9th April 2010
Martina Navratilova to speak at Stonewall dinner 7
2:51 PM — Martina Navratilova will be the mystery guest at next week's Stonewall fundraising dinner. The tennis legend, who revealed this week she is being treated for breast cancer, will make the keynote address at the £175-a-head event at the Dorchester hotel.
Gay Tory group attacks defector 48
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
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.
Gay magazine editor brands Katie Price ‘unprofessional’ 7
10:29 AM — The editor of a gay magazine has accused Katie Price of ruining her new husband Alex Reid's career by banning him from appearing on the cover of the publication.
8th April 2010
Gay couple will decide next week whether to sue B&B owners 33
5:39 PM — A gay couple have said they will decide in the coming week whether to take the Christian owners of a bed and breakfast to court for turning them away.
Event to raise funds for anti-homophobic bullying campaign 7
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.
Campaigners to tell Cameron to ‘come out’ for gay rights 44
2:27 PM — Gay rights campaigners plan to hold a street party outside Conservative Party election headquarters on Sunday to ask leader David Cameron to 'come out' for gay rights.
Former lesbian Tory activist says she will vote Labour 107
11:47 AM — A former Conservative Party activist who was the chief of the party's gay group LGBTory has said she will vote Labour in the general election. Anastasia Beaumont-Bott, who left the party acrimoniously two years ago, said she felt guilty for telling people to vote for David Cameron.
7th April 2010
Government forced to drop compulsory sex education plans 40
4:40 PM — The government has been forced into a climbdown over plans to make sex education compulsory for all pupils over 15. Gay rights campaigners had welcomed the plans as they would have ensured that all pupils were taught about gay relationships, homophobic bullying and HIV.
Lesbian tennis star Martina Navratilova diagnosed with cancer 10
4:11 PM — Martina Navratilova has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The former tennis world champion, 53, said that finding out the news in February was devastating.
Equality Bill passes through parliament 25
1:44 PM — The Equality Bill has passed through its final stages in parliament and will now become law after receiving royal assent.
William Hague says Chris Graying will not seek law change for B&B owners 89
11:39 AM — Shadow foreign secretary William Hague has insisted that Chris Grayling will not try to change the law to allow bed and breakfast owners to discriminate against gay couples.
Trans woman may sue over half-completed surgery 15
11:12 AM — A trans woman from Southend says she is considering legal action after her local health trust refused to pay for her breast augmentation.
Cameron mentions gay people in his list of the great ignored 58
1:23 AM — At a rally in Leeds, Conservative leader David Cameron included gay people in his list of the "great ignored" who he is fighting the election for. The inclusion followed an accidental omission in the speech he gave in London to launch the election campaign.
6th April 2010
Labour will pledge to repeal ‘free speech’ defence 30
3:07 PM — Labour is expected to promise in its election manifesto to overturn a 'free speech' amendment in a law against inciting homophobic hatred. Home secretary Alan Johnson made the announcement last week..
English Patient inspiration had gay lover 7
2:40 PM — The man who was the inspiration for the film The English Patient had a gay Nazi lover, letters have suggested. Count Laszlo de Almásy, a Hungarian-born adventurer, was the inspiration for the heterosexual hero played by Ralph Fiennes in the film.
Homophobic bullying ‘endemic’ in Liverpool 15
11:53 AM — Teachers in Merseyside have reported 'endemic' levels of homophobic bullying in secondary schools. Almost a third of teachers reported hearing homophobic language every day but less than half said they were confident in tackling it.
Video: Cameron misses out gay people in speech 158
11:08 AM — David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech this morning, despite published extracts which suggested he would. The Conservative Party leader made a speech this morning to kick-start his election campaign.
5th April 2010
David Cameron to appeal to gay voters in his first speech after Brown calls election 55
11:18 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron is to kick start his general election campaign with a speech that specifically mentions gay people as he campaigns for the "great ignored." It will come a day after PinkNews.co.uk revealed that the popularity of the Conservative party within the gay community has slumped over the past month.
Exclusive: Cameron and Grayling gay gaffes cause Conservative popularity among LGBT community to plunge 180
12:08 AM — A poll conducted by Europe's largest gay news publication, PinkNews.co.uk has found that LGBT support for the Conservative party has fallen markedly following an interview where party leader David Cameron appeared to falter when questioned about gay rights. The Liberal Democrats are now by a margin of just 1%, the most popular political party among the LGBT community.