6th August 2010
2012 Olympics chiefs urged to highlight London’s ‘diverse communities’ 4
3:29 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to meet the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics next week to urge them to promote London's diverse communities. He is calling on them to ensure that minorities are visible during ceremonies.
Gay icon and rugby star Ben Cohen supports Gay Sports Day 8
3:04 PM — England rugby union star and gay icon Ben Cohen has given his support to this year's Gay Sports Day. The day, organised by GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will be held on August 30th.
5th August 2010
Man admits sleeping with trans prostitute before her murder
1:26 PM — A man accused of the murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren has admitted he had sex with her but denies killing her. Ms Lauren, 29, who was born male, was found dead at her Kentish Town flat on November 5th 2009.
3rd August 2010
Police warn gay cruisers of danger on Clapham Common 21
12:05 PM — Police have been visiting Clapham Common after dark to warn gay men meeting for sex that they may be attacked or robbed. There have been increased reports of robberies and assaults on gay cruisers in the area.
29th July 2010
London support group for gay men with HIV and hep C 1
1:28 PM — A support group for gay men in London with HIV and hepatitis C begins next month. The group, set up by Terrence Higgins Trust, will meet one evening a week for six weeks in central London, beginning on August 12th.
22nd July 2010
Peter Tatchell confronts BNP leader Nick Griffin 37
6:00 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell confronted BNP leader Nick Griffin today over his party's record of homophobia, anti-Semitism and verbal attacks on Muslims. Mr Griffin, who was barred from a garden party at Buckingham Palace today, was leaving the BBC studios in Westminster when Mr Tatchell ambushed him in a stairwell.
21st July 2010
Man denies murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren
2:59 PM — A man accused of killing a trans woman in November last year in Kentish Town, London, has gone on trial. Leon Fyle, 22, who is unemployed, strangled 29-year-old Destiny Lauren after visiting her for sex, a court heard.
One in seven men on London gay scene thought to have HIV 21
12:07 PM — One in seven men on the capital's gay scene are thought to be infected with HIV - markedly higher than the rate for the general gay male population.
16th July 2010
John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3
3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.
6th July 2010
Review: Trans at London Pride 20
5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.
5th July 2010
Opponents say appointing gay bishop ‘will split Church of England’ 18
4:12 PM — Traditionalists have claimed that the Church of England may be split in two if an out gay cleric is appointed Bishop of Southwark. Dr Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans, is the front-runner for the job and is thought to be supported by prime minister David Cameron.
4th July 2010
Gay cleric front-runner to become next Bishop of Southwark 7
3:11 PM — At a meeting chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, an openly gay cleric was shortlisted for the high profile role of Bishop of Southwark, London.
3rd July 2010
Gay Tory Nick Herbert speaks to PinkNews.co.uk 34
5:56 PM — Gay Conservative MP and policing minister Nick Herbert spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today at London Pride. After marching at the front of the parade with London mayor Boris Johnson, gay activist Peter Tatchell and members of the Gay Liberation Front, Mr Herbert addressed thousands of revellers on stage at Trafalgar Square.
Lynne Featherstone MP hints that religious same-sex unions may be a step closer 6
3:47 PM — The equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has been reported as saying religious civil ceremonies for same-sex couples could soon become a reality.
Anti-gay Christian groups protest at Pride 104
3:18 PM — London Pride progressed peacefully despite a small band of anti-gay Christian protestors.
Margot James celebrates first Pride as MP 3
3:01 PM — Margot James, recently elected MP for Stourbridge said she had been coming to Pride since 1980. This is her first Pride as an MP. Ms James, who is the Conservative party’s first openly lesbian MP told PinkNews.co.uk: “It's so accepting, welcoming and enthusiastic. People used to look at you like you were a freak. Now it's like a carnival”.
Exclusive: Boris Johnson fully supports gay marriage and plans to run again for mayor 43
2:28 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told PinkNews.co.uk that he supports gay marriage and wants to be mayor again for Worldpride, which London will be hosting in 2012.
Strong presence of faith groups at gay pride parade 7
1:44 PM — A greater presence of faith groups is notable in this year’s parade, including gay Muslim group Imaan, plus Christian, Sikh and Hindu groups.
Breaking: Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride with call for gay marriage 8
1:22 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson kicked off this year’s London Gay Pride festival, marching under the banner of the Gay Liberation Front.
2nd July 2010
London Pride afterparties
5:08 PM — After tomorrow's London Pride parade, speeches and acts, a number of afterparties are taking place across the capital. The official afterparty is Liberation at Koko in Camden, where the crowd will be entertained by fire-breathing, stilt-walking drag queens, dancers, acrobats and a surprise PA.