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  • 20th April 2010

    Gay victim ‘was called a batty man’

    A CCTV image shows two blonde women near the scene of the attack

    6:03 PM — The gay man who died after being attacked in Trafalgar Square last autumn was called a "batty man" before he was kicked and stamped on, the Old Bailey heard.

  • 19th April 2010

    Trial begins over death of Ian Baynham

    Ian Baynham died last October

    3:46 PM — The trial of three teenagers accused of attacking a gay man in central London last year has begun. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital on October 13th 2009, several weeks after he was kicked and punched while on a night out near Trafalgar Square.

  • 16th April 2010

    Harriet Harman: ‘It’s not a question of matching Tories for gay vote’ 41

    Harriet Harman was out canvasing with the gay Europe minister Chris Bryant

    12:12 PM — Equality minister Harriet Harman appeared unsure of one of her party's commitments to gay rights last night. Canvassing for the gay vote in Soho with Labour candidate Chris Bryant, Ms Harman was asked by PinkNews.co.uk whether she would match Tory leader David Cameron's promise to strike out historic gay sex convictions.

  • Harman calls for sacking of Chris Grayling as she launches gay manifesto 85

    Harriet Harman launched the Labour LGBT manifesto last night

    11:10 AM — The Labour party's affiliated gay group launched its manifesto in Soho last night. The launch came after deputy party leader Harriet Harman and gay Labour candidate Chris Bryant canvassed for votes in the popular gay village.

  • 11th April 2010

    Peter Tatchell: What George Osborne promised me on gay rights and what he left out 79

    Peter Tatchell protesting outside the Conservative's London head quaters

    7:41 PM — Peter Tatchell reports for PinkNews.co.uk on his meeting with George Osborne today and explains why he thinks the Conservatives need more commitments and policies to further gay equality.

  • George Osborne tells Peter Tatchell Conservatives will consider full gay marriages 34

    George Osborne is David Cameron's closest political colleague

    1:45 PM — Shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne met gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell earlier today and promised to 'consider' gay marriages ahead of Mr Tatchell's event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.

  • Exclusive: George Osborne to meet Peter Tatchell ahead of David Cameron’s ‘coming out party’ 36

    George Osborne is David Cameron's closest political colleague

    10:17 AM — PinkNews.co.uk can reveal that shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne is to meet the gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell ahead of his event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.

  • 9th April 2010

    Gay Tory group attacks defector 48

    Anastasia Beaumont-Bott said she would now vote Labour

    11:43 AM — The gay former Conservative activist who announced yesterday she would vote Labour has been attacked by the group she founded. Anastasia Beaumont-Bott said that she felt guilty for having told people in the past to vote Tory.

  • Gay HIV activist Clint Walters dies 30

    Clint Walters died at his south London home

    11:02 AM — Clint Walters, the gay HIV activist, has died of a heart attack aged 31. Mr Walters, who was just 17 when he was diagnosed with the disease, died at his home in Clapham, London, on Sunday.

  • 8th April 2010

    Event to raise funds for anti-homophobic bullying campaign 7

    The Paramount Club is at the top of the Centre Point Tower in London

    5:05 PM — An event will be held at London's Paramount Club later this month to raise funds for Stonewall's Education For All campaign against homophobic bullying.

  • 1st April 2010

    Record ticket sales for London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 3

    The event saw 29,000 visitors

    5:38 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival closed in London last night with the UK premiere of Kareem Mortimer’s Children of God. Organisers said the event made a new record for ticket sales.

  • 31st March 2010

    Call for artists to join gay art festival 13

    GFEST is looking for artists

    5:35 PM — London's annual LGBT cross-arts festival is seeking submissions. GFEST, organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, showcases work including short film, performances and visual art and contributions are open to all.

  • 19th March 2010

    iPhone app created for gay London tourists 6

    1:03 PM — London's tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city. Visit London's 'Gay London' application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.

  • 18th March 2010

    24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins

    The Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year

    12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.

  • 17th March 2010

    London protest will call for release of gay Malawi couple 5

    The couple are awaiting a verdict

    5:31 PM — A protest will be held in central London next week to call for the release of two gay men arrested for having gay sex in Malawi.

  • 1st March 2010

    Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby found dead 93

    Kristian Digby's death is being treated as unexplained

    10:37 PM — BBC television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead. Digby, 32, was reportedly found dead at his home in Newham, east London, on Monday morning.

  • 26th February 2010

    Police reassure gay businesses and visitors in Soho 7

    Police are setting up third party reporting schemes in Soho

    4:56 PM — Members of the Metropolitan Police Equalities Unit have met with LGBT businesses and the gay media in London. Today's meeting was part of a new initiative to improve the relationship between the police and minority groups.

  • 25th February 2010

    Homophobic and anti-Semitic preacher invited to London university 27

    Hakim Quick

    7:20 PM — A Muslim cleric who has called Jews "filth" and gay people "sick" has been invited to speak at a London university tonight (Thursday). Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick will be speaking at the Strand campus of Kings College tonight on "Islamic solutions to environmental problems", as part of the university's green week.

  • 24th February 2010

    Man wins discrimination claim against London’s oldest gay pub 16

    The pub was found to have discriminated against Mr Lisboa

    3:34 PM — A gay man who worked in a London pub has won thousands of pounds in compensation after a tribunal found he was discriminated against.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Man pleads not guilty to murder of trans woman

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    4:25 PM — A man has denied murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren. Leo Fyle, 21, of Laleham Road, Catford, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey today to plead not guilty to Ms Lauren's murder on November 5th 2009.

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