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  • 22nd April 2009

    Liverpool loses legendary gay artist Yankel Feather

    One of Yankel's paintings

    11:55 AM — Yankel Feather, one of the most exuberant gay characters of Liverpool's 1960s art scene has died at age 88. Feather had been suffering from cancer for some time.

  • Pansy planted in tribute for murdered gay teenager Michael Causer

    Michael Causer's family have vowed to continue fighting for justice

    11:01 AM — Artist Paul Harfleet has planted a flower in tribute of murdered Liverpool gay teenager Michael Causer. Eighteen-year-old Michael, who worked as a hairdresser in Liverpool, was attacked at the Huyton home of his friend Michael Binsteed's grandmother.

  • 21st April 2009

    Inquest opens into lesbian prison suicide 9

    Lisa Doe died in prison

    5:31 PM — The inquest into the death of a woman who was found hanging in her cell has heard that her lesbian lover had been unfaithful. Lisa Doe, 25, was found hanging in her cell on September 11, 2007.

  • Man jailed for seven weeks for verbally abusing local councillor’s partner 6

    Christopher Small was jailed for seven weeks

    3:47 PM — A man who taunted the partner of a local councillor with homophobic abuse has been jailed for seven weeks. Christoper Small, 30 of Dent Street, Hartlepool, was jailed after pleading guilty to two counts of using threatening and abusive words.

  • Funding for LGBT MPs hits £2,000 target 2

    Supporter Chris Mahood holding the £2,000 cheque

    3:27 PM — A campaign fund to help more LGBT Labour parliamentary candidates has achieved its target of £2,000. Called Dorothy's List, the fund met its target in advance of the likely general election.

  • 20th April 2009

    ‘Gay cure’ conference to be held in London 174

    Joseph Nicolosi will be among the speakers at the conference

    5:09 PM — A conference advocating techniques to help 'cure' people of homosexuality is to be held in London next weekend featuring notorious ex-gay advocate Joseph Nicolosi.

  • 17th April 2009

    BBC cookery programme seeks gay families 3

    Producers are seeking a gay or lesbian family to learn how to eat healthily for less (Photo: Flickr user srqpix)

    3:34 PM — The producers of a new BBC programme, Economy Gastronomy, are seeking a family headed by a gay or lesbian couple to appear on the show. The peak-time show will teach families how to stop wasting, learn to shop economically and eat better for less.

  • 16th April 2009

    Family of murdered gay teen Michael Causer back appeal against sentences 1

    Michael Causer's family have vowed to continue fighting for justice

    5:31 PM — The family of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer have told PinkNews.co.uk that with the Crown Prosecution service, they will attempt to appeal against the sentences given to his killer and the defendant who admitted lying to police.

  • 15th April 2009

    ‘Venomous’ Downing Street aide’s attack on PinkNews.co.uk 12

    PinkNews.co.uk questioned why Gordon Brown had not voted on gay rights issues

    4:11 PM — Damien McBride, the Labour aide forced to resign in shame last week over email smears about Tory MPs, had previously shown his poisonous side to PinkNews.co.uk over an article on Gordon Brown.

  • Comment: Gay rights, gay wrongs? 54

    Born-again Christian David Booker was suspended from his post as a charity worker last month

    3:23 PM — Mathew Hywel looks at the tension between gay rights and religious beliefs in the wake of the suspension of a Christian charity worker over his views on gay marriage.

  • Man found guilty of murdering his ex-boyfriend by setting him alight 1

    Charlie Davies was killed by Nadim Kurrimbukus in June last year

    1:42 PM — A Hounslow man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-boyfriend by setting him alight. Nadim Kurrimbukus, 25, poured petrol over the head of Charlie Davies and set him alight outside his home in Templedene Avenue, Staines two months after their relationship ended.

  • 14th April 2009

    Suspended Tory councillor defends views on gays 23

    Patrick Clark was suspended after making the comments in a newsletter

    4:53 PM — A Tory councillor who called gays "sexual deviants" has defended his views and denied being homophobic. Patrick Clark, the former deputy Conservative group leader for Derbyshire County Council, was suspended from his post as a county councillor for Duffield and Belper South last week at a group meeting.

  • Man arrested over ‘homophobic’ petrol bomb attempt 4

    The man was arrested over the arson attempt

    3:42 PM — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Reading after a petrol bomb was thrown through a pub window. The Molotov cocktail smashed through glass at the Lord Campbell pub in Alexander Road, Aldershot, at around 4:30am on April 1st.

  • PC jailed for having sex with teenager 10

    Mark Brigham was jailed for two and a half years

    2:48 PM — A 38-year-old Metropolitan police officer has been found guilty of four counts of having underage sex with a 15-year old boy. Former lesbian and gay liaison officer Mark Brigham, of Hackney, has been jailed for two and a half years.

  • Peter Tatchell receives Blue Plaque 35

    Peter Tatchell has received a Blue Plaque

    11:39 AM — Southwark Council has awarded a Blue Plaque to human rights activist Peter Tatchell. The plaques are placed on the homes of those noted for their achievements in various fields and also awarded to places of interest.

  • 9th April 2009

    Bishop of Manchester calls on faith schools to tackle homophobic bullying 8

    The Bishop of Manchester has shown his support for tackling homophobic bullying

    12:28 PM — The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Reverend Nigel McCulloch has voiced his support for an initiative that tackles homophobic bullying in Manchester's secondary schools.

  • 8th April 2009

    Man cleared of raping lesbian student

    Daniel Fountain was cleared of the charge

    1:51 PM — A man accused of raping a lesbian student after a night out in London has been cleared of the charge. Daniel Fountain, 20, told police he had had consensual sex with the teenager and that she said she wanted to see him again.

  • 7th April 2009

    Murder accused ‘was owed £2,000 by victim’

    Charlie Davies died in June last year

    11:54 AM — A man accused of murdering his ex-boyfriend by setting light to him was allegedly owed £2,000 by him, a court has heard. Nadim Kurrimbukus, 25, allegedly told childhood friend Yusuf Dulloo that his ex-boyfriend, Charlie Davies, owed him money and he needed help to get it back.

  • 3rd April 2009

    Gay man killed and partner shot in Bradford 13

    Police are looking for Ernest Wright

    4:36 PM — Police are seeking to trace a man after a gay couple were attacked at their home. Forty-four-year-old Neville Corby was shot dead in the "execution-style" attack, while his partner is recovering in hospital.

  • 2nd April 2009

    Fire attack accused claims co-defendant framed him 1

    Charlie Davies died last year

    3:02 PM — Nadim Kurrimbukus, the man accused of setting fire to his ex-boyfriend Charlie Davies, has claimed that the killing was committed solely by co-defendant Yusuf Dulloo. He claimed Dulloo killed Mr Davies because of homophobia motivated by religious beliefs.

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