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  • 4th May 2009

    Brian Paddick to front gay public hand holding campaign 21

    Brian Paddick (right) and his partner Petter Belsvik (Photo:Colum LaVelle)

    11:21 AM — Brian Paddick, the former Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London is fronting a campaign to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) couples to hold hands in public.

  • 30th April 2009

    Remembering the Admiral Duncan bombing 39

    The Admiral Duncan in Soho

    12:56 AM — Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack on April 30th 1999 in Soho. It was one of three nail bomb attacks and killed three people, while 80 were injured.

  • Admiral Duncan bombing: The day my life changed forever 11

    Jonathan (circled) in the aftermath of the explosion

    12:06 AM — On the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan bombing, survivor Jonathan Cash remembers the tragedy.

  • 29th April 2009

    David Cameron to appear at London Pride? 30

    David Cameron is reportedly appearing at a Pride event

    11:22 AM — David Cameron has accepted an invitation to appear at an event during London's Gay Pride week, it has been reported.

  • 27th April 2009

    Christian teacher suspended for complaining over gay rights presentation 39

    Kwabena Peat has been suspended after complaining over the seminar

    1:11 PM — A Christian teacher was suspended from his post after complaining that a training day was being used to "promote" gay rights.

  • 26th April 2009

    100 protest outside London “gay cure” conference 68

    Protests outisde the "gay cure" conference (Photo: Flickr user Zefrog)

    10:32 PM — More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, Central London during a conference on curing homosexuality organised by evangelical Christian group Anglican Mainstream and CARE.

  • 24th April 2009

    Activists to protest at ‘gay cure’ conference 253

    The protest is scheduled for tomorrow

    11:02 AM — Around 150 demonstrators are expected to protest at a 'gay cure' conference in London tomorrow. The conference, which has been denounced by gay groups, will feature Joseph Nicolosi, who claims reparative therapy can 'cure' homosexuality.

  • 22nd April 2009

    Gay humanists denounce London Christian “gay cure” conference 96

    The "gay-cure" conference is to be held in secret

    2:44 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has denounced a two day "gay cure" conference that is being held in London this weekend. The event organised by the evangelical Anglican Mainstream Organisation to hold a two-day anti-gay "Sex and the City" conference at a "secret location" in London on April 24 and 25.

  • Police appeal after London homophobic attack

    Police are appealing for information

    2:35 PM — The Metropolitan Police are hunting a group of teenagers who carried out what is believed to be a homophobic attack on two men walking on Beryl Road, Fullham, West London earlier this month.

  • 20th April 2009

    ‘Gay cure’ conference to be held in London 174

    Joseph Nicolosi will be among the speakers at the conference

    5:09 PM — A conference advocating techniques to help 'cure' people of homosexuality is to be held in London next weekend featuring notorious ex-gay advocate Joseph Nicolosi.

  • 14th April 2009

    Peter Tatchell receives Blue Plaque 35

    Peter Tatchell has received a Blue Plaque

    11:39 AM — Southwark Council has awarded a Blue Plaque to human rights activist Peter Tatchell. The plaques are placed on the homes of those noted for their achievements in various fields and also awarded to places of interest.

  • 8th April 2009

    Man cleared of raping lesbian student

    Daniel Fountain was cleared of the charge

    1:51 PM — A man accused of raping a lesbian student after a night out in London has been cleared of the charge. Daniel Fountain, 20, told police he had had consensual sex with the teenager and that she said she wanted to see him again.

  • 31st March 2009

    Man denies raping lesbian student 8

    The student was returning home after a concert

    3:32 PM — A 19-year-old lesbian was raped by a man after a night out, a court heard today. The student, described as "petite", was returning home from a concert in London with her partner and a friend in the early hours of the morning.

  • 26th March 2009

    Nelson Mandela and Will Young among the gay icons to be showcased at National Portrait Gallery 2

    Will Young is among the icons to be showcased at the exhibition

    12:54 PM — Gay Icons, a photography exhibition held to celebrate the contribution of gay people to history and culture, will open at the National Portrait Gallery this summer.

  • 25th March 2009

    LGBT artists sought for London festival 6

    GFest will be held in November

    6:17 PM — GFest, the annual gayWise LGBT arts festival, has opened submissions for artists and performers to showcase their work at this year's event. The festival, for which PinkNews.co.uk is the online media partner, will feature visual arts, performances and short films.

  • 24th March 2009

    Interview: Encouraging gays to take their place in Parliament 7

    Anne Begg said she believes identity politics are not yet a thing of the past

    5:49 PM — Anne Begg is an instantly recognisable presence in the House of Commons. The former English teacher is the first wheelchair user to be elected as an MP. Chatty, amiable and refreshingly straightforward, Ms Begg can often be spotted in the chamber, in her chair at the side of the Labour benches.

  • Gay video designer sues Microsoft over ‘homophobic’ taunts 10

    Jamie Durrant is suing Microsoft

    11:23 AM — A video designer is suing Microsoft after alleging homophobic abuse. Jamie Durrant, 38, is suing the corporation for £45,000 for 'hurt feelings' and lost pay. According to the designer, he was called "fag boy Jim" by colleagues, who sent mocking emails making fun of his sexuality.

  • 23rd March 2009

    Call to action over homophobic hate crimes 1

    The report states hate crime reporting needs a more joined-up approach

    4:50 PM — Research on homophobic and transphobic violence in London has called for a more coordinated police approach to tackling hate crimes.

  • Muslim preacher calls for gays to be stoned to death 54

    Anjem Choudary said Lord Mandelson would be stoned to death

    2:37 PM — Hate preacher Anjem Choudary launched a vitrolic attack on gays last week in which he said that they should be stoned to death. The former lawyer added that this would include gay business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson.

  • 20th March 2009

    Bickley man still in hospital over homophobic attack 1

    Chris Bevan is still in hospital

    3:29 PM — A man seriously injured by an attack that left his partner dead is still in a critical condition in hospital. Chris Bevan, 56, who was stabbed several times on March 3rd, is recovering from injuries to his internal organs in a south London hospital.

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