27th February 2009
Comment: Tory MPs really need to shut up if they want my vote 26
1:52 PM — As a political journalist, I regularly talk to MPs and activists of all parties. Tories spend most of their time telling me how much their party has changed.
PinkNews.co.uk considers legal action over Google ban 25
12:48 PM — The fallout from Google's decision to list PinkNews.co.uk as a site containing "malware" (viruses) on the StopBadware.org service continues.
26th February 2009
Google’s blockade of PinkNews.co.uk leaves unanswered questions 2
4:14 PM — We are back. After more than 48 hours of being listed by Google as an "attack site," our readers across the world can now access our site.
Brighton council asked to support homeless gay teens 1
3:20 PM — The Green party group on Brighton and Hove City Council has proposed measures that would improve support for young LGBT people with housing and homelessness problems in the budget for 2009/10.
Hazel Blears advocates “engagement” with homophobic extremists 19
3:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has said that the government must engage with organisations and individuals "with whose views we disagree vehemently."
Councillor asks if homophobic attacks are “acceptable” in Merseyside 15
1:20 PM — A local councillor has questioned the attitudes of the people of Merseyside after a jury acquitted a man who admitted assaulting a gay teenager.
Christian fundamentalists try to block protection for gay kids at school 24
11:58 AM — Christian evangelical groups have been accused of trying to undermine an effort by a teaching organisation to protect children from bullies.
25th February 2009
Immigration minister backs ban on God Hates Fags preachers 1
2:50 PM — The minister for immigration has said that the Labour government "will always oppose homophobia" after the Home Office banned two gay hate preachers from entering the UK.
Death of David Cameron’s son shocks Westminster 3
11:40 AM — Ivan Cameron, the six-year-old son of the Conservative party leader, has died. In a statement the party said: "Ivan was taken ill overnight and died at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, early this morning."
Hate crime reporting centres open for business in Manchester
11:21 AM — Greater Manchester Police have urged the gay community to make use of facilities to report hate crimes.
Prime Minister celebrates LGBT History Month at Downing St 8
11:08 AM — The Prime Minister is to host a reception at 10 Downing St next week to mark LGBT History Month. Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah will meet organisers and gay equality activists.
24th February 2009
Video: BBC’s camp comedy Beautiful People sold to US gay network Logo 4
6:41 PM — A hit BBC series about the adventures of a gay teenager in suburban Reading will be shown in America. Beautiful People is based on the best-selling wild childhood memoirs of Simon Doonan.
Lesbian poet is favourite for Royal appointment
5:39 PM — A leading lesbian writer is thought to be on the shortlist for the position of Poet Laureate, the official poet of the monarch.
Thief may have met his victims at London gay pub
4:53 PM — Islington police have recovered some high value electrical equipment which may have been stolen from the homes of gay men the suspect befriended at a London gay bar.
Police apologise to father of Barrymore pool death man
4:38 PM — The father of a man who drowned in suspicious circumstances at the home of a well-known gay entertainer has received an apology from police for their bungled investigation.
Google causes problems for PinkNews.co.uk readers 8
3:56 PM — Some users of PinkNews.co.uk have been unable to access the website today after it was listed by Google as an "attack site."
‘Torgay’ announces first Pride event 2
3:21 PM — Torbay council has approved plans for a four-day Pride event, the first in the area. PrideTorbay is backed by local gay businesses who have come together under the torgay.co.uk portal.
23rd February 2009
Evangelical Christians call for acceptance of gay people 7
1:52 PM — A coalition of evangelical Christian groups have called on church organisations condemning an American anti- gay hate group to face up to their own discriminatory policies and behaviour.
Family of murdered gay teen Michael Causer protest at not guilty verdict 6
12:44 PM — A group of more than 100 people protested at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday over the acquittal on Friday of a 19-year-old charged with the murder of a gay teenager.
21st February 2009
Liverpool gay teen murder trial ends with not guilty verdict 15
4:34 PM — A 19-year-old walked free from court yesterday after being found not guilty of the murder of gay teenager Michael Causer. The jury at Liverpool Crown Court spend more than 12 hours considering its verdict.