21st March 2011
Comment: Tower Hamlets council can lead the way on tackling homophobia 108
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
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
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.
East End Gay Pride cancelled 366
12:04 PM — East End Gay Pride has been cancelled, the organisers have announced. In a statement this morning, they blamed "personal attacks" and a "personal vendetta" against them by local gay campaigners.
Peter Tatchell says East End Gay Pride should be postponed 69
11:08 AM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has withdrawn his support for next month's East End Gay Pride and is calling for it to be postponed.
15th March 2011
East End Pride organiser resigns after English Defence League past is revealed 356
2:41 PM — One of the organisers of East London Gay Pride resigned today after it was revealed that he had been involved with the English Defence League. Raymond Berry helped found the far-right group and remains involved in groups including Stop the Islamification of Europe, it was claimed.
14th March 2011
The open letter to the organisers of East End Gay Pride 61
12:17 PM — Next month's East End Pride is becoming controversial - read the letter of complaint from local gay campaigners here.
Comment: Why are gay people trying to ban East End Pride? 132
11:53 AM — Pride London chair Paul Birrell argues that the organisers of East End Pride should be congratulated for showing that East London is out and proud.
11th March 2011
Man arrested, released over East End anti-gay stickers 210
5:34 PM — An 18-year-old man was arrested and subsequently released last month in connection with anti-gay stickers posted around London's East End. The teenager was arrested on February 18th and taken to Limehouse Police Station. He was later released without charge.
‘Gay couple’s row’ causes Heathrow bomb scare 19
2:08 PM — A gay couple allegedly caused a bomb scare at Heathrow airport yesterday during an argument. Armed officers surrounded a 72-year-old man at Terminal 5 after police received a call claiming he had a bomb and "planned to blow something up".
9th March 2011
Ken Livingstone defends anti-gay Muslim cleric 65
4:31 PM — London mayoral hopeful Ken Livingstone has defended a Muslim cleric who has supported the death penalty for gays and lesbians. He was asked at a community meeting in north London why he had invited Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi to City Hall while London mayor in 2004.
8th March 2011
Fringe event boosts slashed London gay film festival 1
2:54 PM — London's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival may have been cut down to just a week but a community effort will see a fringe event following the main festival.
6th March 2011
Exclusive: Grindr to launch Android app version “imminently” 33
11:10 PM — The iconic iPhone gay social networking app Grindr is to launch on the Android platform imminently, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal after obtaining a leaked final test version of Grindr for Android. It is understood that the the app is intended to go live within the Google Android Market in next few days.
George Michael says he was the ‘poster boy for cannabis’ and deserved to be jailed 15
4:08 PM — Gay pop star George Michael has told the BBC that he deserved to be jailed for crashing his Range Rover through the door of a shop while under the influence of cannabis.
4th March 2011
National Portrait Gallery talk to celebrate lesbians and gay men in British cinema 7
2:27 PM — The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host a talk highlighting key lesbian and gay figures in British cinema.
Homophobia ‘growing’ in Lutfur Rahman’s East London council chambers 298
12:52 PM — Councillors in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets say that the public gallery in the council chamber is becoming increasingly filled with supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who are shouting homophobic abuse.
3rd March 2011
North London man given curfew for harassing gay couple 23
2:11 PM — A man who harassed a gay couple in Islington, North London, has been banned from going out after 10pm and given a community service order.
2nd March 2011
‘Baby Gaga’ breast milk ice cream removed from sale 16
12:29 AM — An ice cream, supposedly made from breast milk and served by a Lady Gaga look-a-like has been removed from a central London restaurant by officials after complaints.
1st March 2011
Man jailed for hammer attack on gay Labour councillor 12
5:10 PM — A north London man has been jailed for two years for attacking a gay Labour councillor with a hammer after sex. Marian Calin, 29, of Tottenham, was approached by Labour councillor Neil Wilson last January at Wanstead Flats.