6th May 2012
Tory MP Nadine Dorries: ‘I’ve never met a gay couple that wants to marry, so bin the policy’ 313
4:07 PM — Following a tirade against the prime minister in the Daily Mail, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has stuck the boot into his pledge to introduce equal civil marriage for gay couples before the next election. She suggests that most gay people don't support changing the law.
3rd May 2012
London Evening Standard comes out for equal marriage 34
12:00 AM — Following comments made by the Prime Minister David Cameron where he reaffirmed his commitment to same sex civil marriage equality, the London Evening Standard has joined The Times and other newspapers in backing a change in the law.
2nd May 2012
Boris Johnson: No separate LGBT manifesto and no answers to PinkNews readers’ questions 49
10:15 PM — Incumbent Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson both appeared to reneged on his promise to launch an LGBT manifesto and a promise to answer the questions of PinkNews readers. But a document published last night entitled 'Uniting Londoners' does contain a number of LGBT policies and a reference to PinkNews.
PinkNews reader poll shows London mayoral race too close to call, more support for Tories 9
7:17 PM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found the London mayoral election tomorrow too close to call and support for the Conservatives in local elections up considerably since the days before the 2010 general election.
London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone on ‘ex-gay’ buses, policing and the White Swan 43
12:28 PM — Ken Livingstone, Labour's candidate for Mayor of London in this week's elections, has answered questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers.
30th April 2012
Q&A: London mayoral candidate Jenny Jones answers readers’ questions 8
6:24 PM — The Green Party's candidate for London mayor Jenny Jones came to answer PinkNews.co.uk readers' questions last week.
Brian Paddick live blogs on crime, schools, marriage, Iran, transport and the gay blood ban (transcript) 17
12:18 PM — Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick became the latest of the London Mayoral candidates to spend an hour chatting to PinkNews.co.uk readers. Here, the only gay candidate in the race talks about crime, homophobia in schools, Iran, Ken Livingstone saying the Tories were' riddled' with homosexuals and why he's opposed to the ban on gay men donating blood.
27th April 2012
Live Q&A with London mayoral candidate Jenny Jones 1
10:01 AM — Join us for a live Q&A with London mayoral candidate Jenny Jones
26th April 2012
Live London Mayoral Q&A Transcript: Independent candidate Siobhan Benita 7
9:16 PM — Today, PinkNews.co.uk held the first of our Live Mayoral Q&As with the independent candidate Siobhan Benita. She popped into the PinkNews.co.uk office to answer questions on schools, transport fare cuts, why she's often been ignored by the mainstream media and whether it's right for London to be twinned with Tehran the capital of virulently homophobic Iran.
25th April 2012
Plea to save London’s Black Cap pub 30
11:12 AM — A plea has been issued to respond today to a planning application which would see London's Black Cap pub, a long-standing gay venue in Camden, turned into flats.
24th April 2012
Christian campaigners to seek judicial review of Mayor’s decision to ban anti-gay bus ads 31
9:45 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts have confirmed that they are intending to seek a judicial review of the decision by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London to ban the adverts from being displayed by Transport for London. The group is also considering bringing legal action for breach of contract against advertising display agency CSBO.
23rd April 2012
London: THT’s annual pop-up party heads to Brick Lane 21
3:42 PM — This May, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be adding some eastern flavour to its annual pop-up fundraising party The Cocktail Club.
19th April 2012
Boris Johnson: ‘Intense backlash’ against ex-gay bus ads would have hurt Christians 150
1:58 PM — Boris Johnson, the incumbent mayor of London, has said a series of 'ex-gay' bus adverts which he pulled last week would have caused 'great offence' and prompted an 'intense backlash' against Christians in the capital.
14th April 2012
Mayoral hustings: Boris Johnson vows to re-enter GLA in Stonewall index, Ken Livingstone quotes Muhammed’s sermon of tolerance 213
2:50 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson promised to re-enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's Employer Index and defended his decision not to publish an LGBT manifesto, while Ken Livingstone quoted from the last sermon of the prophet Muhammed in a bid for cultural understanding at the charity's mayoral hustings today.
13th April 2012
Ken Livingstone publishes LGBT manifesto for London 47
5:17 PM — Ken Livingstone has published an LGBT manifesto ahead of the London mayoral election next month, promising support for London's Pride event, a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and opposition to cuts in LGBT organisations' funding.
Comment: We are not just green and you are not just pink, writes Jenny Jones 11
2:36 PM — Green Party candidate Jenny Jones sets out a case for why gay and transgender Londoners should consider her in the upcoming mayoral election.
Religious groups ‘to sue mayor’ over ex-gay London bus adverts 175
1:32 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts which were banned last night are reportedly instructing lawyers to sue the Mayor of London and advertising display agency CSBO.
12th April 2012
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
8th April 2012
Comment: Why do so many gay guys not ‘do’ relationships? 213
12:39 PM — Ethan Bourne wonders why it is that he finds so many gay guys just don't want to be in conventional relationship. "It’s just not quite right", "I’m just not in the right place for a relationship", "In all honesty, I don’t actually ‘do’ relationships". I’m sure you’ve heard all the excuses under the sun, just as I have, but after having a conversation with a guy this week, it’s genuinely got me thinking whether we’re just pre-disposed not to want a relationship and whether gays are actually capable of one.
7th April 2012
PinkNews.co.uk to host interactive Mayor of London debates 86
3:34 PM — Building on the huge popularity of our ‘Ask the Leaders’ feature during the General Election 2010, PinkNews.co.uk is to allow LGBT voters in London to quiz the leading candidates to become Mayor of London live in an interactive debate.