5th July 2012
London: Gay arts festival GFEST cancelled 19
10:32 AM — London’s annual gay and transgender arts festival GFEST has been cancelled this year due to a lack of funding.
4th July 2012
Pride London chair stands down 32
1:26 PM — Pride London's chair has stepped down following criticism of the organisation's handling of WorldPride 2012, which has been scaled back at the last minute.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend WorldPride ‘Plan B’ 55
11:17 AM — The GLA has confirmed today the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend the heavily scaled back WorldPride parade in the capital this Saturday, as sponsors confirm the event in its original form has become 'unsalvageable'.
3rd July 2012
London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39
2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.
29th June 2012
London: Popstarz gay club night to move as venue loses licence 8
5:48 PM — London's popular gay club night Popstarz will be relocating after the venue which usually hosts it lost its licence.
London: School suspends Sunday church group over ‘homosexual offenders’ leaflet 58
11:52 AM — Three church groups have been suspended from using a school in East London on Sunday mornings after leaflets referring to 'homosexual offenders' were put through the doors of local houses.
28th June 2012
Pride London funding ‘shortfall’ sees WorldPride heavily scaled back 43
4:50 PM — The WorldPride event in London on 7 July has been severely cut back with floats banned from the route and start times moved after a funding "shortfall", organisers Pride London confirmed today.
Pride London to host conference on LGBT rights around the Commonwealth 8
10:17 AM — Pride London, as hosts of WorldPride 2012, will hold a conference focussing on the importance of global decriminalisation of homosexuality in the capital next week.
27th June 2012
Pride London responds to cancellation rumours 15
6:04 PM — Organisers of WorldPride 2012 Pride London have rebutted 'misrepresented rumours' that the 7 July event is in danger of cancellation and responded to 'media criticism' of the event's organisation.
26th June 2012
London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes 38
6:29 PM — Pride London's World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.
14th June 2012
Updated: Occupy London protesters could ‘vaporise’ gay cruising on Hampstead Heath 132
11:42 AM — A group of anti-capitalist Occupy London protesters took up residence on Hampstead Heath this week and defended the camp, saying it would improve the area by driving out the men who meet there for sex.
28th May 2012
Free equal marriage debate to take place in London tomorrow 24
3:33 PM — In the final weeks of the government's public consultation on how to implement marriage equality for gay and straight couples, a debate between humanists, Catholics, Jews and social commentators will take place in the capital.
21st May 2012
Video: Lord Chris Smith comes @Out4Marriage – without marriage we are ‘not going to be equal’ 7
3:32 PM — Labour life peer and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, Lord Chris Smith, is standing in solidarity with the ever-growing list of people who have filmed a video for the Out4Marriage Campaign.
London music teacher nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ award after LGBT campaigning 14
12:29 PM — A London music teacher has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2012 Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards.
14th May 2012
LGBT Iranians to speak in London as four men sentenced to death 3
4:22 PM — An event launching a report on the way the internet affects LGBT life in Iran will be hosted in London this week, days after it was announced that the country was to execute four men on sodomy charges.
11th May 2012
Man who put up ‘gay free zone’ posters in London sentenced over al-Qaida material 65
6:13 PM — Mohammed Hasnath, the man fined for putting up stickers in east London declaring it a 'gay free zone' has been jailed for possessing material from terrorist group al-Qaida.
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.