17th June 2010
Exclusive: Fire risk may mean no London Pride in Soho 17
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
27th May 2010
More than half of gay men surveyed are uncomfortable displaying public affection 31
6:33 PM — In a survey undertaken by free gay dating website ManCentral.com, 61 per cent of gay and bisexual men say they felt uncomfortable displaying affection with another man in public.
Gay superhero comic up for major award 6
4:40 PM — A new comic called Spandex, about a gang of gay superheros, has been nominated for an Eagle Award, the comic world's equivalent of an Oscar. It is being put forward in the category of Best British Colour Comic Book.
Hundreds expected to turn out for Malawi protest this Saturday in London 13
1:44 PM — A vast crowd is expected to turn out for Saturday's protest at London's Malawi High Commission, in a show of solidarity for Malawian prisoners Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.
26th May 2010
Matt Lucas accepts damages from Daily Star 9
9:35 AM — The comedian Matt Lucas has accepted undisclosed damages from the Daily Star over articles published in the paper about his late former civil partner, Kevin McGee.
25th May 2010
Queen discusses Pope’s controversial visit in coalition speech 20
2:57 PM — In her speech today, the Queen outlined the Pope's planned religious activities for his state visit in September. His visit will be the first Papal one ever in the UK, that of Pope John Paul II in 1982 being a papal one. Britain's welcoming of the Pope has not gone down well with the LGBT population.
24th May 2010
Protest to be held in London over imprisonment of Malawi couple 14
5:23 PM — A protest is to be held this Saturday 29 May in solidarity with Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, the gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour in Malawi.
19th May 2010
Met police arrest six in raids for homophobic hate crime 5
2:27 PM — A police crackdown on hate crime across London has resulted in 221 arrests, with six of these being for homophobic and transphobic crime.
18th May 2010
Jury retires over death of gay man in Trafalgar Square
2:46 PM — The jury in the case of three teenagers accused of killing a gay man in Trafalgar Square has retired to consider its verdict. Ian Baynham, 62, of Beckenham, Kent, died last October of head injuries after he was attacked while on a night out in London.