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  • 12th February 2010

    Protestors will tell Pope to ‘snog off’ 39

    The kiss-in will take place on Valentine's Day

    5:36 PM — A 'kiss-in' will be held as part of Sunday's Valentine's Day protest against the Pope's visit to the UK. Demonstrators plan to march from London's Westminster Cathedral to the Italian embassy in Grosvenor Square and those willing are being asked to take five minutes to publicly show their love for their partners.

  • 11th February 2010

    UK’s only gay bookshop hit by huge rent rise 17

    Gay's The Word has been hit by a rent hike

    11:05 AM — The UK's only bookshop catering exclusively for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has been hit by a 25 per cent rent increase. The manager of London-based Gay's The Word, Jim MacSweeney, said he was "appalled" by Camden council's decision.

  • 27th January 2010

    Illegal cab driver jailed for sex attacks on gay men 4

    Mohamad Caid was jailed for ten years

    4:45 PM — A Deptford man who posed as a taxi driver has been jailed for ten years for raping one man and sexually assaulting another. Mohamad Caid, 38, was convicted last month of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and two charges of false imprisonment. He was told he would serve at least five years.

  • 14th January 2010

    Man on trial over murder of gay pensioner

    The trial is being held at the Old Bailey

    5:57 PM — A 20-year old Polish man is on trial for the murder of gay pensioner Edward Highwood last July. Marcin Orlowski, of no fixed address, is appearing at the Old Bailey.

  • 31st December 2009

    Theatre director Nicholas Hytner knighted 5

    Hytner has been director of the National Theatre since 2003

    1:30 PM — Openly gay director of the National Theatre receives knighthood in New Year's Honours.

  • 18th December 2009

    Gay club owners hope to relaunch Ghetto in 2010 11

    Ghetto was owned by Popbarz

    7:10 PM — Popbarz, the gay club owner which went into administration this week, has thanked former staff, promoters and performers. Owner Tommy Moss said it was hoped a new Ghetto venue could be opened in 2010.

  • Gay club owner goes into administration 6

    Popbarz has gone into administration

    3:14 PM — Popbarz, the owner of gay clubs such as Ghetto in London, has gone into administration. Its administrators Ideal Corporate Solutions said it had suffered a “significant downturn in trade” .

  • 16th December 2009

    Man convicted of homophobic murder jailed for life 18

    David Kilcullen must serve at least 32 years in prison

    12:53 PM — A man who was convicted yesterday of the murder and attempted murder of a south London gay couple has received a life prison sentence. The judge told David Kilcullen he may never been freed.

  • 11th December 2009

    London Gay Men’s Chorus to sing at mayor’s Christmas carol service 7

    The London Gay Men's Chorus will sing next Tuesday

    6:15 PM — The London Gay Men's Chorus will be singing at London mayor Boris Johnson's Christmas carol service at Southwark Cathedral next week. It will be the first time the chorus, which is the largest gay men's singing group in Europe, has sung at this event.

  • Protesters gather outside Ugandan embassy 18

    Protesters outside the Ugandan embassy (Photo: Brett Lock/OutRage!)

    5:17 PM — Protesters gathered outside the Ugandan embassy in London yesterday to call on the country's government to repeal its anti-homosexuality bill.

  • 9th December 2009

    Man accused of murder claims gay victims sexually assaulted him

    The case is being heard at the Old Bailey

    7:39 PM — A man on trial for the murder of one man and the attempted murder of his partner has claimed that the couple sexually assaulted him. David Kilcullen told the Old Bailey he acted in self-defence.

  • Illegal cab driver guilty of raping gay men in London 10

    Mohamad Caid was found guilty

    12:02 PM — A man who posed as a taxi driver was yesterday found guilty of raping two young gay men after picking them up from a London nightclub. Mohamad Caid, 38, was warned to expect a substantial prison sentence.

  • 2nd December 2009

    Man on trial for gay nightclub rapes in London

    The alleged victims were leaving Heaven nightclub (Photo: Nick Cooper)

    4:41 PM — A man is currently on trial at Woolwich crown court for sexual assaults on gay men in London. Mohamad Caid, 38, from Deptford, was charged in June with one rape, two attempted rapes, sexual assault and false imprisonment and remanded in custody.

  • 1st December 2009

    Trial begins over gay man stabbed to death in London

    The trial is being heard at the Old Bailey

    12:49 PM — The trial of a man accused of attacking a gay couple with a knife has begun. David Kilcullen, 46, is accused of the fatal stabbing of Gerry Edwards, 59, and the attack on his partner, 56-year-old Chris Bevan. The couple lived in Bromley, south-east London.

  • 27th November 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: London mayor Boris Johnson ‘determined’ to tackle homophobic hate crime 38

    London mayor Boris Johnson said he would tackle homophobic hate crime

    3:03 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he is determined to tackle the problem of homophobic hate crime in the city. In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Johnson said that there was a "nasty undercurrent" of hate crimes against gay people and detailed police plans to help stamp it out.

  • 16th November 2009

    Man charged with murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren

    Destiny Lauren was murdered earlier this month

    4:28 PM — A 21-year-old man was due to appear in court today charged with the murder of Destiny Lauren, a trans woman. Lauren was found dead at her Kentish Town home earlier this month.

  • Remembering our dead – Trans Day of Remembrance 16

    Andrea Waddell was murdered last month

    4:06 PM — On Saturday November 21st, as part of the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, trans people, their friends and allies in London will be remembering those who have died during the last year through violence or suicide because they were trans.

  • 12th November 2009

    Straight couple want civil partnership 37

    The couple want a civil partnership

    11:12 AM — A straight couple from London are demanding to be allowed a civil partnership because they do not believe in marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle believe everyone, gay or straight, should be allowed to chose whether to marry.

  • 9th November 2009

    Trans woman murdered in Kentish Town, London 34

    Police are investigating the murder of Destiny Lauren

    6:20 PM — A trans woman has been found murdered at her home in Kentish Town in north-west London. The 29-year-old woman, named as Destiny Lauren, was found by police at her flat in Leighton Crescent at 00.55am on Thursday morning.

  • 4th November 2009

    Gay man attacked in Ilford, London 36

    Police have arrested two men over the attack

    11:55 AM — A gay man in his fifties was the victim of a homophobic attack in Ilford, east London, on Saturday. Two 18-year old men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are being held in custody.

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