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  • 15th April 2011

    Drinker claims gay kissing couple were ‘over the top’ 121

    Hundreds will protest at the pub tonight (Photo: Michael Arrighi)

    2:20 PM — A drinker who complained about a gay couple kissing in a London pub claims they were "over the top". Gary from Richmond, who did not give his surname, called BBC 5 Live this morning to explain why he reported the couple to management at the John Snow.

  • Hundreds to stage kiss-in at Soho pub 55

    Protests will be held at the John Snow (Photo: Michael Arrighi)

    10:50 AM — Hundreds of people are expected to join a 'kiss-in' protest at a Soho pub tonight after a gay couple were thrown out for kissing.

  • 14th April 2011

    Gay couple ‘kicked out of Soho pub for kissing’ 217

    The couple say they were kicked out for kissing

    11:50 AM — A gay couple say they were kicked out of a Soho pub last night for kissing. Jonathan Williams, 26, said he had been enjoying a quiet drink in the John Snow on Broadwick Street with his date James when a customer complained about them.

  • 12th April 2011

    Out gay London deputy mayor Simon Milton dies 18

    Simon Milton died after a short illness

    10:53 AM — London deputy mayor Sir Simon Milton has died after a short illness at the age of 49. The Conservative politician, who was mayor Boris Johnson's chief of staff, died in hospital on Monday.

  • 8th April 2011

    Newly-out gay MPs attend Stonewall Equality Dinner 166

    Tory MPs Crispin Blunt (left), Margot James and Nigel Evans at last night's event

    1:26 PM — Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans and Conservative MP Crispin Blunt were among the guests at last night's Stonewall Equality Dinner. They joined 600 guests at London's Dorchester Hotel to raise £340,000 for the charity's gay rights work.

  • 7th April 2011

    Gay man attacked at London cruising spot 198

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    12:23 PM — Police are investigating after a man's nose was broken in a homophobic attack on Clapham Common. The 42-year-old victim was at the popular cruising spot on Sunday April 3rd shortly before midnight when he was approached by three men who attacked him.

  • Smashing stereotypes with Pink Collar Boxing 110

    Scott Roberts will fight in the first Pink Collar Boxing show

    9:27 AM — Gaydar Radio news editor Scott Roberts is preparing to fight in London's first ever Pink Collar Boxing show next week.

  • 5th April 2011

    Police release CCTV image of man wanted for anti-gay stickers 330

    The man is wanted in connection with anti-gay stickers around the east end

    9:59 AM — Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with homophobic stickers placed around London's east end. The stickers, which have been found in Brick Lane, Poplar, Bow and Canary Wharf, show a red line through a rainbow flag and the words 'gay-free zone'

  • Gay socialite Philip Sallon attacked in central London 115

    Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital (Photo: fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.com)

    9:53 AM — Gay socialite and event organiser Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital after being assaulted in central London on Saturday morning. Friends said Mr Sallon suffered a fractured skull and broken bones in the attack, which took place in Piccadilly.

  • 4th April 2011

    Man jailed for 21-year-old sex attack on lesbian couple 10

    Anthony Burrows pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey

    4:44 PM — A man has been jailed for 12 months for a 1990 sex attack on a lesbian couple in south London. Anthony Burrows, 55, was caught when police used new DNA techniques on a 'cold case' review.

  • 30 attend London East End gay Pride march 81

    Marchers at Saturday's Pride (Photo (c) So So Gay)

    1:10 PM — An East End Gay Pride march was quietly held in Tower Hamlets on Saturday with just a few dozen people. Marchers walked from King Edward Memorial Park in Shadwell to Poplar Park carrying rainbow flags while a heavy police presence kept watch.

  • 25th March 2011

    Gay Scottish MP David Cairns admitted to intensive care 2

    David Cairns was admitted due to acute pancreatitis

    11:34 PM — David Cairns, the openly gay Labour MP for Inverclyde, has been taken into intensive care after falling ill with acute pancreatitis.

  • 24th March 2011

    Review: Proud2 launches at London’s O2 1

    3:53 PM — London’s O2 saw the launch of a new club this month in the form of Proud2. Part of the Proud family of venues that includes the famous Proud Camden, Proud Kitchen and Proud Brighton Ballroom, it keeps up the tradition of theatrical decor, performance art and a vibrant mix of art forms.

  • 23rd March 2011

    London HIV groups say funding cuts will lead to more infections 72

    1:16 PM — HIV prevention groups in London say they are "disappointed" and "concerned" at 43 per cent cuts to their NHS PCT funding. The news coincides with figures released today which show UK HIV diagnoses have almost doubled in the last decade, with a 70 per cent rise in gay and bisexual diagnoses.

  • 22nd March 2011

    Review: Teeth, tits and tease at the Hurly Burly Show 2

    Hurly Burly stars Miss Polly Rae (Photo: Ken McKay)

    5:32 PM — The Hurly Burly Show brings something, fresh, sexy and glamorous to the West End, with hilarious theatrical moments and jaw-dropping costumes throughout.

  • Teenager charged with stabbing gay man in north London

    An 18-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent

    1:16 PM — An 18-year-old has been charged with the stabbing of a gay man in Camden last month. Guelor Moaso, of Maitland Park Road, Chalk Farm, was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent for the February 14th attack.

  • 21st March 2011

    Comment: Tower Hamlets council can lead the way on tackling homophobia 108

    Photo: Kevin Wong

    5:04 PM — Fiyaz Mughal, the director of non-profit group Faith Matters, argues that a combined 'hard and soft' approach should be used to tackle homophobia in Tower Hamlets and that bodies which continue to invite anti-gay speakers should have their funds cut.

  • Gay sauna blaze ‘not suspicious’ 86

    1:43 PM — A fire at gay sauna in Shoreditch, east London, is not being treated as suspicious, police say. The blaze, at Chariots on Fairchild Street, started at around 6am Sunday morning.

  • 17th March 2011

    Gay men arrested for sex in London gym 240

    The gym is popular with gay men (File photo)

    11:52 AM — Exclusive:Two men were arrested earlier this month for having sex in a London gym, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal. The pair, who were understood to have been in the sauna at the Virgin Active gym in Barbican, were arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after staff called police.

  • 16th March 2011

    Restaurant review: 1901 11

    1901's decor matches its name

    4:27 PM — Just minutes away from the filthy glam of gay ghetto Shoreditch, 1901’s interior is truly grand with high ceilings and a huge winding staircase that places it perfectly in the period of its name. The dining room itself is even more special – giant ceilings and cathedral-like pillars look up towards a huge dome of intricate stained glass.

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