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  • 3rd July 2010

    Strong presence of faith groups at gay pride parade 7

    Many faith groups have joined the parade this year

    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

    Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride 2010

    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

    Pride pre and afterparties are taking place across London

    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.

  • 29th June 2010

    Gay Jewish group grows from Facebook group to London Pride delegation 9

    Gay Jews in London

    4:13 PM — What began as a simple Facebook group has now turned into one of the largest gay Jewish groups in the world and will this weekend be leading a delegation of LGBT Jews at London Pride.

  • 28th June 2010

    New campaign urges gay men in relationships to ‘play it safe’ 1

    Condoms remain one of the safest ways to protect against HIV

    4:16 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new HIV-prevention campaign aimed at gay men who are in long-term relationships. The campaign, which will appear in selcted gay press and on posters and postcards, is part of the Pan-London HIV Prevention Partnership (PLHPP) and seeks to address the issue of safe sex within gay male relationships.

  • 25th June 2010

    Pride London celebrations in Soho to take place after all 8

    Soho Pride 2010 will go ahead as planned next weekend

    4:34 PM — Pride London have announced that the Soho street party will now go ahead next Saturday 3 July. Last week, the charity had been forced to cancel any Soho celebrations after problems negotiating licensing and the threat of potential disruptions relating to the extensive Crossrail roadworks currently taking place in central London.

  • New gay Tory MP pays tribute to Alan Turing 21

    Alan Turing's death in 1954 was ruled a suicide

    4:06 PM — Newly-elected Tory MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart, made his first speech in the House of Commons last night in which he spoke of the heroic life and tragic early death of gay mathematician and wartime code-breaker Alan Turing.

  • 18th June 2010

    London Pride in Soho cancelled 18

    No Pride in Soho this year

    11:25 AM — Update: London Pride organisers are currently in new talks with Westminster council.The Soho element of London Pride 2010 has been cancelled, organisers announced today. As PinkNews.co.uk reported yesterday, roadworks around north Soho and Soho Square meant the Fire Brigade raised concerns that a large number of people in the area would not be safe.

  • 17th June 2010

    Exclusive: Fire risk may mean no London Pride in Soho 17

    Revellers may be discouraged from going to north Soho

    5:29 PM — Soho, the gay heart of London, may not be part of this year's London Pride celebrations because of fire safety concerns. The area, home to dozens of gay bars, cafes and shops, is currently surrounded by a number of roadworks and waterworks and the council may refuse to let normal celebrations go ahead on the advice of the fire brigade.

  • Listen to David Cameron’s speech on gay equality 5

    David Cameron said the summer was about Pride as well as football

    10:54 AM — Listen to David Cameron's speech to the LGBT Pride reception last night.

  • 10th June 2010

    Life sentence for man who killed gay pensioner 10

    Edward Highwood was known as 'Teddy'

    1:13 PM — A Polish man found guilty of murdering a 79-year-old gay man has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years. Marcin Orlowski, 21 and of no fixed address, was found guilty yesterday of the murder of Edward 'Teddy' Highwood, at the pensioner's Greenwich home.

  • 9th June 2010

    Man, 21, found guilty of gay pensioner’s murder 1

    Marcin Orlowski was found guilty of Edward Highwood's murder

    5:19 PM — A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a 79-year-old gay man in his south London home. Marcin Orlowski, of no fixed address, denied killing Edward 'Teddy' Highwood on July 17th last year in the pensioner's Greenwich home.

  • Gay couple threatened and hit on London bus 65

    Police are looking for witnesses to the attack

    2:01 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a gay couple were abused, threatened and assaulted by a man on a London bus. The attack took place on Tuesday shortly after midnight.

  • 6th June 2010

    Punch Taverns begins investigation over homophobia row with Labour gay group 39

    The pub say they often hang LGBT pride flags in their window

    10:20 PM — Punch Taverns says it has begun an internal investigation after the deputy manager of its Greencoat Boy pub in Westminster allegedly told the Labour Party's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) group that he would not have accepted the group's booking had he have known they were gay.

  • Pub that allegedly said it would have banned gay Labour group reported to police 26

    The Greencoat Boy is owned by Punch Taverns

    2:04 AM — A London pub has been reported to the police following an alleged homophobic comment made by its manager to the Labour Party's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) group. The comments have sparked widespread condemnation by senior labour figures including leadership candidate Ed Balls and Sarah Brown, the wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown and former deputy prime minister John Prescott.

  • 2nd June 2010

    Ken Livingstone accuses Boris Johnson of ‘snubbing’ gay Londoners over Pride 24

    Ken Livingstone said Boris Johnson was snubbing gay Londoners

    9:42 PM — Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has accused his successor Boris Johnson of "snubbing" gay Londoners by scrapping the annual London Pride mayoral reception. He promised he would reinstate the receptions if re-elected in 2012.

  • Exclusive: London mayor Boris Johnson scraps Pride reception 23

    Boris Johnson is rolling out a new programme of "borough community receptions".

    5:47 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson is scrapping the usual London Pride mayoral reception.The mayor usually holds a reception to mark London's biggest gay festival but City Hall has decided to end receptions which are specific to minority groups.

  • 28th May 2010

    Pentecostal church leader denies allegations of homophobia 153

    Bishop Francis refutes allegations of homophobia

    4:10 PM — Amended May 1st, 3.10pm. Bishop John Francis, head of the Ruach Christian Ministry in Brixton, south-west London, was reported to have allegedly linked homosexuality to paedophilia and rape in his sermon delivered on Sunday 23 May.

  • Simon Hughes MP runs for deputy leadership of Liberal Democrats 13

    Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes

    3:36 PM — Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP for North Southwark and Bermondsey, today launched his bid for the role of deputy leader of the party. He also admitted to Sky News today that there were "risks" to the new coalition government.

  • London Borough of Camden has new gay mayor and mayoress 8

    Amy Lamé and Jonathan Simpson, new Mayoress and Mayor of Camden

    2:52 PM — Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Camden borough's first openly gay mayor, was last night confirmed in his role at a ceremony in Camden Town Hall. In his new position, Councillor Simpson pledged to retain the "rock 'n' roll" spirit of Camden, a major landmark on Britain's musical map.

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