5th November 2014
Eric Pickles orders takeover of Tower Hamlets council which ‘allowed homophobia to fester’ 17
2:54 PM — Tory minister Eric Pickles has ordered the takeover of Tower Hamlets council, which he says "allowed homophobia and antisemitism to fester".
27th August 2014
Venue slammed by campaigners for allowing anti-gay Ugandan politicians at conference 26
2:18 PM — The London venue set to host a Ugandan conference next month has been criticised by human rights campaigners because it features politicians who supported the country's anti-gay legislation.
21st February 2014
London: Police launch fresh appeal to find robber targeting gay men 2
12:39 PM — Police have issued another public appeal in a bid to find a man linked to a number of home robberies against gay men in London.
5th December 2013
London: Police treating anti-gay posters against ex-councillor as hate crime 2
5:20 PM — Police are treating the circulation of homophobic posters against a gay former east London councillor as a hate crime, with two more posters appearing.
3rd December 2013
London: Police investigate homophobic posters targeting gay former Lib Dem councillor 3
3:13 PM — Police are investigating a “smear” campaign against a gay former east London councillor after posters accusing him of paedophilia were put up near his home.
12th February 2013
East London gay pub faces uncertain future 15
12:00 PM — London’s gay community is being urged to help save a popular gay bar from the threat of closure.
24th January 2013
Comment: A call for tolerance between London’s Muslim and LGBT communities 220
3:18 PM — In light of recent events in east London, Wais Islam, a former Tower Hamlets Labour councillor, says it’s important to remember the area belongs to people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions.
London: ‘Muslim Patrol’ homophobia YouTube victim urged to contact police
11:22 AM — A man subjected to homophobic abuse in east London by a group of men who said it was a “Muslim area” is being urged to contact the Metropolitan Police.
29th August 2012
Gay Met inspector claims he was pushed out of the force by ‘bullying’ 17
1:11 PM — A gay police inspector has claimed he was forced out of his role after being unlawfully arrested by allegedly homophobic special constables.
27th February 2012
Council pushed on future of London gay pub’s amateur strip night 33
12:44 PM — A community forum is urging Tower Hamlets council in east London to clarify whether a gay pub which holds a weekly comedy strip night is at risk from a new draft policy banning 'sex establishments'.
17th February 2012
Comment: East London gay pub isn’t at risk, so why smear Ken Livingstone? 133
5:47 PM — Tom Copley argues that the White Swan pub in Tower Hamlets is not being threatened under 'sex establishment' rules and attempts to associate Ken Livingstone with the plans are part of a smear campaign against the former mayor.
25th December 2011
The top UK LGBT stories of 2011 24
10:30 AM — As 2011 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the most important stories of the last twelve months. We've selected these stories based on how many times they were read and the level of debate they provoked as well as our own editorial judgement.
26th September 2011
500 attend East London Pride 15
5:15 PM — Five hundred people joined a Pride march through east London on Saturday after a troubled year for the area.
5th September 2011
Comment: Peter Tatchell on Saturday’s anti-English Defence League protest 357
5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who joined Saturday's counter-demo against the English Defence League, argues that the Left must do more to oppose far-right Islamists.
18th July 2011
More extremist posters appear in East London 217
11:20 AM — More extremist posters have been discovered in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. It is understood the posters were found last Thursday morning at council-managed housing blocks in Shadwell, next to the DLR and Overground station.
1st June 2011
Man fined for East End anti-gay stickers 111
3:54 PM — An 18-year-old Muslim man has been fined for posting homophobic stickers around London’s East End.
13th May 2011
Teen arrested over anti-gay stickers may be charged with inciting hatred
2:26 PM — Prosecutors are considering whether to charge a teenager arrested over homophobic stickers in London's East End with inciting anti-gay hatred. If Mohammed Hasnath is charged with the offence, it will only be the second time the law has been used.
21st April 2011
Man, 18, arrested over east London anti-gay stickers 227
4:00 PM — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with homophobic stickers plastered around London's east end. The teenager, from Leamouth, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence yesterday, police said.
4th March 2011
Homophobia ‘growing’ in Lutfur Rahman’s East London council chambers 298
12:52 PM — Councillors in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets say that the public gallery in the council chamber is becoming increasingly filled with supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who are shouting homophobic abuse.