4th April 2010
Comment: Chris Grayling’s comments create serious doubts about the Tory party’s commitment to gay rights 25
10:28 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell argues that the comments made by shadow home secretary Chris Grayling where he argues for bed and breakfast owners to be entitled to turn away gay couples call into question the Conservative party's commitment to LGBT rights
Top Tory backs rights of bed and breakfast owners to turn away gay couples 182
12:09 PM — One of the most senior Conservative politicians, the shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has come under fire for backing the right of bed and breakfast owners to bar gay couples.
2nd April 2010
PinkNews General Election Poll 2010
10:32 PM — With the general election expected to be called within days, PinkNews.co.uk is conducting its latest in a series of regular polls taking the political pulse of the LGBT community. With just days to go until the closest what is expected to be the closest election in decades begins we're testing the pulse of the LGBT community.
1st April 2010
Record ticket sales for London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 3
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.
Prisoner ‘threatened to crucify and eat former gay lover’ 9
4:52 PM — A man jailed for a hammer attack on his ex-partner sent him terrifying threats from prison threatening to crucify and eat him if he gave evidence.
‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist candidate barred from standing 6
3:15 PM — The Mayor of Antrim has been barred from standing as an Ulster Unionist candidate, because, he claims, he is not "politically correct" enough for the Tories. Adrian Watson said several years ago he would not let gay couples stay in his guest house.
Council bans play about extremism and homophobia 17
11:52 AM — A council in the north-west Midlands has been criticised for banning a play about the white extremism and homophobia in case it causes offence to local people and inflames tensions.
HIV charity opens online chatroom for gay men 12
11:16 AM — HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust is to open an online chatroom for gay men to discuss their experiences of HIV, sex and condoms. The £35,000 focus group will be used to formulate future safe sex campaigns.
Mel Gibson to play George Michael in biopic 21
8:30 AM — US actor Mel Gibson has been lined up to play George Michael in a biopic of the singer's life. Gibson, who has been accused of homophobia in the past, said he was "delighted" at being asked to play the controversial singer.
31st March 2010
Call for artists to join gay art festival 13
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.
Britain ‘could force Gibraltar to adopt equal age of consent’ 33
5:00 PM — The British government could force Gibraltar to equalise the age of consent for gay men if the territory does not take action to change the law.
Harman demands Cameron expels Tory councillor over ‘homophobic’ comment 38
4:11 PM — Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has called for the Tory councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys" to be expelled from the Conservative Party.
Stonewall releases guide for homophobic crime victims 21
2:24 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is releasing a booklet to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. The guide, called 'Blow the whistle on gay hate', will be handed out in bars, clubs and student unions, as well as being available online.
Lesbian nursery boss cleared of cruelty charges 17
1:51 PM — A nursery boss accused of cruelty to children in her care has been cleared of all charges. Laura Pettitt, speaking outside court today, said she thought colleagues' homophobia may have been to blame for the allegations.
30th March 2010
Police appeal to gay community to find man’s killer 6
5:43 PM — Hampshire police are asking the gay community for help in finding the killer of a gay man. Nigel Price, 58, was found on Southampton Common on Saturday November 14th with severe head injuries. He died last week in hospital.
Gay Tory group welcomes suspension of councillor 11
4:50 PM — Gay Conservative Party group LGBTory has welcomed the suspension of a Tory councillor who made a remark about "limpwristed boys".
Tory councillor suspended for calling gay Labour group ‘limpwristed’ 40
2:55 PM — A Tory councillor on Wirral borough council has been suspended for making a remark about "limpwristed" boys.
Groups call for Pope to be prosecuted 15
2:07 PM — A small protest took place last weekend to call for the Pope to be prosecuted over the paedophile priests scandal. An estimated 50 people, some of whom were from gay and humanist associations, met outside Westminster Cathedral on Palm Sunday.
Homophobic preacher ‘should not have been prosecuted’ 46
11:39 AM — The American street preacher who was fined £1,000 for breaching the peace in Glasgow should not have been fined, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has argued.
BNP candidate calls gay Tory MP ‘immoral’ 27
11:21 AM — A BNP candidate in Sussex has attacked a local Tory MP as over his "morals and honesty" because he is gay. East Sussex BNP leader Nick Prince criticised Greg Barker for coming out after he had won a seat in the 2005 general election.