23rd September 2011
East London celebrates Pride after a rocky year 26
11:26 AM — East London Pride is to be held tomorrow. The event comes after a tumultuous year for the local gay community.
21st September 2011
CCTV shows vicious anti-gay attack in central London 109
4:48 PM — Police have released CCTV footage of a vicious homophobic attack on two men in Charing Cross, London. The film shows the victims, aged 22 and 25, walking in the direction of Tottenham Court Road at around 1.30am on August 9th.
15th September 2011
Gay London deputy mayor accused of making racist joke 39
11:29 AM — Richard Barnes, one of London mayor Boris Johnson's deputies, is being investigated for allegedly making a racist joke about rioters.
14th September 2011
Speaker launches gay rights group Kaleidoscope 39
10:50 AM — New gay rights group Kaleidoscope has been launched by its honorary president Speaker John Bercow. A reception was held in parliament last night to celebrate the new non-profit organisation, which seeks to help LGBT people and rights movements around the world.
9th September 2011
Preview: Tom Robinson, writer of ‘Glad to be Gay’, examines bisexuality for BBC Radio 4 18
3:45 PM — From darling of the gay rights movement thanks to his song 'Glad to be Gay', singer-songwriter Tom Robinson went on to fall in love with a woman. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he examines what it's like to be bisexual.
London charity for older LGBT people seeks volunteers 33
2:09 PM — Opening Doors London, the charity for older LGBT people, is seeking donations and volunteers. The service, run by Age UK, offers information, help, 'befrienders' and social activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people over the age of 50.
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.
3rd September 2011
Former police chief Brian Paddick wins Lib Dem nomination for Mayor of London 48
12:42 AM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior out gay police officer in Britain, has won the race for the Liberal Democrats nomination for the Mayor of London. Mr Paddick, came third in the 2008 Mayoral contest and less than a year ago told PinkNews.co.uk that he would not stand for Mayor again.
2nd September 2011
Rickshaw driver not guilty of raping lesbian
11:28 AM — A London rickshaw driver has been cleared of raping a lesbian doctor. Murat Durmus, 23, of Walthamstow, said the pair had consensual sex after he drove her home from a night out on February 5th.
31st August 2011
London rickshaw driver accused of raping lesbian
4:27 PM — A rickshaw driver in London has been accused of raping a lesbian doctor. Murat Durmus, 23, of Walthamstow, denies rape and claims they had consensual sex.
22nd August 2011
Calls for East London to react to homophobic incidents 353
5:14 PM — In an open letter, Peter Tatchell said tolerating "homophobia for the sake of preserving good community relations and not upsetting certain communities, is totally unacceptable".
Comment: East London needs a show of Pride 51
5:12 PM — An open letter from Peter Tatchell, encouraging a public display of gay solidarity to show that the East End of London is not a 'gay-free zone'.
19th August 2011
Teenager found guilty of stabbing gay man in north London 17
11:35 AM — An 18-year-old has been found guilty of an unprovoked attack on a gay man in Camden, north London, earlier this year. Guelor Moaso, of Maitland Park Road, Chalk Farm, stabbed 37-year-old David Farrer three times.
11th August 2011
Gay man sexually assaulted and robbed on Hampstead Heath 129
5:26 PM — Police are appealing for information after a gay man was attacked, sexually assaulted and robbed on London's Hampstead Heath. Officers believe the victim may also have been drugged.
8th August 2011
London gay bookshop attacked by vandals 189
1:20 PM — London's renowned gay bookshop, Gay's the Word, has been attacked by vandals. Staff at the Marchmont Street store came to work this morning to find the front window smashed and the shopfront had been pelted with eggs.
22nd July 2011
Appeal for witnesses after homophobic attack in central London 153
4:18 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a 42-year-old gay man was beaten in an unprovoked attack in central London in the early hours of this morning (Friday).
18th July 2011
In photos: Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) 9
3:00 PM — Tens of thousands of people attended Lovebox Out and Fierce 2011 (Gay day) in Victoria Park, East London on Sunday. Bands on stage included Blondie, Beth Ditto and the Scissor Sisters as well as Horse Meat Disco at the legendary NYC Downlow
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.
16th July 2011
Ben Daniels rejects Rupert Everett’s advice for aspiring gay actors not to come out 26
1:55 PM — Ben Daniels, star of the BBC hit series Cutting It, has dismissed claims made by Hollywood star Rupert Everett that it is better for aspiring gay actors to stay in the closet despite homophobia he experienced at the BBC.
14th July 2011
Men attacked in Vauxhall after London Pride 129
10:13 AM — Two men were attacked and robbed in Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, after London Pride. The men, aged 25 and 33, were returning home from a night out at around 1.40am Sunday July 4th when they were set upon by a gang of between eight and ten black males.