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.
25th February 2011
Gay journalist Johann Hari calls for open debate on ‘Muslim homophobia’ 199
5:33 PM — There should be an open discussion on homophobia amongst Muslims, gay journalist Johann Hari says. The Independent columnist lives in east London, close to where anti-gay stickers were plastered around streets earlier this month.
17th February 2011
East London Mosque and mayor condemn anti-gay stickers 8
1:34 PM — The East London Mosque and the mayor of Tower Hamlets have condemned homophobic stickers placed around the borough.
Four men arrested over Camden gay stabbing
12:47 PM — Four men have been arrested over a homophobic stabbing in Camden, north London. The four, aged between 17 and 19, were arrested in Camden yesterday morning on suspicion of attempted murder.
15th February 2011
Man stabbed in unprovoked anti-gay attack in north London 84
2:34 PM — A man was stabbed in Camden on Monday by a knifeman who asked if he was gay, police have said. The 36-year-old, who had spent the evening in the Black Cap pub, was walking by Camden Lock Bridge with two friends at around 2.15am.
14th February 2011
Updated: Stickers declare ‘gay-free zone’ in east London 108
4:30 PM — Stickers have been placed around London's East End, declaring it a "gay-free zone". The messages, posted on buildings and lampposts close to gay nightspots George & Dragon and the Joiner's Inn, say "Arise and warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment."
10th February 2011
Figures show 28% rise in London anti-gay hate attacks 72
5:36 PM — A month after a teenage girl was jailed for the manslaughter of a gay man, new figures have shown a rise in reported anti-gay hate attacks in London.
New reality TV show on Soho lesbian bar 9
1:38 PM — Lesbian club Candy Bar is to be the subject of a new Channel 5 fly-on-the-wall TV show. The six-part series will follow the lives of the Soho bar's staff as well as featuring gay club boss Gary Henshaw.
31st January 2011
Gay charity London Friend begins emergency appeal to buy building 5
3:33 PM — London Friend, the city's oldest gay charity, has launched an emergency appeal to buy its current premises. The LGBT counselling service was founded 40 years ago and has six months to raise the funds to buy its Caledonian Road building.
28th January 2011
London anti-hate crime charity opens drop-in service 2
4:10 PM — London charity Galop is offering a new drop-in service for LGBT people affected by hate crime, discrimination and domestic abuse. The service will also offer LGBT people the chance to talk to a sexual abuse caseworker in confidence about incidents, whether recent or from childhood.
27th January 2011
Ian Baynham’s family: ‘His only crime was to stand up for who he was’ 19
3:29 PM — The family of a gay man killed in a homophobic attack say his only crime was to stand up for who he was. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital two weeks after he was attacked on a night out in Trafalgar Square in 2009 by teenagers who shouted homophobic abuse at him.
26th January 2011
Teenage girl jailed for seven years for killing of gay man Ian Baynham 117
3:49 PM — A teenage girl who kicked and punched a gay man in a homophobic attack has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
18th January 2011
WorldPride plans on course for 2012 8
3:49 PM — Pride London organisers say plans are on course to host WorldPride in 2012. The event will not be affected by the 2012 Olympics, which will require around 9,000 police officers each day.
HIV charity Food Chain wins £1m boost from Elton John AIDS Foundation 7
3:29 PM — London HIV charity Food Chain has received a £1 million sponsorship from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The charity, now in its 22nd year, provides vital support to HIV-positive people who are too ill to feed themselves properly.