11th April 2010
Exclusive: George Osborne to meet Peter Tatchell ahead of David Cameron’s ‘coming out party’ 36
10:17 AM — PinkNews.co.uk can reveal that shadow chancellor and Conservative general election campaign manager George Osborne is to meet the gay rights campaigner and Green party activist Peter Tatchell ahead of his event to persuade Conservative leader David Cameron to 'come out' more on gay rights.
Cameron entered into an alliance knowing his Polish allies were homophobes 10
3:44 AM — A report in The Observer has suggested that Conservative leader, David Cameron, who yesterday wrote a comment article for PinkNews, entered into an alliance with the homophobic Polish Law and Justice party despite their views, senior figures told the newspaper.
10th April 2010
Comment- Peter Tatchell: Cameron has gay policies at last, but not enough 7
7:55 PM — Gay rights campaigner and Green Party activist Peter Tatchell welcomes David Cameron's new gay rights policies but argues that he needs more to convince the LGBT community to vote for him
Exclusive: Prime minister Gordon Brown to answer PinkNews.co.uk reader questions
6:35 PM — Following the publication of Conservative leader David Cameron's answers to PinkNews.co.uk readers questions, where he announced that he would erase convictions for historic gay sex offences, we are now welcoming questions to the prime minister Gordon Brown.
Comment: Is it time to give David Cameron a second chance? 63
3:44 PM — David Cameron writing for PinkNews.co.uk today has gone some way to restore the damage done to his party's perception among the gay community within recent months.
Exclusive: Conservatives to erase convictions for historic gay sex offenses 43
3:44 PM — David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, writing for PinkNews.co.uk has announced that if elected, his party will erase the historic convictions of all those found guilty of consensual gay sex. It was the answer to one of a series of questions submitted by PinkNews.co.uk readers. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell welcomed the announcement while the Liberal Democrats said they too would erase similar crimes.
Exclusive: David Cameron writes on gay rights as he answers questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers 90
3:43 PM — I welcome this chance to answer questions from readers of PinkNews.co.uk, and I'd like to use this opportunity to make one thing absolutely clear – we are totally committed to the fight for gay rights and there will be absolutely no going back on equality legislation if a Conservative government is elected next month.
Cameron promises the Conservatives will introduce a tax breaks for civil partners 18
1:07 PM — David Cameron has said he will introduce a tax break for people in civil partnerships if the Conservative Party win the general election. But the measure will only benefit gay couples where one partner earns less than £6,600 per year.
9th April 2010
Chris Grayling apologises for suggesting B&B owners should be able to ban gay couples 59
6:31 PM — The Conservative shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has apologised for giving "the wrong impression" when he told an meeting that bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban gay couples.
Tory candidate says rights of B&B owners is a ‘grey area’ 52
5:17 PM — A Conservative Party candidate has joined the row over whether bed and breakfast owners should be able to bar gay couples. Andrew Bridgen, who is standing in North West Leicestershire, said he saw it as a "grey area".
School asks students to support trans staff member 9
4:17 PM — Students at a Somerset college have been asked to be supportive of a staff member who is transitioning from male to female.
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.