest lesbian comedy on the net

    3Way is about a straight soap actress who moves her best gay girlfriend into her home.

    1:10 PM — From soap star to veritable lesbian icon, Executive Producer and actress Maeve Quinlan's on the cutting edge of scripted comedy with the hilarious and irreverent lesbian-themed Internet romp, 3Way.Along with her former co-workers and best pals, Nancylee Myatt and Paige Bernhardt, Quinlan conceived of and created the sensation that has become 3Way, about a straight soap actress who moves her best gay girlfriend into her home only to be followed by an array of whacky lesbian characters.

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