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  • 2nd July 2011

    Have mainstream politicians lost Pride? 74

    The public turned out in force, but few politicians joined the 2011 parade

    4:16 PM — The number of politicians attending London's Pride event has dropped. PinkNews.co.uk asks key figures on the march if Pride still has political relevance.

  • Pride 2011 in photos 9

    2:49 PM — PinkNews.co.uk brings you the photographic highlights of this year's Pride event in central London.

  • Pride London in full swing as parade begins 58

    Peter Tatchell at the front of the march

    2:22 PM — Activists, politicians and celebrities join up to a million Pride supporters for the parade through the capital.

  • 1st July 2011

    Boris Johnson: ‘London should be the benchmark for LGBT equality’ 23

    Boris Johnson poses with a pink cowboy hate at 2008's parade

    4:31 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson has called for London to be the "benchmark of LGBT equality' ahead of tomorrow's Pride march.

  • Soho bomber David Copeland loses appeal over sentence 51

    David Copeland told police he wanted to start a 'racial war'

    1:48 PM — David Copeland, the Soho nailbomber who killed three people in 1999, has lost an appeal to have his sentence cut. The 35-year-old, from Hampshire, set off three bombs over the course of two weeks designed to kill and seriously injure London's gay, Asian and black communities.

  • Disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells to lead London Pride 6

    Kath Gillespie-Sells and her son Dan at last year's Stonewall awards

    12:01 PM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells is to lead London's gay Pride parade tomorrow as the event's first grand marshall. The activist, who was honoured with an MBE last month, will lead the annual parade through the city centre.

  • Police name man found dead at gay cruising spot 15

    The body was found on Clapham Common

    9:57 AM — Police have released the name of a man found dead on London's Clapham Common. He was named as Eric Anthony James, 49, of Lambeth.

  • 30th June 2011

    Ken Livingstone’s an old retread, says gay deputy London mayor 23

    Richard Barnes hit out at Ken Livingstone

    5:40 PM — London deputy mayor Richard Barnes today called Ken Livingstone a "retread" and a "pensioner" in response to criticisms of City Hall's gay rights record.

  • Comment: Ken Livingstone claims Boris Johnson’s City Hall is ‘passive’ on gay rights 100

    Ken Livingstone claims London is lacking direction on LGBT rights

    2:59 PM — London mayoral candidate for 2012, Ken Livingstone, writes exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk on Pride and equality and LGBT Londoners.

  • 28th June 2011

    East London Mosque accused of breaking promise on anti-gay speakers 120

    The mosque says it is being singled out

    11:03 AM — Just a few weeks after saying it would no longer host homophobic speakers, the East London Mosque has been accused of breaking its promise. It is to host a conference tomorrow with an organisation called Sex and Relationship Education Islamic but critics claimed that the group includes members of a homophobic extremist group.

  • 26th June 2011

    Sir Ian McKellen on why he never came out to his parents 52

    Sir Ian McKellen's mother died when he was still a teenager

    12:51 AM — Sir Ian McKellen, who is fronting an advertising campaign for the Albert Kennedy Trust on gay teenagers kicked out of home for coming out has explained in an interview for The Times why he never came out to his own parents.

  • 24th June 2011

    Two arrests after man is found dead on Clapham Common 64

    The man was found dead on Clapham Common

    1:14 PM — Two men in their 40s have been arrested after a man was found dead on Clapham Common, London. Police were called to the popular gay cruising spot at 2.35am on Wednesday morning after reports of a body being found.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Will Boris Johnson lead London Pride again? 30

    Boris Johnson led last year's Pride

    4:34 PM — He led London Pride last year but with an election coming up in 2012, will Boris Johnson lead the parade again next weekend? PinkNews.co.uk understands that Pride organisers are keen for the mayor to take his place at the head of the march but City Hall has not yet given the go-ahead.

  • London’s oldest gay charity ‘saved’ 7

    London Friend says it has been promised a loan

    3:50 PM — Islington council has announced that London LGBT charity London Friend will be able to buy its premises. The charity, which is the capital's oldest counselling service for LGBT people, faced an uncertain future when the council announced in November that the Caledonian Road property was to be put up for auction with just a few weeks' notice.

  • 22nd June 2011

    David Cameron says UK will pressure Africa on gay rights 274

    David Cameron held a reception for the LGBT community

    8:45 PM — After kicking off his speech with a risqué joke about queens, prime minister David Cameron told guests at a Downing Street LGBT reception that the government would keep working on LGBT issues.

  • Gay firefighters in London Pride boycott 65

    Firefighters at an earlier London Pride march

    2:49 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans firefighters say they will refuse to march with London Fire Brigade in the capital's Pride parade next weekend. Members of the Fire Brigades Union say they are boycotting the brigade's usual place in the parade over a range of equality issues.

  • 21st June 2011

    David Cameron to host gay reception at No10 128

    David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg at last year's reception

    12:55 PM — Prime minister David Cameron is to host a reception at Downing Street for the gay community tomorrow evening. The event will focus on tackling homophobia in sport and invitees will include gay and lesbian sports stars, campaigners and celebrities.

  • 17th June 2011

    Brian Paddick says he may run for London mayor 37

    Brian Paddick said he wanted to gauge support

    10:25 AM — Brian Paddick has said he may stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2012 London mayoral race. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain, he was the party's candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote.

  • 14th June 2011

    Gay campaigners welcome mosque’s pledge 121

    One of the stickers which appeared in the area earlier this year

    4:34 PM — Gay rights campaigners have welcomed what they say is the first significant promise from the East London Mosque to stop hosting homophobic speakers. Earlier this week, a letter signed by 12 activists, including writers Julie Bindel and Paul Burston, said it was clear that there was a religious campaign in east London to intimidate gay people.

  • 13th June 2011

    Peter Tatchell: Gay rights groups need to stand up to Islamist homophobia 127

    Peter Tatchell says gay campaigners are terrified of being accused of racism for objecting to Islamist homophobia

    1:47 PM — Why did a few anti-gay stickers in East London provoke an outcry by gay groups, while far worse homophobia passed without protest?

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