1st July 2011
Boris Johnson: ‘London should be the benchmark for LGBT equality’ 23
4:31 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson has called for London to be the "benchmark of LGBT equality' ahead of tomorrow's Pride march.
Soho bomber David Copeland loses appeal over sentence 51
1:48 PM — David Copeland, the Soho nailbomber who killed three people in 1999, has lost an appeal to have his sentence cut. The 35-year-old, from Hampshire, set off three bombs over the course of two weeks designed to kill and seriously injure London's gay, Asian and black communities.
Disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells to lead London Pride 6
12:01 PM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells is to lead London's gay Pride parade tomorrow as the event's first grand marshall. The activist, who was honoured with an MBE last month, will lead the annual parade through the city centre.
Police name man found dead at gay cruising spot 15
9:57 AM — Police have released the name of a man found dead on London's Clapham Common. He was named as Eric Anthony James, 49, of Lambeth.
30th June 2011
Ken Livingstone’s an old retread, says gay deputy London mayor 23
5:40 PM — London deputy mayor Richard Barnes today called Ken Livingstone a "retread" and a "pensioner" in response to criticisms of City Hall's gay rights record.
Comment: Ken Livingstone claims Boris Johnson’s City Hall is ‘passive’ on gay rights 100
2:59 PM — London mayoral candidate for 2012, Ken Livingstone, writes exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk on Pride and equality and LGBT Londoners.
28th June 2011
East London Mosque accused of breaking promise on anti-gay speakers 120
11:03 AM — Just a few weeks after saying it would no longer host homophobic speakers, the East London Mosque has been accused of breaking its promise. It is to host a conference tomorrow with an organisation called Sex and Relationship Education Islamic but critics claimed that the group includes members of a homophobic extremist group.
26th June 2011
Sir Ian McKellen on why he never came out to his parents 52
12:51 AM — Sir Ian McKellen, who is fronting an advertising campaign for the Albert Kennedy Trust on gay teenagers kicked out of home for coming out has explained in an interview for The Times why he never came out to his own parents.
24th June 2011
Two arrests after man is found dead on Clapham Common 64
1:14 PM — Two men in their 40s have been arrested after a man was found dead on Clapham Common, London. Police were called to the popular gay cruising spot at 2.35am on Wednesday morning after reports of a body being found.
23rd June 2011
Will Boris Johnson lead London Pride again? 30
4:34 PM — He led London Pride last year but with an election coming up in 2012, will Boris Johnson lead the parade again next weekend? PinkNews.co.uk understands that Pride organisers are keen for the mayor to take his place at the head of the march but City Hall has not yet given the go-ahead.
London’s oldest gay charity ‘saved’ 7
3:50 PM — Islington council has announced that London LGBT charity London Friend will be able to buy its premises. The charity, which is the capital's oldest counselling service for LGBT people, faced an uncertain future when the council announced in November that the Caledonian Road property was to be put up for auction with just a few weeks' notice.
22nd June 2011
David Cameron says UK will pressure Africa on gay rights 274
8:45 PM — After kicking off his speech with a risqué joke about queens, prime minister David Cameron told guests at a Downing Street LGBT reception that the government would keep working on LGBT issues.
Gay firefighters in London Pride boycott 65
2:49 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans firefighters say they will refuse to march with London Fire Brigade in the capital's Pride parade next weekend. Members of the Fire Brigades Union say they are boycotting the brigade's usual place in the parade over a range of equality issues.
21st June 2011
David Cameron to host gay reception at No10 128
12:55 PM — Prime minister David Cameron is to host a reception at Downing Street for the gay community tomorrow evening. The event will focus on tackling homophobia in sport and invitees will include gay and lesbian sports stars, campaigners and celebrities.
17th June 2011
Brian Paddick says he may run for London mayor 37
10:25 AM — Brian Paddick has said he may stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2012 London mayoral race. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain, he was the party's candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote.
14th June 2011
Gay campaigners welcome mosque’s pledge 121
4:34 PM — Gay rights campaigners have welcomed what they say is the first significant promise from the East London Mosque to stop hosting homophobic speakers. Earlier this week, a letter signed by 12 activists, including writers Julie Bindel and Paul Burston, said it was clear that there was a religious campaign in east London to intimidate gay people.
13th June 2011
Peter Tatchell: Gay rights groups need to stand up to Islamist homophobia 127
1:47 PM — Why did a few anti-gay stickers in East London provoke an outcry by gay groups, while far worse homophobia passed without protest?
10th June 2011
London council urges gay couples to become foster parents 113
5:09 PM — A London council is appealing for more gay couples to come forward to foster children in need of homes. Lambeth council says it particularly needs carers for teenagers, disabled children and those on remand.
Gay rights campaigners call for mosques to ban anti-gay speakers 127
9:56 AM — A group of gay rights campaigners has demanded that mosques in east London must ban homophobic speakers. The call follows a £100 fine for a man convicted of pasting anti-gay stickers around the area.
8th June 2011
London hospitals to offer routine HIV tests to A&E patients 40
1:06 PM — Two hospitals in London are to offer routine HIV tests to Accident and Emergency (A&E) patients, making them the first in the UK to do so and aiming to save lives by reducing the number of cases of undiagnosed HIV.