3rd July 2010
Margot James celebrates first Pride as MP 3
3:01 PM — Margot James, recently elected MP for Stourbridge said she had been coming to Pride since 1980. This is her first Pride as an MP. Ms James, who is the Conservative party’s first openly lesbian MP told PinkNews.co.uk: “It's so accepting, welcoming and enthusiastic. People used to look at you like you were a freak. Now it's like a carnival”.
Exclusive: Boris Johnson fully supports gay marriage and plans to run again for mayor 43
2:28 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told PinkNews.co.uk that he supports gay marriage and wants to be mayor again for Worldpride, which London will be hosting in 2012.
Strong presence of faith groups at gay pride parade 7
1:44 PM — A greater presence of faith groups is notable in this year’s parade, including gay Muslim group Imaan, plus Christian, Sikh and Hindu groups.
Breaking: Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride with call for gay marriage 8
1:22 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson kicked off this year’s London Gay Pride festival, marching under the banner of the Gay Liberation Front.
2nd July 2010
London Pride afterparties
5:08 PM — After tomorrow's London Pride parade, speeches and acts, a number of afterparties are taking place across the capital. The official afterparty is Liberation at Koko in Camden, where the crowd will be entertained by fire-breathing, stilt-walking drag queens, dancers, acrobats and a surprise PA.
29th June 2010
Gay Jewish group grows from Facebook group to London Pride delegation 9
4:13 PM — What began as a simple Facebook group has now turned into one of the largest gay Jewish groups in the world and will this weekend be leading a delegation of LGBT Jews at London Pride.
28th June 2010
New campaign urges gay men in relationships to ‘play it safe’ 1
4:16 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new HIV-prevention campaign aimed at gay men who are in long-term relationships. The campaign, which will appear in selcted gay press and on posters and postcards, is part of the Pan-London HIV Prevention Partnership (PLHPP) and seeks to address the issue of safe sex within gay male relationships.
25th June 2010
Pride London celebrations in Soho to take place after all 8
4:34 PM — Pride London have announced that the Soho street party will now go ahead next Saturday 3 July. Last week, the charity had been forced to cancel any Soho celebrations after problems negotiating licensing and the threat of potential disruptions relating to the extensive Crossrail roadworks currently taking place in central London.
New gay Tory MP pays tribute to Alan Turing 21
4:06 PM — Newly-elected Tory MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart, made his first speech in the House of Commons last night in which he spoke of the heroic life and tragic early death of gay mathematician and wartime code-breaker Alan Turing.
18th June 2010
London Pride in Soho cancelled 18
11:25 AM — Update: London Pride organisers are currently in new talks with Westminster council.The Soho element of London Pride 2010 has been cancelled, organisers announced today. As PinkNews.co.uk reported yesterday, roadworks around north Soho and Soho Square meant the Fire Brigade raised concerns that a large number of people in the area would not be safe.
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.