7th April 2010
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.
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.